Daily Archive for January 20th, 2010

Claudio Salazar farm, Zarcero

Claudio Salazar farm, Zarcero, originally uploaded by sweetmarias.

A set of images from my recent harvest trip to Costa Rica. The full set is at Sweet Marias punto com.

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Roast Coffee Pairing #28: Fruity Brazilian/Fruity Ethiopian

Here we are comparing two different fruity coffees–half way around the world from each other. First, the Brazil Moreinha Formosa “Raisin” Coffee is produced by a rare processing method; the ripe coffee fruit is allowed to dry on the coffee tree, a technique only possible in an arid climate that has a dramatic shift from wet to dry seasons, and plots with good sunlight exposure, to ensure even drying. After harvest, the coffee is put on raised beds for additional drying, in the African tradition. This results in amazing body (expected), intense chocoalte and great rustic sweetness. Roasted to Full City. The second coffee is an Ethiopia Dry Processed Yirga Cheffe. This lot of somewhat unknowable provenance (long complex story) is incredible with peach, apricot and berry notes. Roasted to City+.

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