After collaborating since our very beginning with Dutch Coffee brand Il Magistrale owned by roasting specialist Bas van den Heuvel we are very excited to go deeper into coffee by sourcing and putting together Le Coffee Ride’s favorites coffees.
Doing this we focus mainly on flavors, origins and the Q grades of the coffee while keeping the roasting process in the hands of an expert which is done by Bas himself.
Putting together our first two espresso coffees we have been looking at some of our favorite flavors going from dark chocolate to the sweat fruit tastes of blueberries and strawberries while keeping the acidity low.
After cupping several origins we end up by choosing for a specialty single origin coffee coming straight from Sidamo Ethiopia with a Q grade of 84/100.
We then looked at a second more approachable version bringing our very first blend to life combining specialty beans from Kenya 15% and Guatemala 40% with a Q grade of 82 and 86 together with fine Brazilian beans 35%.
Both of these coffees are medium roasted and made for espresso machines, auto / semi-automatic and aero presses.
The cupping process is a brut way to taste the flavors a coffee simply by adding hot boiled water on grinded coffee in a glass on which using the right proportion you can first smell the top layer and after moving the foam away you can taste the top level of the coffee with a spoon.
During this tasting process while the temperature drop different flavors can be tasted.
A Q grade is a so called SCAE score given by a q grader at the coffee harvest after cupping the coffee. The score given by this specialist determines the level of coffee.
Above 80 points it is considered as specialty coffee.
Both of our coffees can be tasted at the café and bought in 250gr or 1kg bags at the café and online HERE