"Official" tasting notes and background information.
I am getting hit with a lot of fruit and flower flavours as I smell the beans. It is a very interesting experience, almost overwhelming.
The beans are a darker milk chocolate colour and pretty uniform.
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.
This is a really interesting brew. I get a mouth full of fruit and quite "annoyed" with myself that I struggle to seperate them out.
So I am cheating here and looking at the tasting notes and I see they cheated too. "Juicy" is a good description and I do get a hint of the cherry, but totally strike out on the Apricot.
Brewing Method Chemex with Stainless Steel Cone
Curiously this mellowed it out even more, the cherry notes are gone and instead I just get "juicy" together with "chewy". I like this slightly better as it feels more substantial.