My Coffee Database

August 20, 2021

I want to better understand what makes a good cup of coffee so I have decided to keep a diary of the coffee beans I have tried so far.

Espresso

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Beanwise, Black Silk

Consistent crema, syrupy and sweet.

Aroma : Chocolatey.
Body : Syrupy.
Acidity : Low.
Aftertaste : Pleasant.
Crema : Thick.

4.5

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Reunion Coffee Roasters, Arrow

The chocolatey aftertaste lasts for hours.

Aroma : None.
Body : Thick.
Acidity : Low.
Aftertaste : Very sweet.
Crema : Thin.

4.0

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Detour Coffee Roasters, Punch Buggy

Smells great, makes a balanced espresso.

Aroma : Earthy.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Slight sweetness.
Crema : Low.

3.5

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Balzac Coffee Roasters, Espresso Blend

Standard supermarket stuff but acceptable.

Aroma : Earthy.
Body : Thick.
Acidity : Low.
Aftertaste : Pleasant.
Crema : Medium.

3.5

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Reunion Coffee Roasters, Bullet

Unremarkable.

Aroma : None.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Not noticeable.
Crema : Medium.

3.0

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Lavazza, Crema E Gusto

The pre-grind size didn’t work on my Bambino espresso machine but it still had that classic Italian taste.

Aroma : None.
Body : Watery.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Not noticeable.
Crema : Medium.

3.0

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Pilot Coffee Roasters, Heritage

Too acidic for me. I wish this was better balanced.

Aroma : Spicy.
Body : Thick.
Acidity : High.
Aftertaste : Acidic.
Crema : Medium.

3.0

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Beanwise, Brown Bull Straight Up Brazil

Too bitter, could use more acidity.

Aroma : None.
Body : Bitter.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Not noticeable.
Crema : Less.

2.0

v60 pour over

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Beanwise, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Unique and jam-like.

Aroma : Milk Chocolatey.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Sweet.
Aftertaste : Sweet.

5.0



Pilot Coffee Roasters, Ethiopian Ana Sora

Similar to Ygracheffe.

Aroma : Milk Chocolatey.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Sweet.
Aftertaste : Sweet.

4.5



Beanwise, Papua New Guinea Sigri Estate AA Coffee Beans

Balanced and thick body. Delicious.

Aroma : Floral.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Honey.

4.5



Beanwise, Guatemala Hue Hue Tenango

It’s like an upgraded, very fresh-tasting McCafe.

Aroma : Fruity.
Body : Light.
Acidity : Mild.
Aftertaste : Balanced.

4.0

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Pilot Coffee Roasters, Heritage

I didn’t enjoy the espresso from this but it’s really chocolatey as a pour over. A classic dark-roast taste.

Aroma : Spicy.
Body : Thick.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Chocolate.

4.0



Subtext, Volcán Azul Lot 11 Gesha

Sweet, similar to Ygracheffe but more acidic. And it’s pricier.

Aroma : Chocolatey.
Body : Watery.
Acidity : High.
Aftertaste : Acidic.

3.5



Beanwise, Kenya AA Karamundi

Good balance.

Aroma : Chocolatey.
Body : Somewhat bitter.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Acidic.

3.5

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Pilot Coffee Roasters, Community

Smooth classic medium-roast taste.

Aroma : Typical.
Body : Medium.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Chocolate.

3.5

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Detour Coffee Roasters, Bottleneck

Smooth classic medium-roast taste but it’s not very armoatic.

Aroma : Low.
Body : Medium.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Balanced.

3.5



McCafe Premium Roast

Good value, standard taste.

Aroma : Typical.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Balanced.

3.5



Nabob Summit Columbian

Good value.

Aroma : Typical.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Balanced.

3.5



Beanwise, Tanzania Peaberry

Overhyped.

Aroma : Mild, grassy.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Average.
Aftertaste : Balanced.

3.0



Marley’s Coffee, Buffalo Soldier

Too bitter for my taste.

Aroma : Chocolatey.
Body : Roasted taste.
Acidity : Mild.
Aftertaste : Strong.

3.0



Presidents Choice Ethopian

Too sweet and unbalanced. It was pre-ground.

Aroma : Floral.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Complex.
Aftertaste : Too sweet.

2.0

South-indian filter coffee

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Cothas Coffee

Good starting point for filter coffee.

Aroma : Grassy.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Mild.
Aftertaste : Pleasant.

3.0



Narasu’s Udhayam

This stuff is undrinkable. Bin it.

Aroma : None.
Body : Smooth.
Acidity : Medium.
Aftertaste : Bitter.

0.0