As coffee shops go I’ve enjoyed my occasional visits to vida e, and they are more occasional than I’f like with no vida e handy in Pietermaritzburg. This is my take on the vida e caffe Estrela Blend bean.
This is a reasonably dark roast which I ground in my Krups Coffee grinder for use in my stove top espresso maker.
It is a smooth full flavour although lacking the highlights and subtlety of other local roasts I prefer. Has no bitter after taste and flavours where easy to replicate.
I also tried this coffee in a plunger but far preferred the stove top.
Would I buy it again
Well I didn’t pay R85 for it but bought it as part of a damaged packaging sale for R25, so at R25 yes, for any more I’d rather go with a decent Bean Green or Colombo roast.