Three Ways to Brew your Kenyan Coffee

Are you looking for a quality coffee experience where you can customise the way your cup will be brewed? Connect Coffee Roasters, located on the ground floor of the Riverfront off Riverside Drive is your answer.

I’m not the hugest fan of coffee drinking, but hey! 2017 is the year of trying out new things. So one of my friends who’s a lover of all things coffee suggested a coffee brewing class. Her thoughts were maybe if I learnt to brew it my way, I would love it. And yes indeed!!!

Connect coffee is a small intimate cafe that follows the coffee-making process from bean to brew. One of the things this cafe boasts of is its consistency and quality coffee experience. And my favourite part is that it partners with local coffee farmers and also offers day trips to the farms for those customers interested. In addition to its coffee brewing classes… Plus!!!

Connect coffee specialises in modern brewing methods, using Chemex, Kalita Wave Drippers for pour-over coffee and Espro Presses for French press coffee.

What’s a Chemex Coffee brewer you may ask? The Chemex with its hourglass shape and high-quality resistance glass has earned its place in New York’s Museum of Glass…. Now that calls for elegance!

As it may be used for decoration, an increasing number of coffee shops are using it as part of their slow brew bar. The Chemex brews coffee using the infusion method, which makes it most similar to drip coffee in terms of body and taste. The result is a slower brew and a richer cup of coffee. The beauty about it, you can make coffee as strong as you like without bitterness.

Brewing with the Kalita i.e Kalita wave is my favourite. It brings a classic and dynamic brewing technique to the pour over method. The dripper features a flat-bottomed brew bed for even extraction and a filter design that reduces contact between the brewing space and the dripper itself. The Kalita Wave allows one to brew your favorite coffee more evenly, which directly contributes to fuller flavour and a more balanced extraction.

Let me introduce you to the Espro Press P5, the simplest way to brew. Simplicity simplified. It’s a precision coffee brewer, similar to a French Press but with a patent pending two stage micro filter that preserves all the freshly brewed flavours and aromas. The two patent pending filters get beneath the grinds and filter twice, leaving all of the flavours and none of the grit once the plunger is pushed down.

There you have it, this is one to be experienced by all coffee lovers. Take your pick, the beans taste different depending on the way to brew and see what your palate loves. Their coffee is nothing short of robust and flavourful.

Call in advance to reserve a cup of Connects Cold brew in either the fruity Juliet or their signature Romeo blend.