ORGANIC FRENCH PRESS
Recognising the French Press as a firm favourite for coffee drinkers we have produced a coffee specifically for this stalwart brewing method. A consistent coffee delivering strong body, flavour and aroma; Steadfast embodies everything that is amazing about your morning brew. Further by abiding to our tough social and environmental standards you can be confident, steadfast in the unwavering flavour and sustainability of your brew.
CORCASAN - ORGANIC (NICARAGUA)
HAZELNUT/ CHOCOLATE / PEAR
8oz / 227g
Varietals: Caturra, Catimor and Catuai
Altitude: 1200 - 1400 masl
Owner: Cooperative Regional de Cafetaleros de San Juan del Rio Coco
Location: Madriz, Nicaragua
Certificate: Organic Certified
The Cooperativa Regional de Cafetaleros de San Juan del Rio Coco (CORCASAN) was founded in 1978 in Madriz, northern Nicaragua. Today, the coop has 250 members, 160 of whom are farmers who grow coffee at altitudes between 1000 and 1400 masl on the tropical hillsides under canopies of shade trees. Harvest period in the region extends from November to March each year.
CORCASAN has grown steadily since it was established, especially since becoming Fairtrade certified in 2005. Becoming certified allowed the coop to access financial services, fund developments and export higher volumes and qualities of coffee. CORCASAN's structure incorporates technical assistance and training for members, a logistics network to efficiently managecoffee collections and deliveries, a well-equipped processing facility and an experienced team, well versed in specialty coffee. CORCASAN also invests in education programs for members and their families, as well as supporting producers to harvest rainwater and conserve water sources. They have also focused on reforestation and improving members’ housing.
We have selected this lot from CORCASAN's 2018 crop, which comes from multiple smallholders in and around Matagalpa. Varietals included in this lot are Caturra, Catuai and Catimor and it is certified Organic. In the cup it is sweet, balanced and creamy, with notes of hazelnut, chocolate and pear.
The first step is to preheat the french press with recently boiled water. Measure out 24 grams of freshly ground coffee into the press, we reckon a coarse grind setting is best. If you are without scales this is about four heaped teaspoons. Add 300 grams of hot water, just off a rolling boil. Give it a stir and let the coffee brew for 4 minutes. Just before pressing, use a spoon to remove the crust on the surface. Press at the 4 minute mark and enjoy!
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