I’ve never really expressed it on the blog (I think), but I am a coffee girl. Most people in my family, actually. Ever since I was little my parents and grandparents would have coffee together after the Sunday family dinners so I learned young. In the beginning I only had eyes for the cookie jar in the middle of the table, but as I grew older my curiosity to try the black gold grew too. I must admit that I had to learn to like the bittersweet taste.
I learned to drink coffee in a social setting and that’s how I still like to have it now. K and I chare coffee for breakfast daily, and in the weekend we’ll chat over a damping cup in the afternoons too. My girls and I often went to the coffee bar near my student flat in-between classes and we actually went there so much, the owner knows about my Instagram and my blog. We still go there occasionally now. When I meet up with blogging friends there’s a 99% chance we’ll be meeting for coffee. I’m a social drinker in the good way. There’s just something about it.
As I said, I haven’t talked about coffee much on the blog before, but I have done so abundantly on my social media. It is that way the girls from Yapado discovered my love and they kindly offered me to try two blends from the new-to-me brand Koffie Kàn. It was international coffee day that day and I couldn’t be happier to say YES!
Koffie Kàn is a Belgian coffee roasting factory. They offer a variety of flavorful Arabica blends with low caffeine and make sure the beans they use are grown with respect for nature and the coffee farmers. Koffie Kàn roasts the beans at minimal temperature, conserving the natural sugars and oils, which gives the blends their soft, aromatic taste and creates a mild coffee overall. The slow coffee from Koffie Kàn fits within the larger trend of slow food.
Marjolein, one of the owners of Koffie Kàn, sent me the Mokka Espresso and the Aroma Maragogype. The Mokka Espresso is K’s favorite. He bought a Bialetti when he was still in uni two years ago and espresso became without doubt his favorite way to drink his coffee. I remember him always turning my shot of espresso into lattes because they were just too strong for me. That’s why I like the Aroma Maragogype the most. Thanks to the unique way of roasting, the coffee contains it’s strong, pure flavor while not being too strong. The mélange used for the Maragogype gives a royal, aromatic taste that I very much enjoy. I pleat guilty to often adding milk to my coffee (the shock, the horror), but the pure taste of Koffie Kàn Maragogype Aroma just does it for me. I love it.
I would like to thank the Yapado team for introducing me to the wonderful world of Koffie Kàn and Marjolien, for letting me try one of the best blends I ever tasted.