Now that I have embarked on a new beverage or at least found that there was more than just Starbucks and Costa, I find myself sipping coffee in a different way. So I decided I would start buying small quantities of coffee beans to establish which I like the most. I started this journey by going to a local shop called ‘Trickling Tap’. They have many rare alcoholic beverages, but also supply tea and coffee. I chose the Honduras Fair-trade, an arabica bean medium roast coffee. A well balanced and interesting coffee but still quite plain, good for me as a first time coffee grinder and brewer.
Now let us move forward to the coffee this post is entitled “Sumatran Tiger Mountain”. I go this a little trip to Lincoln with my wife and daughter. We went into Imperial Teas on Steep Hill, and spoke with the proprietor about the different coffees. After much discussion I settles on two coffees, Sumatran Tiger Mountain and Treasure of the Peru Treasure of the Andes, one a medium roast and the other a fuller roast. Below are the descriptions from Imperial Teas website:
This is the start of my new adventure into coffee, grinding and brewing. I am on a search for a bean that I can get my wife to drink and enjoy fresh ground coffee. To say the least she didn’t and still doesn’t like fresh ground coffee, and prefers instant! Instant is nice but to make your own coffee is a delight and I hope I can find a bean and roast my wife will like.
Next time I will look at a full tasting of the coffee. It’ll be in three parts; Grinding notes, Brewing notes and Tasting notes.