Today’s Coffee: 16th March 2024

Beans: Round Hill San Pedro #1


  • Grind size: 1Zpresso QS @ 80 (888.89μm, Burr Distance: 60.0mm)
  • Grind Type: Slow Feed
  • Water to bean Ratio: 15.0:1 (240g)
  • Flavour Pour %: 45
  • Flavour Pours Ratio: 1:1


  • This week I have been humbled by the bean. Thought I was getting a handle on it, then had disaster after disaster.
  • Yesterday, though, I got some new beans
  • These are delicious beans
  • I think the moral of the story is ‘When things are going wrong, buy stuff’
  • At the risk of under-extraction, I went with a super light touch in order to see what flavours exist without them being overpowered by bitterness.
  • The grind size is at the upper limit of what should be considered for a pour over, and well over that of a V60.
  • The pours are spaced close together.

Method: Experiment 16-03-04

  • 1st Pour (Flavour): 54.0g in 10s (total: 54.0g)
  • 3 Medium Swirls
  • Wait 25s
  • 2nd Pour (Flavour): 54.0g in 10s (total: 108.0g)
  • Wait 25s
  • 3rd Pour (Body): 132.0g in 10s (total: 240.0g)
  • 1 Light Swirl
  • Bed Clear: 02:15

Tasting Notes:

Nose: There’s that delicious boozy wine smell. Also some cloves, so mulled wine, which is great because I love Christmas.

First Taste: A nice big bright opening. The whiskey is in there, and some milk chocolate notes on the way out. Just a really pleasant evening reading a good book in my favourite armchair by the fire.

As suspected, though, it is somewhat underdeveloped (the coffee, not the fire).

Second Taste: Getting even bigger. Raspberries, pineapple, and a long lingering boozy finish just leaving the most amazing aftertaste. There are other notes that are triggering sense memories but that I can’t yet place on the Coffee Flavour Wheel. The only solution, of course, is to drink more of this stuff until my brain figures it out.



This is an exceptionally good cup of coffee with all of the unique flavours are going a long way to make up for the lack of body. The whiskey finish especially is an absolute delight and just sticks around for ages.

Unchanged Settings

  • Coffee weight: 16g
  • Water temperature: 88°C (190.4°F)
  • Filter paper: Hario V60 01 Brown
  • Funnel warming water: 400mm @ 88°C (190.4°F)

What the heck is this?