Colombia - Finca Betel Castillo F6 Washed

Location: Valle de Cauca
Farm: Finca Betel
Producer: Cesar Andres Ledesma Bermudez
 Varietal: Castillo F6
Growing Altitude: 1600+ m.a.s.l
Processing Method: Washed
Harvest: February 2022
Product: Filter / Espresso / Milk Espresso
Flavour Notes: Panela, Melon, Citrus, Milky, Dark Chocolate 
 

Kalita Brewing advice: 

We brew the filter coffee in the coffee bar with the Kalita 155. Use a 1:17,5 brew ratio, aiming for a TDS of 1,40% or slightly higher for a clean and transparent taste. 

When brewing this coffee, we recommend a dose of 12,0g 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 40g of water in 10s (pouring in a concentric circle. Grab the dripper and aggressively swirl it to ensure the slurry is fully wet until 15s)

- 01:15 pour 120g of water in 10s in concentric circles  

- 01:35 pour 40g of water in 10s  in concentric circle

- 01:45 swirl gently. (this will break up any channels that may have formed during the pour, in addition to ensuring a flat bed and minimizing high and dry grounds)

Total brew time: 2:30 – 2:40 minutes

 

Espresso Brewing advice:

For this coffee, the optimal dose would be 19,0g. Using a 1:2,4 ratio, we generally aim for an extraction yield of 24,7% and a target TDS of 9,7%. Depending on which grinder and set-up you're working with, the result will be varied however our recommended total brew time is between 24- 26 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 19,0g. Using a 1:2,4 ratio, we generally aim for a coffee intensity strength of 2,59%. Depending on which grinder and set-up you're working with, the result will be varied however our recommended total brew time is between 24 - 26 seconds brewing this coffee.