Grind: BUNN G1 at 10 clicks from 0 for a rough medium grind very little to almost no fines remaining.
Sieve: No sieving was done for cupping
Brew: SCA cupping standard.
Perceive: A little bit of naughty and nice
FRAMILY Ethiopia Guji Hambela Buku
KRAMPUS Kenya Thikagiki
This was the my last little holiday gift to myself, I purchased a bag of Framily & Krampus from @onyxcoffeelab which did not disappoint. While going through the coffee advent calendar there are some things I wish I would have done, mainly the process of brewing the coffees. In hindsight there were enough beans to cup each coffee and brew two cups of coffee her bag depending on how much you brew per cup. I wish I would have cupped the coffee first and then brewed them 2-3 different ways I.E Kalita Wave, V60, or full emersion. This would have allowed me to expierwnce the coffee in a broader spectrum at least in my opinions.
Anyways on to these coffee, all cupping was done to SCA standards which in my opinion for cupping purposes you could always just play around with these perimeters. They cupped wonderfully, FRAMILY was still just like an earl grey latte, bursting with mixed berry sweetness not unlike a triple berry yogurt parfait with soft chocolates. KRAMPUS on the other hand is still one of my favorite coffees I’ve had and is slowly becoming my favorite comfort coffee out there. This Kenyan was roasted to perfection, looking through the bag of beans it’s uniformly roasted and the size of the beans were quite uniform themselves. It tasted of dark brown sugar/molasses cinnamon and cloves spices reach dark chocolate. Everything I love in a comfort coffee is present here, I personally believe after brewing this coffee multiple ways it should be done on a clever dropper or French press. This brings out the depth of flavors of its dark roast done right and leaves you with a beautiful full bodied coffee with slightly syrupy mouthfeel that makes you think twice about dark roasts in this day and age. - 8 days ago