The Coffeevine June 18 Box – Lot Sixty One

Part 1 for The Coffeevine June 18 box, in this post I’ll only write about the coffee from Lot Sixty OneIn the previous post, you’ve been able to read about the coffee and also what I expect from the coffee. In this part, I’ll share my recipe for an awesome pour-over and Espro travel press as usual.

As I was cupping Lot Sixty One – Burundi Buziraguhindwa, I felt that the description of the bag (Fruity, tobacco & pineapple) didn’t match my opinion. I think that the coffee had a citrus and wheatgrass taste all over it. An okay coffee but that tobacco feel was unclear.

I would also like to know how good this coffee would be with “fika”. I tried it with dark chocolate with sea salt. I understand that this can be a weird thing to try out, as almost all coffees are well matched with chocolate. But there are those who really don’t, and that may mean they are only preferred enjoyed on their own. For example: Do you like green tea with chocolate? I certainly do not. In this case, I would just prefer it without anything to it.

When I do a cupping I do the following:

1) Grind 11 g coffee in a medium-coarse grind, I’ll remember the coffee’s fragrances now when it is dry to compare with the let grounds later.
2) Pour 180 g of water at a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius.
3) Let it sit for 4 minutes.
4) Stir 3 times and try to find as many scents.
5) Remove all foam that’s formed on the top, as shown in the picture below.
6) Wait for 6 minutes so the coffee cools down and to let the coffee grounds fall down to the bottom, then I’ll take my first slurp with a deep spoon. The idea is that you will spray the coffee inside your mouth. That way you will be able to easily recognize the tones contained in the coffee.
7) Wait for 6 minutes and do the same procedure, the reason behind step 7 is that it’s the most optimal time for tasting coffee. If the coffee is still good after 12-15 minutes, then it is a high-quality coffee!

Cupping notes:
Citrus and taste of wheatgrass.

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Burundi
Variety:  Bourbon
Farm: Buziraguhindwa
Region: Kayanza
Process: Washed
Altitude: –

Pour Over:

17 g coffee (grind setting 21C at Baratza Sette 270, medium-coarse)
225 g filtered water
40 g blooming 40 seconds
94 degrees Celsius

1) 40g blooming for 40 seconds, stir with a bamboo stirrer to get all of the coffee wet.
2) 125 g of water in a circular flow (this including 40 g of water blooming). This including 40 seconds of blooming should be on in 1 minute and 15 seconds
3) 100 g of water in a circular route that ends with a flow (approx. 10-15 g) on edge. The total brewing time of 1 minute and 50 seconds.


Espro Travel Press:

19g coffee (grind setting on 26B Baratza Sette 270)
284g of filtered water
94 degrees Celsius

1) After pouring both the coffee and the water, stir the coffee 10 times. I suggest you use a bamboo stirrer. Avoid sharp objects.
2) Screw the press and let steep for 4 minutes
3) Press slowly, if the press gets stuck, just lift the press and try again. It is normal.
4) Serve or seal the lid


Review: In Thursday’s post I wrote that my expectation was the following:

“This sounds amazing, I have a beard balm that is supposed to have a tobacco tone and it’s really nice. I don’t smoke at all, but that “sweet tobacco” smell is so mild and to die for? If this can taste close to the feeling I get, then I’m wonderfully pleased!”

A coffee with typical Burundi profile, a taste of green tea, citrus and wheatgrass. I had hoped to get that tobacco-feel as mentioned in the description of the coffee. The coffee was okay, but I prefer it as a cold brew with tonic, a bitter tonic if I have to choose and add a wedge of lime or lemon.

If you have an Espro and a Pour-Over … What should you choose to brew with? As I wrote above, you get a more balanced cup with the Espro, you also get a great result every time as it’s impossible to make mistakes. Do you want your cup to show a bit of aromatics, brew with a Hario V60 etc. It becomes more spicy, aromatic and nicer on its own. I had hoped for a better choice of coffee, but the taste is subjective and hopefully, the coffee is better for others.


The chocolate I ate was dark chocolate with sea salt.

Rating: 5.5/10

The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.


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