Coffee review alert! Hello Buesaco, Colombia. An everyday drinker and crowd-pleaser from Monogram Coffee Roasters in Calgary, AB.
For those of you that have been following my reviews, you know the fondness I have for Colombian Coffees this season. Growing up in agrarian Saskatchewan, Colombian coffees were the gold standard all through the 80’s and 90’s. Every Nabob commercial touted high quantity Colombian beans that were 100% arabica. It is the reason, I suspect, that “Colombia” became synonymous with coffee for me. Perhaps this is why, as I entered the world of specialty coffee, I developed such a keen interest in other origins. For me, it had become, very wrongly, associated with the mundane coffee of my youth. That has all changed.
The Buesaco is a smooth and chocolatey coffee that feels great in the mouth. It has a pleasant acidity that is present but not persistent. I feel like there are subtle fruit tones that range from orange to red berries. The tasting notes on the bag talk about brown sugar, which is in range of what I think you might experience with this coffee, though I don’t get it personally. I’m loving my cup this morning. (Oooh, is it Monday? Haha)
So, let me tell you about how I brewed it! I used my Master Chef coffee brewer that I got on super sale for $25. I brewed today with a flat bottom paper filter and regular tap water. For best results, put your filter into the basket and give it a good rinse, letting all the water run through and drain out before you add the coffee. Make sure the filter is sort of level and evenly seated. I used a “slightly finer than pour-over” grind. For today I used 50g of ground coffee and 6 cups of water. I find that even the lowly home brewer can produce good (if not very good) results if you are using a good grinder and pay some attention to your grind size and ratio of coffee to water. Would you like to know more? Hit me up in the comments!
Check out the Buesaco Colombia today, if you are looking for a coffee you can afford to drink every day!