A Colombian coffee from Lidingö Rosteri. La Sierra has something unusual, it’s a very balanced coffee for a single estate. Usually, we find the single estate coffee at the ends of the spectrum, as they are often x or y.
Information and recipe for the coffee:
17g coffee (grind setting 21F at Baratza Sette 270, medium)
225g of filtered water
40g bloom 30 seconds
93 degrees Celsius
1) 40g bloom for 30 seconds, stir with a bamboo stirrer to get all coffee moistened.
2) 125g water in a circular flow (this includes 40g water blooming). This including 30 second blooming, your timing should be on 1 minute and 15 seconds.
3) 100g of water in a circular flow with a finish (about 10-15g) on the edge. A total brewing time of 1 minute and 45-50 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: A coffee with strong vibes of cocoa and hazelnut, the balance is what stands out for me. The coffee has no acid, sweetness or even bitter. It’s only in good balance with its nutty and chocolate tones. La Sierra is a good coffee, but like the previous post with the Bourbon Jungle, this brews best with an Espro.
However, the coffee is somewhat of a disappointment. Even though it’s unique with a single estate coffee that has a balance that can’t be found anywhere else, it will be a bit boring. When I buy a single estate coffee, I would like it, for example, to scream of acidity at the first mouth contact. The coffee lacks a little character to be a single estate, simply. I would like the bodied aftertaste to be a bit sharper, with more acid and more attitude.
The coffee does, however, lack a bit of sting, that certain extra that makes it stand out. It works well as your average cup, maybe along with a Swedish “fika”, and the product is high grade.
The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.