"Official" tasting notes and background information.
I get a sweetness off of the smell of the beans, with some berry I can't quite identify it smells delicious though.
Interestingly enough, the beans themselves are a "mix" colour wise, almost like a blend.
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 coffee has an interesting orange / reddish tone with a very sweet smell coming off of cup.
The first sip gives me a note of grape(?), followed by some sweetness.
The sweet does become a bit more dominant as it cools.
Brewing Method French Press
After the great disappointment yesterday with the Chemex and paper filter I decided to go back to French Press.
The coffee is a bit darker and overall appears "rougher" if that makes sense. A strong coffee note is also coming from the cup.
Interestingly it brings the grape notes described out more with a slightly reduced sweetness.
As it cools down, the sweetness comes forward and the bitterness is reduced. I do like this preparation slightly better than the AeroPress one.