Pink Bourbon Decaf
Impressions: orange, dark chocolate, nougat, baking spices
Roast degree: light medium (2.5/5)
Variety: Pink bourbon, colombia, caturra
Decaffeination: EA process
Partner importer: Azahar
After years of buying spot lots of decaf from Colombia (mostly due to lots changing all the time), we think we might have finally found a solid and steady relationship via Azahar Coffee.
In order to offer a decaf that is mostly from the prized pink bourbon variety, they have to consolidate lots with multiple farmers over many departments in Colombia.
This coffee doesn't disappoint. And that is an understatement.
Of the dozens and dozens of coffees David tasted this year, this is one of his favourite. Not favourite for a decaf. FAVOURITE. Period. And the rest of the crew agrees.
How many times did we say people get it wrong when it comes decaf? Many. We've always had tasty decaf on the menu: the Amatenango Mexican Decaf has been a staple for years, but it's a bit more developed to make it easier to extract as an espresso.
This Colombian Pink Bourbon is a light coffee aimed specifically to excel as a filter brew. It's a coffee that is so damn good that it won't even bother you, unless you are really tired, that is caffeine free.
This coffee is bright and balanced, with orange and orange peel notes.
The dark chocolate and nougat makes the coffee rich and deep, with an amazing mouthfeel.
The baking spices round it up for amazing complexity.
You can also brew this as an espresso of course, but we recommend a fine grind setting and a longer extraction time, especially with milk.
A fast shot will be super tasty as an americano though!
And we recommend to grind either a bit coarser and use a higher ratio compared to your regular light roasts when it comes to conical pourover brewers.
|Espresso||18 g||2.2:1||32-36 sec|
|Espresso with milk||18g||2.1:1||36-40 sec|
|Americano||18 g||2.4:1||30-34 sec|
|23 g||16:1||3:30-4:15 min|
Chemex & Batch Brew
|40-60 g||16:1||5:00-5:45 min|
|18-25 g||15.5:1||3:30 min steep time|