Coffee is such an important part of my day, I drink it every morning. Coffee helps me connect what is going on in my brain with what is on my screen, whether that is creativity or logical. I make French press coffee and here in Victoria I have found the coffee that I like.

The beans that I like

I prefer to have something that is rich, bold, chocolately and earthy. I have tried a number of whole beans that are good, but they aren’t great, and now I have narrowed it down to a few that really look forward to in the morning.

The coffees

These aren’t in any particular order, these are the ones that I like to have. I like to skip around and try different coffees, and when I find one that I like, I add it to the list.

  • Cafe Fantistico – Sumantra Mandheling ($3.85/100g)
  • Cafe Fantisitco – Guatemala Antigua Finca Jauja ($3.85/100g)
  • Drumroaster – Monserrate, Colombia oscar medina micro-lot ($17/454g)
  • 2% Jazz – Rwanda ($18/454g)

The beans don’t like

Needless to say, there are some beans that I just don’t prefer all that much. These are the ones that are lighter, less earthy, more fruity. I don’t know, I guess I just want the coffee to smack me in the face, and have an aftertaste that I think long after the pot is finished.

Too Bold?

I didn’t really think that it was possible to be too bold, but every so often I come across coffee which is too bold for pure enjoyment.

  • Cafe Fantistico – Sumantra Mandheling Extra Bold ($5.95/100g)

“French Press” symbol from the Noun Project

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