I try to buy beans from most places of the word. Also supporting some poor countries often give a pleasant cup and new experiences. (I guess most coffee countries are poor which justifies buying even more coffee). This time I bought following beans:
- Costa Rica Cafetalera Herbazu
- Costa Rica Finca La Ponderosa 100% Bourbon
- Nicaragua Finca San Jose Java Longberry
- Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza
- Tanzania Nyamtimbo Peaberry
- Timor FTO Maubesse
The first beans for the roaster's heat were the ones from Timor.
The Timor beans got a Full City roast, taken just on the start of second crack. Here you see the beans cooling down after the roasting process. To have a good cooling system is important as it stops the roasting process sharply. Letting the beans cool in a pot allow them so prolong their internal roast process which is not always good for the end result.
I usually prefer to test my coffee with a simple french press. It allows you to enjoy the coffee for some time and also let you test the coffee at a wider spectrum of temperature. Some times the coffee shows different characteristics as it cools down a bit.
Tomorrow I will offer some of my friends at work a taste. I hope they will enjoy.