» BunaMobile Kenya Kia-Ora
APR 08, 2014
BunaMobile /Kenya Kia-Ora
BunaMobile roasting company is a small batch roaster that specializes in roasting for fund raisers. You can find more information about their charities and fundraising on their website. The tag-line on the Buna Mobile web site reads, “Exotic & Specialty Coffees Delivered Farm-Direct Fresh To YOU!”
So, lets see if this statement holds true for the Kenya Kia-Ora.Quick Details
Cultivation: Mountain-grown in volcanic soil
Cropping: Inter-cropped with macadamia nut trees
Altitude: 5,200-6,200 feet
Tree type: French Mission (Bourbon) and SL
Preparation: Fully washed, Kenya drawer style drying beds
Production: Only 1 or 2 containers per year.
“Kia-Ora” is a Maori word from New Zealand meaning, “Into the Wild.”
When poured from the bag to the grinder, the roasted Kenya Kia-Ora beans showed a nice amount of oily caramelization and had a robust aroma of cocoa and coffee. Once the beans were ground the aroma changed with the addition of nuts into the mix. When hot water was introduced for a pour over the coffee produced a nice bloom with a toasty aroma that took over the brewing area.Tasting notes: Nuts and toast with a bright, light, clean finish on palate, a lingering natural sweetness and a nutty aftertaste in the throat.Overall this was a nice roast that left me wanting another cup, in fact, I consumed nearly the entire sample bag on the day of the review. I give this Kenya Kia-Ora a well deserved 5 out of 5 star rating.
Review by Cigar Dan @http://www.cheapashcigar.com/
Buna Mobile TrueLove-Purple Passion House Blend.
Buna Mobile roasting company is a small batch roaster that specializes in roasting for fund raisers. You can find out about their charities and fundraising on their website. The tag-line on the Buna Mobile Website reads, “Exotic & Specialty Coffees Delivered Farm-Direct Fresh To YOU!” So, lets see if this statement holds true to the cup.Looking at the coffee in the bag you can see that every bean has an oily appearance and there are even oil smears inside the bag. As I opened the sealed bag containing the Truelove-Purple Passion House Blend of Cameroon and Java coffees, the aroma of rich of chocolate and coffee immediately hit my nose. After the coffee was ground it gave off more of a caramel and chocolate aroma. I couldn’t wait to get this coffee cupped. Doing a pour over, the ground coffee produced a nice bloom and gave off a slightly nutty aroma. Once the brewing was done the finished coffee was light, crisp and clean with a lightly syrupy finish. The flavor mix contained nuances of nuts, toast and caramel. Overall the Truelove-Purple Passion House Blend from Buna Mobile produced a nice cup of coffee.I give this blend a 4.5 stars out 5 rating. If you get a chance, hop over to their web site and check things out or you can order 1 oz. samples here.
Buna Mobile: Rwanda Bourbon Coffee
I’m always excited to sample a coffee that’s new to me, this Rwanda Bourbon coffee is another sample provided by BunaMobile roasting company. BunaMobile is a small batch roaster that specializes in roasting for fund raisers. You can find more information about their charities and fundraising on their website.
Appearance: .2 d/300gr, 15 + Screen
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Region: Karenge, Eastern Rwanda
Roast: City – full city
Brewing method: Pour over
Liquid Life Fundraisers Rwanda Coffee
My coffee reviews are a bit like my cigar reviews. I check the appearance of the beans and smell the aromas at every point along the journey. Opening the bag and checking the aromas from the whole beans, there was a complex mix of walnuts, cocoa, rich coffee and even a hint of caramel. As you can see in the picture, the beans show some nice oily caramelization. Once the beans were ground the aroma nuances changed to a mix of caramel and toast. I love the aromas from fresh ground coffee as much as the aromas from a premium cigar!
On the pour over, once the hot water was introduced onto the ground coffee, a frothy bloom developed and the aroma that developed reminded me of snow peas and warm bread. I know that sounds like and odd combination and I thought perhaps it was me, but I brewed three separate cups for this review and found the same aromas each time.
The aroma from the cupped coffee were interesting as well. I could smell pleasant combination of flora, snow peas and fruit. The first sips of the Rwanda Bourbon coffee were juicy and bright with a bit of underlying tartness that left a clean finish on my palate. There were initial flavors of brown sugar, toast, smoky leather and bitter sweet chocolate. As the coffee cooled a bit, the flavors changed to a deeper, richer mix of cocoa and toast.
Overall I thought this roast produced a great cup of coffee. Nelden Myers, owner of Buna Mobile, told me this coffee was a sample from his supplier and he may not carry it. Well, perhaps he should, I thought this Rwanda Bourbon was great.
I give this Rwanda Bourbon coffee a 5 out of 5 star rating.
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