This lightly roasted Central American espresso is bright light lemon, mildly nutty like an Almond, and naturally caramel sweet in the milk with a very clean finish. This is our answer to a more modern roasting profile, yet losing the bite and dirty flavors that can come from a lighter, undeveloped roast. The natural sweetness is exactly what you want for your milk based drinks that are espresso heavy, such as the macchiato, cortado, cappuccino and flat white. We have discovered that Whirlybird works great as a lighter breakfast blend type regular coffee brew also. For a 3 Liter Airpot, we use 113g (4oz.) for our dose, ground a touch finer than our regular drip. For our Jazz fans, "Whirlybird" is a jazz tune written by Neal Hefti featured on the legendary Count Basie album, "The Atomic Mr. Basie" recorded in 1958.
Kevin - I love how delicate and light bodied this coffee is. It ticks all the boxes for a balanced coffee for me - bright, sweet and clean.
For those using the Aeropress to brew, here is a recipe that yields delicious results! Please note the finer details, like the grind and water temp. Very important!
35g. Whirlybird, coarse grind, set up press in the inverted method.
Add 150g. 183F degree water and stir aggressively
Add the filter and lid at 30 seconds and press plunger until foam appears on top of the press.
Flip press at a minute and five seconds and immediately begin a 20 second press.
Add 170g. hot water to dilute.
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