Drop Coffee Roasters La Linda—black tea and jasmine

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are doing well!

Today, we were enjoying a slow New Years Day at home. As we took a little walk outside, we happened to meet our friends who live next door. They were kind enough to invite us over for a cup of coffee. As the ladies were enjoying their Japanese genmaicha, we guys concentrated on what we love so much: high quality coffee.

Man, what they offered me was truly high quality stuff: ”La Linda”, a Java varietal from Drop Coffee Roasters, Stockholm, Sweden. I got a peek at the label: ”Elegant cup with light-medium body. Notes of nutmeg, bergamot, black tea with a hint of jasmine.” Oh yes, the bag aroma was really amazing: somewhat fruity, maybe, but mainly herbal, even floral.

My friend is a very skilled pour-over man. It was a pleasure to watch him work his magic on the Hario setup. He revealed some of the details:

  • 6,5 g of coffee/100 g of water
  • water temperature: 95°C
  • blooming: 30 sec with 35 g of water
  • total brewing time: 4 min

The results were fantastic. In my opinion, the black tea and jasmine were the most prominent flavors. There was some bergamot and other spices as well. Also, when my friend made another pot with a slightly longer brewing time (5 min), a upper midrange sweetness appeared. Caramel, perhaps? I really liked it!

This was a very nice way to start the new coffee year! Thank you so much!

Today’s lesson:

  1. It’s amazing to have friends!
  2. It’s fantastic to have friends who know their coffee!
  3. Check out Drop Coffee Roasters! They really know their trade.

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