This week I had my first go at Gimme! Coffee. The coffee I ordered was El Salvador Miralvalle. Turns out, my obsession this week with iced coffee proved great as this coffee was pretty awesome over ice.
Before trying this coffee over iced, I did however attempt it hot, and in every brewing method I own. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t feeling the coffee. I found as a hot brew, the cup was sweet with hints of fruit. I could not dissect the cup past that which bummed me out, but from the moment I brewed it over ice in the Hario V60 I knew I had found something great. El Salvador Miralvalle flourished over ice. Each sip carried a big sugary sweetness that tasted like I added some sugar to the cup. Underneath the sugary sweetness I found peaches, and some tart lemon play.
At times I found this coffee tasted like sweet tea and other times it was just a beautifully sweet cup with tart lemon and peach hints.
This year’s coffee from Miralvalle is dense with a very slick body. You’ll notice from the first sip a grape-like (tartaric) and melon qualities, and will finish with low intensity pepper and sweetly herbaceous. ~ Gimme! Coffee
I may not have felt El Salvador Miralvalle as a hot brew, but over ice it was a real winner. I’m thankful to have had this coffee around as it was the perfect fit to these hot and humid days.
Info About This Coffee
Farm/Farmer: El Ingenio de los Ausoles / Rene and Gustavo Urrutia
Altitude: 4265-4595 feet
Processing: Fully washed & sun-dried
Roast Level: Medium
Favorite Brewing Method & Ratio
Brew Method: Hario V60 over ice
Recipe: 35/400g, 30 second bloom (50g of water), center pour until desired water ratio is met.
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.