4/10/2012 Brew

Random Brew Recipe:  89g coffee / 1 kg water, 4 minute brew time.

Brew Method: Aeropress
Actual Recipe: 18g coffee, 200g water at 198F
Coffee: Seven Stars Bakery Espresso Blend from New Harvest Coffee Roasters

Notes notes notes: Let me begin by saying I did not alter the grind setting for this coffee from my usual Aeropress setting. If you are familiar with the Aeropress, you probably have a scrunched-up face right now. This reaction is appropriate, and was my reaction as well.

Four minutes plus a serious brew time with the Aeropress made our espresso, which is usually sweet and full-bodied, with a little berry hanging around the background, into a serious sour-face pucker. It was the kind of sour that made the edges of my tongue hurt. It was oily and heavy and is definitely not in the running to become a regular Aeropress application.

I’d give it a 2/10. Not my favorite.

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