Notes were easy to smell and taste. Coffee was roasted to light / medium and the berry notes shined. Tons of sweetness and juicy tones when pulled on espresso. Amazing coffee.
Thanks, Steve, for offering us home roasters some of the best green beans at very reasonable prices.
Roasted to medium…BEST coffee I have ever had!!!
Thanks Bodhi Leaf!!!
24 August 2022 15:59 PST and the harvest was, I beiieve from 2020. Large beans, typical of Pacamara variety. Following a pretty standard protocol on a Huky 500 runniinng Artisan through a Phidget with three thermocouples, the RoR curve was all over the place with sudden, erratic reversals of descending values. Roasted again using a gentler profile, but got the same, though less exagerrated result, i.e. stalls and reversals. The bolume increase was pronounced. Pretty sure these beans will be for testing grinder calibration, etc. and not for drinking. Crunching a couple beans, the taste was straw-like and papery. I'll cup them against some other roasts just for the heck of it, and to gain a sense of what that kind of roller coaster Delta BT curves yield taste-wise.
Again, this review is of beans that've been in storage for a good while. No doubt they were much better when fresh. I'll try another coffee from Señora Ovalle when it becomes available.
Cheers, -- j.