Here's how we brewed this exclusive producer debut from Bean & Bean! We tasted apricot, blood orange, and sweet florals.
29-year-old Vanessa Garcia Flores recently took over her family’s farm in Veracruz. She entered this exceptional honey process coffee in Mexico’s Cup of Excellence and this is the first time it’s available outside of the country! We tasted apricot, plum, blood orange, molasses, sweet florals, a juicy stone fruit acidity, and a smooth, syrupy body.
🌎 Origin: Veracruz, Mexico
🍯 Process: Honey
🔬 Varietal: Costa Rica 95, Colombia
⛰️ Elevation: 1,240 MASL
Brew Recipe for Bean & Bean - Mexico Veracruz Cordoba Los Cantiles Honey
Using Stagg X Dripper
22g of Mexico Veracruz Cordoba Honey
350g of water
1. Measure and grind coffee at a medium to medium setting
Measure out 22g of coffee beans and grind them on a medium setting. We used setting 6 on Ode with SSP Burrs, which is about 4 on Ode with Gen 1 Burrs, which is a 5 on Ode with Gen 2 Burrs. This would be sitting toward the middle-fine end of the Pour Over range on Opus.
2. Heat water and rinse the filter
Heat water to 205°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 34g of water, and allow about 35-40 seconds for the bloom.
4. Continue pouring in 3 stages
After the bloom swirl 5 times then, pour to 150g; then pour up to 250g; then finish at 350g, with 5 gentle swirls after your last pour. The total brew time varies, but we’re aiming for around 3-3:30 minutes.
5. Decant into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Look out for the incredible flavors of limeade, honey, plum, and sweet florals.
20g of the same coffee
40g of water at 200 F
1. Measure and grind coffee
Measure out 20g 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 pull time of 28-32 seconds.
4. Pull shot at 9 bars!
Pull your shot at 9 bars for 28-32 seconds.
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!