Costa Rica El Puente "Caturra Miel"
We're going for sweetness with this week's roast. This Caturra was carefully prepared for Sweet Maria's by a great farm in the Puente Ecologica (a coop owned by 6 farmers) and demonstrates how pulp natural Centrals are really coming into their own. The "miel" process does indeed impart a honey sweetness in the cup and this particular lot balances this with a fair bit of fruity brightness. We kept the roast in the City+ range with a final thermoprobe temperature of 431 degrees. Roast times averaged 15:30 minutes.