Snap, Crackle, Pop! Monogram Gesha Village Extraction & Review


  • Roaster: Monogram Coffee

  • Coffee: Gesha Village

  • Type: Single Origin

  • Roast: Light

  • Origin: Ethiopia

  • Region: Bench Maji

  • Producer: Gesha Village

  • Processing: Natural

  • Altitude: 1900 - 2069 m

  • Flavors: Pineapple, Nectarine, Pink Grapefruit


I absolutely love this coffee, it snaps, crackles, and pops, in all the right places! Monogram has done an amazing job of roasting this coffee to perfection. It is most definitely a light roast and tastes incredible as a pour over. I tested in with a V60 and the Stagg X brewer from Fellow, and for this coffee, the Stagg X edged out the V60. However, in my opinion this coffee tastes its best as an espresso. I tested a few different extraction profiles and ratios to figure out what tasted best to me. Each way I tested it tasted great, but I eventually settled on a long slow ramp 20 second preinfusion (details below). This long preinfusion brought out amazing clarity, but also a light almost white chocolate like base that paired really well with the fruit flavors. The pineapple and nectarine came through warm and sweet like a simple syrup or a pie filling. The pink grapefruit popped and sparkled with an acidic effervescence that was mesmerizing! My only complaint about this coffee was that I only had 340 grams, and I need more! I look forward to testing more coffees from Monogram in the near future.



  • Basket: 16/20g IMS Precision

  • Weight In: 17.7 grams

  • Weight Out: 32 grams

  • Temp: 200F

  • Extraction Time: 30 sec


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 32 grams


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