Caballero Java


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Marysabel and Moises grow very little of this rare "Java" cultivar and the Java cultivar is quite rare to find in Central America. It is known for it's good quality and big production, but it has a bi-annual cycle meaning it produces a lot one year followed by a small production the next year. Java has gotten it's name after the island of Java where the cultivar was brought from Ethiopia around the 1930's. Some of those cultivars were later taken to Cameroon and from there it was brought to America. The seeds and berries of Java are oblong and the flavors can be floral, fruity and very sweet but can also taste more like green tea, milk chocolate and cocoa. It all depends on the growing conditions. Funnily It always tastes fruity and floral when I taste it straight from the drying tables, but after some resting and transportation to Norway, the flavour in the coffee develops more towards a rich green tea flavour with a full body that reminds us a bit of the green tea chocolates that are so popular in Japan. A rare and interesting flavour profile from Honduras that is very different to our typically more fruity coffees. All the lots we buy from the Caballeros are now dried on raised beds in shade and are hand sorted and milled with extreme care and attention. It really makes a difference in the final cup. In fact Moises was the one who let me experiment with shade dried coffee in the first place. That is how we learned that the green coffee that was dried this way will stay fresh for a longer time and taste much cleaner than the patio dried or mechanically dried coffees they produce.


We strongly recommend using the correct measurements and brewing techniques when you brew our coffees. Use a digital scale both to measure water and coffee in order to get consistent results, and we recommend using between 60 to 70 grams of coffee per litre (1000g) of water, depending on the brewing method, water quality and coffee used.


We strongly recommend using VST filter baskets. Both the 18g, 20g and the 22g basket is great for our coffee. The VST filters makes it a lot easier to extract the espresso properly which gives a lot more sweetness in the cup. They are also more or less identical to each other which makes it easy to be more consistent when brewing on several groups at the same time. You can buy the filters on our webshop, just make sure they fit your machine (ours fits all La Marzocco machines and machines with 58mm filter baskets). With the VST 18g filter basket, we recommend the following brewing parameters: 18-19g freshly-ground coffee, 25-35s brewing time, 35-38g of final brew liquid in the cup, 93°C-94°C brew water temperature.

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