The first rule of Filter Club…
Is… always talk about Filter Club.
More and more roasters and retailers are putting up a ‘filter club’. Pay a certain amount of money for a subscription and receive delicious treats, delivered to your door (or pick them up). Fortnightly, maybe monthly.
There are several subscriptions available. You might be familiar with Market Lane or Sensory Lab, but over here in Perth, we have “Grand Central Coffee Roasters”.
Grand Central run a filter club which gets you such delicious treats, selected and roasted by Mr Luke Bates, delivered to your door (or pick up from the roastery).
This week I experienced the stunning Nicaragua Finca La Esperanza. Gently roasted for an ultimate filter brew. I’ve brewed V60, Aeropress and Clever Dripper and just can’t screw this coffee up, it’s brilliant.
Luke is the kind of bloke who will only put up a coffee which he would enjoy personally. It’s in the fine details. The packaging even hosts some roasting params, like drop time and temp (among other things).
Get on board, check out Grand Central Coffee Roasters filter club. Oh, you can order any number of blends or singles too!
Aeropress recipe used:
18gm med-coarse (go a slightly finer grind for paper)
300gm water @ 96C
bloom for 30 sec, pour in the rest, plunge at 1m30 to 2m finish.
CCD recipe used:
60gm bloom @ 94C
Fill to top, steep for 2m30, drop
enjoy with friends
v60 recipe used:
50gm bloom for 30s with a ‘swirl’ (thanks @gwilymbarista)
drain and enjoy (2m20 total)