While away on Guadeloupe, I’m taking time out to source a local supermarket for their coffee. Guadeloupe used to make lots of coffee for the European Continent but stopped due to competition. After WWII, production has slowly but surely increased again and farmers are more focused on producing higher quality Arabica and Robusta beans. But there’s also a local Bourbon variety that is sometimes added to produce and fuller bodied, round and subtle blend. I’m particularly interested in that variety which is imported from the other French colony Bourbon, off the coast of Madagascar.
Coffee has been my life line for decades, the smell would wake me up whenever my parents would brew a pot. Working part-time in Food&Beverage since 2006, I've unknowingly narrowed my field of flavors and odors from chef in the kitchen to sommelier at the dining table to barista with coffee since 2016. SCA Certified since 2017. With a background in chemistry, understanding the brew methods was very easy for me. Combined with an insatiable curiosity for knowledge, I strive to learn even more about the world of coffee. Currently building up experience to participate in the Dutch Brewers Cup 2023 and perhaps WBrC 2026!View Archive →