Preparation: Aero Press
Scores: Scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being excellent
Likes: Roasted Hazelnut
Hint of Chocolate
Summary: It doesn't happen very often that I give a "10" rating, but today El Chupacabra easily made it to the top of my list in all categories. With Danny's help, a new Burr coffee grinder (Thank you Branden, Kathleen, Ramona and Danny) and an infrared thermometer, Danny and I were able to taste test these beans with various degrees of grinds and temperatures.
The cup of El Chupacabra that was made with the #1 grind (espresso fine) and a water temperature of 145* was much better tasting than the same beans with a #4 grind and water temperature of 170*. I think that the higher hot water temperature did not allow all the flavor to be expelled fully coupled with a coarser grind. It had a bit of a bitter taste. The lower temperature and finer grind produced a more consistent flavor without any bitterness. Who would have thought????
|Danny putting some muscle into the Aero Press|
El Chupacabra is a medium roast that is sure to ignite your taste buds. These beans are also excellent for espresso......... if you dare!!!
Overall score: 10