Posts Categorized: Reviews

First Crack 108. Coffee Review – Honduras, El Filo – 49th Parallel Roasters

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This is the third in the monthly coffee review series at the First Crack Podcast. This month, I’m reviewing Miguel Moreno Leiva – El Filo as roasted by 49th Parallel Roasters. It’s a very subtle and floral cup with powerful aroma off the grind. Andrew described it to me as, “technically good.” I quite agree. […]

First Crack 106. Coffee Review РEl Salvador: Finca La Monta̱a

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This is the second in the monthly coffee review series at the First Crack Podcast. This month, I’m reviewing George Howell’s Terroir Coffee: El Salvador: Finca La Montaña The 2007 Cup of Excellence winner that was completely devastated by near hurricane-strength winds in January. Pushing the next harvest out to 2010. In response to this […]

First Crack 105. Coffee Review – Grand Cru Kenya: Mamuto, Kirinyaga

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This podcast kicks off a new monthly coffee review series at the First Crack Podcast. This month, I’m reviewing: George Howell’s Terroir Coffee: Kenya Mamuto Kirinyaga First, it took me a while to tweak the grinder back for a good press pot. In that time, the time was ticking on the coffee itself. Lesson learned […]

Second Melitta Mill & Brew Broken

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Back in episode 4 I proclaimed my love for the Melitta Mill & Brew. Even then I knew this day would come. The little plastic hook holding the grinder lid down snapped and fell into the grinder basin. Without this hook, the grinder doesn’t grind and the water doesn’t get near the grinds. Basically, this […]