This is the first in a short series of posts I’ll be doing around the guys at Buna Coffee who are based in Colchester, Essex in the UK.
Buna Coffee are a relatively young company, who are focused on delivering excellent quality roasted beans as well as all the kit you could possibly need to brew your favourite cup of coffee.
I’ll be honest, I’d not really heard of Buna until I was on one of my weekly hunts to find more independent roasteries, but I have to say, I’m glad I found these guys.
First off, Dominik who I spoke to was a true gent and filled me in on what I could expect, but I wasn’t quite prepared for their generousity.
When the package arrived at my door, I was overwhelmed to see they had supplied me with 4 top quality coffees, as well as a delicious coffee spread, which tastes incredible, as well as a couple of Lemonaid drinks and a bar of rustic coffee chocolate, which I can highly recommend.
So how was my experience with the first of the four coffees they sent me?
I figured I’d try the Adado Filter Single Origin first, given that it was recommended as a filter coffee, and that’s what I tend to drink most of the time at work.
Let me tell you, it did not dissappoint!
The Adado may not be the strongest of flavour profiles, but that didn’t diminish its impact.
You could tell it had been grown at a high altitude.
Adado is both an area and a tribe based in the Gedeo Zone in Ethopia. Most of the coffee grown there is grown under shade. The altitude coupled with the shade gives the coffee a smooth, refined taste, and I’ll be honest, it wasn’t a million miles away from the Jamaica Blue Mountain I recently tried.
It was a really pleasent surprise and made me wish I was in my shorts and t-shirt, sipping a cup in the heart of Ethiopia (something I never thought I’d say).
So as a starting point for Buna’s coffee offering I was thoroughly impressed. The Adado is a filter coffee I could quite happily drink all day and is definitely one people should consider if they’re not as keen on espresso or they don’t fancy taking on the flavour of a big brash coffee.
It’s also sustainably grown, which is always a big plus point when I’m reviewing any coffee as you all know, and its traceability is also bang on.
Check out my star rating for the Adado Filter Single Origin below and click here to show your support by liking Boy N Bean on Facebook.
All star ratings are out of 5
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