This week we look at a new roaster on the blog: Eighty Seven Plus. Where we have a washed Ethiopian coffee from the Kayon Mountain farm. Along with this we look at the brand new Marius Neset album 'Tributes' as a 'first listen'.
In this post we visit a new (to the blog) coffee roaster Saint - and their Eithopian Semeon Abay which has an SCA score in excess of 90. On the jazz side we look at the 2014 release 'Riverside' featuring Dave Douglas, Chet Doxas, Steve Swallow and Jim Doxas.
Sticking with Assembly coffee roasters we look at an experimental anaerobically processed Colombian coffee in the form of Monteverde. Along with this we look at the 1998 jazz-funk classic 'A Go Go' by John Scofield featuring Medeski, Martin and Wood.
In this blog post we look at another Round Hill coffee from Burundi called Mbirizi and we talk about drinking vessels for coffee. We also take things easy with a 1962 Blue Note soul-jazz record 'Elder Don' by Don Wilkerson
In this blog post we head back to the fine folks at PLOT coffee roasting this time looking at a Peruvian competition lot. We pair this with the Esbjörn Svennson Trio classic 'Tuesday Wonderland' from 2006
In this blog post we again spend some time with the folks at Assembly coffee roasters through their Bumbogo washed Rwandan coffee. We also talk about dialing in light roast coffee for espresso. This weeks album is 'The Grand Wazoo' from 1972 by Frank Zappa.
We take a bit of a different turn for the blog this week. Armed with a variety of coffee samples we look at the process of cupping. In addtion we look at the jazz of the 1954 classic 'Clifford Brown & Max Roach'