Daily Archive for June 23rd, 2010

Roast Coffee Pairing #39: Central American Compare/Contrast

Here we have a comparison of two mild and balanced wet-process coffees  – the types of cups that make you say “That is good coffee.” It sounds dumb right? But we tend to describe coffee with so many different terms, so perhaps the best way to describe these cups is to say they are what we would call “crowd-pleasing coffees.”  We hope you will join us in comparing the lighter and sweeter Honduras Marcala   profile with the more chocolate-creme structure of the Costa Rica Ponderosa.  Both were kept light to enhance the subtle flavors evident in each, City+ roast level, 422 final thermoprobe temperature, 15:30 roast time.  The Ponderosa has a bit more body while the Marcala has a bright snap.  Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment on the blog or forum, we hope to foster discussions amongst our home roasters about what these different lots have to offer at various roast levels.

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