NABOB single origin whole bean coffee!
Here are the basics of this coffee:
Name/Blend/Origin: Costa Rica S.O.
Roast level: "Medium"
Prep Method: Espresso
Equipment Used: Delonghi ec330 with de pressurized basket, Grinder: Hario Mini Mill Slim.
Amount Used: 12.5g
Pallet Cleanser: carbonated spring water
Grinder Setting: 6clicks from closed.
Shot: Almoast no crema grind is too course must go finer
Flavor: Roasty coffee mildly acidic not bright or dark in flavor profile
Grinder Setting: 4 clicks from closed
Shot: More crema but grind was too fine almost clogged the machine.
Flavor: More robust more acidic hints of dark ripe fruit.
Grinder Setting: 4 clicks out
Deviation: light tamp pressure.
Shot: OK crema but still too slow
Flavor: More acidic than previous body has thin'd out
Grinder Setting: 5 clicks from closed
Shot OK crema proper shot speed.
Flavor: body is medium acidity was medium also Cocoa , Coffee And a light citrus tang.
Thoughts: Nabob has step'd up their game here. This coffee is actually drinkable it has a significant roasted flavor that would be nice if toned down lightly but its not burnt by any means. For a pre roasted coffee this is acceptable at the pricepoint i payed for it. A decent fallback coffee so far lets see how it stands up to pour over and stovetop methods.
In hindsight it would be a good idea when dialing in the grinder NOT to drink the whole shot 4 Espresso shots in under 30min on an empty stomach is effing rough on yourself.