May 13, 2021

Coffee Chronicles 013

Coffee Chronicles 013

"Official" tasting notes and background information.

The Beans

Coffee Chronicles 013 - The Beans

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.

Coffee Chronicles 013 - AeroPress

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.

Rating: 4.0/5

Brewing Method French Press

Coffee Chronicles 013 - 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.

Rating: 4.1/5