What’s W I N T E R H O A R D?
As the name might suggest, it is a fruity, ripe juicy cocktail of a coffee blend. During our year, we buy many fantastic coffees. We save some of our favourites that work in a certain way! This year WH is an Omni (from 3 different countries) and works well as a filter or juicy espresso. It is a different year, with different coffees in. Winter Hoard 2020 is something quite special. We have tried many combinations of our favourite coffees and profiles and finally, we are happy.
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33% Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Worka Co-operative Gr1
Espresso: Brew temp 93-94C: Extraction 26+ secs : Espresso ratio: 1-2 Resting is good for this coffee, if you can bear it?
Filter: 60g a litre and up for tasty filter.
Roast: Developed Filter/ Light-Medium Espresso
Aromatics: Marmalade| Body: Light | Acidity: Low and Sweet Citrus.
In a filter, this is a glass (in my case) of complex, sweet, tropical fruity sugars. The juicy complexity keeps on increasing and at every degree of cooling another subtle twist. Boozy candy, floral, jammy, sweet and with a lingering citrus finish.
In espresso-based milk drinks, this has as balanced fruit as in the espresso. No exaggeration.