Part 1 for KaffeBox August 19 Box, in this post I’ll only write about Caballero La Julia a coffee from Honduras roasted by Lippe. In the previous post, you’ve been able to read about the coffee and also what I expect from the coffee. In this part, I’ll share my recipe for an awesome pour-over and Espro travel press as usual.
At my cupping of Lippe – Caballero La Julia,
I tried it without any info of what the roastery had in their description of the coffee. This is something I always do, I just want to clear that out, and later on, I try to feel the notes they do describe.
I really enjoyed this coffee, it has a lot of sweetness which is so important for me in a coffee. I love really acidic coffees as well but they can be a bit too much in the end. If it’s too sweet you can always lower its sweetness by adjusting the recipe. The first notes I found during the cupping were plum and sweet molasses. Let’s review what they wrote as their description:
“Plum, red apples and brown sugar
Sweet, bright with good structure.”
I would also like to know how good this coffee would be with “fika”. I tried it with dark chocolate with sea salt. I understand that this can be a weird thing to try out, as almost all coffees are well matched with chocolate. But there are those who really don’t, and that may mean they are only enjoyed on their own. For example: Do you like green tea with dark chocolate I don’t. This was enjoyable with other stuff such as chocolate.
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!
Plum and sweet molasses.
Information and recipe for the coffee:
Producer: Marysabel Caballero & Moises Herrera
Region: Chinacle, Marcala
Altitude: 1 600 masl.
20g coffee coarse grind
300g of filtered water
50g bloom 45 seconds
92 degrees Celsius
1) Pour 50g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 70g of water.
3) 1 minute and 30 seconds in, begin your third pour of 65g of water.
4) 2 minutes and 15 seconds in, begin your fourth pour of 65g of water.
5) 3 minutes in, begin your fifth pour of 50g 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.
“This sounds like a really good kind of coffee, the smell is rich and gives me a good expectation of what I’ll actually get in result. Coffee from Honduras is not something I try so often, nothing negative about it. It’s just not that common to drink since roasteries usually roast coffee from the more common countries, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya etc. I’m looking forward to trying this!”
This was way better than expected, I’ve tried Lippe before and it’s as good as I remember in quality. However, the coffee from Honduras was way better and way sweeter than expected. I’m gonna enjoy the 80 grams I have left brewed with my V60 or brewed as Aeropress. If you haven’t tried Lippe before I really recommend you to try it, the same goes for KaffeBox, you should try their subscription if you want help to choose the two bags or more a month.
The chocolate I ate was dark chocolate with sea salt.
The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.
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