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We planned to launch two new freshly landed coffees this week and threw out a little taste challenge. Two coffees, two roast profiles. We had 15 packs and it sold out within a couple of hours of launching. Thanks to everyone who cupped these coffees and had a go at the challenge. First respondent @petenewman1997 was spot on with matching the pairs and picking the shorter/longer roast dates. Here’s the reveal: El Salvador Santa Petrona Anaerobic Honey Pacamara Batch 1 (BLUE) roasted 14/7 - ...Read more
A few weeks ago I competed in my first coffee competition, the UK Roasting Championships. It was taxing and stressful and fun and exhausting, I met some fabulous coffee professionals and we shared the experience and a few beers along the way. I didn't win. I didn't expect to. I did come 5th out of the 14 competitors and on reflection that's pretty good. This rather lengthy blog post is a detailed report on the weekend and how the points were easily lost. I'd like to think I'm a better roaster now than I was before the competition.Read more