"Official" tasting notes and background information.
I get very little off of the beans themselves. Mostly an acidic nose and that's about it. After yesterday's this is a bit of a letdown.
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.
It has a nice, dark reddish colour after brewing which turns towards orange as it cools down.
Like with the beans I do not really get a whole lot of aroma off of the brew. The first sip is essentially all acid with some minor hints of floral notes.
I guess my pallet isn't refined enough, but to be blunt, this tastes like coffee, a light one, and nothing really dominates, but that's really it. Nice, but not something I go "wow" with.
Brewing Method French Press
That's an interesting change, as in, no change really. I still get only the acidic tones off of it. It is "less" than it was in the AeroPress, though that may just be my taste buds having adjusted to the "baseline".
Overall, this is a bit of a disappointment.