Producer: De la Finca
Varietal: Red Catuai
Process: Anerobic Natural
Flavor Notes: dark chocolate, red fruit, bright
If you have a quality grinder at home that grinds fairly evenly (we recommend conical burrs) purchasing whole bean coffee will stay fresher longer. Grind your coffee for the application i.e. course (like pretzel salt) for french press and cold brew, regular (like kosher salt) for drip or pour over, fine (like table salt) for espresso or aeropress. Ideally you want to purchase as much coffee as you can use in 1-2 weeks for peak freshness.
The bag provided has a one-way valve so the coffee can release CO2 and at the same time be protected from other kitchen odors when closed properly, as well as protecting from light. Store in a cool dark place. If storing in the freezer is necessary, place bag inside sturdy airtight container to keep moisture levels of the coffee intact and protect from odors.
Crafting your perfect recipe is easy when you understand some of the basic factors such as ratio, grind, and time. First, determine the weight of the coffee vessel you are brewing into. This is best achieved using a kitchen gram scale that has an automatic shutoff longer than 20-30 seconds. Once you know the weight of your water in grams, you can use the 1:18 ratio recommended by the Specialty Coffee Association and calculate your ideal coffee dose. Once you have the ratio down, choose the appropriate grind for the application. It should take around 4-6 minutes to brew. If it takes a lot longer, make the grind finer. If brewing time is a lot faster, make the grind finer. From here you can make adjustments to your taste preference.
We believe taste to be highly subjective. So we purposefully leave off flavor notes for you to discover yourself. That being said, there are some flavors that are broadly perceived from certain varieties, growing regions, and roast profiles and we offer these in our color code as a general starting point. From there, use a flavor wheel like the one from the SCA to pinpoint specific flavors. Share with us what you taste!
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