Sweetheart Ricardo Ariz Natural
Flavors of chocolate, berry and cream
This year we worked with Ricardo Ariz to create the best natural process bourbon we could. We requested that Ricardo's Bourbon varietal be naturally processed, as Bourbon cherries are known for sweet chocolate flavors. When the cherries are picked at their peak of ripeness, these flavors become more intense and fruit-laden in this version of processing as the fruit dries and develops those fruit flavors back into the coffee bean. This leads to an even more intense version of what Ricardo does best and is a prime example of our collaborative efforts.
Drinking a natural processed coffee from Central America is rare, and these exciting flavors are rarely found from El Salvador in general, but having a producer partner like Ricardo Ariz is also rare.
For espresso we recommend
18g dose, 38-42g yield, 28-32 seconds
For filter coffee we recommend
1g of coffee to 16g of water by weight or
1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume
Every grinder is different, this guide will not necessarily give you the best results for you specific grinder. This is a comparative scale intended to help you discover the difference in grind settings for different methods and ultimately the best grind on your grinder. It works on a 1 to 10 scale, if you grinder has 10 grind settings and grinds from turkish (1) to french press (10) then you can simply use the guide recommendation and adjust to taste. If your grinder has 30 grind settings then you should multiply the recommended grind setting by three. For example if you are brewing flat bottom filter coffee (7) you should start with a grind setting of 21 on your grinder with 30 settings.
1 finest to 10 coarsest
3 Moka Pot
4 Aero Press
6 Kalita, Cone Electric Drip
7 Flat Bottom Electric Drip
9 Cold Brew, Toddy
10 French Press
Adjusting Grind to Taste
After brewing, taste your coffee, if it is delicious, great news, enjoy! If it is lacking in some way, then adjusting your grind can be a great way to improve your brew.
If you find your coffee to be flat, lifeless and have ashy or dry aftertaste you are probably grinding too fine and should adjust your grind coarser.
If you find your coffee to be sour, papery or watery you are probably grinding too coarse and should adjust your grind finer.
For more tips, visit our Brewing page under the Learn tab.