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ByMarcin

Coffeedesk.com – My technical partner for an Irish Brewers Cup

Grinder?
Coffee?
Any brewing equipment?
…or Tea mayby?


All that and much more, you will find on Coffeedesk-my technical partner for an Irish Brewers Cup 2018

Take a look 🙂

Let’s Caffeinate Europe Together

ByMarcin

Irish Aeropress Championship 2017

Yep. Another coffee’s competition. This time I will try to reach the same high level as last year:)

2nd place was tasted good, but is it possible to be a First this year?

We will see at 10th of August.

The Irish Aeropress Championship is host this year by 3fe at the 32 Lower Grand Canal St, Dublin, Ireland.

Will you be there as well? 🙂

ByMarcin

Liberties Brewers Cup

This is a competition for Baristas and people who love coffee plus a bit of fun.

15 Participants will take part in a Black Coffee brewing battle reviewed by three judges.

The event will take place at LEGIT COFFEE CO. 1 Meath Mart, Meath Street. The Liberties. D8 on Sunday 2nd, July 2017.

The Coffee Contest is open to public (1eur + booking fee).

The Idea is to engage the local community and the dublin coffee culture.

Sandwiches, Canapés, Pastry platters, beers will be provided by our sponsors.

RULES

Coffee: All participants must use the same coffee bean provided by our sponsor Baobab Coffee Roaster.

Water: All participants must use the same still mineral water Ashbeck – Tesco provided by our sponsor LEGIT COFFEE CO.

Equipment/ Grinder: All participant can used their own grinders and brewing devices. An EK 43 (Turkish Blades) will be Provided by our sponsor LEGIT COFFEE CO.

Process: By group of three, competitors will have 10 mins to brew one coffee using one preferred extraction method and present it to the judges for evaluation.

Judging:

Elimination round: three judges will score the coffees using the Specialty Coffee Association’s World Brewers Cup scoresheet (compulsory round http://www.worldcoffeeevents.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2017-WBrC-Compulsory-Service-Scoresheet.pdf ).

Final: Finalists will have 12 mins to brew their coffee using their preferred extraction method.

The same scorecard will be used by the judges to elect the winer of the first LIBERTIES BREWERS CUP.

Prices: Hampers (coffee, voucher, beers, brewing kit) will be given to the first 3 places.

DOOR OPEN from 1p.m.

First Competitors from 2p.m.

ByMarcin

Brewers Cup Competition

The Irish Brewers Cup Competition 2017 is over.

Ireland has a new Champ: Stephen Houston from Bailies Coffee Company.

Big, Big Congrats to him and to all Competitors, Judges, Host, and Sponsors.

From my point of view, it was a great experience to me and I wish to try again next year.

I would like to say Thanks to all my supporters. You rock Guys!

Below my recipe and brewing method.

Coffee Roaster: Johannes Bayer (JB KAFFEE, Munich/Germany)

Roast day: 29th of March 2017.

Coffee: Kenya – Nyeri Region, Ruthaka Farmer’s Cooperative Society,

Altitude of 1,650 – 1,700.

Variety: SL28, SL34

Harvest: November/December 2016

Process: Fully Wash

Water: Total TDS: 117

Mineral content: Mg 60 %,

Ca 33,3 %,

Na 6,7 %

Temperature: (Brewing Start Point) 96 °C

Brewing Method: Kalita Wave 185

Dose: 16g Coarse Grind by Comandante Nitro Blade – hand, conical burrs grinder.

Total Water: 240g

Ratio: 15-0

Total brew time: 2.40 min

TDS: 1.43

Extraction Yield: 19.67

 

Tasting notes:

The coffee is very complex. It has a pronounced aroma of Dark Plums followed by Blackcurrants, Carmel, and Hibiscus. Have a lively acidity balanced by a good level of sweetness. In the taste, you will find the same Plums, tannins like from Red Cherries but also Mulberry and some hint of Hazelnuts. This coffee has a medium, round body (so characteristic for African coffees), sparkling mouthfeel and leaves a great, long aftertaste with Blackcurrant, Hibiscus notes, and some black tea hits.

 

ByMarcin

BONANZA Coffee de.

Woohaa. New Guest Coffee just arrived to Dublin 8.

The very well known in Germany, the Bonanza Coffee from Berlin is right now available in LEGIT Coffe Co on Meath Street.

You can try their espresso blend and grab some their filter roast ratial bags:

  • Colombia Fabian Zarama – Region: Nariño, Variety: Caturra, Process: Washed,  Altitude: 1900,
  • Ethiopia Suke Quto – Region: Oromia, Guji Zone, Variety: Kurume, Welicho, Process: Washed, Altitude: 1800 – 2200 m, Category: Peaberry
  • Brazil Dos Campos, Region: Serra de Mantiqueira, Variety: Yellow Bourbon, Process: Pulped Natural, Altitude: 1250
  • Peru -Apu (not available on bonanzacoffee.de) 🙂

 

All bags are 350g.

ByMarcin

DoubleShot coffee roaster

So many coffee roasters are available on the market, that is difficult to pick up just one, which will be OUR favourite.
That is why, I never stick to the one roaster. If possible, I taste, drink, cupping as many as possible.
My new coffee for this month is roaster from Prague – Czech Republic.
DOUBLESHOT.
And they ROCK!
As a Head Barista at LEGIT COFFE Co., I ordered 7 (seven) different coffees. All of them arrived at the beginning of February and I run public cupping, to introduce them to our Guests.
The set up on the table was:
Rwanda Coko,
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere
Honduras Edwin Pineda
El Salvador Angelino Landaverde
Guatemala Finca El Pilar
Espresso TAM DEM (El Salvador)
Ethiopia Sunyirga Natural Espresso
And… Very good Columbia DECAFE

Some of them, you can still buy at Legit. All of them are packed in 350 g bags, so they least for longer.

More info:

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