Daily Archive for September 16th, 2009

New arrivals: Panama Las Flores de Volcan, Sumatra FTO Aceh Arinagata, and Kenya Nyeri Ngunguru Peaberry

Three new coffees to get you over hump day: Panama Las Flores de Volcan is a high-toned yet balanced cup, Sumatra FTO Aceh Arinagata has rustic sweetness with a dense body and spice notes, and the second of our vacuum packed Kenya lots Kenya Nyeri Ngunguru Peaberry a zesty, dynamic cup with complex herbal notes and unique sweetness.

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Roast Coffee Pairing #20: The Funky Bunch

So, this week we may have completely lost our minds. The headline might read: “Sweet Maria’s roasts Robusta and pairs it with Sumatra coffee, are they insane?!” I roasted the Sumatra Organic Lampahan -Bonkawan Coop to three different levels (City+, FC, and FC+–426, 431, and 436 degrees respectively via thermoprobe) since I was doing three batches, I then blended these together to try to capture the entire flavor range this coffee possesses. The cup has wonderful prune-like sweetness to compliment the heavy body and low acidity. I roasted Rwanda Wet-Process Robusta to Full City with final thermoprobe temperature of 440 degrees. Try brewing these two coffees together: we tested a 50/50 ratio as well as one with just 1 scoop of Robusta to 4 scoops of Sumatra. This is not normally what we like to drink around here but my In-Laws would love to dump cream and sugar in a cup of this before a day of fishing on the lake. Ain’t it funky now.

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