July 18, 2016
As a committed coffee lover (read: an addict) KohviSemu's Tasting Box was something I had want...
As a committed coffee lover (read: an addict) KohviSemu's Tasting Box was something I had wanted to try for a while. For the next trip to their shop to stock up on some appliances for my coffee maker I got the great deal, amazing service and had to bring it to my home with me. The idea of brewing and tasting different coffee's without any biased opinion of knowing the brand sounded both exciting and perfect to discover new favourites.
In the box you will get four separately package coffee beans, each one holds 250g and can be re-sealed. So you can drink several cups of coffee before deciding weather you like it or not. With the coffee packages comes the leaflet about the process of coffee tasting and little note you should't open before you have had the taste of every four coffees. Then you can actually know which brand was your favourite for your taste buds without letting the opinion to change because of your usual preference or knowledge of coffee brands.
I managed to taste my coffees properly without any peeking and the result didn't surprise me at all. I already knew I enjoy the most the coffees with 100% arabica beans and this test made it even clearer. The only package that contained the mixture of robusta and arabica remained unused after few cups, just because I can't seem to bring myself to enjoy it. I was also nicely surprised that one of my favourite coffees Café Liegeois 'Bella Roma' I have used before was included and as a part of the 'blind test' I really liked it. All in all, I definitely found the tasting box to be worth trying, as I found most enjoyable coffee I have tasted so far, Mokito 'Bianco' which surprised me with its unique fruity undertone and slight chocolatey scent. Decent sized package of it let me enjoy it for quite some time.