This week I had a big roasting day where I roasted 3 different varieties of coffee in one day.
Sweet Maria's Espresso Blend
Java Wet-Hulled Haspada
The Sweet Maria's Espresso blend I did at a medium-dark roast, a little lighter than a normal espresso roast. I used a French press as the means of brewing.
Overall, it was a good pot of coffee. It was smooth and balanced, but the aroma didn't quite touch my soul as some have. Perhaps I should've roasted it a little darker and actually made espresso from it, but this is a learning process for all of us.
I do have 2 bags available. If you make espresso out of it, let me know how it turned out.
Java Wet-Hulled Haspada came out at a beautiful medium roast with one batch being a little darker. I haven't had a chance to brew this one yet.
Overall, the aroma was pleasing. It was earthy and rich with a personality that could make an excellent companion for morning reading.
I have 3 bags available of this roast. Let me know what you think of it.
Finally, there was the Tanzania Cooperative. This was done mostly at medium-dark with one batch slightly lighter.
I brewed this one with an old-fashioned stovetop percolator at the New Paltz Farmers Market this week to give out samples. This produced one of the smoothest, most balanced cups of coffee I've ever made. I expected the percolator to be a little rough on the grounds, but it was amazing.
The overall response from those who took the samples all raved about it. Most tried it while holding their fancy Starbucks coffee and liked it better. They all tried it black and agreed it didn't need any cream or sugar.
Due to the overwhelming response at the market this week, I only have one bag left. Get it while it's still in stock!