Cold brew using the aeropress with Kopakaki.

We recently bought a bag of coffee that Per Nordby has been roasting for a long time, Kopakaki. With it’s new packaging Per Nordby has got one of the most beautifully designed coffee bags in Sweden, maybe Europe.
Kopakaki Per Nordby
Kopakaki is a light roasted coffee from Rwanda. It’s very juicy and has a fine acidity of grape fruit. Even though Kopakaki has been out for a long time, we’ve never bought it on bag before. It makes a really fine cup on the v60, but as summer just arrived here in Sweden, we wanted a cold brew. We made a cold brew using the aeropress and we’ve only got one word for this coffee – wow!
How to brew a really good cold brew using the aeropress with Kopakaki. You’ll need:
  • 60g hot water
  • 80g cold water
  • 60g ice
  • 13g coffee
Grind the coffee and let it bloom together with the hot water for about 35 seconds. Add the cold water (the cold water will make the extraction stop, a tip we got from the 2012 World Aeropress Champion Charlene De Buysere). After a total time of 1:00 minute, press slowly over ice. Finish at 1:30.
cold brew coffee aeropress kopakaki
Notice how sweet the coffee suddenly got, and how magnificent it is as cold brew.
Cold brew using the aeropress with Kopakaki.

Cupping Session 2

We got hold of some really fine coffees from three different Swedish roasteries. Here is cupping session 2.

cupping-session-2

Coffees in todays cupping session:

Drop Coffee – Kamiro (Rwanda)
Koppi – Nyungwe Pb (Rwanda)
Slöinge Kafferosteri – San Juan (Guatemala)
Koppi – El Parador (Colombia)

Cupping method:
8,25g coffee + 150ml water
4 min brew time

 

Drop Coffee – Kamiro (Rwanda)

drop-coffee-kamiro

What we tasted: Lemon, herbs, earth, green tea

What the package said: Lemon and Strawberries

Conclusion: Literally a bomb of lemons. Would probably be perfect for a cold brew on a hot summers day!

Where to get it: Kaffemaskinen at Landsvägsgatan 15 here in Gothenburg or on their website.

Koppi – Nyungwe Pb (Rwanda)

koppi-nyungwe-pb

What we tasted: Grapes, raisins

What the package said: Grapes, rose hips, apples

Conclusion: Drinking this coffee is almost like a glass of wine. One of our favourites this cupping session. We had problems finding the apple taste though.

Where to get it: Koppi’s website.

Slöinge Kafferosteri – San Juan (Guatemala)

sloinge-san-juan

What we tasted: Hazelnut, burnt sugar, butter

What the package said: Apple, nougat, butterscotch

Conclusion: This is a coffee from a roastery in a small town called Slöinge on the west coast of Sweden. Founded by a guy named Daniel, who was taught by Per Nordby, this is a roastery that brings more and more interesting coffees to the market. Even though this one was a bit darker than we expected, it still gives a fine cup of coffee with a full bodied after-taste!

Where to get it: Mellgren’s Fine Tobacco, Mölndalsvägen 3 here in Gothenburg.

Koppi – El Parador (Colombia)

koppi-el-parador

What we tasted: Toasty, sweet orange, papaya and kiwi

What the package said: Papaya, macadamia and mandarin

Conclusion: Makes a really fruity cup of coffee.

Where to get it: Not in Gothenburg yet. Check their website.

Cupping Session 2

Cupping Session 1

We got together to cup five different coffees from four different Swedish roasters.

Cupping Coffee

The represented were:
Drop Coffee – Epiphany Muhirwa  (Rwanda)
Drop Coffee – Ilomba (Tanzania)
Koppi – Sehe (Burundi)
Alkemisten, roasted by Sandby Kafferosteri – Singel (Ethiopia)
Love Coffee – Cafisur (Colombia)

Cupping method:
8,25g coffee for 150ml water
4 min brew time

Cupping Coffee Cupping Coffee

 

Drop Coffee – Epiphany Muhirwa  (Rwanda)

drop coffee epiphany muhirwa rwanda

What we tasted: Sweet all the way through. Lemonade, lingonberries.

What the package said: Lingonberries and cacao butter.

Conclusion: This coffee is yum. Well balanced and full bodied. A must try.

Where to get it: Kaffemaskinen at Landsvägsgatan 15 here in Gothenburg or on their website.

 

Love Coffee – Cafisur (Colombia)

Love Coffee Cafisur Colombia

What we tasted: Milk chocolate, red currant.

What the package said: Cacao, cherries and blackberries.

Conclusion: It’s a well balanced sweet coffee with a hit of acid, but almost too balanced to stand out among the other coffees.

Where to get it: Not sold in Gothenburg. Check their website.

 

Drop Coffee – Ilomba (Tanzania)

drop coffee ilomba tanzania

What we tasted: Black currant, elderflower.

What the package said: White currant and elderflower.

Conclusion: We very much agreed with what the package says. When you realize that this coffee actually taste like elderflower, you can’t get it out of your head (in a good way).

Where to get it: Kaffemaskinen at Landsvägsgatan 15 here in Gothenburg or their website.

 

Alkemisten, roasted by Sandby Kafferosteri – Singel (Ethiopia)

alkemisten singel ethiopia

What we tasted: Dill, citrus, burnt sugar, nutty.

What the package said: Citrus, lemon grass.

Conclusion: When we say dill we are not kidding, though it might have been our cupping method that enhanced the dill taste. In our opinion it is a bit too dark roasted. We will not buy this one again.

Where to get it: At Alkemisten.

 

Koppi – Sehe (Burundi)

koppi sehe buruni india

What we tasted: Tomatoes, juicy, sweet.

What the package said: Darjeeling, black currants and sweet citrus.

Conclusion: This is a really good, light roasted coffee. It was used in the Polish Aeropress championship and we can definitely see why.

Where to get it: Unfortunately not sold in Gothenburg. Check their website.

Cupping Session 1