As you might have noticed, I’ve become interested in coffee and everything related so while in Bucharest I secretly planned a private coffee cupping session for the two of us, and it turned out to be one of the best things we could have done!.. it was a true eye opener and San ended up fascinated by fresh roasted speciality coffee, the different brewing methods, flavours & aromas..
Guido is a Shop, Roastery & School in Bucharest, and besides roasting and selling amazing coffee, they give classes on espresso making, latter art, alternative brewing methods and barista trainings. Every Tuesday and Saturday at 11:00 am they organise coffee cupping sessions, where they introduce the participants into the world of coffee!
We arrived a bit early at the cupping session, with no idea what to expect and while Floriana was preparing we started investigating all the cool stuff in the shop. We started to chat and before we knew it we were already emerged into the fascinating world of coffee. We discovered many interesting facts about how coffee is cultivated, processed, roasted and that the character of coffee beans varies depending on the region where they come from and their variety.
After this small intoduction, we started the coffee cupping session which basically consists in observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee (many different kinds) learning about different aspects of the coffee’s taste, like the body, sweetness, acidity, flavour and aftertaste. After a while, we could tell the difference between the more sweet coffees, with chocolate and nutty undertones and a full body and the one with a more floral aroma and high acidity.
We loved it so much that we ended up buying our own V60, and yesterday we made our first coffee at home, after searching for the best fresh roasted coffee in Amsterdam. We ended up buying three different ones! (new post coming soon about that) Meanwhile, if you have any tips about good coffee in the Netherlands please share them in the comments!
We fell in love with a very special Indonesian coffee, Sulawesi Tana Toraja, which was so balanced and tasty, and full bodied. We definitely found out so many new things and to appreciate a good coffee, so If you ever have the chance to participate to a coffee tasting session, it’s totally worth it!..
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Coffee: Guido // Photos: á la Rox