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Merito Shout Out

Merito Logo 

Here’s a little shout out to Merito Espresso. Those who know me know that I work for this roasting company. I have been here since January 07 and loving it!

Merito in Daisy’s

Merito Espresso – Hand Crafted in New Zealand

  • At Merito Espresso we aim to provide coffee that makes getting up in the morning about as good as it can get.
  • Merito Espresso is a small company that prides itself on delivering the freshest coffee possible.
  • We import the finest beans from around the world, choosing only premium product grown on Coffea Arabica shrubs.
  • The beans are then hand roasted in small batches to ensure perfection and let rest for the ideal taste.
  • We love New Zealand just like it is and to be sustainable will not package in foil bags.

Visit www.meritoespresso.com to see more of us.

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Indian Cupping

Roasted Arabica

Today I cupped two different Indian beans for a friend of mine. He gave me an Indian Plantation A Arabica and an Indian Robusta Cherry AB (Sorry I could not be more specific with estates, I will try to find these out). The results are as follows.

Indian Plantation A Arabica.

This produced a very nice, well rounded cup with a banana – almond taste. The cup presented low acidity with a pleasant aftertaste. Very good as a single estate cup.

Indian Robusta Cherry AB

I have doubts about Robusta, I know we should try things without predetermined views and I tried. This cup produced a rather pungent, sharp taste, similar to that of dark chocolate (the 90% stuff) with a hint of raspberry. There was a medium acidity with a lingering aftertaste that was rather nice, The thought of a bitter, dry coffee I was expecting quickly vanished with this coffee. Nice, but I did prefer the Arabica.

 Cupping Cup

The final cupping I did was a simple 50 / 50 blend. I have to say – I would in future only use a maximum of 20% Robusta as the 50 / 50 had very little distinguishable taste.


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