Espresso - da Torre - Brazil
Brazilian coffee with its chocolate and nutty characteristics often makes for a great espresso. da Torre is no exception. Farmer Álvaro Antônio have done a great job with this pulped natural processed Yellow Bourbon. You can expect a lot of chocolate and light yellow stone fruit in this coffee. Balanced and sweet.
Use a 1:1.8 brew ratio. With all espresso you first need to identify the size of the filter basket - preferably of the brand VST ridgles - that you are using. For this coffee that would be the filter basket size * 1.8, aiming for a target TDS of 9. 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 27 - 28 seconds for this coffee.