Thursday, December 31, 2009

My lastest coffee notes

These are the latest coffee varieties I've roasted, all were roasted to full city. Each was ordered from SweetMaria's for about $5 a pound.

Ethiopia Moplaco Yirga Cheffe: Roasted in a hot air popcorn popper. I've tried this before and really liked it, once again it was wonderful.

Kenya Nyeri AA Gichatha-ini: Roasted in the drum roaster on the gas grill. This was another African wet processed variety I decided to try and really liked it, I will be ordering it again.

Panama Las Flores de Volcan: Roasted in the drum roaster. This was really good, I think it's my new favorite.

My Breville coffee grinder gave up on me earlier this month, just days before the warranty was to expire. I contacted the company and they emailed me a FedEx shipping label and had me pack it up and send it back to them. They told me they would be sending me a new one as soon as they receive mine, as of today I haven't received it. Not having a decent grinder I've been using a simple blade grinder so it's hard to get a proper grind. I'm sure these coffees will taste even better once I get my grinder back.

I need to order some more beans, I'm definitely ordering the Panama. Looking at SweetMaria's latest offerings I noticed an El Salvador Peaberry "Aida's Grand Reserve" which sounded really good but at $24.40 a pound I don't think I'll be ordering it anytime soon.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas Mom!

I was trying to figure out what would be a good Christmas gift for my mother and I came up with this. Mom, I roasted a pound of "Ethiopia Moplaco Yirga Cheffe" beans and ground them for you. If you do like this maybe next year you will get your very own coffee grinder for Christmas, along with some really good home roasted coffee beans. Here's a youtube video of me roasting the beans.


This is one of my favorites, although there is a variety from Panama that I'm really enjoying now.

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