- Posted by admin
- Wed, 06/12/2013 - 14:18
Why would you blend different varieties of coffee together? Well, have you ever sipped a Costa Rican coffee and wished that it had just a little more body and richness to it? Do you love the deep, rich notes of a traditional Sulawesi but miss the bright citrus acidity of a Kenyan coffee? When you blend single-origin coffees together, you can tailor the cup to precisely match your preferences by choosing coffees that complement and enhance each other.
1. Remember Portola's wafflegato? Last time I wrote that variations on that theme were expected. Indeed, there have been two so far. See below for the recipes.
- a. Featuring organic goat's milk caramel, salted caramel gelato, and aleppo pepper seasoning
- b. Incorporating peach gelato, peach balsamic, the return of the Dauphinoise, and Murray River sea salt
If I absolutely had to choose, I'd get my goat on with (a). You?
I had a rather busy yet unproductive weekend. I drove around with the family getting a few errands done in San Francisco, and took a few longer drives to go out to a few places to eat. All of that car time really adds up, especially when a drive that normally should take 15 minutes, takes closer to 45 minutes. However, that is beside the point.
I had a lot of work cut out for me this weekend, so I thought this Sunday morning I deserve something special! How about some Kopi Luwak? I'm having some aging away for a week or so waiting to be made into delicious espresso. I have find that the kopi Luwak which I received as gift from Vietnam is best left to age for at least a week after roasting for best tasting. If it is brewed up too soon, it can taste undeveloped and have off taste that ruin the whole experience.
The Unroasted green Kopi Luwak coffee beans can look quiet horrible:
I realize it is pure folly to exclaim this coffee is the best, or that coffee is the best, particularly in print. The best one could hope for is to give an indication that some coffee is in the top tier. And, of course, everyone has their own preferences, so even more of a word to the wise: careful how you rate your latest tasty brew.
So what do I do about Velton's Twilight Blend?
This is an update about the condition of the Olympia Cremina 67 that I recently acquired through ebay.
Beehouse is a Japanese company that is perhaps best known for their ergonomic ceramic teapots. They also make ceramic coffee drippers, in a small and a large size. The drippers are wedge shaped and have two small holes in the bottom. The small takes #1 or #2 filters, while the larger model takes a #2 or #4. I use the large for 750 mL batches, and like the small at around 200-250 mL.