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.
This week we have a coffee selected by Monsieur Claude the cat (with a little help from Round Hill Roastery) in the form of a washed Ethiopian Nano Challa. On the jazz side we jump back to the mid '00s to remember the British jazz-punk movement in the form of Acoustic Ladyland's 'Last Chance Disco'.
Another week and another coffee from the folks at Plot Roasting. This time another Ethiopian coffee from Israel Degfa: Ana Sora, a naturally processed lot from Guji. Alongside we serve one of my jazz guitar hero's Ted Greene with his only release 'Solo Guitar'.
We are back with another KaffeBox blog post this week featuring coffees from Oslo's Fuglen Coffee Roasters. A pair of washed coffees from Kenya and Colombia are feature. Alongside we look at the confusingly titled 'Weather Report' from 1982 on the jazz side of things.
Another Plot Icon series coffee - this time a Daterra Masterpiece lot from Brazil. An interesting Aramosa cultivar and a very unique cup all round. On the jazz side another icon and a first appearance on the blog for John Coltrane with his 1961 album 'Africa/Brass'.
This week we feature Brooklyn's finest: Sey Coffee roasters with a Colombian Pacamara called La Luna. Alongside we go back to a 1990 Blue Note recording: 'Time on my Hands' by John Scofield with an all-star supporting cast.