For the last few years, Kendo Creative has been home to the test bar for brewer Kayo Cosio. This photo is of a tasting experiment that Kayo put together which added a third cup to the classic duette service. Aside from the espresso and piccolo latte, a third cup is served containing either a complimentary or contrasting natural flavor. The third cup is intended to steer drinkers to be thoughtful during the drinking experience and see how such a basic pairing can affect the overall experience of the coffee. This particular pairing used Singapore’s Common Man Coffee Roasters’ Ethiopia Ardi and Valencia oranges.
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While traveling, we were gifted with this sample of catimor coffee grown in Chang Mai, Thailand. Since we were not too familiar with the origin, we brewed the coffees with an open mind. We’ve recently been lucky to taste great coffees — even libericas and robustas — from Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, so we hoped to see great results from the neighboring Thailand too. Washed and sun dried, this Thai coffee was clean, balanced, and bright. Also bright? The future of South East Asian coffees growers.