Bailies Coffee - La Ortiga

I'm just going to start this blog post with two words

Holy Crap

When I say this coffee is different to anything I have ever tried, I am not lying. 

Roasted by Head Roaster for Bailies Roasters, Stephen Houston for part of his World Brewer Cup routine - Bailies released a limited amount of 10, that's right - T E N - bags of this beauty, and amongst it selling out in 2 minutes, I somehow (yeah, I'm as shocked as you are) managed to grab a bag for myself. 

About this coffee

Costa Rica 
La Ortiga
Region: Tarrazรบ
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Variety: Caturra
Altitude: 1800masl
Taste Notes: Cinnamon, Caramelised Pineapple and Pear

(please excuse my ratchet af nail polish)

After playing around with a few recipes with this coffee, this recipe I found bought out the tastiest of notes was

V60 Brew
18g of Coffee
280ml of Water
50ml Bloom for 25 Seconds
3 Minute Total Brew Time
Ratio of 1:15

This coffee practically smelt like fresh pineapples.
The taste of this coffee was unlike anything I've ever had before, it was so fresh, so smooth and the cinnamon tastes(!!!) LIKE A CINNAMON BUN, honestly. 
It was so true to the taste notes, you get the cinnamon, you get the pineapple and the fruity, fruity pear. Un-believ-able truly.
With next to no acidity, it's a truly delicious cup, and Stephen did an absolutely incredible job roasting this coffee, and I'm shocked it didn't take him all the way to the final, because hot damn, it's one tasty cup.

Did you manage to get your hands on the Limited La Ortiga? 

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