In the filter roast of this coffee I have written a little bit about its arrival etc. Although there is not a huge variation between the filter and espresso roast, I personally want the refinement of each profile. If you like a drop of milk in your coffee then this might be a better option. It is in no way a dark roast and for many people still a light “medium” roast. For me, this is genius in a cup! Marsellesa is known as a high acidity coffee varietal, which would turn a lot of people off. Because of natural processing, the acidity is low and sweet. Not boozy or funky though.
Alejo’s coffees are always brilliantly processed and every delivery is better than the pre-shipment.
Farmer: Alejo Castro
Farm Volcan Azul
Area: Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Established: 1850, 5th generation farm.
Altitude: 1540-1720 Meters above sea level
Recipe:1:2 for milk-based and (17-34 or 20-40 etc) and we like to make our espresso a little longer.
Roast: Light Espresso
Aromatics: Fruit Cake| Body: Creamy| Acidity: Sweet, Yellow Plum|
This is a cup of sweetness. In espresso, this is incredibly sweet and complex. All of the sweetness and complexity of the filter brew condensed.No sours or saltiness. In milk-based drinks, the fruit sugars become variations of caramel. and it is as sweet as syrup….in an uncanny way. Truly amazing.
Volcan Azul is a 5th generation farm, producing many different single varietals and processes. The long game is the aim of quality, which we especially like at James Gourmet. The whole process is controlled by the farm and the operation is relatively small. These are all things that work for us. Coffee on a human scale with a history