2012/12/29

在今年的最後、找到了熟悉的味道 (Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters, IL)

2012 的最後、找到了熟悉的味道。

在美國很容易找到自稱是淺培豆的咖啡店。沒錯,“自稱”。
在我的想法,大部分的美國豆子都走太深了!

http://neighborhoods.redeyechicago.com/wrigleyville/files/2011/03/110225_safari-585x390.jpg並不是說 “深” 就是不行,豆子等級不夠,藉由烘豆師的巧手起死回生的豆子
喝起來也是樂趣。

這種方式的代表在芝加哥 我想是“Safari Cup Coffee
他們的非洲豆真的很好喝!!


這幾天,翻了翻評鑑,看到有人在討論這家店 “Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters
Hm. 就算開車也要一個半小時,是有點遠。
但是在日本超市附近,剛好最近要用明太子,加上手癢想開車去遠的地方晃晃
拿起鑰匙,出發!!!

加上迷路,花了兩個小時到了一個在Shopping Mall 區域,
有著 Drive Through 的奇怪店家。
心裡暗暗擔心,還偷偷盤算着,回去要把評鑑撕了!!!(吶喊:還我油錢)

這些想法,在拿到咖啡的一瞬間,全部飛走了!!!

Single Shot Espresso, Nuova Simonelli
喝下第一口 :“ Oh My God!!! 就是這個味道”
好的淺培豆配上正確的沖煮技術就是這個味道!!!
香氣,層次,變化,還有美好的尾韻!都在小小的一杯裡!
尤其是香氣,討喜的發酵味,果香,隨著溫度下降,慢慢的變化!
嗯,嗯,喝到這杯今天就值得了。

看看,天色還早,身體也還很舒服(淺培豆常常咖啡因太強,要小心!)
Auction Results: 2012 Honduras Cup of Excellence® Program再來一杯 Pour-Over
選了 
2012 Honduras Cup of Excellence Auction Lot.2
El Matazano — Producer // Jorge Alberto Vallecio Yanez Country //
很妙的一支豆子,雖然是第二名,但是因為量太大,所以單價不高

  

嗯,看到顏色就覺得值得期待
雖然萃取重了點,但是豆子好,烘培好,仍然有很棒的香氣,還有美好的尾韻。
莓果,蘋果,加上蜂蜜和巧克力。

開心,美好的咖啡,美好的一天,希望也有美好的新年

ref.

region

La Paz

farm/Co-op

El Matazano

elevation

4806 feet

process

Washed

varietal

Catuai

tasting highlights

Honey, blackberry, vanilla

2. Honduras El Matazano.

  "This coffee is one of the winning lots from the 2012 Honduras Cup of Excellence (COE).  The COE is a competition that selects the very best coffee produced in one particular country each year.  Coffees are blindly judged five times, and only coffees that continuously score high enough are allowed to move forward in the competition and eventually are awarded the Cup of Excellence.  The program is a huge benefit to farmers economically and motivates them to grow and produce amazing coffee."

3. WILD OPEN ROAD. !!!

  "The farm El COMUN located in the El Matazano community in the municipality of Santiago de Puringlain the Department of La Paz. It has an altitude of 1465meters above sea level and is located 80 km from the city of La Paz, departmental capital. This farm is managed through an agroforestry system using shade with little use of agrochemicals and focused in the soil and water conservation. It also has a protected forest areawith timber and fruit trees.  "

4. Verve Coffee Roasters.

"El Matazano is a farm in the Department of La Paz in the southern part of Honduras. Jorge Alberto Vallecio Yanez has been growing coffee on his own for 19 years since learning the tradition from his father. Now, his sons along with some hired help take care of their entire production. Yanez and his oldest son oversee all of the drying of their coffee."