This week we feature a very special coffee: a washed Gesha from Hacienda La Esmeralda roasted by Coffee Collective in Denmark. Alongside we serve up the 1979 recording 'Relaxin at Camarillo' by Joe Henderson.
This week we continue with another coffee from Plot's 'Icon Series' this time we have a hybrid cultivar from Costa Rica that has undergone a carbonic maceration process leading to a funky fruity cup. Alongside we serve up the 1973 release from Mahavishnu Orchestra 'Birds of Fire'.
Slightly belatedly we look at the October instalment of my KaffeBox subscription featuring a pair of coffees from the da Matteo coffee roastery in Sweden. We have a washed Kenyan and a natural Colombian on show. Alongside we serve up some modal jazz courtesy of the fantastic 2012 release from Matthew Halsall 'Fletcher Moss Park'.
This week we have another Wush Wush cultivar from Colombia. This time roasted by Assembly Coffee Roasters as part of their Limited Edition series. On the jazz side we look at the 2015 release 'Life To Everything' from Phronesis.
This week we have another Icon Series coffee from the folks at Plot Coffee Roasting. This time we have a super interesting Wush Wush cultivar that is processed with a Honey-Carbonic-Maceration. For the Iconic jazz we serve up Joe Pass' 1973 landmark release 'Virtuoso'.
This week we have a bit of a special coffee, a Costa Rican Gesha roasted by Gothenburg based Morgon. This is one you probably won't want to miss. Alongside we serve up the 2019 Nat King Cole tribute from jazz-guitarist John Pizzarelli - 'For Centennial Reasons'.
This week we have a bit of a funky anaerobic 'strawberry' coffee from the Banko Gotito wet-mill in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Expertly roasted by the folks at Crankhouse coffee. Alongside we serve up the 2013 Christian McBride release 'Out Here', a swinging trio affair.
This week we are heading back to Margate and the folks at Curve Coffee Roasters. We take a look at their juicy washed Kenyan offering Gakuyu-Ini AA. Alongside we serve up the 1969 debut recording from John McLaughlin 'Extrapolation'.
This week we look at the latest coffees as part of my KaffeBox subscription from Jacu Roastery in Norway. We also take a brief peak at my new coffee grinder. On the jazz side we look at a fantastic 2021 release from London based Balimaya Project with their record 'Wolo So' - a really interesting combination of West African culture and contemporary jazz stylings.
This week we head back to Plot coffee roasters and their Icon series. It features another coffee from Diego Bermudez, a complicated and careful processing of a humble Castillo cultivar. For the iconic jazz we do things a bit differently and look at the 1958 film 'Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud' and the fantastic improvised soundtrack from Miles Davis.
Curve Coffee Roasters located in Margate are our featured roaster this week. We give their washed Ethiopian Bombe a taste. Alongside we serve up a 2014 release from Jeff Ballard Trio: 'Time's Tales' - a combination of free jazz, fusion, world music and a whole lot more.
This week we head back to Bath and Round Hill Roastery with their extended fermentation Colombian offering La Claudina. A coffee with just the right level of funk. On the jazz side we catch-up on Wayne Escoffery's 2020 release 'The Humble Warrior' on Smoke Sessions Records.
This time we have another offering from Plot and an Israel Degfa owned washing station Dimtu Hambella. It is an absolute gem of a washed Ethiopian coffee. Alongside we take a first listen to the brand knew Kenny Garrett release 'Sounds From The Ancestors'.
This week we have another KaffeBox offering, this time from Norway's oldest roastery Solberg & Hansen. The coffee itself is an Ethiopian from Chelbesa - offering a little twist on a washed Ethiopian. Paired with this we have the 1989 album from Michel Petrucciani 'Music' - offering up equal amounts heart and fun.
This week we have another Icon series coffee from Plot roasting. This time we take a look at a yeast fermented Java cultivar from Colombia. Full of tropical fruit notes and sweetness. Alongside we have some classic jazz from 1961 in the form of 'Out There' by Eric Dolphy.