Nusa Coffee x GISAU: Coffee Tasting 2 - Feature on Flores

By Monica Loney

Video produced by Omar Prazhari.

On Saturday March 24th, Nusa Coffeehouse held another lively tasting event to showcase their Indonesian Specialty coffee. The objective this time was to educate the public purely on the roasting profiles of the beans.

The ambiance was set with a live jazz band serenading the crowd and the fruity aromatics of their featured Flores blend. The combination of the two, made for a perfect rainy afternoon in Vancouver.

The crowd was split for flavour preference: dark or light roast; learning through each sip how the same blend of bean can produce different profiles based on the roasting methods.  What everyone could agree on however, was the wonderful sense of community Nusa Coffeehouse continued to create that day.

Special thanks to Kenny and Markus for sharing their knowledge and displaying great pour over skills, Soegi and Thomas for the musical pairing and finally our featured roasters Republica and Prototype for providing the beans.

Taking North American's love of coffee to help expand cultural awareness, seems to be quite a hit here in Kitsilano. So next time you have a taste for adventure, stop by Nusa Coffeehouse for a sip of Indonesia and indulge your senses in this exotic fare.

Nusa Coffee x GISAU: Coffee Tasting

By Monica Loney

Video produced by Omar Prazhari.

On Saturday January 20th, Nusa Coffeehouse held a tasting for the public to sample a few of their Indonesian blends. The backroom was packed full of coffee lovers sampling and showing their support for the Indonesian fare. They offered two brewing methods; pour over and french press, to educate us on how the flavour of the coffee is affected by each.

As always, I was over joyed with the awakening aroma and the sense of community that filled the café. Smiles, laughter and those delicious single origin beans, bonded us together as we gained more knowledge on the flavour notes, brewing methods and partnerships Nusa Coffeehouse is involved with.

Thank you to both Kenny and Inggrid for dishing out that knowledge and preparing those brews; alongside those UBC volunteers handing out the samples and smiles. What a wonderful family Nusa has created!

Make sure to stop by when you are in Kitsilano and give their coffee a try. To learn more about their way of giving back, be sure to visit their website

Special thanks go out to:

  • Roasters: Republica & Prototype (Canada), Red Spatula & MRoastery (Indonesia)