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Die Kaffee : Indien Palthope Liberica

  • Origin: Microlot 100% Liberica
  • Price: 29€/Kilo
  • Blend: 100% Arabica
  • Character: Banana, Mango, Cheese (?!)

Preparation

Ground with Rancillio Rocky S, prepared with Rancillio Silvia. Rather easy to prepare, but I often overpacked the portafilter as the ground coffee came out pretty dense. Otherwise pretty easy to prepare, but you'd have to cut the flow pretty early.

Taste

Not really espresso beans in my opinion, as the taste was often overly intense and astringend. When poured into a cappuccino or even in an espresso macchiato the beans started to develop a taste I would never have imagined. The character of these beans is so extraordinary I have a hard time figuring out how to describe it. But the main take away is : banana. So. Much. Banana.
In a cappuccino you would forget that you're drinking coffee as it tastes more like a milkshake. A little bit of mango and a little spice I would best describe as cheesy round up the flavor. While this probably reads super weird I can guarantee you it was as weird to drink. The coffee itself was great - But for me it would not calm my craving for coffee as the taste was so completely different. I have only tasted such a enormous diversion from the coffee-taste in the Quijote Honduras from 12/2015.

Would buy again ?

Yes. No. Maybe. With a second grinder I would for sure, but I really recommend you to check it out if you're into coffee that challenges you're concept of how coffee is supposed to taste.

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