San Martin from Slöinge Kafferosteri is really good and has a more simple brewing than coffee from Nicaragua usually has. The coffee is still complex, good balance with a lovely finish. It’s extra fun with a hybrid variety of the coffee, I’ll write more thoroughly under the review about the hybrid.
Information and recipe for the coffee:
Variety: Hybrid H3
Farm: San Martin
Region: Matagalpa, La Dalia
Altitude: 1200 meters above sea level.
17g coffee (grind setting 22C on Baratza Sette 270, coarse)
225g of filtered water
40g bloom 55 seconds
92 degrees Celsius
1) 40g bloom for 55 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 55 second blooming, your timing should be on 1 minute and 40 seconds.
3) 100g of water in a circular flow with a finish (about 10-15g) on the edge. A total brewing time of 2 minute and 05-10 seconds.
Espro Travel Press:
19g coffee (grind setting on 26B 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 has a good balance but it’s not so balanced that the acidity, sweetness, and bitterness disappear completely. It actually depends on the day, how you brew and probably what you have been eating before. This is for me something incredibly positive because I never expect what I will get. If you stick the recipe I have written you get a sweet and complex coffee 9/10 times if executed perfectly.
Hybrid H3 is the botanical variation of the coffee. It is a hybrid between Caturra and an Ethiopian kind called “E531”. It may not say so much, but it’s definitely a fun anecdote about the coffee!
Usually, I usually know which method fits the coffee, whether it’s the Hario V60 or the Espro Travel Press. But it is very difficult to decide, it is impossible to choose a method. The two methods are equally good and provide different results that suit me. The Hario V60 gives a lighter feel and the Espro Travel Press creates a delicious morning coffee!
The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.
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