Random Brew Recipe: 65g coffee / 1 kg water, 6 minute brew time.
Brew Method: French Press
Actual Recipe: 33g coffee, 500g water at 198F
Coffee: New Harvest Coffee Roasters’ El Salvador Santa Rita Chalatenango
Notes notes notes: This cup was not super aromatic – it smelled very nice, a bit fruity, but not intense or aggressive. A very nice nose (if you say things like that).
This is the first of the random brews of this coffee that really shows off the natural process without barging into intense and obvious underextraction. It’s round and sweet and exhibits a clean stonefruit through the finish that is surprising from a French Press cup. I’m really enjoying this cup!
I’d give this recipe a 9 /10. I’m surprised, as the addition of a little more coffee and 2 minutes of steep time had me suspicious of an overextracted brew – my usual press pot recipe is straight 60g/L, 4:00 – but I think this may be my new default setting. The extra dwell time also lead to a much cooler final cup, which I would have probably scowled at (heat loss! boo!), but it doesn’t seem to have impacted the taste in any negative way – which is a little surprising.