Foundry Roasters Columbian Luis Anibal
It is darker than expected. They did say their adventure beans would work as a brew / black than with milk. I wonder why they should roast to this profile than keeping it below the medium. I do intend asking them.
Light/medium body with strong florals that remind us of juniper. Smooth, yet complex craft chocolate and strawberry flavours are balanced by a juicy ripe pineapple acidity.
V60 and my thoughts
13.8 g, 212g water, 30g every 30s, the last 2 pours at the centre.
As usual, it is hard to mess up the brew. Ground 4 clicks finer than the default coarse settings. Got a very clean, strong, sweet and a lovely coffee. I would score this 7.5 out of 9. It losses a half point out of the max I would score any coffee as I am not sure if today’s brew is the sweet spot. I would loosen the grind to default settings and see what happens to the cup. I would definitely take out my Clever for this.
One is greeted with strong juniper (think Gin) floral and cocoa aroma when the bag is opened. The floral and cocoa aroma does stay in the brew but the aroma is somewhat subdued in the cup but clearly present as one drinks it.
The mild tartness (as one drinks and as an after taste) and in my view is typical of Juniper and Craft Chocolate. The acidity and fruitiness emanate mostly from pineapple. I can’t say I had a strawberry flavour. The chocolate flavour continues to linger as an after taste even after finishing the cup.