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Tasty new offerings in house and roasting!

by badbeard 24. November 2009 23:02

Like a kid in a candy store, yon Badbeard couldn't wait to start roasting today's new arrivals...four certified organic offerings:  Ethiopia Yirgacheffe and Harar (both from the wonderful Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, or OCFCU, and a pair of the tastiest decafs we've come across in a while.  The first is a high-grown Peru processed using the supercritical CO2 method, and the second a Sumatra Mandheling Mountain Water Process.  Both of these decafs are full-bodied and flavorful and will strain your credulity in the taste department.  They roasted up like regular caffeinated coffees, a rare feat, since traditionally the decaffing process negatively affects the cell structure of the bean. We'll reporta gain after they've degassed and rested another 48 hours, but given the quality of our cupping samples we can say that you'll be pleased.

The Ethiopian javas are truly classic in regional profile.  The washed Yirgacheffe has abundant sweet citrus note, medium acidity and outstanding body and gets even richer as the cup cools.  The dry-processed Harar shows proud blueberry and blackberry notes in both the cup and the ground fragrance, velvety chocolate undertones throughout and low acidity. Both have super-clean finishes. These are coffees you can drink day and night!

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