The more I learn about coffee, the more I become passionate and invested in it. Testing out different single-origin beans from roasters all over the world is incredibly fun, not to say delicious. This is the first time I buy Brooklyn-based Toby's Estate beans. Toby's Estate has
built a name after itself for sourcing and roasting fantastic beans from all over the world, brewing them in beautifully designed coffee shops. These beans from Burundi deliver a very balanced cup of coffee that is great for the warmer summer months.
As a recommendation from some roaster and barista friends, I've gotten into the habit of writing my reaction to the cup in a notebook. Nothing too techincal or fancy, just what flavors come to mind when sipping the cup.
This has not only forced me to slow down and appreciate what I'm drinking, but it has also helped me fine tune the grind size and water ratio for future brews.