April Coffee Roasters

Filter - Colombia - La Alsacia

This coffee grows in the San Alberto farm located at Buenavista, Quindío in Colombia. Producer Juan Pablo Villota have done a great job with all coffees coming out of San Alberto and this, La Alsacia is no exception. A washed processed caturra variety that grows on an altitude between 1600 - 1650 meters. We can expect flavour notes of Nougat, black tea and ripe pear. 

Brewing advice: 

Use a 1:16,5 brew ratio (ex. 12g of coffee for 198g of water) using a Kalita or V60 brewer, aiming for a TDS of 1,35 for a transparent and clean cup. 

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. Than slowly pour the remaining of the water in a small circle in the center of the filter. 

Keep the water temperature at 94'C degrees and the water hardness around 80 ppm. This is as it should truly a light bodied and delicate cup of coffee. 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.