Random Brew Recipe: 76g coffee / 1 kg water, 5 minute brew time.
Brew Method: French Press
Actual Recipe: 38g coffee, 500g water at 198F
Coffee: Honduras Las Flores from New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Notes notes notes: This coffee is good. Really, really good. New Harvest was nice enough to give the Providence Coffee Society a bag to use at an event today, so I figured I would draw out of it for the RBR. As a non-tasting note, New Harvest has been bringing in a lot of new and interesting microlots lately, so that’s exciting!
Flores has that aroma that always makes me think about cupping – that creamy, sweet berry smell you sometimes find during the dry aroma that immediately makes you look forward to that set of cups? It’s got it. Even with the little updose and the longish brew time, the subtleties and sweetness in the cup are very promising. It’s a bit muddy, and I think the choice of Chemex for the event today will produce a much more compelling cup – but even this, via French Press, has me very excited to try this coffee later today! Sweet and round and a bit punchy toward the end without edging into sourness. Lovely!
I’d give this coffee a 8/10.
If you’re in Providence today, the Providence Coffee Society has a booth at the JWU mock trade show, come by!