Coffee Notes

This is a compilation of tasting notes, from cupping to brewing with pourover, AeroPress and French Press. Trying out single origin coffee is the best way to experience the taste profiles of different varietals.

Coffee Notes

Green Coffee, Maejantai, Thailand

Roaster: Akha Ama Coffee, Thailand
Retailer: Gallery กาแฟดริป Kaffeetographer
Varietal: Catuai, Typica, Catimor
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Malty, milk chocolate dry aroma, medium body, round mouthfeel, nutty notes, layer of sweetness, soothing citric acidity, long lasting finish.


Colombia Oscar Ortega

Roaster: Amameria Espresso, Japan
Varietal: Caturra.
Processing: Fully Washed.
Taste Notes: Medium body, medium citric acidity that fades as layer of sweetness intensifies. Lingering milk chocolate finish.


Nicaragua Jaime Molina Montecristo

Roaster: Barista Training Lab Tokyo, Japan
Varietal: NA.
Processing: Natural.
Taste Notes: Dry aroma of malty, roasted peanuts, full body, mild acidity, citrus notes of tangerine, clean finish.


Brazil Serra Negra

Roaster: Common Man Coffee Roasters, Singapore
Varietal: Red and Yellow Bourbon
Processing: Natural.
Taste Notes: Buttery mouthfeel, full-bodied with deep, nutty notes. Overtones of honeysuckle which fades as cup cools and a mellow acidity. Persistent milk chocolate finish with a wisp of spice.


Kenya Karatina AA

Roaster: Handsome Coffee Roasters, Los Angeles, U.S.
Varietal: SL28 & SL34
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Savoury dry aroma with a hint of spice, notes of blackcurrrant, smooth mouthfeel. soothing citric acdity, clean finish.


Panama La Esmeralda Special Mario Carnaval

Roaster: Heart Coffee Roasters, U.S.
Varietal: Gesha
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Hints of milk chocolate dry aroma, medium body, sweeter as it cools, notes of jasmine reveal honeysuckle, mild acidity, clean finish.


Colombia Amigos De Buesaco

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Caturra, Castillo
Processing: NA.
Taste Notes: Rich, buttery mouthfeel, tart cherry notes, sweet cane sugar finish.


Rwanda Zirikana

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Bright acidity, sweet apricot flavour with lemon zest, clean citrus finish


Colombia Santuario Geisha

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Geisha
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Floral aromatic of Jasmine, syrupy mouthfeel of berries and orange, crisp finish of cane sugar sweetness.


Kenya Kangocho

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Full body, citrus notes of grapefruit, sweetness of berries, tea like finish with hint of herbs


Bolivia Anjilanaka

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Typica
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Mild acidity, light body, cools to become syrupy with lemon zest, revealing complex layers of tart berries, malic notes of apple, sweet melons and a dark chocolate finish.


Ndaroini Kenya Limited Release

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Juicy mouthfeel, medium body, citrus notes, lively acidity, lasting melon-like finish.


Otoño Blend

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Indigenous, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache, Villalobos
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Light body, floral aroma, round mouthfeel, caramel, nutty notes, bright acidity with a milk chocolate aftertaste.


Itzamna Guatemala

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Red, Yellow, Pink Bourbon, Caturra, Yellow Pache
Processing: NA.
Taste Notes: Toasty dry aroma, medium body, sweetness of cherry, notes of dark chocolate, medium acidity, clean finish.


Celebration Blend

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Villalobos, SL28, SL34
Processing: NA.
Taste Notes: Nutty dry aroma, caramel aromatics, medium body, juicy mouthfeel, spicy overtones, medium citric acidity, clean finish, well-balanced cup.


Tres Santos Colombia

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Caturra, Castillo
Processing: NA.
Taste Notes: Smooth body, round mouthfeel, notes of red apple, crisp acidity, lingering chocolate finish.


Kunga Maitu Kenya Peaberry

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Sweet corn dry aroma. Intense mango sweetness, tangy lime-like acidity, quick finish.


Los Immortales El Salvador

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: NA.
Taste Notes: Creamy mouthfeel, heavy body, sweetness of cherries, mild acidity, clean finish, nutty, toasty dry aroma.


Kunga Maitu Kenya

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Sweet corn dry aroma. Juicy mouthfeel, mango sweetness, notes of tangerine, nippy acidity, quick finish.


Organic Los Delirios Nicaragua

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Nutty dry aroma. Juicy mouthfeel, light body, brown sugar sweetness, tangy acidity, melon-like finish.


Organic Lonya Grande Peru

Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee, US
Retailer: identity COFFEEBAR+GALLERY, Japan
Varietal: Typica, Pache
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Dry aroma of roasted peanuts, full, velvety body, medium acidity, delicate sweetness, lingering spicy aftertaste.


