Extraction and Review
Roaster: Blueprint Coffee
Coffee: Penrose v25
Origin: Colombia 100%
Region #1: Narino 80%
Region #2: Tarqui, Huila 20%
Producer #1: Small-holders 80%
Producer #2: Guarnizo Brothers 20%
Harvest: April - July 2019
Varieties: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Flavors: Graham, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Marmalade
This coffee threw me for a loop at first! Typically with lighter roasted coffees, I usually increase the brew temp to help ensure the coffee is fully extracted and doesn't taste sour. So I started dialing in at 201F. At 201F it still tasted good, but wasn't quite right, so I increased the temp a little more to 202F. At 202F it started tasting worse. This was really strange. I decided to increase my preinfusion time, and lower my brew temp to 198F. Sometimes an extra long preinfusion time produces the necessary energy to fully extract a lighter roast, and therefore the temp doesn't need to be higher, but actually lower. Bingo! This worked like magic! All of a sudden the flavors went from muddy and barely distinguishable, to crystal clear. I first noticed the bright sweet taste of the raspberry marmalade. It was so recognizable that I was waiting to feel the crunch of a raspberry seed between my teeth. Next I tasted a warm graham flavor that reminded me of toasted oats. Lastly I noticed a bittersweet chocolate flavor that lingered and melded with the initial raspberry flavor. I really enjoyed this combination of flavors. Sometimes a little bit more experimentation is required to really taste everything a coffee has to offer. It was a good reminder to paint outside the lines, try new things, and always follow your taste buds.
Basket: 16/20g IMS Precision
Weight In: 18.3 grams
Weight Out: 30 grams
Extraction Time: 30 sec
PRESSURE PROFILING NOTES
Breville Dual Boiler 920XL "Slayer Mod"
Valve cracked open about 1.5mm - 2mm
0 bars to 4 bars in 20 seconds
Nearly close valve completely as coffee starts to bead out
Hold between 4 to 5 bars for about 10 seconds as shot starts to form
Open valve all the way going up to 9 bars as the shot starts to drop
Start time on first real flow drop
Around the 20 second mark, close the valve slightly to compensate for puck erosion to about 8.5 bars
Close valve as shot time reaches about 30 seconds, and weight is about 30-32 grams
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