So this is my first review, and it’s skill I want to develop.
I’ve just ordered a syphon brewer, so I’ll be posting syphon brew opinions in the future too.
I’ve brewed this PNG Sigri as espresso on my EB-61.
Dry Aroma – Whole Bean: Marzipan/Almond, sweet blossom.
Dry Aroma – Ground: Stock like
Wet Aroma: Marzipan/Almond, sweet, fruity.
Palate: Syrupy, rich, sweetness; fruity; great body.
I’ve read reviews describing some Sigri as being the “Perfect” cup, another JBM. I love the many facets that this Sigri has, all of them pleasant in my opinion. Peter Wolff roasted this for me, and I left it for 11 days (I’ll ask him about the estate specifics when I’m back at First Pour).
When I opened the bag, I got a brief sweet blossom like bouquet, followed by a nutty aroma with a touch of marzipan/almond. While I was grinding, it became quite earthy, with a vegetable stock like aroma.
With ristretto type pours (25 secs for 15 – 20 mls), the wet aroma was very sweet, fruity and winey, and it had a rich fruity sweetness across most of the palate and a touch of marzipan/almond along the sides towards the back. The body was rich and syrupy. The finish was richly sweet.
With standard pours (25 secs for +/- 25 mls), the wet aroma was less intense in the fruit department and the marzipan/almond weighed in a little more. The sweetness and body on the palate were less intense, more balanced, but still lovely. The finish was more bittersweet.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on some more of this for my syphon when it arrives.