Gringo Nordic Coffee Roasters – El Salvador San José Bourbon

I’ll begin the post the same way as I did the first time I published a review about the trio from Gringo:

“This is another trio from Gringo Nordic Coffee Roasters, last time I tried their trio was a Colombian. This time I’m trying out their El Salvadorian, it’s all from the same farm and they have been differently processed. We got one Washed, one White Honey, and one Barrel fermented Honey, and today we’re reviewing the latter one.” Today’s review is about the one that’s has been Washed.

This has a lot of the normal taste notes that you usually get with a Colombian coffee. The first note I’m referring to is chocolate, then you feel a rich sweetness. In sweden we have a candy that’s supposed to be a “peach-candy” that’s how it actually taste like. Pretty neat. Anyway, let’s look at their description:

“Rich, chocolatey, sweet.”

First I’ll cup the coffee which means that I’ll try to find different flavors in the coffee. Just to give you as a reader a hint of understanding of what I go through. I’ll also write how to do a cupping. You can read that below:

When I do a cupping I do the following:

1) Grind 11 g coffee in a medium-coarse grind, I’ll remember the coffee’s fragrances now when it is dry to compare with the let grounds later.
2) Pour 180 g of water at a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius.
3) Let it sit for 4 minutes.
4) Stir 3 times and try to find as many scents.
5) Remove all foam that’s formed on the top.
6) Wait for 6 minutes so the coffee cools down and to let the coffee grounds fall down to the bottom, then I’ll take my first slurp with a deep spoon. The idea is that you will spray the coffee inside your mouth. That way you will be able to easily recognize the tones contained in the coffee.
7) Wait for 6 minutes and do the same procedure, the reason behind step 7 is that it’s the most optimal time for tasting coffee. If the coffee is still good after 12-15 minutes, then it is a high-quality coffee!

Cupping notes for San José Bourbon:
Milk Chocolate and Sweet Peach Candy.

Information and recipe for the coffee San José Bourbon:


Pour Over for San José Bourbon:

20 g coffee
300 g filtered water
50 g blooming 45 seconds
92 degrees Celsius

1) Pour 60g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 60g of water.
3) 1 minute and 30 seconds in,  begin your third pour of 60g of water.
4) 2 minutes and 15 seconds in,  begin your fourth pour of 60g of water.
5) 3 minutes in,  begin your fifth pour of 60g of water.
6) Stop the dripper at 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

*Always rinse the paper filter with filtered hot water, don’t forget to wash the coffee server with clean water afterward, because the taste of the paper might linger.

San José Bourbon Review:

A very sweet and typical Colombian coffee, it’s what I expect when getting that type of origin. It’s a good coffee, but I wanted more after the last one from the trio. Good coffee though!

Rating: 6.5/10

The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.

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