Coffeepreneur San Wallman brings his years of espresso expertise to the desk with Mind Helmet Espresso. Drummer, guitarist, barista, espresso fanatic and now founder and roaster of Mind Helmet, Sam isn’t afraid of a problem. Fortunately for us, we bought the chance to see if Sam’s newest enterprise stacks up with the remainder of Milwaukee’s espresso choices.
On trial in the present day: The Peru Coopfasi!
From the Mind Helmet Espresso web site:
This espresso was sourced from Royal Espresso NY
COOPAFSI (Cooperative Agraria “Frontera San Ignacio” Ltda) was formally established in June 1969. Gender equality was an vital issue when the land was bought and divided amongst producers. This specific cooperative is exclusive as a result of they empower and promote “girls grown” espresso. These girls contribute to the bodily and sensory high quality of the espresso. They’re all the time managing new initiatives and growing new methods to enhance the lives of their households. They focus their efforts on enhancing high quality and delivering constant espresso to completely different markets. In 2016, a committee of girls was created by the cooperative and they’re chargeable for distributing loans which is able to allow producers to enhance their very own land whereas additionally participating in new developments for his or her kitchens, crafts and livestock. In addition they created a pc lab which permits all members to remain updated with fashionable know-how.
Selection: Catimor, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Typica
Altitude: 1500-1750 meters
Course of: Absolutely Washed
Mind Helmet Scale
Acidity: 4/5 or medium-high acidity
Sweetness: 3/5 or medium sweetness
Physique: 4/5 or medium-high physique or thickness
Buy the Peru Coopafsi HERE.
This medium roast smells nice and contemporary.
Pour Over – Shining by means of this pour over was the punch of tangerine! This was undoubtedly a clear and fruity pour over. As soon as this cooled down a little bit we may detect a little bit extra nuttiness on this medium roast.
Handmade Costa Rican V60 – Sure, this contraption was bought instantly from a little bit outdated man on the road in Costa Rica. Form of tremendous cool! Does it do Mind Helmet’s Peru Coopafsi justice although? Welp, it ended up giving the espresso a bonus tasting word of burlap, however not sufficient to discard this little discovery. It sort of made us really feel like hippies in want of some reggae music (or Shogun?) and a seashore chair.
Espresso Shot – This will have been one of the best shot of espresso we’ve ever tasted. Fruity! Punchy! No bitterness! Simply to verify our style buds weren’t fooling us, we tried this a second time. And a 3rd.
Iced Maple Latte – Does this espresso maintain its personal when sweetened and placed on ice? It makes for a really non-offensive, clean drink. The tasting notes of the espresso didn’t knock us out, however the profile blended properly with the Roth’s maple syrup (shoutout to Cumberland, WI!).
Latte – This actually highlighted the sweetness of the Peru Coopfasi’s caramel tasting notes. Gentle and clean, there was zero bitterness. Despite the fact that the acidity of this espresso is reasonable, there’s no bitter aftertaste or pungency by any means.
Our ultimate verdict: This espresso is an actual crowd-pleaser; a well-rounded single origin that might be authorized by most espresso lovers. When you’re questioning what Mind Helmet espresso to strive, begin right here.