"Official" tasting notes and background information.
Brewing Method AeroPress
I am following James Hoffman's "The Ultimate AeroPress Technique". 11 grams of coffee and 200 grams of water. Steep 2 minutes, then swirl and let settle for 30 seconds before fully pressing it through.
When opening the package I got hit with a whiff of chilli and sweetness. This carries through to the finished cup who has a surprisingly sweet note. I couldn't quite place the sweet note until I read the tasting notes: Mango.
It clearly comes through and is a nice, clean cup, almost refreshing. The sweetness lingers a bit on the tongue afterwards which is quite nice and pleasant actually. No real bitterness.
Brewing Method Bripe
Two tea spoons worth of ground coffee (same setting as for the AeroPress), add water and heat to 185F with the torch, then let cool down to ~135F.
This is interesting. In the past I found my dark roasts have more of a sweet note, but in this case I get much more of an earthy note from the Bripe than I did with the AeroPress. The sweetness is still there, but a bit more hidden and subtle.
Curious to see what tomorrow's coffee is.