Colombia - La Riviera Caturra Natural
Farm: La Riviera
Producer: Julio Madrid & Andres Quiceno
Growing Altitude: 1800+ m.a.s.l
Processing Method: Natural
Harvest: March 2021
Product: Filter / Espresso
Flavour Notes: Grape, Crème Brulée, Strawberry Cheese
Filter Brewing advice:
We are brewing this filter coffee in the coffee bar with an AeroPress.It's a very versatile brewer that can be used in a multitude of ways and is also perfect for travelling with. Use a 1:4 brew ratio using an AeroPress in the Inverted method, aiming for a TDS of 1,36% or slightly higher for a clean, transparent taste and water hardness around 45ppm as this should highlight the juicy, bright qualities of the coffee.
When brewing this coffee, we recommend a dose of 30.0g of coffee, a 120g of brewing water and a total brew time of 1,00. We recommend a grind size of 8,5.
We begin the brew by pouring 120g of brew water, heated to 99C, in the first 10 seconds of the brew. From 10s-20s, agitate the brew by stirring in a circular motion, ensuring that no clumping occurs within the chamber of the AeroPress. Secure the cap to your AeroPress and purge out excess air, carefully flip and place your brewer on a server.
Wait until 1,00, at which stage you may begin to apply a consistent pressure and expel the concentrate into your vessel at a careful and consistent rate, aiming to completely press all remaining liquid from the chamber within 30s, leaving you with a total brew time for 1,30 and a concentrate volume of 65g
Add a further 115g of brewing water, heated to 81C to your concentrate to create a dilution, you may add less or more brew water to your concentration depending on your preference of strength and flavour
You can see below an example of the pouring structure:
1. 0,00s - 0,10s
30g - 120g (99C water)
2. 0,10s - 0,20s
stir 20x (slow & steady)
3. 0,20s - 0,30s
secure cap & purge our excess air
4. 0,30s - 1,00s
let coffee steep
5. 1,00s - 1,30s
Invert AeroPress over a server. Plunge (slow and steady)
Total brew time: 1,30s
All grind settings reference a Ditting Sweet Lab 804. Please adjust your grind settings as necessary and use the recommended brew time as a reference.
Espresso Brewing advice:
For this coffee, the optimal dose would be 18,0g. Using a 1:2,5 ratio, we generally aim for an extraction yield of 22,8% 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- 24 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 18,0g. Using a 1:2,3 ratio, we generally aim for a coffee intensity strength of 2,20%. 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 - 24 seconds brewing this coffee.