San Basillio de Palenque | Colombian Single Origin
About San Basillio de Palenque :
Trvl Love Koffee San Basillio de Palenque is a single origin Colombian koffee bean, one of the most recognized koffee regions in the world and the second largest koffee producer in the world. This bean comes from the Excelso family it is a large but slightly smaller than the Supremo koffee bean it has a clean aroma and a citrus flavor.
**Coffee in this area uses environmentally safe wash processes, often by hand.**
Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee. They are well known for their high quality coffee and about half of their exports come to the United States. Colombia exports approximately 12.5 million bags and internal consumption is about 2 million bags annually. Colombia only produces washed Arabica coffee. There are three primary varieties grown in Colombia and the coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown. There are many coffee producing regions in the country. Colombia is proficient in producing an abundance of truly delicious and sought after coffee. This particular type is Excelso; this term is a coffee grading term in Colombia. Excelso coffee beans are large, but slightly smaller than Supremo coffee beans. Excelso coffee beans are a screen size of 15-16. Colombian coffee is graded before shipment according to bean size. It is possible that Supremo and Excelso coffee beans are harvested from the same tree, but they are sorted by it's size. The greatest volume of exported coffee is Excelso. These beans include good-to-large flat beans and some peaberries. EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material.R
|Growing Altitude||1200-2000 m.a.s.l|
|Arabica Variety||Caturra, Typica, Bourbon|
About Our Blends:
When it comes to our coffee blends we combine two or more single origin coffees, sometimes roasted at different levels, blended together. This creates a unique and exciting coffee taste that would not be naturally found in the beans alone.
How it is Delivered:
- Comes in a 12 oz. kraft stand up bag with degassing valve to ensure freshness
- Get whole bean or choose from several grind options
- Immediately after roasting, the coffee is packaged into 5 lb nitrogen-flushed bags. This process forces nitrogen into the package, replacing the oxygen, that would otherwise quickly age the coffee. The nitrogen preserves the wonderful flavor characteristics of fresh-roasted coffee. Trvl Love Koffee also utilizes "vent tape" technology which allows the coffee to de-gas, but prevents exposure to oxygen.
Grind Type Guide
These days coffee shops are on every corner, but nothing is quiet as satisfying as brewing the perfect cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home. It saves money and you can make it just the way you like it. There are different types of grinds that go with the different types of coffee makers. I will go over all the grinds we offer.
French Press Grind
First off, we have your French Press. This process of brewing is an immersion. The grinds are immersed in the water together to extract that yummy goodness. A French Press is easy and makes a delicious cup of coffee. The grinds are coarse. The beans should be ground in a burr grinder versus the blade grinder. When using a French Press, you will just need water, coffee, and the press. You measure out the grounds: 2 Tablespoons of coffee to 8 ounces water. Boil the water. Add the grounds and water into the press and let the coffee steep. After about 4 minutes is up, press down on the top of the press. Press slowly. It will separate the grinds and you are now ready to pour and drink.
The French Press Grind is perfect for making Cold Brews too. You just need some water, a mason jar, and time to get this Cold Brew creation to come to life. Pick any coffee in this grind to try out a cold brew. Once you have your base, add milk or water to dilute and enjoy the rush! You can also use the Percolator Grind for Cold brew as well. It is a little bit course. You can play around with the grind to see which suits you best.
Next up, the auto drip machine. This is the Bunn or the Mr. Coffee pot. We call this the Standard Grind. This is the most widely used grind. If you use the trusty ole "coffee pot" then this is a process of running the water through the coffee grounds to create the magic we call coffee. The standard grind is medium-coarse. This is what is sold at most groceries stores and is most used. Also, this grind can be used in a Siphon coffee machine.
Espresso grind is exactly that. It should be used for the Espresso machine and the Moka pot method. If you have an espresso machine at home, this is what you want to use. These grinds are fine in texture. Espresso is a delicate process. If this is your choice of coffee, you can perfect your method how you choose.
Turkish may be your method of brewing. This is a very delicious way to take your morning coffee. You will need your favorite Ibrik, 3 oz of water, a spoon of sugar and a stove. Once you add these together, let it foam up 3 times and it is ready to pour. This grind is very fine, almost a powder. Beautiful brewing method and is the oldest to date. We use stoves now versus the hot sand to heat the coffee.
Classic Drip Grind
Lastly, we have the Classic Drip Grind. It is a medium-coarse grind that works for coffee methods of brewing by Chemex or a pour over. These are both great ways to brew your coffee grinds. When doing this use a burr grinder to ensure it does not get too fine and pass through the filter with these methods.
These are just a few different types of grinds that are most popular, and what we carry at Trvl Love Koffe. The type you choose should depend on the machine you will use. Therefore, it matters. The best cup comes from getting the right grind. We suggest you get whole bean and grind it your way as you use it. This ensures a fresher coffee. We always suggest that you order whole bean but understand everyone does not have a home coffee grinder. Whichever option you choose, it is all coffee and we approve!