One of my objectives for brewing coffee in 2015 was to document all of my brewing in greater detail than ever before. I wanted to have a record of each coffee I received as well as information about how I brewed that coffee. Any time I brewed a cup, in addition to tasting notes and brewing details, I also assigned a very high-level rating to each brew: Average, Enjoyable, or Exceptional. Average coffees were coffees I did not care to drink again, Enjoyable coffees were ones that I might seek out again and wouldn’t mind recommending to a friend, while Exceptional coffees were ones that I would highly recommend to others and would definitely buy another bag of if possible. Here is a list of 100 coffees I had in 2015 that I found to be Exceptional.

Arcade

    Deri Kochawa - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Natural
    Kayu - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed

Augies

    Kochere G1 - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    Koke Coop - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Honey

Bean Fruit

    Kochere Bean Fruit - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

Bluebeard

    Bonko Sidama - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

Blueprint

    Asdecafe - SO - Guatemala - Gifted - Washed
    Karimikui AA - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed

Bodhi Leaf

    Narino Fiesta - SO - Colombia - Gifted - Honey

Case

    Gachatha AA - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed
    Chelelektu - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Cat & Cloud

    Limu Seka - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Chromatic

    Voyager Blend - Blend - Ethiopia and PNG - Gifted - Various

Clifton

    Finca Las Nubes - SO - Colombia - Gifted - Washed
    Santa Clara - SO - Guatemala - Gifted - Natural

Commonwealth

    Kochere - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed
    Gachatha Lot #160 AA - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Compelling & Rich

    Buena Vista (Oolong Conditioned) - SO - Colombia - Purchased - Washed
    Yirgacheffe Zero Defect - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    Yemen Haraaz - SO - Yemen - Purchased - Natural

Deeper Roots

    San Jeronimo Geisha - SO - Guatemala - Gifted - Washed

Elm

    Gatumbi AA - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed
    La Florida Villa Sarchi - SO - Guatemala - Purchased - Washed
    Duromina Cooperative - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    Muhrabawi Limu - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Equator

    Cerro Azul Enano - SO - Colombia - Gifted - Washed

Espresso Republic

    Carmen Estate - SO - Panama - Gifted - Washed

Four Barrel

    Biftu Gundina - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

George Howell

    La Esmerelda Mario Carnaval - SO - Panama - Gifted - Demucilaged
    El Socorro - SO - Guatemala - Gifted - Washed

Glen Edith

    Panama - SO - Panama - Gifted - Washed
    Muramvya - SO - Burundi - Gifted - Washed

Goshen

    Gedeb - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed
    Aramo - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Natural
    Banko Gotiti - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Natural

Heart

    Chorongi - SO - Keyna - Purchased - Washed
    Stereo - Blend - Kenya - Purchased - Washed
    Jipat - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    Dabub Matebya - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

HoneyCo

    Litungu - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Huckleberry

    Ardi - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Natural

Jacu

    Gatuba - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Langora Kaffebrenneri

    Gakuyuni AA - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Madcap

    Elefante - SO - El Salvador - Purchased - Washed

Middle State

    Gachatha AA - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed

Mountain Air

    Karinga AB - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed

Noble

    Alemu Tukule - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Natural

Novel

    Karani AA - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed
    Idido - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    Chorongi - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Oak Cliff

    Finca Carmen Geisha - SO - Panama - Purchased - Washed

Onyx

    La Palma Jose Fereo lot #25 - SO - Colombia - Gifted - Lactic Acid
    Guji Hambela - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Natural

Passion House

    Winterlude - Blend - Ethiopia and Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Phil & Sebastian

    Hartmann Geisha - SO - Panama - Purchased - Washed
    Torres Family - SO - Costa Rica - Purchased - White Honey

Pilot

    Kii - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed

Populace

    Aricha - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed
    Los Pinos - SO - Colombia - Gifted - Washed

Portola

    Guji - Special Prep - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Presta

    Derar Ela - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Natural

PublicUs

    Juan Peña (PublicUs) - SO - Ecuador - Gifted - Washed

Publik

    Lomi Tasha - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

Red Rooster

    Congo Sopacgi - SO - Congo - Gifted - Washed
    Milepost Kenya Nyeri Ruarai - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed
    Holiday Blend - Blend - Gifted - Various
    Hambela Natural - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Natural

