Tuesday, July 26, 2005

gimme's mesa de los santos

this morning i had the great fortune (r d r-squared, for you simpsons fans!) to make kevin c's gimme roast of scaa board member and consumer member chair oswaldo acevedo's mesa de los santos.

it's an outstanding coffee for a number of reasons!

sadly, that work thing keeps interrupting my quality cupping time in the morning, so i just had to make this up in the cafetiére (that's a french press to you!).

anyone who like to help me remedy this problem, please send suggestions. i think the best thing to do would be to become q-certified, don't you?

anyway, let's talk about kevin and oswaldo's coffee. i'm going to call this 5-day-old roast an "espresso +" because the beans are completely shiny with oil but the coffee isn't "frenched," you know?

the beans themselves are just big and beautiful. got your scaa flavor wheels handy?

of course i made this at my usual test 55g. ground coffee per liter of 198 degree water. the freshly ground coffee released a delightful floral scent, very nicely jasmine-y.

despite the seemingly dark roast of this coffee, it was all about caramel and honey. just delicious. there's a little hint of citrus, which reminded me of italian blood oranges.

the press pot mutes the coffee's brightness a tad, as does the roast, and so i'd call it low-medium bright, nippy. and also because the press increases body, this was nicely heavy for a colombian.

it's easy to see why this is such a popular coffee for morning drinking! highly recommended.

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