Got these CerroAzulFood Fair Trade Coffee / Cafe de Origen beans as an experiment with the fairtrade brand. It is a blend of Beans from Peru, Honduras and Ethiopia, roasted by Neuteboom coffeeroasters.
It is quite a big bag of beans. Without a roast date it is hard to tell how long these beans have been resting on the shelf. Our suspicions were confirmed, the coffee felt a bit bland, stale and old.
An interesting note is that we were able to get a more balanced cup of coffee using our aeropress after the first cups that were too sour for our tastes. By grinding a lot finer and brewing longer we achieved higher extraction and lost some of the sourness. I wrote a separate blog "the barista coffee compass" to find out how to improve your next brew!