I find this time of year a good time for reflection. Looking back over the past 12 months at what was good, and what was bad.
The one part I don’t enjoy is I have to sit down with Roland (our Roast and @hasbeannewboy on twitter) and go through our top ten coffees of the year. But I’ve been told it entertaining, so I take that bullet for you.
So there are some rules. The most important rule is you can not choose the same country twice in the listing, this is to stop me putting 10 El Salvadorians and Roland putting all Costa Rica.
It’s 45 mins long so make sure you pull up a brew and make sure your sitting comfortably. If you want to down load it you can from the RRS feed below the player
Happy new year !!!
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We started our brew guide videos back in 2012 and we now have 13 videos that help you get the best out of your brew methods. Most of them haven’t changed, and are as useful today as on day one. But being the king of Chemex, I’m always tinkering with my brew style. (You can see all our brew guides here)
So I decided that it was time to make a version 2 and update it. Small changes, but I believe small changes that will improve your cup. You can take a look at it below or the link here
I know the internet has far too many videos of me and far too few of kittens and puppies, but most of them have been made by me. This time some one else made a video with me in, so its new and noteworthy and I’m going to share it with you.
Liam from Bean Label ask’s me lots of questions about how has bean started, growing up, in my mug, wine blogs and politics, all lots of fun, and hopefully a good watch.
You should check some of this other videos out here too
Vincent is a coffee producer in Caranarvi who is pushing the envelope for production in the area. Which is unusual as in Boliva there are few doing a good job let alone pushing the boundaries.
Bolivia is a tough place t0 grow coffee, so we are very proud that Vincent sells his coffee to us. Watch the whole in my mug at http://go.hasbean.co.uk/imm336 (after the 19th of April)
Or you can but it here
Our next brew guide comes from the much malined and under appreciated moka pot.
When viewed as its own unique brewing method, it can give you tasty and delicious coffee and is a brewing treat.
Because each pot is very different from each other I’ve shied away from weights and volumes, and simply given guidelines, but I hope it helps
Every year I do a top ten coffees for the year, for the second time I’m joined by Roland Glew one of my roasting team. where we tend to agree a lot.
But it does show its been an amazing year for delicious coffee.