June 8, 2017 --- We have several Single Origin coffees available now. Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Tanzania Peaberry, Colombia and Sulawesi. Each is roasted to different degrees.
The Peru is the lightest of the roasts, full or aroma. It has cherry and molasses notes. You can smell those notes before they even hit your mouth.
The Tanzanian Peaberry is a very earthy flavor. It is roasted just into a medium and has a nutty finish.
The Costa Rica is our darkest roast and is a well balanced cup of coffee or espresso. It was a wine finish, like the bottom of a really expensive Syrah.
The Brazil we roast to two degrees, medium or dark. The medium is suitable as a Single Origin espresso and tastes and smells like chocolate and butter. As it gets darker there is more acid and it is better suited for a drip coffee; very bold.
The Sulawesi has peach and dark chocolate notes. It is roasted into the second crack but not very dark. It has a full body, lots of aroma and is an incredible cold brew.
The Colombian is a fresh and light coffee, roasted to a medium degree. It is best also as a drip producing a milder coffee with good body.
April 22, 2017 --- We have an incredible Brazilian bean that we are working with right now. From JC Farms, this small Brazilian lot was originally purchased by Middle Fork Roasters who kindly sold a part of it to Mercedes. It has rich, chocolate and nutmeg notes. Roasted either to medium or dark the sweetness of the bean is prominent. Mercedes has been mixing it with a Peruvian bean for espresso at Ghost Alley Espresso.