Boys from Brazil Espresso Blend

April 24, 2017 by Robrecht Berghmans


A couple topics today, but first of all the new Mister LGB called EAster LGB BUNNY:

April 10, 2017 by Robrecht Berghmans

Coffee Buying Trip To Origin: Kenya

What started in 2016, has become a yearly ritual. Just as many Specialty Coffee Roasteries world wide we travelled again to the most fantastic coffee country in the world: Kenya.
March 12, 2017 by Robrecht Berghmans

Funny Mc Café vid that takes fun of the 3rd Wave - and with reason i think

I think the new coffee revolution is a good thing to a lot of people, but aren't we sometimes pushing this all a bit too far? Some people don't want special, but just normal. But what is 'normal' again?

That's the question. 

March 03, 2017 by Robrecht Berghmans

New Roastery is coming to the town of Berchem

Planned since years and almost ready: our new coffee roastery and bar. 

We think we found the perfect spot in Berchem, in between the Lamorinièrestraat (nr 161) and the Groen Kwartier (till April this trespass will stay closed though). This old industrial site is exactly what fits well with our brand. It's grungy, rough, retro, industrial but still with a big city vibe underneath. 

February 16, 2017 by Robrecht Berghmans

Mr LGB Carnevale is coming to town (3rd week of Jan 17)

The new Mr LGB has Italian Carnival as theme and contains 3 African gems.

January 14, 2017 by Robrecht Berghmans

Best Caffenation Coffees of 2016

Espresso of the year 2016:

Great overall year, with Rwanda’s saltiness winning and Ethiopia as number one country. Centrals were not as good as the previous years.

  1. Rwanda Nyahibu VUNGA
  2. Burundi Kayanza MBIRIZI
  3. Ethiopia Yirgacheffe KONGA
  4. Ethiopia Jimma BIFTU GUDINA
  5. Equal 3 coffees: Colombia Tolima LAS BRISAS/Indonesia Sulawesi TANA TORAJA (crop 2015)/Kenya Kiambu WINDRUSH

Best Mr LGB blend was the current Sweet X-Mas

Filter of the year 2016:

The same winner here as last year, although it was cupping a tad less high. Average quality of African coffees was very high, but we were missing a 90+ in 2016.

Latin American/Central coffees disappointed with the exception of the Honduras crop.

  1. Kenya Nyeri KIRIAINI AA
  2. Kenya Nyeri KANGOCHO PB
  3. Ethiopia Sidamo SUKE QUTO
  4. Kenya Kirinyaga RUNGETO PB
  5. Honduras ORELLANA Natural
January 07, 2017 by Robrecht Berghmans

Coffee Shipping and the effect on cup quality

I remember a spectacular improvement in quality when we started roasting ourself. At once the self roasted coffee tasted so much better compared to the same bean i had from a company that shipped this to me by plain a couple months earlier. 
December 29, 2016 by Robrecht Berghmans

Blending coffee beans. Why? (Starbucks Video)

We are not the biggest fans of their beans, but we do like their video's.  

November 29, 2016 by Patrick Smolders


Oh yes, we have something new in the house. 
November 18, 2016 by Robrecht Berghmans