Finally, the last stage of the process: enjoyment. Here we offer insight on how to brew the best cup and a few notes on developing your coffee taste palate. The bottom line is enjoying your coffee experience.

A cup of coffee can only be as good as its basic ingredients. The two major elements in brewing are good, fresh coffee beans and choice, clean water. Water makes up roughly 98% of the coffee cup.

To make the most of your ingredients be sure to grind your coffee fresh. Also, Each brewing method requires that the coffee be ground to the proper grind for best extraction. For brewing equipment notes

The professional evaluation of a particular coffee's quality is an attempt to make a very subjective process as objective as possible. This process, called cupping, is much like professional wine tasting. This systematic procedure compares two or more coffees that have been roasted to the same point, ground to the same fineness, and brewed to same amounts. Using spoons and their senses, experts evaluate coffees by different criteria, including body and aroma. Through this process of cupping, experts come to understand a coffee's cup profile. More cupping notes.

Like wine, coffee is an agricultural product dependent on the vagaries of weather conditions and idiosyncrasies of the plant itself. No two harvests are identical but there are characteristics that distinguish La Torcaza Estate year after year. It is a coffee of uncompromising smoothness and subtlety, it has an innate sweetness and creaminess which asks, "Please! No cream or sugar, at least until you taste first!" La Torcaza Estate has an sumptuous mouthfeel which is not the least bit gritty or earthy as is often the case with heavily bodied coffees. The coffee presents itself with a delicately floral bouquet and a light but balancing acidity with gentle, citrusy overtones. Unique to La Torcaza Estate is a "buttery" to "butterscotch" taste which unites the body, acidity and aroma into one of the best taste experiences.

Since coffee is the interactive beverage, you, the coffee drinker affect how your cup will taste. The goal is your enjoyment. We aspire to give you the best raw materials for your cup.

We hope you enjoy a cup of La Torcaza Estate while browsing the fields and the processes. Ultimately, the coffee is the natural connection with the farm.

Your feedback completes the coffee cycle by allowing us to understand your coffee interests. After all, it is you, the coffee drinker, that we strive to please. Please email us with your comments and inquiries.

Thank you from everyone along the way.




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