Once you start finding out about the peculiarities of coffee, you undoubtedly will find that the rabbit hole gets deep. I have come to love the craft of making a tasty cup of coffee, and that there is much more to it than finding a good bean.
I personally like fruity coffees. They have flavors I might describe as being tangy with notes of tomato, and even citrus. I’ve made cups of this for friends, and it’s hit or miss, you don’t find these flavors in a typical coffee shop so it can catch people off guard. Certainly something to try. This bag specifically is from a place called Cartel Coffee Labs here in Scottsdale, Az. It’s way too expensive, but coffee is one of the things I don’t mind splurging on, as the satisfaction of enjoying a great cup of coffee really adds to my day.
I find that consistent flavors are best achieved by weighing out the beans, that way you take the guesswork out of measuring. I have a little cup I like to drink out of for this blend, and with 12 grams of coffee in it, it’s pretty strong.
Grinding the beans by hand takes a little elbow grease but not having to rely on an outlet on the wall to take care of this is satisfying. I feel more involved in the process, and more invested in my cup.
I absolutely adore using the Aeropress coffee maker, it’s pretty much the most efficient way I’ve ever seen to make a cup of coffee, and while I love doing a French press, or pour over style too, this is something I’ve been doing a lot to great success. I also add a pinch of salt, as it helps bring out the tangy notes a bit more.
I end up stirring it for the first minute or so.