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We roast, pack, and ship out orders on Tuesdays, with the deadline to order on Mondays at noon.
We roast, pack, and ship out orders on Tuesdays, with the deadline to order on Mondays at noon.

Guatemala - Sierra Morena

 

Origin: Guatemala 
Location: Huehuetenango department
Process Station: Sierra Morena 
Producer: Several small farm holders
Varietal: Bourbon 
Growing Altitude: 16-1700 masl 
Processing Method: Washed
Harvest: February - Mars 2017
Product: Milk Espresso and Capsule

Unpleasant acidity (what a lot of people refer to as sourness) in an espresso usually comes as a result of either the following (1) a green coffee with a high natural acidity, (2) a brew ratio that doesn't fit with the style of roast you brew with or (3) a lighter roasted coffee. 

Brewing advice: 

Use a 1:2 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 * 2, aiming for a target TDS of 9,5. 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 30 - 32 seconds for this coffee. 

The brewing always effects how the coffee will taste. And with a good combination of roasting and brewing a milk coffee doesn't have to be dark roasted to taste rich and sweet. This is an great example of that.