To nurse the shock from Brazil’s ignominious World Cup losses, we drank more coffee, ironically, coffee from Germany. The kind folks at SOLVINO from Hamburg — exclusive retailer for Speicherstadt Kaffee — had sent us Ruanda Karengera and Ecuador Especial de Vilcabamba.
Sonia used Hario V60 and Bodum French Press to brew the coffee; I used AeroPress (with Able disk filter). The beans are of City roast which is ideal for tasting varietal character. Ruanda Karengera was full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. An intense nutty note emerged, and the sweetness of berries intensified as cup cooled. The medium malic acidity segued into a lingering, dark chocolate finish.
Ecuador Especial de Vilcabamba yielded a subtle undertone of honeysuckle, with a rich, velvety mouthfeel. There was a caramel sweetness that amplified as coffee cooled, and the floral aromatics dissipated gracefully to reveal a persistent milk chocolate finish. Fluid interplay between the soothing citric acidity and caramel sweetness makes it ideal for afternoon coffee breaks.
Now that you know how to alleviate post World Cup blues, get your cure here.
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