In contrast to the other Milk Espresso coffee's we are working with this Caturra & Catuai blend from the Jinotega region in Nicragua is more sweet and rich in its carachter. Driven by flavor notes of chocolate and nuts.
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 -2g of 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.