Here's how we brewed this clean, crisp cup of sweet citrus notes: Finca Alaska Bourbon by Unity!
One of Unity’s closest partners, Finca Alaska has an unusually cold microclimate for Guatemala, producing sweet and vibrant coffees. This lot was fermented twice before being washed and dried for 20 days. We tasted pink cotton candy, peach rings, oolong tea, and lime, with a sparkling grapefruit acidity, a tea-like body, and a cherry hard candy finish.
🌎 Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
💦 Process: Washed
🔬 Varietal: Bourbon
⛰️ Elevation: 1,950 MASL
Brew Recipe for Unity Alaska Bourbon
Using Stagg X Dripper
22g of Finca Alaska Bourbon Double Ferment
350g of water
1. Measure and grind coffee at a medium-fine setting
Measure out 22g of coffee beans and grind them on a medium setting. We used setting 6.2 on Ode with SSP Burrs, which is about 4.2 on Ode with Gen 1 Burrs, which is a 5.2 on Ode with Gen 2 Burrs. This would be sitting toward the middle-coarser end of the Pour Over range on Opus.
2. Heat water and rinse the filter
Heat water to 202°F and rinse your filter before putting your coffee grounds in.
3. Pour 50g of water for the bloom
Fully saturate your coffee grounds with 50g of water, and allow about 35-40 seconds for the bloom.
4. Continue pouring in 4 stages
After the bloom, pour to 150g; then 250g; and finish at 350g. Swirl 5 times after your last pour, once the water level goes down far enough to where you won’t spill over. The total brew time varies.
5. Decant into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Look out for the incredible flavors of pink cotton candy, peach rings, oolong tea, and lime.
19g of the same coffee
40g of water at 200 F
1. Measure and grind coffee
Measure out 19g of coffee beans.
2. Make sure your espresso machine is at temp.
Water should ideally be at 200°F.
4. Grind your coffee
We suggest a 26-28 second pull time. I’d start on the coarser end of the grind spectrum for espresso on Opus– but remember, the times are more important than the accuracy of Opus settings, considering espresso times can vary wildly due to atmospheric conditions in your area.
4. Pull shot at 9 bars!
Pull your shot at around 9 bars with a 26-28 second pull time.
5. Decant into your favorite demitasse cup and enjoy!
Let us know what flavors pop out in your espresso. We suggest stirring with a small spoon before tasting to integrate all layers of the ‘spro!