I have no opinion whatsoever about the quality of coffee in Paris since it has been eons since I was there. Coffee critics tend to rate Java standards in city of lights as C- or less.
It seems there is a consensus building that Café Lomi an artisanal coffee roaster/ training ground for budding French baristas is changing that perception, one bean at a time.
The pair behind Café Lomi, French Aleaume and Australian Paul, selects beans, farms where they come from, takes a look at all steps in coffee growing chain even how they get shipped to their Paris workshop.
Each batch of beans is roasted differently. The 2 coffee brains at the helm of Cafe Lomi take everything in consideration at that stage including humidity and weather that day. They also rely on their nose and their eyes.
All the efforts coffee masters put into these steps come to naught if end product lands in the hands of people who don't know how to brew a great cup of java.
Paul and Aleaume will cover that part of the coffee chain at LMDW Fine Spirits on Saturday, February 19 from 11 AM to 8 PM.
You will have a chance to taste coffees from 5 estates they work with including Carmen Estate from Panama, 100% Caturra harvested last December which they describe as showing aromas of Raspberries, ripe fruits, butter and warm chestnuts....
Aaron Frey of FRSHGRND shared his visit at Cafe Lomi in Paris Coffee: Lomi, Frog Fights (January 23).
(* Photo of Cafe Lomi from FRSHGRND piece)