For Episode 27, Mike and I talk about going to meet-ups and festivals. This was a result of having read an awesome article by Jennifer Ferreira about the London Coffee Festival scene on cafespaces.wordpress.com. Great article and great site.
I received my Bodhi Leaf Coffee in the mail, and we reviewed it. It came recommended by Roastin’ Ratzy’s from a comment on a blog post about Blueberries to the Face. The coffee bag had printing inside and outside. That brings up whether you should keep the flavor notes really vague or very descriptive. But what’s stone fruit? What’s juicy? What the heck a stone fruit is, determine it’s a fruit with a pit, and check ‘the online’ to confirm.
Ghostly Roaster threw down a Monsooned Malabar, and I make a total mess of trying to recite the type of coffee varieties. They are: Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, Caturra, Colombia, Ethiopian Heirloom, Gesha, Jember, Pacamara, SL28, SL34, Tekisic, Typica, Villa Sarchi, and Villalobos. Stumptown Coffee has a great page dedicated to educating us about the varieties.
We gave a product update with regards to us trying to get our coffee roasted and ready for market. Cafe Imports went absolutely above and beyond to try and help us track down green bean to try and duplicate a fantastic roast Mike made with a bean from Sweet Maria’s. Even though we are a super small roaster, Cafe Imports was absolutely incredible, trying to help us get our goals down even though they could direct us to La Bodega, their sister site for small operations.