Weekend - the rain subsides, the sun ventures out on a crisp Autumn day.
It's time to roast! I select this weeks' beans for my wife and I
Sumatra Tarbarita peaberry for espresso (taken to FC+)
Mexico Don Eduardo (FC)
Columbia Choco El Carmen del Atrato (C+)
I proceed to nail 3 roasts. I can smell and taste the brown sugar sweetness
of the Sumatra, the bittersweet chocolate of the Mexico, the currant and
raisin of the Choco. This is a first for me, and I can tell it's going to
be a grand week of coffee drinking. Proud of my accomplishment, I put the
coffee in jars and prepare to bring it inside the house, and this leads to
my second first.
I grab the jars by the tops and turn to go inside. The lid stays firmly in
my hand. The jar, however, succumbs to the siren call of gravity, and takes
with it the exquisitely roasted Don Eduardo. A gentle rain of beans showers
my feet and my patio.
I managed to save enough for a pot of coffee. I'll let it rest a few days
before I try it. My shop vac is currently enjoying the remainder of this