Ideal coffee water is fresh and pure in taste and has no discernible odors. It should be mineral-rich, yet have a balanced mineral content. A total hardness of 7–12° EH, a carbonate hardness of 3–4° EH and a pH value of 6.5–7.5 are ideal (Source: ). Only then can coffee develop its full aroma.
I’m about ready to try out different recipes for making filter coffee and sampling various coffees. But I could use your help with this! I simply can’t drink all the coffee myself.
On Friday 24th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th of November from 10 AM – 1 PM, I will host small coffee tastings at my home. Only 4 seats are available each day, so make sure you sign up if you’re interested!
You will taste coffee made by a coffee maker (OXO on), the espresso-style Aeropress and the ultimate filter brewing method Hario V60.
There is no cost for this. I will supply the coffee, tea, water and juice that day and will also bake one or two cakes so you can keep your blood sugar levels at a reasonable level.
I have WiFi at home, so you can work from my home instead of yours that day and enjoy the company of other coffee lovers, good conversations on coffee making and what goes into a great cup of coffee! You’ll learn something about coffee, I’m sure of that.
Due to reasons beyond my control, the venue where I could have started a specialty coffee pop-up store has been sold. That means that I have to look for a new place. Still have a list of locations but having to rent them first and such makes it a lot more time consuming than using an existing venue.
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.
Got a delivery of fresh beans through a friend who brought coffee from Man met bril koffie in Rotterdam. Bourbon variety of the Arabica beans. One of the best. Can’t wait to make a fresh brew with this!