Get the most out of your Baragwi


Baragwi is this months Kenya coffee from April Copenhagen. It's a rich and juicy cup that is as sweet as it is acidic with distinct notes of berries. We've been playing around with it and here's a quick brew guide to get you started with a good cup. We're brewing on a V60, with a total brew time of 2:30. If it took less - grind finer and/or pour slower. It if took longer - pour faster and/or grind finer.

What you need:

  • 14 g fresh whole beans
  • 240 ml filtered water
  • Grinder
  • Coffee filter and filter paper
  • Scale

Guide:

  1. Wet the filter paper with 200 ml water to rinse out the paper taste. Don't leave the water in the cup/jug.
  2. Grind 14 g of fresh coffee beans to a medium-fine grind size (Step 8-9 on the Wilfa grinder)
  3. Heat the water to 94° C
  4. Tare the scale and start the timer
  5. Pour 40 g of water onto the ground coffee and let it bloom for 30 seconds. Make sure all ground are wet to get an even extraction
  6. Pour 100g water in a slow 14 circular motion
  7. Pour rest of the water before the coffee bed dries out
  8. After 2:30 minutes the coffee is ready
  9. Enjoy a nice cup of fresh brewed coffee

  

Tobias - Bean Bros.
@tbsnstpny

2 comments

  • Chris

    Hi there – thanks for posting your indication of best brewtime.
    Would you have a brewtime recommendation for the April Guatemala St.Florencio as well? Helps to avoid wasting precious beans while translating your Wilfa grinder setting into whatever’s the equivalent in my Knock Feldgrind.
    Greetings from Hamburg!

  • twkang

    Dear Bean bros,
    Thanks for the guide and it’s really fruitful information.
    Just checking on this,
    “If the brew is longer than its expected brew time, should I grind Courser or Finer?”
    Correct me if I’m wrong the finer grind size will also lead to a slower brew time.

    I always encountered a really slower brew time (E.G. 320ml on 3:45/4:00mins) instead of I expected for just 3:00-3:15mins.
    This is only occurring on the really light roast coffee (Scandinavian Roast profile)

    Let me know if you have any method can solve this up, but yeah I will try a fast pour (Take back Home Notes) as you mentioned on above brew guide.

    Thanks

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