BRAZIL CONGONHAS OLIVEIRA 250G
Brazil already has a reputation for being a classic, authentic area for the coffee world, but that doesn't mean it can't offer exceptional batches to specialty coffee lovers. Brazil Congonhas Oliveira is the perfect example and our proposal for this situation, offering tasty notes of caramel, brown sugar and cranberry when tasted. The combination with milk brings out the sweetness of a creme brulee dessert with a fine topping of almond flakes.
Lazaro Ribeiro de Oliveira was originally a businessman, but his passion for growing coffee drove him to support his own farm. His son, Gustavo, has inherited his passion, his connection to the farm and growing coffee from an early age now making him a mainstay on the Congonhas farm, and he vows to carry on the traditions.
The Cerrado Mineiro area of Minas Gerais is known as Brazil's first major destination of origin for specialty coffee, and the very distinct seasons - a very hot, rainy summer and a dry but pleasant winter - are perhaps the area's strongest feature. Growing at altitudes between 800 and 1300m, each coffee offers quality and has its own identity. The area has, from the government's regulatory agency, the 'Origin and Quality Guaranteed' certification for the lots of coffee on offer.
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- People and Culture
Origin Brazil Roasting degree
Medium & Complex
Notes Creme Brulee, Almonds, Caramel Liqueur, Blueberries Region Patrocinio, Minas Gerais Farm Congonhas Altitude 950 m Varietal Topazio MG 1190 Type of processing Natural Producer Lazaro Ribeiro de Oliveira Harvest 2022
We recommend that you buy fresh coffee beans and grind them on demand to prepare your beverage. Coffee is a product susceptible to rapid oxidation, this process is accelerated by grinding for the simple reason that grinding increases the surface that is exposed to oxygen.
Dalla Corte Mina espresso machine
Temp. 92-94 C
Target EY 20-22 %
All our recipes are tested on 54.5mm diameter 28mm height and 58mm diameter 26mm height IMS competition filter baskets, on a Dalla Corte Mina espresso machine. The grinder we use are Compak PK100 and the water filtration system is RO with TDS 130-150 ppm, general hardness 108 ppm, alkaline hardness 64 ppm, 7.2-7.4 PH.
All these brew recipes must be taken just as a starting point. It is important to understand that tasting notes we suggest might vary when you extract at home/office or in your coffee shop, depending on your gear, skill and water specifications.
FRENCH PRESS ESPRO
Espro Press P3 18 oz:
300 ml water
18 g in
265 g out
4 min brew time
Temp 94-96 C
Target EY 18-20%
Grind size 700-900 microns
When we brew French Press we aim for the balance between sweetness and body. The grind size is finer than regular french press recipes, one of the reason being the micro filters Espro Press uses ( which we highly recommend). If you have a really basic filter in your french press you should grind coarser and extend your brew time.
First step is pouring around 80 grams of water over the grinded coffee, in circular moves, trying to wet all the coffee so it makes contact with the hot water and starts blooming. This should take around 15 seconds, wait for extra 25 seconds and pour the rest of the hot water, in a circular move, so you constantly wet all the coffee particles that tend to stay afloat. The aim is to extract as even as possible the coffee particles, keeping them immersed in the hot water. Finish the extraction at minute 4 and try to move the coffee in a coffee server as it can keep extracting in the press.