Our coffee trip through Central Asia
September 19, 2022
Our R&D director, Timur Dudkin, concluded this hot summer with an intense coffee trip to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
The first stop – Baku. Azerbaijan, the capital and most populous city of the country on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
On August 23, we were at the Sensum by Amapola school, where we had an excellent and interesting cupping of coffees from Central America and Africa.
The visit with almost 30 coffee specialists, roasters and baristas was a success.
It was very interesting to hear comments and questions about our coffee, greet old friends and make new friends who love specialty coffee.
Once we finished our experience in Azerbaijan on August 31, we continued our visit to Kazakhstan, to the province of Almaty where two interesting events took place:
The first part of the day took place in the showroom of our partner Serikov Coffee, where we held an open tasting for roasters from Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan.
In the afternoon, at the same place, together with the partners of Serikov Coffee, Vanilla Coffee Shop and also the Baza Brewery, we held an open tasting of coffee and beer flavor profiles. Mare Terra‘s partners presented coffees of six profiles: Chocolaty, Fruity, Floral, Exotic, Spicy, Winey.
Timur spoke about the main reasons and importance in the formation of different flavors in coffee and on the other hand, the specialist of Baza Brewery spoke on the peculiarities of flavor formation in beer where we realize that have a large number of similarities , as well as a common vision of a focus on quality and taste, was very interesting for those who attended the event.
The following day on September 1 in the city of Nur-Sultan – the capital of Kazakhstan, in the Photo Bar Coffee caféwe gathered roasters and baristas from Nur-Sultan and Karaganda to repeat the cuppings with coffees from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and Kenya .
This is how we end this summer with such enriching events!
Fall is coming and even more amazing meetings and coffees await us!
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