Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Ethiopian Nano Challa

Today's Blogmas post is super exciting - if you follow the @pallets_beaulieu page on Instagram, you'll know a few weeks back we tried a coffee that I received from my very good friend Iz, from Caffeine Galore. This coffee was from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

Now, spoiler alert, this coffee is delicious. So much so that it deserves it's own blog post. 

This blogpost is also going to feature my face (woah, what!!) I've taken the photos Dom kindly took to use here, so let me know if you like this format of photos or if you don't want to see my face and just want to see the damned coffee.

Here's me pretending I'm cuter than I actually am holding the bag.
The bag itself is a great design, it's a really nice pop of colour and then to have the little "archway" (real technical, it's a good thing I'm not a designer) really gives it a nice touch.

The beans

Nano Challa - Direct Trade
Varietal - Ethiopia Heirloom
Taste - Floral and complex coffee with notes of tart grape, lavender, juicy stone fruit and vanilla.

We brewed this coffee in Pallets through the Clever Dripper - something we've not really delved into here on The Coffee Life (but there's a first for everything!!) 

We looked up some recipes online, and found a consistent pattern with people using 26 grams of coffee.
So we used 26 grams of coffee. 

*insert mean girl "I saw Regina George wearing army pants and flip flops, so I went out and bought army pants and flip flops" meme*

The brew

Clever Dripper
26g of Coffee
350ml of Water
2 Minute 30 Second Immersion Time 
Small Agitation 
4 Minute Total Brew Time 

Both Dom and I were shocked at how true to the taste notes this coffee was. 
The lavender was the part I was unsure I was going to taste, but low and behold. It was there, it was delicious.
The stone fruit came through as a gorgeous acidity with a beautiful full bodied sweet fruity taste. 

Safe to say we enjoyed this coffee A LOT

Photo credit to the fab Dom 
You can find him over at the Pallets Instagram

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