Small coffee trees growing on a hillside in Finca Lo Prometido. Courtesy Coffee Quest
This overview courtesy Coffee Quest
Coffee Flavor Profile:
05/2021 update: The fruity profile of this coffee is starting to age and is presenting more of the creamy body, along with a bit of an oatmeal or oat milk note. Cooled filter cups show more of the fruity notes, while espresso extractions still show plenty of strawberry, pineapple, and apricot.
Sweet ripe strawberry, apricot, plenty of other fruits; very sweet, complex, milky, creamy body, reminiscent of cereal milk. Very unique.
Roast Profile Details:
This natural processed Java varietal offers a very complex taste profile. We roasted this fairly lightly to bring out the complex fruit notes, but with enough development to really emphasize the creamy body. The play between the two is a wonderful taste experience.
How we drink it:
A great all-rounder, this coffee does well in any method.
Filter: A 1:15 ratio along with a lower brewing temperature brings out the most of the fruity natural process of this coffee. Creamy body and milk-like textures are most apparent in paper filter methods.
Espresso: We had a lot of success with this coffee in a 1:3 espresso ratio for a straight shot. Extraction yields under 24% gave the best sweetness. 1:2 or 1:2.5 ratios made strong shots for milk drinks. The creamy texture of this coffee plays especially well with milk. Our regular espresso machine recipe is an 8-second preinfusion followed by a full extraction at 5.5 bar.
Producer: Luis Alberto Balladarez