Now a grizzled veteran of 4 months home roasting (LOL), my wife and I
have some observations. We bought and roasted most of what was offered
in Nov-Dec-Jan. Although I've cataloged the inventory and kept notes I
never correlated our likes/dislikes by "intensity according to
Tom"...that is until tonight.
Of the 29 coffees in inventory 9 are mild, 7 medium, 9 med-bold, and 4
bold. From our tasting notes its clear we are enjyoing the med-bold and
bold lots more than the mild and medium. Many of the mild roasts my
wife calls "weak", even tho she says she is learning to taste and
appreciate the flavors in these. "More like tea than coffee" I hear.
She has no interest in the names or roast times....just blind tasting.
I agree with her assessment tho. Coffees like the Quat Quiche and
Brazil Yellow Bourbon for example fall into that category.
Some of the mediums have a bit more character to our taste...things like
Peru Norte and Guat Blue Quetzal and Zimbabwe Dandoni.
Even better are the Medium Bolds like the Blue Batak and Lake Tawar
Sumatras....Columbian La Esperanza and the Ethiopian Yirga' and Misty
Best of all, tho are Panama Esmerelda, Brazil Fazenda, Brazil Moreinha
and Ethiopia Sidamo.
Given this more bold orientation what's on the horizon for the rest of
the year all you 12 month +++ vets. What are the med-bold to bold
greens that will carry us from May thru November?
Randy in Florida