*We are now going to use the weblog to announce the upcoming Roast Coffee Pairing so you can read a bit about what is next in line. We always post this information on the main site:
So, go to that link if you’d like to place an order for the following pairing:
Sumatra Tarbarita Peaberry & Nicaragua Mozonte – Un Regalo de Dias. Sumatra Tarbarita Peaberry has a rustic sweetness, with spicey hints of clove and cinnamon. This should be a great contrast to the pleasantly balanced Nicaragua Mozonte that has mild acidity and floral qualities. Sometimes we pick coffees that taste similar, but this pairing will really display the impact of origin flavor on the cup.
Both these lots were roasted to City+ level, but to be exact, the El Salvador is just a tad darker. The difference (as we measure bean temperature on the Probat L-12) is a 425 fahrenheit finish temperature on the Panama and 430 on the El Salvador. It doesn’t sound like much, but it makes a small difference in the cup. With the Panama my goal is to preserve the crisp brightness in the cup, which after cupping it seems to have more red apple notes than other roasts I have done of the Carmen. With the El Salvador, I was looking for a little more chocolate roast taste in the cup. I think it’s there. Hopefully you will enjoy both these excellent wet-processed Centrals American coffees. -Tom