Today’s Coffee: 25th February 2024

What the heck is this?

  • Grind size: 1Zpresso QS @ 1.5 (3.375mm) 
  • Pre-grind anti-static water: 3 drops in with the beans
  • Water temperature: We gotta get to 88 degrees C
  • Funnel warming water: 400ml @ 88° 
  • Water hardness: medium (calcium carbonate 100–200ppm) 
  • Method: Tetsu Acidic and Light (52:38)
  • Beans: Origin Butembo


  • Going to be lucky if any water gets through this 
  • Clear in 3:45(!!)
  • This was a very silly grind 

Pours (target weight and time in parenthesis)

  • First (52g in 10s): 3s early just too enthusiastic I guess
  • Second (38g in 10s): bang on slow and steady
  • Third (135g in 10s): 1s early why do we cut these things so damn close?

Tasting Notes

Nose: Grapefruit! That’s what’s in there with these nuts!

First taste: OK, you know what, there is too much darkness here. Probably because the grind was dumb but but but the initial hit was this rich velvety chocolate like a goddamn cake and I was not expecting that at all. 

Second taste: A bitter aftertaste is letting down what could possible have been a 5.5 moon contender. Notch up the grind to a 1.6 (3.6mm) next time and we might have a winner. 

Honestly, when it first hits the mouth it’s bold and rich but also smooth holy shit I think I’m on to something here. The citrusy brightness is muted in these beans but in a way that is more in balance with the richness goddamn it I’m listening to you beans I’m hearing what you’re saying and I think I like it.