So Sans Coffee is a coffee subscription that I am trying out.
Every month they feature a rare coffee from a roaster around the world. April was their second month doing it and they featured a Bolivian Longberry (Java) from Alasitas farm roasted by Drop Coffee Roasters located in Stockholm, Sweden.
They ship 100 grams of coffee all around the world for $35.00 CAD so it is a bit pricey but shipping was free, so that’s a plus. I thought I would try it out since I want a variety of good coffee, from different roasters, and rare coffees from all around the world.
Since I only got 100 grams I am going to space it out throughout the month, only having a small cup here and there so I am not brewing this one all week, its been more of a month kinda coffee.
Roaster: Drop Coffee Roasters
Altitude: 1580 masl
Variety: Longberry (Java)
Brewer: Hario V60 with white V60 filters
Total Brew Time: 2:45
There is one thing other than the price that I am not a fan of, and that is the packaging. The packaging looks nice, it is a sepia coloured plastic with a nice label, but there is no seal which is the thing I do not like. I would like it if they kept it air tight like some sort of bag that a lot of roasters do. I’m guessing that the roasters ship the coffee to Hong Kong and then the coffee is packaged there. When you open it, there is a flimsy piece of plastic in between the coffee and the lid but I don’t believe that keeps it fresh compared to an air tight bag.
One thing that is also interesting about this subscription is that they include a card with a description on “What Makes This Coffee So Damn Good?” which is from the roastery manager and a “Brew Guide” on how you should make it for the best cup of coffee. I found this card to be very interesting because I usually only have one way of doing a pour over coffee so it’s nice to see different ways of it being done.
I found this coffee to have nutty, floral notes, with a lasting salted caramel aftertaste. I can also see where this varietal gets its name from, the beans are long and narrow looking compared to others.