Bourbon Jungle by Johan & Nyström is the first specialty coffee that I recommend to friends and acquaintances who want to try specialty coffee. The reason is that Bourbon Jungle is a blend of beans from different continents and is similar to the taste profile that many have at home. The difference with this coffee is the quality of the treatment, the bean, and the roasting.
Information and recipe for the coffee:
17g coffee (grind setting 24A at Baratza Sette 270, coarse)
225g of filtered water
40g bloom 50 seconds
94 degrees Celsius
1) 40g bloom for 35 seconds, stir with a bamboo stirrer to get all coffee moistened.
2) 115g water in a circular flow (this includes 40g water blooming). This including 40 second blooming, your timing should be on 1 minute and 15 seconds.
3) 110g of water in a circular flow with a finish (about 10-15g) on the edge. A total brewing time of 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Espro Travel Press:
19g coffee (grind setting 26B at Baratza Sette 270)
284g of filtered water
94 degrees Celsius
1) After pouring both the coffee and the water, stir the coffee 10 times. I suggest you use a bamboo stirrer. Avoid sharp objects.
2) Screw the press and let steep for 4 minutes
3) Press slowly, if the press gets stuck, just lift the press and try again. It is normal.
4) Serve or seal the lid.
Review: The coffee is a blend and because of that the taste profile is well balanced, the coffee is dark roasted and therefore has a powerful taste. There is a light smokiness in the back of the mouth, not as clear as in a whiskey, but it is there in hiding. Bourbon Jungle is a coffee that is usually identified as a morning coffee and is personally best brewed with an Espro. I prefer to brew with Pour Over when the coffee has a lighter roast. The reason is that the lighter the roast the more aroma the coffee has and demands a cleaner brewing method, that does not let through a great number of oils that can limit the delicate tones.
The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price. </ em>