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Drip Pack - Costa Rica - Volcan Azul H1

Location: Costa Rica, Alajuela
Farm: Volcan Azul 
Producer: Alejo Castro
Varietal: H1 Hybrid
Growing Altitude: 1600-1650 masl
Processing Method: Red Honey
Harvest: January 2019 
Product: Drip Pack
Flavour Notes: Caramelised Apples, Citrus & Floral

 

Volcan Azul is a truly remarkable coffee estate located in the Alajuela region of Costa Rica and overseen by Don Alejo Castro. The fifth generation of his family to tend to the land, Alejo is an incredibly knowledgeable farmer, and the estate has a rich history which can be clearly traced back to the late 19th century.

The farm produces a vast variety of cultivars and varietals, such as Catuai, Caturra, Obata, Villa Sarchi and Gesha. Alejo continues to propagate new varietals every season, with the objective to continuously experiment and add diversity to his harvest.

This particular H1 hybrid is an incredible coffee, which has been carefully red honey processed on the estate to accentuate it's distinct character. As a hybrid of the famed Sudan Rume varietal, combined with a research varietal derived from a Sarchimore, this coffee posses both the delicate floral and red fruit notes of a Sudan Rume whilst maintaining flavour intensity and a rich body.

This is the second year in which we have been working with this excellent coffee, and we're pleased to announce that the quantity of the harvest this year was much more substantial so we'll be able to offer this coffee for a much longer period.

 

Drip Pack Method #1 - With Scale:

Pull and tear the tab on your Drip Pack to open, fold out the wings on either side of the bag and place your Drip Pack over a cup of your choice, preferably a tall vessel with a capacity larger than 250ml.

Once you have placed and attached your Drip Pack, place your cup on an electronic weighing scale with a timer function and tare. Heat clean water to a temperature of 92'C degrees, ideally using a water with a total hardness below 125 ppm.

Using your timer and scale, pour your water into the Drip Pack, aiming to complete a pour of 150g of water with a duration of 30 seconds. Take care when pouring to ensure that your Drip Pack does not overflow.

After your pour is complete, wait approximately 60 seconds for all of the liquid to filter through the coffee bed, before carefully removing the filter.

 

Drip Pack Method #2 - Without Scale:

Pull and tear the tab on your Drip Pack to open, fold out the wings on either side of the bag and place your Drip Pack over a cup of your choice, preferably a tall vessel with a capacity of between 200-250ml.

Once you have placed and attached your Drip Pack, take a cup of the similar or same size, fill that cup to 2/3 of its capacity with hot and clean water suitable for coffee brewing.

Pour your water from your second cup into the Drip Pack, aiming to complete your pour within a duration of 30 seconds. Take care when pouring to ensure that your Drip Pack does not overflow.

After your pour is complete, wait approximately 60 seconds for all of the liquid to filter through the coffee bed, before carefully removing the filter.