Producer: Alcides Avendano
Growing Altitude: 2000 masl
Processing Method: Washed
Harvest: July - August 2017
Product: Filter and Espresso
Colombia is home to some of the best coffees in the world, and this coffee from farmer Alcides Avendano and his farm Buenavista located in Huila is right up there in the top of the best coffees. A beautiful washed processed Caturra that comes out very creamy and sweet with notes of Red Berries and Vanilla, a great contrast to our more acidity-driven African coffees that we offer as well. The coffee will be available for both Filter and Espresso roast.
Espresso Roast Brewing Advice:
Use a 1:2.1 brew ratio. With all espresso, you first need to identify the size of the filter basket - preferably of the brand VST ridgeless - that you are using. For this coffee that would be -2g from the basket size * 2.1, aiming for a target TDS of 8.4. Depending on which grinder and set-up your working with the result will be a bit different but the recommended brew time is still between 28 - 29 seconds for this coffee.
Filter Roast Brewing advice:
Use a 1:15 brew ratio using a Kalita or V60 brewer, aiming for a TDS of 1,32 for a transparent and clean taste.
We start our brews with a "blooming process" which means that you pour water double the amount of the dry coffee (ex. 12g dry dose would be 24 - 30g of water) and stir as much as you can - a spoon would do the trick - for about 10 seconds. Then slowly pour the remaining of the water in a small circle in the center of the filter.
Keep the water temperature at 92'C degrees and the water hardness around 80 ppm. By playing around with the total brew time you will be able to make the coffee sweeter (long brew time) or a bit more vibrant (short brew time) the easiest way to do that is changing the speed of your pouring. Just make sure to remember to also change your grind size so that you can keep the suggested TDS.