Description About Upper Left Roasters - Chapina GuatemalaUpper Left take a new approach to the idea of 'single origin' by combining various Guatemalan coffees into a consistent, balanced blend. In this single origin blend, you can expect some refined flavors of cooked fruits and easygoing layers of chocolate and caramel in the cup. We're guessing, roasted with a smile and nod of approval at the post-roast cupping table, because this coffee works for almost any brew method you throw at it.
- Coffee Type: Whole Bean
- Product Size: 10 oz
- Single Origin
Recommended Brew Methods
A 2:1 water-to-coffee ratio for your espresso shot is recommended. Using a scale to dial in your shots makes the process faster and more accurate. Your espresso grind should be very fine and powdery. Shots should take 30-40 seconds to brew and be thick and syrupy. Don’t stress, adjustments are always needed to get your shots pulling just right!
We recommend a 16:1 water to coffee ratio for your dosing. Use a scale for best results! For pour over, use a medium-coarse grind size somewhere between drip and press levels. Start with a short pour to wet the grounds and “bloom” the coffee for 30 seconds, followed by two more pours, divided in half to reach the appropriate remaining ratio of water to coffee.
Start with a 16:1 water-to-coffee ratio for your dosing. You’ll want a medium grind size for drip brewing that’s finer than what you’d use for pourover. Make sure you give the filter basket a shake to evenly distribute the grounds in the filter for best results. Turn on your brewer and it’ll do the rest!
For a French Press brew we recommend a 1:12 coffee to water ratio with coffee ground at the consistency of sea salt. Add your grounds to the brewing chamber. then add twice the water as there are grounds to the chamber. Stir gently and allow to bloom for about 30 seconds. Place the top on the press and allow it to steep for 4 minutes. Plunge the press slowly and enjoy!
Cold brew, a summer staple but delicious year round! Whether you enjoy a simple immersion cold brew or a drip cold brew, this lower-acid coffee beverage is very versatile. A coarse ground coffee, water, your favorite cold brewer, and time is about all you need! The result is ready to drink cold brew, or cold brew concentrate that can be diluted with water, depending on the ratio of water to coffee used. This method really highlights nutty and chocolate notes, and larger batches mean you can make a few days of coffee in one go!
About The Roaster
Roasted Fresh in Portland, Oregon
Opened in 2015, Upper Left Roasters emphasizes delicious roasts and community in their cafes. As a majority woman-owned & -operated roaster, they highlight ethical sourcing and supply chain management. Enjoy some of their tasty blends, year-round single origins, or limited time single origins and you surely will keep coming back for another cup.