Nothing says a new year like some new coffees from Barefoot Coffee. Along with the cold brew they sent me which I reviewed a few weeks ago, they also sent me two coffees. One being from Guatemala which I’ll be reviewing today, and the other hailing El Salvador.
30/402g • Grind beans on medium side or #20 on Virtuoso • Pour in enough water to saturate • Start timer and let bloom for 30 seconds • Center pour for 2:00 • Let drain for 1 minute • Total time: 3:30
Heavy on the tongue. Velvety mouthfeel with a thick syrupy chocolate goodness. Underneath are crisp granny smith apples with hints of pears and a touch of spice. As the cup cools the apple note I first tasted starts to transform into more of a cinnamon coated apple play.
24/363.3g • Grind beans on medium side or #22 on Virtuoso • Pour in enough water to saturate • Start timer and let bloom for 30 seconds • Pulse pour for 2:30 • Drain for 45 seconds • Total time: 3:45
The Kalita Dripper showcases much of the same as the Chemex, but with more sparkle. The body of this Guatemala is still relatively thick and heavy on the tongue. Like a thick semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate fudge brownie which runs over your tongue and just sits there. Underneath the chocolate fudge play is a green apple like acidity which comes crawling out. It’s a mild-like acidity that carries enough sparkle to blend extremely well with this heavy chocolate play. What gets me is this apple cinnamon spice which at times is very light and other times is relatively heavy. This apple cinnamon spice reminds me so much of apple crisp but without the crisp topping on top.
Chocolate ganache body with hints of dulce de leche create a well-structured cup. Crisp acidity with an incredibly clean finish. ~ Barefoot Coffee
The Kalita seemed to give this coffee more clarity, but then that just could be that I’m still a newbie at bewing with the Able Kone.
Overall, another solid coffee from Barefoot. This one reminds me very much of another Guatemala I had last year. It was Barefoot’s Guatemala Aguacate Amarillo which was also very heavy on chocolate and carried a very similar apple cinnamon like spice.
Info About This Coffee
Farm/Farmer: Finca Vista Hermosa / Edwin Martinez
Altitude: 1650 masl
Harvest Season/Date: 2012
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.