Welcome to Project 2.2's weekly newsletter "The Right Dosage".
In this newsletter, I talk about how to use the coffee ratings guide, taking breaks from coffee and shared a link to a recent live session on specialty coffee.
Last couple of weeks have been a bit busy. I wanted to put up reviews for a few coffees but haven't found the time to publish them. Anyways, here are my top recommendations for the week:
1. Venkids Valley Estate by Bloom Coffee Roasters - 89 points
2. Kerehaklu Honey Sun Dried by Corridor Seven - not published
3. Curveball by Kapi Kottai - not published
Btw, both of these coffees are 90+ rated. Will be published in the coming week. In the meantime, you can check out their Instagram/website for more details.
We hit 15K views and 3K unique users this month on Project 2.2's website. The ratings library has received a brilliant response from coffee aficionados of all types - beginners, experts, everyone! A recurring query that I receive is about how to interpret the ratings and reviews. And a few even found the information to be overwhelming. To simply things and share a sense of how I design every tasting report, here is an article on "How to use the ratings guide?". This forms the backbone of Project 2.2. A must read.
UP YOUR GAME
Taking a break from coffee is as important as taking a coffee break. Caffeine can build up in your system or your palate can become exhausted over time. So taking a break for a few days is a great way to reset. Up your game by spacing out. Check this article out on Caffeine Tolerance.
1. Arpan (IG: @eatoutdevout) and I spoke about specialty coffee on Instagram Live. Check it out here.
2. Kokoro Coffee's website is now live. They have some great coffees roasted by Beanrove.
3. SixteenGrams has onboarded a few more roasters, bringing it up to a total of 16 brands. A one stop shop everything specialty.
1. How is a cafe chain built? Looking at it from a lens of strategy, financial performance and people culture.
2. I am in talks with a couple of celebrated specialty coffee experts. They have shared an interesting view about the next 3 years of Indian specialty coffee space. Will be sharing a consolidated view in the coming weeks.
Every weekend, I share stories of home brewers and what drives them to brew coffee via a series called Disconnect. Do participate if it interests you.