Interesting… So, today we had a cup of our Bolivia COE returned to us with the complaint that it was too bright… brighter than normal. The customer (a regular) immediately started looking for a new coffee to pick… I wasn’t really cool with this being that our 12 oz. Bolivia is selling for $5.75 a cup… yeah, no joke. Anyway, with a closer investigation, I realized that the Clover I used was set at 206… and the other was set at 201. The second cup from the other Clover yielded a much more balanced cup… anyway, I did turn the temperature down to 204 on the one and raised the other to 202. I just found it interesting that we had this incident. I expect more of these, but I love it… I never imagined the Clover would bring us such events.
In other news, Miguel created a new blend he’s calling Mohka Java… a tribute to the origin of coffee. It’s partially Sumatra Lake Tawar and then a couple a of our many Ethiopians… Anyway, I kind of expected it to be a good espresso… and I was right. It’s bright and slightly earthy… with a tang. It’s available on our third grinder right now.
Our second grinder is rocking Alterra’s espresso right now… Scott gave us some of their leftovers from the MWRBC… I’ve never enjoyed a crema like this coffee has… and I know it’s kinda old right now… It’s stripes, it speckles, it dances on your tongue! It’s so sweet! Yeah, I’m diggin’ it! Thanks much Scott!