Simon Lévelt Gayo Blue Mountain Indonesia 2021

250 grams for €7.25, from Simon Lévelt.
Ground with Perfetto, Brewed with flair signaturev60
2021, May 11

Very dark, big oily beans just like Montecillos marcala natural we had before.

It felt like these beans were a little stale even when opening the bag, as there was little to no bloom for the V60 cup. However, I was in for a big surprise when I tried them again for espresso.

I had to crank the Perfetto all the way to 0,5 setting, grinding these very finely to produce a nice espresso. It sure wasn't the prettiest shot (still a bit spritsy) but it tasted great!

Very smooth arrival, butterscotch en liquorice sweetness, an almost malt like quality. Guess we'll take a pass on these beans for V60 and go to the espresso immediately.