This isn’t my first, or even second run with BeanFruit Coffee. The first time I had their coffee was with a Nicaragua they offered. The review pretty much sucked, but that’s okay because I came back a few months later raving about their Ethiopia Yirgacheffe they sent me. Holy crap! That was a great coffee.
Now I am back again with another great new offering that they kindly sent me. This is Guatemala Huehuetenango Codech and I am in love.
22/348g • 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 30 seconds • Total time: 3:30
While brewing it was an insane candy bomb. The moment I ground the beans I could smell this wonderful sweet blueberry note. I poured the grounds into the Kalita and gave it a shake to even the bed. More blueberries with underlying strawberries and lemon came through.
While brewing I found the aroma only to grow even more. As quickly as I could smell and distinguish one note, there was another, and then another topping the last. First blueberries, then strawberries, lemon cake, watermelon, and heavy chocolate at the end.
Each sip has a wonderful blueberry note coming through. Very candied like, but it is quickly squashed by a heavy chocolate that lingers on your tongue. As the cup cools, the chocolate settles and that blueberry note comes back out with hints of strawberries, plum, raspberries, watermelon, lemon cake, and chocolate finishing the cup off.
Clever Coffee Dripper:
24/345g • Grind beans on coarse side or #24 on Virtuoso • Pour in 48g or enough water to saturate grounds • Start timer and bloom for 30 seconds • Pour remaining water in and steep for 2 minutes • Quick stir • Drain • Total time: 2:30
The Clever Dripper proved to be much heavier than the Kalita, but more of a medium body with a nice thick chocolate note submerging your tongue in heavenly sweetness. Much smoother it seems. However, the Clever Dripper takes away a lot of those fruit notes I tasted in the Kalita. Instead, I do get light hints of blueberries and strawberries with a heavy chocolate that lingers in finish.
Complex, floral, toffee, fruit ~ BeanFruit Coffee
I don’t think I need to sum this coffee up. I enjoyed this very much. I even froze half the coffee when it arrived as I was drowning in it and now at over two weeks old, it still tastes just as good as when it first arrived.
Do yourself a favor and go get some!
Info About This Coffee
Farm/Farmer: CODECH Coop (Women Producers)
Altitude: 1000-2000 meters
Varietal: Caturra, Catui, Bourbon, Pache
Roast Level: Medium
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.