Roast Coffee Pairing #49: Clean Coffees - Guatemala and El Salvador
Here we have two very clean and bright coffees, the El Salvador Siberia 100% Bourbon, and the Guatemala Huehuetenango La Maravilla. Both were roasted to City+ level with thermoprobe temperatures of 425 and 14 minute roast times. If this were a competition for cleanliness the El Salvador would win, it is very crisp and mild, a perfect “drinking” coffee. The Guatemala is a bit of a different beast, spicy with a caramel note in the cup. So often we get carried away with fruit-bomb Kenyas, and musty Sumatras; these two cups remind me what well balanced, subtle profiles can bring to the table. I could drink either of these coffees every day and be happy. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, after all.