This bean is really tasty, though I think I can roast it better. I asked Bodhi Leaf for advice but they never responded. That was disappointing. My second roast was better, really rich and creamy. A great bean, not yet worth the price, but maybe I can get it there.
Definitely uncovered the nuanced flavors aforementioned - Milk Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Nougat, Macadamia. A tea-like viscosity even using full immersion (press) method. Nothing bold here, nothing to knock your socks off - but overall a fantastic cup of coffee. Worth $44/lb? Of course not. Plenty of sub $5-$8/lb choices here that IMHO are a better cup of coffee and value. FOMO for sure.
First off THANK YOU to the team at Bodhi Leaf for bringing us this exquisite green coffee! I have loved Jamaican Blue Mountain for many decades.
This is my very first Blue Mountain micro batch and I roasted these beauties to City+ to retain the more delicate aromas and flavors of these highly prized beans. The plush bouqet reveals hazelnuts, cacao, sweet flora, some tropical fruit, with a hint of toasted coconut and mild herbs. The taste delivers what the nose promised in a smooth texture with dark chocolate, black and oolong tea, papaya and other tropical fruit. The finish is long with the toasted coconut and a solid citrus acidity. Worth every penny. For my next roast I will experiment with a mélange of a City+ and a Full City.