August 13th, 2008
So, I know I put it on twitter, but I just have to record in some way my excitement to discover that the sampler pack of beans I got from Sweet Maria’s a while ago contains flat berry El Salvador Matalapa Estate coffee. I have half of a pound. So what’s the big deal? I was looking for notes on this coffee, and came across this:
Notes: Here’s the scoop on Bourbon coffees (pronounced Burr-Bone). Bourbon coffee is a classic cultivar, named for the island of Bourbon (now called Reunion) where it was originally cultivated. When we call it classic, we mean not just the fact that it is a lower-yeild, heirloom plant, and that it has a very dense seed that roasts well, but also the cup character…..We had a flat bean lot earlier this season, and with that same coffee the Intelligentsia barista won the US Barista Competition. Clearly, this has more uses than just drip brewing. ….
So – I can happily say I own half a pound of national championship green coffee! That is, until I roast it and enjoy it from my drip brewer…