Big Truck Organic
Sweet chocolate, and ripe berry flavors, all in a dense heavy body
15 years ago, this was Olympia Coffee's first blend.
We devote constant attention to Big Truck and think it might be the best organic espresso blend you can find. Coffee is a fresh, seasonal product, and different producing countries have varied seasons and harvest periods. So we strive to buy smaller lots in their prime to keep the blend as fresh as possible. The ingredients of the blend change based upon seasonality, but you can bet the flavor profile for Big Truck remains the same year-round!
Brew it like we do:
- 24g coffee
- Kalita Wave, but any brewer will do!
- Don't forget the Filters!
- Gooseneck Kettle w/ 200°F water
- Scale that reads to 0.1g
- Timer (if your scale doesn't have one)
For espresso we recommend
18g dose, 33-38g yield, 24-30 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.