*My next step is to experiment with mixing my own blends. As part of that, the primary questions I'm asking myself as I drink a cup of coffee (single origin) are: "What is the most prominent note? What would go well with this?"
- Roaster: West Bend Poppery II
- Scale: Jennings CJ-4000 Compact Digital Weigh Scale 4000g x 0.5g
- Cooling: two sieves stored in the freezer (to shock the beans)
A living list of coffees that, after having the first cup, I wanted another.
|La Colombe*||single origin||China-Yunnan||Fuyan County, Yunnan Province||24 Nov 2018||Smooth and balanced with a milk-chocolate sweetness. Eager to try it again to unpack what else is going on in there.|
|Blue Bottle||single origin||North Sumatra, Indonesia||Sumatra Lake Toba Blue Batak||6 Nov 2018||It's almost like each sip has "time"...it starts with a pleasant acidity that turns into sweetness and finishes with the richness and silkiness of coconut oil without overwhelming at any point.|
|Verve||single origin||Guatemala||Santa Clara Pacamara||October, 2018||Subtly sharp, with just enough sweetness to make inoffensive. Good body. Drinks like a cup of coffee i could have many times, not tire of and continue to find new things to notice.|
|Home roasted||single origin||Ethiopia||Hambela Hassan||August, 2018||bright with body; delightful for the morning|
|heart||single origin||Colombia||Fabio Escobar||August, 2018|
|Ritual||single origin||Colombia||El Guamo||Jul 2018|
|Verve||single origin||Honduras||El Brujo||Jul 2018|
|Equator||single origin||Costa Rica||Costa Rica Beneficio Santa Rosa 1900||Jul 2018|
|George Howell||single origin||Rwanda||Kanzu||Apr 2018|
|Wrecking Ball||single origin||Peru||Peru Saltillo Finca Tasta||Apr 2018|
|Blue Bottle||single origin||Guatemala||Cobán Santa Isabel Caturra||January, 2018|
*Favorite coffee at the moment
Pour over (unless otherwise noted).