Jockey (Жокей) Traditsyonny

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Today it's time for some "Traditsyonny" from Жокей (Jockey), the Russian coffee company. This is a "traditional" blend of Arabica and robusta beans from Brazil, Uganda and India. As with "Klassichesky" from the same company, here, too, the roast is "Medium dark brown," and the presentation is equally great. The grind is fine and beautiful, and you are greeted with the familiar, earthy aroma from the robusta. The cup aroma is just fantastic: nuts and almonds, vanilla, earth, and a hint of that floral piquancy that Klassichesky had. The actual taste is all about the combination of Arabica and Robusta! Here you have the PERFECT marriage of these two players. In most other cases, one (usually the A-type) dominates the other. Not here. Here, A. and R. are equal, and live together in peace, with a good, mutual understanding and respect, and yet their individual qualities and tasks are different from each other. And that's exactly why they fit together so well. In Traditsyonny, this classic marriage is a lot happier than in most cases. Just beautiful. The coffee artisans at Jockey really know their stuff. Thanks again, brother Roman, for letting me try this! #Жокей #Традиционный #Jockey #coffeejockey #bialettimoka #coffeereviews

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Jockey (Жокей) Klassichesky

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I'm celebrating Father's day with a great gift I received from my brother in Russia: Klassichesky from Жокей (Jockey). This is a blend of Arabicas from Brazil, Mexico, Uganda and India, roasted "Medium dark brown," as the company website tells us. As the name would suggest, they classify the blend as "the real 'all-time Classic'". The presentation is excellent: beautifully ground, with a marzipan-like bag aroma. The aroma in the cup, too, is amazing: very much a straight Arabica smell, but with an indescribable something… cream and sugar, with a floral spiciness? Sounds like a funny combination, perhaps, but it's just mouth watering. The taste itself is no less delicious: a naturally sweet, medium arabica that is full-bodied and powerful enough to satisfy the espresso man, but with a smoothness that is almost unparalleled. This is the first time I have Russian coffee, and I'm already hooked. Thank you so much, brother Roman and Co! #Жокей #Классический #Jockey #coffeejockey #bialettimoka #coffeereviews

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