Kenya Karinga

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: SL 28 and SL 34
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: Full body, syrupy mouthfeel, blueberry, orange zest, caramel finish


Ethiopia Nekisse

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom Varietals
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: Full, buttery mouthfeel, berries, floral notes, milk chocolate aftertaste


Brazil Santa Inez

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Processing: Pulped natural
Taste Notes: Bright acidity, sweet malt, creamy mouthfeel, long caramel finish.


Panama Elida Geisha

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Geisha
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: Well-balanced with a light body and delicate acidity; lemon zest followed by an intense floral note with jasmine aroma. Finish is long and smooth with a clear mandarin note.


Costa Rica Zamora COE Number 1

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Caturra
Processing: Black honey
Taste Notes: Tropical fruits, sparkling with crisp citrus acidity and berry notes, complex aftertaste: finishing in a silky sweet dark honey.


Panama Elida Honey

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon
Processing: Honey: pulped natural, semi-washed.
Taste Notes: Sweet acidity, round, well-balanced, bright, citrus notes and mango notes, sweet lingering finish.


Nicaragua Natural Pacamara

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Pacamara
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: smooth, round mouthfeel, brilliant acidity, berries and orange notes, clean, spicy, dark chocolate aftertaste


Nicaragua La Divina Providencia COE Number 2

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: NA
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Light, silky mouthfeel, berries and citrus notes, sweet honey finishing


Ethiopia Hachira

Roaster: Maruyama Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom Varietals
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: Complex, well-balanced, and juicy mouthfeel with intense berries and pear notes, nutty finish.


Yemen Mocha Ismaili

Roaster: Mocha Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Heirloom varietals
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: Full body, smooth mouthfeel, bold and winey, intense floral aromatics, dried fruit flavours, syrupy rustic sweetness as it cools, with a clean finish.


Yemen Mocha Mt. Somarah

Roaster: Mocha Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Heirloom varietals
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: Full body, bright acidity, round mouthfeel, bold red wine flavours, ‘raw’ sweetness, dark chocolate finishing.


Brazil Fazenda Pe Da Serra

Roaster: NOZY COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Catuai
Processing: Pulped Natural.
Taste Notes: Bright acidity, light body, round and smooth mouthfeel, orange notes with sweetness of caramel, lingering aftertaste.


Honduras El Comun

Roaster: NOZY COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Catuai
Processing: Washed: sun dried.
Taste Notes: Round, smooth mouthfeel, sweetness of cherries and syrupy malic notes of apple.


Dominica Don Jimenez

Roaster: NOZY COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Caturra & Typica
Processing: Washed: sun dried.
Taste Notes: Light body, bright notes of cherry tomato, becoming syrupy as it cools with apricot flavour, caramelly finish.


Tanzania Kilimajaro Mondul

Roaster: OBSCURA COFFEE ROASTERS, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: Full body, heavy, buttery mouthfeel, exotic tropical fruit flavours: lychee and jackfruit undertones, with lingering dark chocolate finish


Sumatra Mandheling

Roaster: OBSCURA COFFEE ROASTERS, Japan
Varietal: Mandheling
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Full body, strong earthy flavour, rich dark chocolate with subtle hint of sweetness.


Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Roaster: OBSCURA COFFEE ROASTERS, Japan
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom Varietals
Processing: Washed.
Taste Notes: smooth mouthfeel, mandarin notes, crisp tea-like finish.


Honduras Moreno COE 2013 Lot 16

Roaster: ONIBUS COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Pacas
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Medium body, cherry tomato aromatics, intense nutty flavour and floral top notes. Caramel notes emerge and pleasant citric acidity becomes more distinct as coffee cools, clean finish.


Costa Rica Herbazu

Roaster: ONIBUS COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai
Processing: Honey
Taste Notes: Nutty, spicy, dry aroma. Full body, fading sweetness, mild acidity that becomes crisp as coffee cools, creamy mouthfeel, apple cider flavours, clean finish.


Costa Rica Sin Limites Maibel

Roaster: ONIBUS COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Villa Sarchi
Processing: Honey
Taste Notes: Smooth, round mouthfeel, nutty notes and mild acidity. Well-balanced cup with a sweet, milk chocolate finish.


Kenya Kianjiru Factory

Roaster: Paul Bassett, Japan
Varietal: N.A.
Processing: N.A.
Taste Notes: Light bodied, juicy mouthfeel, sweet layer, mild acidity, crisp black tea like finish.


Costa Rica La Minita

Roaster: Papa Palheta, Singapore
Varietal: Caturra
Processing: Washed; sun dried.
Taste Notes: bright, light syrupy mouthfeel, nutty, citrus note, long finish.


Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga

Roaster: Papa Palheta, Singapore
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom Varietals
Processing: Natural; sun dried.
Taste Notes: silky smooth mouthfeel, well-balanced, intense floral aromatics, lemon zest, crisp, clean finish


Kenya AA Plus Mukurwe

Roaster: Papa Palheta, Singapore
Varietal: SL28 & SL34
Processing: Washed; sun dried.
Taste Notes: bright, winey, fruity notes, syrupy mouthfeel, berries overtones, lingering tea-like finish.


Rwanda AB Plus Intore

Roaster: Papa Palheta, Singapore
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: smoky, dark chocolate, citrus notes, clean, short finish


Sumatra Mandheling Triple Picked

Roaster: Papa Palheta, Singapore
Varietal: N.A.
Processing: N.A.
Taste Notes: mild acidity, full body, caramel, chocolate, subtle hint of spice, long exotic earthy aftertaste.


Guatemala San Rafael Estate

Roaster: Papa Palheta, Singapore
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: full body, distinct floral aromatic: honeysuckle, bright berry tones, dark chocolate finishing.


Three Wise Men Blend

Roaster: Papa Palheta, Singapore
Varietal: NA
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Smooth body, mild acidity, nutty, milk chocolate notes, clean finish, well-balanced.


Eagle Vision Blend

Roaster: Proud Mary, Melbourne, Australia
Varietal: NA
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Sweet corn aroma, medium bodied, soft sweetness, gentle acidity, clean finish with a hint of spice.


Honduras El Capucal

Roaster: NA
Retailer: THE COFFEESHOP, Japan
Varietal: NA
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Round, orange notes, clean finish


El Salvador San Isidro

Roaster: NOZY COFFEE, Japan
Retailer: THE COFFEESHOP, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Mild acidity, juicy, balanced, syrupy notes of grapes, long sweet fading


Honduras Orlando Arita

Roaster: NOZY COFFEE, Japan
Retailer: THE COFFEESHOP, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Syrupy cherry, orange zest, long aftertaste.


Burundi Businde Washing Station

Roaster: SARUTAHIKO COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Medium acidity, velvety body, juicy mouthfeel that becomes round and smooth as cup cools, notes of mandarin orange, sweet, long finish.


Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kokanna

Roaster: SARUTAHIKO COFFEE, Japan
Varietal: Heirloom
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Spicy aroma with round mouthfeel. Hint of floral aromatics as cup cools. Full-bodied, smooth with medium citric acidity and a delicate, sweet, long finish.


Mexico La Playa COE Number 11

Roaster: Solberg & Hansen, Norway
Retailer: Fuglen Tokyo, Japan
Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, Garnica
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Round, juicy berry, tart cherry with jasmine aromatics. Cools with orange undertone and long brown sugar finish.


Black Coffee Ethiopia

Roaster: Solberg & Hansen, Norway
Retailer: Fuglen Tokyo, Japan
Varietal: Heirloom
Processing: Natural
Taste Notes: Mild acidity, sweet cherry, vanilla dry aroma, medium body, clean finish.


Rwanda Huye Mountain

Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters, U.S.
Retailer: Paddlers Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Herbaceous aroma, smooth, round mouthfeel, sweet notes of orange, medium citric acidity and long dark chocolate finish.


Ethiopia Sidamo

Roaster: SWITCH COFFEE TOKYO
Varietal: Mixed Heirloom
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Honeysuckle aroma, light body, juicy mouthfeel, layer of sweet melon that reveals notes of mango and orange as it cools. Lively acidity, clean finish.


Guatemala Esperanza

Roaster: The Cream of The Crop Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Pacamara
Processing: N.A.
Taste Notes: Brown sugar aroma, juicy mouthfeel, crisp but gentle acidity, sweet milk chocolate finish.


Colombia Finca Tamana

Roaster: Tim Wendelboe, Norway
Retailer: Fuglen Tokyo, Japan
Varietal: Caturra
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Juicy mouthfeel, malic acidity with berries and orange zest, sweet brown sugar finish that lasts.


Honduras Nacimiento

Roaster: Tim Wendelboe, Norway
Retailer: Fuglen Tokyo, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Winey, smooth, juicy mouthfeel with cherries and berries, clean, short finish.


Guatemala La Soledad

Roaster: NA
Retailer: Sarutahiko Coffee, Japan
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Pache
Processing: Washed
Taste Notes: Balanced, clean, malty with roasted nuts, chocolate, tones of sweet cherries in aftertaste.


El Salvador San Antonio

Roaster: Voila Coffee, Japan
Retailer: Be A Good Neighbor, Japan
Varietal: NA
Processing: NA
Taste Notes: Light bodied, smooth mouthfeel, floral aromatics, turns syrupy as it cools, fruity berries and orange notes, fades to a sweet caramel finish.

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