Archive | September, 2011

Updates + Methods and Thoughts

28 Sep

First off, thanks to all who have participated in, helped with and/or follow Coffee Folk.

Secondly, I work very hard to produce very in depth and objective coffee testing and reviews.

I often express whatever I have on my mind day-to-day on twitter. This is part of my dialectical process, and most often never makes it into a final review (thus I apologize if I piss anyone off).

This video addresses a few things, including a misunderstanding due to unclear remarks.

0:23 Thanks
0:42 Misunderstandings and Focus
1:22 Objectivity, etc
2:14 Who I expect are interested in my results

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First Look – Detour Coffee Roasters

8 Sep

Within hours of contacting Detour Coffee Roasters on the twitter machine (@detourcoffee), Kaelin responded. He was more than happy to get two coffees out that same day and get them under the microscope here at Coffee Folk.

Package arrives from Detour!

Package arrives from Detour!

Their concept is great and the website has nice clean lines:

I was also really happy to see the way in which they display their coffees. Instead of the typical narrowing down by area, they first go by region! (example being Sidama ARDI, from Ethiopia)

Upon opening the parcel, there were two coffees inside. One was a Helsar De Zecaro from Costa Rica for Filter/ Drip, and the other a Finca El Limonar from Guatemala with an espresso Profile.

Espresso profiled Guatemala from Detour.

Espresso profiled Guatemala from Detour.

After working with these two coffees, I decided to only post on the espresso profile.
This was for a number of reasons, but mostly because this blog centres on espresso work.

Stay tuned, the full detailed post should be up soon!