Filter - da Torre - Brazil
Brazilian coffee with its chocolate and nutty characteristics often makes for a very balanced cup of coffee. 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. This coffee is not bought due to its complexity but rather the simplicity.
Use a 1:16 brew ratio (ex. 12g of coffee for 128g of water) using a Kalita or V60 brewer, aiming for a TDS of 1,32 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 96'C degrees and the water hardness around 80 ppm. This is as 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.