I’m starting a new regular series on one of my favourite things – coffee. I aim to get at least one batch of gourmet coffee each month and give my own short review of it.
The aim is try a wide range of different coffees from different regions and estates.
My starting coffee is Kenya Kiriga Estate Auction Lot 729. I bought this batch as pre-roasted whole beans and ground them myself. I used a standard drip filter machine to make the coffee.
I really liked this coffee, it is light, rounded with no sign of bitterness. Like all good coffee (and wine) it has a complexity of flavour and tastes slightly different when first sipped to tasted and then swallowed.
I also brewed this coffee using a stove-top maker but found it slightly sour and definitely not as nice as when put through a filter. It could be that my stove-top making was off, but I’ll be sticking to filter or cafetiere with this coffee for the time being.
Coffee fact of the month
The coffee plant originates from the mountains of Ethiopia in East Africa where it is the only place it is still found growing wild.