Long, long time ago…
I’ve been drinking coffee almost every day for as long as I can remember. I don’t remember the exact reason, maybe copying my parents because they’re also avid coffee drinker?
When starting out, I drank the same coffee like my parents. One of those commercial and cheap grounded coffee. I didn’t pay that much attention to the ingredients until later on. Turns out what I’ve been drinking are not 100% coffee! It contains a bunch of things I did not expect to be in a coffee, like corn starch.
At some point I started buying real grounded coffee from local shop. I thought I don’t care the coffee type as long as it can be brewed into black water. After years of trying different coffee, maybe I can actually tell the difference and have some preference?
And because there are so many of coffee variations, I need a way to avoid the bad ones and keep tab on my favorites.
And now, here we are with a list of coffee I’ve tried and barely remember the tastes.
Every grounded coffee I’ve ever bought (or barely remember)
|Excelso||Brazilian Santos||😏||It has that unique burnt coffee taste|
|Kopi Boutique||Arabica Toraja Sulotco Sulawesi||😐||-|
|Kopi Boutique||Robusta Java Dampit||😐||-|
|Northsider||Aceh Gayo Wine||🤢||Well it kinda look like wine, but the taste, ugh I can’t bear it, sorry|
|Northsider||Arabica Flores Bajawa Fully-washed||😐||-|
|Northsider||Arabica Gunung Halu Banana Honey||😐||-|
|Northsider||Arabica Ijen Blue Mountain Honey||😐||-|
|Northsider||Arabica Java Malabar Red Honey||😐||-|
|Northsider||Arabica Toraja Bittuang Natural||😐||-|
|Northsider||Black Onyx blend (Robusta Java, Arabica West Java & Aceh)||😐||-|
|Northsider||Cold White blend (Robusta Temanggung, Arabica West Java & Gayo)||😐||-|
|Northsider||North blend (All Arabica: Columbia, Brazil, Ethiopia)||😐||Feels weird at first, but it tastes just okay after a while.|
|Northsider||Razeta'55 blend (Arabica Brazil, Arabica Java, Robusta Java)||❤️||I’ve been buying this blend for more than a year straight, probably my favorite blend so far|
I can barely remember the taste for some of the coffee in the list, some are too acidic, some has that floral smell, but I lost those notes. So some of the taste and comments is kinda outdated until I bought them again for curiosity.
How did you make the coffee?
It’s almost always pour over grounded coffee using paper filter. I’ve been using the same Hario V60 dripper for years.
For the coffee, I use around 16g coffee for 3 servings. Then grab whatever milk from the fridge, usually it’s plain but it could be some low-fat mochachino. Pour the milk to the mug first. Then pour the coffee, done!
(Maybe one day I’ll upgrade my kit and include practicing making latte art 🤔)
How “fresh” is the roasted beans?
I’ve read/heard from people that using fresher roasted beans gives better coffee tastes. Honestly, I can’t tell the differences. As long as the coffee powder is still good, no mold etc., I have no complaints.
For example, these coffee from Northsider, I bought them at 24 October. And from the packaging, it says production date is 17 October. Assuming it’s the roasting date, hey it only took 7 days from coffee beans to ready to use coffee powder. Fresh and enough for me. Heck, it’s way fresher than the coffee being enjoyed by these cool people in Antarctica. One of their coffee is 3 years old!