This coffee is one of my favorites, and it has a distinguishable blueberry note that is noticeable as an espresso and as a pour-over (v60 and Kalita wave). I would expect the blueberry note from an Ethiopian, yet this coffee is somewhat more mellow. The other notes (strawberry) tend to show up in my iced pour-over. Oh, the joys of brewing, you can really taste the different notes depending on how you brew. I typically roast this bean in manual mode in the Behmor 1600+ for about 1 min 20-30 seconds into the first crack. After preheating to 320F (B), add the beans and restart in manual mode at the 1/2 setting for 226 grams of coffee. Switch from P5 to a P3 setting at the sound of first crack. Let the temperature coast around 320F (A). For espresso, I pull the shot at 220F (Rancilio silva with PID) for about 25 seconds.
I even accidentally roasted these a bit more than I like... but don't regret it. The flavors are complex and shine through. I'm no "connoisseur" but I love this coffee and recommend it highly!
Nice blueberry upfront melding into a cocoa'ish background. After cooling some, the melon flavor cones into the spectrum. You also get the honeydew flavor on your pallet after a minute or more after swallowing.
This roast was an interesting one for me. The roast itself was pretty straightforward, but the aroma was far different from anything else I've roasted before. And them when you grind it, Wow, it was incredible aromatic. The first pot we brewed, we graded it a C-. My wife and I love coffee, but really know nothing about it. We just give them letter grades based on what we like. By the end of the week, it was up to a solid A. I've already reordered more. Very fruitful and sweet.
This is a new favorite.