This is a classy coffee. The type that you want to drink on a confident morning. It has depth to it and complexity. It's a timeless flavour, like the first bite of a blackforest cake. Chocolates, layers and cherry cola define the flavour in Pulcal.
Maria loves cows. She has 5 dozen that each have names of human friends of hers or people in the world that she respects. For example, there's a cow named Obama, which we had a good laugh when we found out. This season, we walked through the dairy to see how that operation works and were actually tasked with milking a cow. That's something neither of us had done before, yet we consume huge amounts of dairy through our cafes, so it was a good learning experience for sure!
This coffee works wonders as a filter coffee, a cold brew or even in an immersion dripper. I wouldn't recommend it for espresso, but that's because it has elegance and delicacy to it that espresso would overpower. On a Hario V60 you could try 18 grams in, 325 grams water and a brew time of approximately 3.5 minutes. Clean, crisp and elegant, just like Pulcal on a warm Summer day.
Farm: Carmona de Pulcal
Producer: Maria Zelaya Aguirre
Cultivar: Bourbon and Typica
Elevation: 1650 - 1750m
Tasting Notes: Plum, Winey, Cherry
Roasted for: Filter