The appearance of green coffee from Indonesia can be jarring, especially if you’re used to washed beans from Africa or Central America. Why, many ask, does a Grade 1 Sumatra lack uniformity of color and/or bean size?
The Manzano process experiments are up on shrub now. We're very happy to be able to offer the experiments all together as a full set to shrubland this year. Some ideas for presentation of these coffees for your employees and/or customers:
- Roast all 3 to the same degree, serve as a set from a single service brew method.
- Set up a cupping to present the roasted explain the different processes and have an open discussion about the differences found in the cup.
- This is a great set for a Farmer’s Market presentation as you will have an agricultural context to help drive home the concepts.
- Create a “single origin” espresso blend from the 3 different processes (use the MW lightly in the blend; in small amounts it can provide brightness but too much and it can be sour).
- Compare/contrast the DP Manzano to a DP coffee from another region.
- Compare roast profiles, as stated above, note the differences around the first crack of the roast. This is an excellent training instrument for yourself or a roaster in training.
- Share your findings on The Manzano page or on Facebook or an online forum, let’s have some conversations about these coffees!