The Antigua coffee region is one of the better known in Guatemala thanks to both the quality and quantity the region puts out. Nestled in the valley of 3 volcanos, it sits over 1,500 meters above sea level and has ideal coffee growing conditions - rich soils, ample rain and sun and relatively consistent temperatures. The climate makes for not only a robust growing environment for the coffee, but also a beautiful, paradise-like vacationing destination.
Expect hints of cocoa, toffee followed with a sweet medium body with lingering aftertaste.
Here at AKUSUKAKOPI, we like to share our brewing recipe. All of our coffee beans can be enjoyed as an espresso or hand brewed using any hand brewing equipments.
Our espresso is usually a ristretto, and the recipe is as follows:
Input/Dose : 18 grams
Output : 25 grams of espresso
Ratio : 1:1.4
Time : 22-26 seconds
Hand brew recipe:
Dose : 15 grams
Grind Size : Coarse (6 or 7 on an EK)
Water Temp : 95 degree
Blooming : 50 grams of water / 30 seconds
Add 50 grams of water / 1 min 20 seconds
Add another 50 grams of water / 2 min 30 seconds
Lastly add 100 grams of water & stop brewing at 3 min 10 seconds