Need some advice with brewing exotic coffee

Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
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#1: Post by FieryShrimp »

Hey friends, a bit of a tough decision on my part that I'm offloading to you guys. I managed to get myself 200g of a very nice gesha and I'm not quite sure how to brew it with the least losses. I've got a Niche zero, v60, French press, ACS Vesuvius, Aeropress, hell even an ibrik for good measure. What would you recommend for getting the best possible cup with the least dialing in?

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V60 by a landslide.
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I think Aeropress can be used as well. I think the most important is grinder though. Without the right grinder it's hard to get the best from these beans.
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FieryShrimp wrote:What would you recommend for getting the best possible cup with the least dialing in?
Whatever method you are best at.

I'll always do a cupping cup first, even with as little as 7g of coffee.

Percolation is more efficient than immersion, so if you have a small amount of coffee, then all things being equal, you will get more extraction with percolation:
However, all things are rarely equal. If you have to dial in, then immersion more forgiving than percolation:
That being said, my pick for a brew method that would give me the best expression of a Geisha, at least a Panama from one of the famous farms, would be V60 like Tom, but I've brewed so much V60 - and a bit of Geisha - that after the cupping cup, I wouldn't have to do much dial-in, if any.
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#5: Post by simmich »

Depends on the age of the bean. If roasted yesterday I'd possibly do a corse grind (in a Zass) and Aero press. If the beans have a few days, V60 hands down.

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#6: Post by ShotClock »

I'd vote for aeropress by a mile if you're using a niche zero. It's a far more tolerant method for a grinder that produces a bunch of fines. My v60s with the niche were always muddy and stalling.

I'd recommend a fine grind and fairly short steep 2 minute inverted aeropress. If you have a prismo, then use that in combination with a paper filter.

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#7: Post by baldheadracing »

The OP's profile says he has a 1ZPresso K-Plus ... why would he use his Niche with a Geisha?
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#8: Post by ShotClock »

My mistake, didn't look at the profile...

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#9: Post by SutterMill »

baldheadracing wrote:The OP's profile says he has a 1ZPresso K-Plus ... why would he use his Niche with a Geisha?
OP never stated he had a 1ZPresso KPlus. Only Niche.

Craig thanks for posting that video comparing immersion vs percolation. I would have guessed the opposite. Might be time to add a V60 to my lineup.

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#10: Post by baldheadracing replying to SutterMill »

I'd say Kalita or Origami Air w/Kalita filters or some other flat brewer like the April is much easier to get good results faster. Figuring out pouring and getting consistent extractions from a V60 can take ... years :oops:. The "Mugen" V60 appears to be much easier to use, as is the W60, but I haven't tried either.

The K-Plus is listed under his user-id - but that info could be out-of-date :?:

If he only has the Niche, then I would consider is to grind super fine and use the ibrik - here's a detailed light-roast method (turn on subtitles):
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