Daily Archive for May 26th, 2010

Roast Coffee Pairing #37: Unsung Heroes or The Dark Side

Maybe “Unsung Heroes” is misleading – it is more like “Commonly Overlooked Coffees” or “Under-Appreciated Coffees” or “Perfectly Good Coffees without an Effective Marketing Campaign.”   We might as well call it “The Dark Side” as it is also a couple of coffees that we will roast past our usual City+/Full City roast.  First we have the Bali Kintamani which is wet-hulled – the processing method used widely in Sumatra -  it has that earthiness in the cup and it takes a dark roast well. Expect some chocolatey-ness and fruit. And then we have the Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza – a cleaner and balanced cup.  We will go a hair darker on the Rwanda than the review mentions – just to push the point.  You could even blend the two for a sort of Moka Java.  Each batch was roasted for 15 minutes to a final temperature of 435 degrees.

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