Kenya Kayu AB (Light roast)
Variety: SL-34, SL-28, Ruiru 11
Flavor note: Orange, Red grape, Blue berry, Caramel
Barista's comment: Rounded acidity of citrus and fruitiness of a red grape and blue berry. Enjoy the long after sweetness of caramel.
Honestly, I had quite a few coffees by now. Including some microlots. Also Im sorta fan of mr. Gardelli work. Well, this is every bit as good.
Coffee has beautifully balanced taste, there isnt single one that would be too dominant, its just perfect mix of scents and flavours. Aftertaste is indeed very long and pleasant.
Ive prepared coffee in Hario V60 01 Ilcana, used Takahiro Shizuku as kettle, regular Hario 01 paper filters. Water used was tweaked to SCA specs. Grind 24 clicks on Comandante Ironheart. 1:18 ratio (Golden cup), 14g of coffee to 250g of water.
I went slowly at start, 50g over 50 seconds, waited till most is dripped away, then continued in 50g increments till I reached 250g around 4 mins. Key is to pour when water level drops to "almost can see beneath surface". Then just wait till like 5 mins, take away dripper and wait some more (coffee is best if it cools a tiny bit). Swirl with server gently, pour into preheated cup and enjoy.
Ofc there are many ways to prepare this coffee, its just how I did it right now. I think I will try Origami dripper with Kalita filter tomorrow, maybe Aeropress after that and finish bag with nel filter.
Anyway, honestly this is one of best cups I had. If I should guess cupping score, its probably pretty close to 90 points (88 something would be my guess). Its world class, buy it!