Sweet Maria's Weblog
Here we want to offer two of our favorite coffees of the moment. Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca La Maravilla was roasted to City+, final thermoprobe temperature of 424 degrees, 15 minute roast time. The cup is a nice combination of chocolate and fruit with a light body. Ethiopia Wet-Process Bonko was roasted to City level, thermoprobe temperuatre of 418 degrees, 14:30 roast time. There is definitely a soaring lemon cookie brightness to this light bodied cup. These two coffees are quite different but are a great representation of the things we prize in an outstanding lot of coffee: sweetness and intense flavors. Both of these are so intense in fact that tasting them side by side is quite challenging the one almost overpowering the other. By the way, both of these coffees are good candidates for roasting to Full City and using as SO espresso!
I had to seam this image together, so I am not sure how legible it
is. David Roche had it at the Roaster's Guild Retreat, and it's from
a book but I am not sure which. Ukers? Interesting history of how
coffee was disseminated through the world.