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    Roaster in Cologne

    Hi CS,

    Visiting my brother in law in Cologne (and visiting the rest of Germany) and found a fabulous roaster near Cologne (Köln) town centre called Van Duyk.

    They had a HUGE 23kg roaster with full roast profiles on the computer display. Had a good chat to the roaster about roasting (luckily he spoke perfect English). He roasted mostly for the German palate which is more mild and their house blend had java, Mexico, gutemala and I believe one other asian bean.

    He was interested in third wave coffee but that unfortunately doesn't sit well with the German palate.

    Coffee was good but a bit German and lacking real characteristics.

    Can recommend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatEverBeansNecessary View Post
    Coffee was good but a bit German and lacking real characteristics.
    what is a german coffee?

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    Ersatz....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf View Post

    Yes....I know....was being 'ironic'. When I was young, I remember somebody gave a me a fiction book that was set in the War. And the German characters were always drinking Ersatz Coffee. I was convinced that it was is something really exotic that we couldn't get in rural Australia, and was most jealoous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf View Post
    what is a german coffee?
    Apologies!

    German coffee = relatively bland and on the bitter side. Not so floral or other higher end notes. Nescafe on steroids.

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