COSTA RICA HACIENDA COLIMA ALEJO CASTRO 1KG
Alejo Castro Kahle's background is undoubtedly full of tradition and history, Alejo representing the fifth generation of the Castro-Kahle family, who started working in the coffee industry in the middle of the 19th century. Alejo is one of the most famous producers in the industry, and the results of the coffee batches coordinated by him speak for themselves. Hacienda Colima offers a fruity profile with a high sweetness and a refined, friendly complexity, for a comfortable and pleasant tasting experience.
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Origin Costa Rica Roasting degree Omniroast Notes Lychee, Vanilla, Caramel, Milk chocolate Region Central Valley
Altitude 1400 - 1500 m Varietal Caturra Type of processing Anaerobic Natural Producer Alejo Castro - Kahle Harvest 2023 - 2024
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.