|PRODUCER||Neptali Santos||PLANT VARIETY
||Caturra, Bourbon, Pache||C MARKET AT POSSESSION||$1.28/lb|
||2020||COST OF PRODUCTION||NA|
|FARM SIZE||5 hectares||PROCESS
||Finca Churupampa||FARM GATE||NA|
|ELEVATION||1800masl||IMPORTER||Hacienda La Minita||COST OF PRODUCTION PREMIUM||NA|
RELATIONSHIP TO JUNIORS
This is the fourth harvest that we have purchased from farms partnered with Finca Churupampa. In previous years we have worked with the Marino family's coffee, and had hoped to start a Cost of Production Covered Project with them in 2020. We had to pause the project due to the pandemic, and couldn't commit to a purchase ahead of harvest. We purchased Neptali Santos' coffee spot from Hacienda La Minita, who works extensively with Finca Churupampa. We hope to continue working with the Marino family and Hacienda La Minita in 2021.
HOW WE BREW COFFEE
There are countless influential variables and industry professionals that influence the quality of coffee before it reaches the coffee cup, and the last step to reap the benefits of this tremendous work takes place when it’s brewed.
Before talking about how this coffee brews best, let’s review some brewing basics:
Dose is the amount of coffee we use (measured in grams). If you don’t have access to a digital scale, know that 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 6-8 grams of wholebean coffee.
Water Input is the weight of the water we use (measured in grams) to brew with.
* We suggest a coffee to brew water ratio of 1:16 to 1:17 for filter coffee. For example, if you’re using 15g of coffee and 250g water, your brew ratio is 1:16.67.
Burr grinders will give you a more consistent Grind Size, and you’ll be able to repeat the same grind size twice. It’s best to grind your coffee right before brewing, because grinding your coffee too far in advance accelerates the aging process of your roasted coffee. Remember that the finer you grind, the more you extract.
Brew Time is the amount of time the water and coffee interact together. The longer you brew something for, the more you extract.
We recommend Brew Water Temperature between 200°F and 205°F. If you are using a kettle on the stove, bring the water to a boil and wait 30-45 seconds off boil before using the water to brew. The hotter your brewing water is, the faster you can extract coffee.
HOW WE BREW THIS COFFEE
Brew Ratio: When brewing Finca Buena Vista for espresso, and we use a 1:2 brew ratio. Brew ratios for espresso are different than brew ratios for filter coffee. The brew ratio for espresso is dose:espresso yield. For example, if we used 19 grams of coffee to brew with, the espresso yield would weigh 38 grams. We recommend a tighter brew ratio is folks are looking for more acidity.
Grind: Because we’re brewing espresso, we’re using an espresso grinder that can make minute adjustments. When brewing espresso at home, make sure to use a burr grinder. Grind fine enough so that you'll get the desired yield in 25-35 seconds
Total Brew Time: The ideal total brew time for this espresso is 27-30 seconds.
Tips: We recommend not exceeding a 1:2 brew ratio if brewing as espresso.