June 2017 Subscription—Madcap Coffee Roasters: Grand Rapids, MI
Two 12 oz. Bags of Third Coast Espresso
For this month’s Espresso Subscription, we’re teaming up with with Madcap Coffee Roasters, from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Madcap is committed to buying, roasting, retailing, and wholesaling specialty coffees. They focus on building strong relationships with each and every person involved in bringing coffees to their roastery. By respecting and fostering those relationships, Madcap is better able to ensure the highest quality through monitoring and nurturing the coffee seed at every stage of its life.
About Third Coast Espresso
Madcap Coffee Roasters’ Third Coast Espresso is an intentional blend of two excellent coffees. To create Third Coast, Madcap rotates several of their best coffees throughout the course of the year.
This month, they’ve combined a coffee from the Bokasso co-op in Sidama, Ethiopia with coffee from Tolima, Colombia & producer Luis Reinoso. It’s sweet, flavorful, and complex in its pure form. Expect a rich texture, mixed berries, vibrant acidity and a balanced creamy body.
Madcap recommends pulling this espresso using 5 seconds of pre-infusion. Typically, we’ve found that with pre-infusion, we can achieve a higher extraction using a lower strength. If you don’t have pre-infusion, we’d suggest pulling your shot at a slightly higher volume (34-40g) than the suggested parameters.
Below, you’ll find Madcap’s recommending brewing specs—as always, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!
Third Coast Espresso
time: 32 seconds (including 5 second pre-infusion)
brew ratio: 1:1.84
temperature: 201 F
basket size: 17g
pressure: 9 Bar
Description: Sweet, flavorful, and complex in its pure form. Expect a rich texture, mixed berries, vibrant acidity and a balanced creamy body.
Producer: Bokasso (Ethiopia) & Luis Renoso (Colombia)
Region: Sidama (Ethiopia) Hererra, Tolima (Colombia)
Growing Conditions: 1,750-2,100 meters
Cultivar: Catillo, Typica, Colombia, & Heirloom