Before the actual tasting started, we took a closer look at the beans. The degree of the roast, how evenly roasted they are and the quality of the beans that were used. Here, for example, numerous beans from the supermarket coffee had significant shortcomings like nutritional traces from insects.
In order to produce the same conditions for all three coffees, exactly 18 g of coffee powder were measured per serving and the espresso itself had to weigh exactly 36 g, which is exactly twice the weight. For this purpose, a scale was placed under the cup. I had never seen that before.
My taste judgment is as follows
The supermarket coffee was not bad, but quite bitter. The package didn’t clearly tell you how the mixture was composed. You could drink it, but it was definitely not my favorite.
The coffee of the other Berlin roastery – namely Andraschko
– I already knew since it can be found in many cafés in Berlin. I think it is very good and in my opinion has balanced taste. Of the three coffees we have tasted, this one is my favorite. Incidentally, Philipp has told us that he is friends with Willi Andraschko and has learned much from the old stager of the business. Nevertheless, the philosophy of the two apart in some areas. For example, in the question if the beans should be mixed first and then be roasted, or each type of bean should be roasted individually and only then mixed into the blend.
The espresso from Kaffee 9 was a little bit too sour at first, but the after taste I found very pleasant, which ultimately made me feel conciliatory and I would definitely recommend the coffee. In my opinion, it is the type of coffee, that is known from other young Berlin coffee roasters.
Where do you get the best coffee in the world in your opinion? Write it in the comments!