May 7, 2021

Coffee Chronicles 007

Coffee Chronicles 007

"Official" tasting notes and background information.

The Beans

The dominant nose on the beans is acidic, which was not what I was actually expecting, there is a bit of sweetness coming through as well, but very very little and I had to really concentrate on detecting it.

Coffee Chronicles 007 - The Beans

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.

Coffee Chronicles 007 - AeroPress

Curiously the dominant note when smelling is actually sweetness, not the acidity I got off of the bean. This continues when actually sipping. Light, somewhat floral aroma forward with some bitterness following in the tail end (After looking at the notes: Yeah, def. Milk chocolate, though I didn't make the connection at that time). As I sip more a bit more complexity is coming through as well, def. getting a bit of vanilla.

Colour starts with a reddish hue that turns towards orange as the coffee cools down.

Overall, a very pleasant cup that is quite enjoyable.

Rating: 4.5/5

Brewing Method AeroPress (Coarse Grind)

For the second preparation today I decided to use the AeroPress again. This time though with a coarser grind.

Coffee Chronicles 007 - AeroPress #2

The most notable difference was a much redder brew. Quite a bit more pronounced than in the previous extraction. Nose is very similar though.

Interestingly enough, the overall flavour profile is much more muted. I would have expected a shift, but instead it all seems to be a bit more even (less extraction?).

Rating: 4.25/5