Yearly we vote, and with 'we' i mean myself and the Caffenation Barista's, our most liked coffee of the past year. 

TOP 5 ESPRESSO COFFEE OF THE YEAR 2019:

5: ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE CHELCHELE

Still on the shelf in 2020. Go get yourself a bag before it's too late.

4: INDONESIA SUMATRA GUNUNG TUJUH Honey

The coffee the professional clients liked most. We are so happy we finally we able to open the Indonesian pandora box, with also our X-mas Espresso being a Sumatra and fresh crop Gunung Tujuh landing soon!!

3: ETHIOPIA GUJI KERCHA KELLOO Honey

2: ETHIOPIA GUJI DARI HAMBELLA Natural

Together with the Kercha Kelloo this was our favourite Ethiopian coffee in 2019. It was not very typically natural tasting, but very elegant, great mouthfeel and sweet. 

1: COLOMBIA NARINO PANCHO ARMANDO

Colombia had a great crop last year and this one was the sweetest, most complex, clean cup ever! 

So overall the year of the non-washed coffee you could say. 

Honourable great coffee that just didn't make the cut:

HONDURAS EL AGUILA SANTOS REYES LOPEZ

ETHIOPIA JIMMA TEMAM ABA MECHA Natural

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE ORGANIC

EL SALVADOR USULUTAN PIRINEOS Pacamara Natural

 

TOP 5 FILTER COFFEE OF THE YEAR 2019:

5: EL SALVADOR USULUTAN PIRINEOS Pacamara Natural

4: HONDURAS LEMPIRA SANDRA ISABEL GONZALEZ Macerated Natural

Not liked by everybody, but some thought this was the best filter coffee we had on offer last year. Crazy fermented and fruity flavors with a great raw dark chocolate twist, this first ever macerated coffee. 

3: KENYA NYERI GIATHUGU AA

Kenya keeps on rocking on filter. This Giathugu was a coffee from the 90+ Series, that were delivering clearly the most spectacular coffees in 2019. 

2: ETHIOPIA GUJI KERCHA KELLOO Honey

Overal our most popular coffee in 2019. This 90+ Series coffees was very fruity (think peaches and apricot), super clean and sweet!

1: KENYA KIRINYAGA GAKUYU-INI PB

Almost every year we see a Kenyan coffee claiming this spot. The Gakuyu-ini is a returning and very popular Caffenation coffee and the Peaberry lot this year delivered the most delicious cups of filter coffee since very long. 

Honourable great coffee that just didn't make the cut:

ETHIOPIA GUJI DARI HAMBELLA Natural

KENYA WEITHAGA PEABERRY

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE ORGANIC (still going strong in 2020 and maybe soon in your cup as well.....)

February 14, 2020 by Robrecht Berghmans