It’s nostalgic to look back at where we were 5 years ago, working hard to launch a brand that represented our values, as well as our caffeine addiction. Last week, we #TBTed ourselves, and re-launched the White Gold, our game changing light roast. White Gold 2.0 hails from both Colombia and Ethiopia and is a marriage of caramel, tropical fruit, and candied citrus. We worked hard to find the right coffee to fill the White Gold bag again, and we’re really excited to have this back on the shelves.
Here’s a little step by step on getting the best out of your White Gold pour over.
-25 grams of White Gold coffee, ground fine, or about the consistency of sand (beach, playground, or pocket sand)
-Hario V60 pour over brewer
-V60 compatible filter
-most favoritest coffee drinking vessel
Wet your filter generously with hot water. This will both preheat the brewing vessel, and remove any paper flavor from the filter itself (Also, dump that water, don’t drink it. It’s not delicious).
Tare your scale, and add the ground White Gold to the filter. Tap the brewer with your hand to even out the grounds in the filter.
Add 50 grams of water to the grounds. If you don’t hit 50 on the nose, don’t fear. We’re not the coffee cops. Stir the grounds to ensure that they’re all saturated. Allow the coffee to bloom for 30 seconds before adding more water.
After the 30 seconds have elapsed (the grounds should stop bubbling), add water gradually until the total amount of water comes to 347 grams (again, shoot for accuracy, but don’t sweat a few grams + or -). A note about pouring: the gooseneck kettle is great as it allows you to pour slowly while maintaining the integrity of the stream. Gradual pours in a circular motion around the grounds are best. Once you’re done pouring, give the slurry another stir, sit back, and let the brewing magic happen. We’re aiming for ~2:30 for the entire process to be done.
Once the water has drawn down, the coffee is ready for drinking action!
What if my coffee takes longer than 2:30 to brew? 2:30 is a target time, but by no means exact. There are so many variables at play, but if you can get it around that window, that means all those variables are working together to ensure coffee victory. If it’s taking longer than 3 minutes, consider a coarser grind on the coffee. If it takes less than 2:15 or so, go a little finer on the grind.
How much coffee will this yield? This recipe is set up for a single 12 oz cup of delicious White Gold.
What’s your brewing ratio? Alright, NERD. 1:15.5, coffee to water.
How hot should the water be? Water should be just off the boil, ~200 degrees.
Where’d that sweet mug come from? We sell them. Buy one now. Do it.