Roseline

    Aroresa - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

Round Hill

    Bifdu Gudina - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

Ruby

    Gachatha AA - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed
    Guji Uraga - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    Reko - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Share

    Dumerso (Adventure) - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

Sightglass

    Reko - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Solberg & Hansen

    Cerro Alto - SO - Costa Rica - Gifted - White Honey
    Biftu Gudina - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

Spotted Cow

    Ethiopia Aramo - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Natural
    Chelelektu - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Square Mile

    Ortiz 1900 - SO - Costa Rica - Purchased - White Honey

Square One

    La Esmerelda Panama Gesha - SO - Panama - Purchased - Washed
    Juan Pena - SO - Ecuador - Gifted - Washed
    Giakanja - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Steadfast

    AB Githima - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed
    Las Margaritas - SO - Colombia - Purchased - Washed
    Reina Del Cafe - SO - Nicaragua - Gifted - Washed
    Hacienda La Esmerelda Gesha - SO - Panama - Purchased - Washed

Sunergos

    Hartmann Estate (Natural) - SO - Panama - Gifted - Natural

Supersonic

    Kilenso Mokonisa - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    La Bella - SO - Guatemala - Gifted - Washed
    Sehe #9 - SO - Burundi - Purchased - Washed
    Gachatha AA - SO - Kenya - Gifted - Washed
    Kochere - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed

Supreme Roastworks

    Chapata Diamantina - SO - Brazil - Purchased - Pulped Natural

Tailored

    Buna Ababa - SO - Ethiopia - Gifted - Washed

The Coffee Collective

    Karagoto - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Tim Wendelboe

    Hacienda La Esmerelda Geisha - SO - Panama - Purchased - Washed
    Kagaa - SO - Kenya - Purchased - Washed

Velton’s

    Layo Teraga - SO - Ethiopia - Purchased - Washed
    Holiday Blend - Blend - 50% Java 50% PNG - Purchased - Various

Verve

    Elida Estate Green Tip Gesha - SO - Panama - Purchased - Washed

 


Brewing Statistics From 2015

Having a spreadsheet that keeps track of coffee, I was able to monitor interesting statistics about my brewing throughout the year. The following numbers are provided for entertainment/information only, and are in no way a sign that I feel like I’m some kind of fancy pants coffee expert or authority by any means. Much of the coffee that I purchased throughout 2015 was brewed for my coworkers and friends, and a large percentage of unused beans were gifted to others as much as possible.

    Total Coffee Bags Received - 479 bags (125923 g // 277.6 lbs)
    Total Coffee Brewed - 1534 times (94849 g // 209.1 lbs)
    Total Allocated Espresso - 613 shots at 20 g (12252 g // 27lbs)
    Total Coffee Gifted - 263 coffees (21777 g // 48.0 lbs)
    Total Coffee Trashed - 90 coffees (5457 g // 12.0 lbs)
    Coffee Brewed at Home - 401 times (18952 g // 41.8 lbs)
    Coffee Brewed at Work - 535 times (67719 g // 149.3 lbs)
    Coffee Brewed Elsewhere - 11 times (439 g // 1.0 lb)
    Coffee Purchased - 149 bags (43265 g // 95.4 lbs)
    Coffee Received as a Gift - 330 bags (82658 g // 182.2 lbs)
    Average Brew Age - 15d
    Bags Received Per Day - 1.33


Brew Method Distribution

    AeroPress - 15 (2%)
    V60 (01) - 27 (3%)
    V60 (02) - 250 (28%)
    Chemex (3-Cup) - 34 (4%)
    Chemex (6-Cup) - 87 (10%)
    Chemex (8-Cup) - 317 (35%)
    Kalita Wave (155) - 77 (8%)
    Kalita Wave (185) - 10 (1%)
    GINO - 13 (1%)
    Kone - 12 (1%)
    Clever Dripper - 12 (1%)
    Dragon - 14 (2%)
    French Press - 0 (0%)
    Cold Brew - 8 (1%)
    Cupping - 15 (2%)
    Other - 26 (3%)