Coffee Chronicles 008
"Official" tasting notes and background information.
Opening the bag, I do get a hint of sweetness with some "heft". Looking at the beans they are surprisingly uniform and are the colour of milk chocolate.
After grinding, the aroma greatly intensifies.
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.
The brew has an orange tinge to it that intensifies as it cools down. I get fruity and nutty notes from the first sip with a bit of acidity. Overall on the first sip this is a bit of a "wow" moment after the last few days which I found a bit underwhelming.
As it continues to cool down the nuttiness intensifies. This is probably my favourite one so far, followed by the first one.
Brewing Method French Press
The French Press preparation creates a lighter version of the AeroPress, the nuttiness takes a backseat and instead the fruit flavours become more dominant. It makes it lighter, more "spring time" than the previous version.
Overall I think I prefer the AeroPress with the nutty flavours forward.