Colombia - El Mirador Caturra Washed

Location: Narino
Farm: El Mirador
Producer: Alier Bolanos
 Varietal: Caturra
Growing Altitude: 1800+ m.a.s.l
Processing Method: Washed
Harvest: August 2021
Product: Filter / Espresso
Flavour Notes: Cinnamon, Mango, Dried Peach, Starfruit, Orange, Mollases
 

 

Kalita Brewing advice: 

We brew the filter coffee in the coffee bar with the Kalita 155. Use a 1:16,67 brew ratio, aiming for a TDS of 1,45% or slightly higher for a clean and transparent taste. 

When brewing this coffee, we recommend a dose of 12,6g of coffee, a 210g of brewing water. We recommend a grind size of 5,5 (600 microns).

The pour structure as follows:

- 00:00 preinfuse the grounds, about 50g of water in 10s (pouring in a concentric circle. Grab the dripper and aggressively swirl it to ensure the slurry is fully wet until 25s)

- 00:40 pour 100g of water in 10s in concentric circles  

- 01:00 pour 60g of water in 10s  in concentric circle

- 01:10 swirl gently. (this will break up any channels that may have formed during the pour, in addition to ensuring a flat bed and minimising high and dry grounds)

Total brew time: 2:15 – 2:30 minutes

 

Espresso Brewing advice:

For this coffee, the optimal dose would be 16,0g. Using a 1:2,7 ratio, we generally aim for an extraction yield of 24,0% and a target TDS of 8,5%. Depending on which grinder and set-up you're working with, the result will be varied however our recommended total brew time is between 23- 25 seconds brewing this coffee.

 

Milk Espresso Brewing Advice:


For this coffee, we recommend a cup size of 6oz with steamed milk at 58C temperature. The optimal dose would be 16,0g. Using a 1:2,7 ratio, we generally aim for a coffee intensity strength of 2,15%. Depending on which grinder and set-up you're working with, the result will be varied however our recommended total brew time is between 23- 25 seconds brewing this coffee.