Random Brew Recipe: 63g coffee / 1 kg water, 2 minute brew time.
Brew Method: Aeropress (inverted)
Actual Recipe: 13g coffee, 200g water at 198F
Coffee: Tonx Burundi
Notes notes notes: This recipe is not far off of my usual specs for a general brew, though I admittedly usually updose a bit for my Aeropress consumption (closer to 72g / L). The 2 minute brew time was about right, and in keeping the brew as scientific as possible, I messed around with it as little as possible – which is tough! For whatever reason, I recognize now that I have really added a lot of little steps to my Aeropress routine (pour 100g, stir, wait 10 seconds, pour 120g, etc etc) – so this pared-down version was nice.
The coffee itself is great. I’m lucky to have friends who share their coffee subscriptions, and the Burundi from Tonx is no joke. Floral, hugely aromatic, a great cup in general.
This particular iteration was light in body, and quite tea-like. The flavors grew as it cooled, with a sweet bergamot toward the finish and an acidity reminiscent of hoppy IPAs up front. This is a far cry from my usual hefty-and-hearty Aeropress, and I really enjoyed it.