COCOA, CANE SUGAR, CASHEWS
The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties, resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.
Medium roasts balance origin flavor and roast flavor, allowing for a happy medium between the two.
Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.
The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.
FINCA CERRO AZUL (FINCAS MIERISCH)
The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.
WET PROCESSED (WASHED)
- Wet processing: Bean is dried only after the fruit covering the bean has been removed by fermenting until it can be easily washed off.
- Most common processing method & preferred over dry or natural processing techniques.
- Generally produces cleaner & more consistent flavor
Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.