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1735 roasts 8675 Kg green 7547 Kg roasted 55 different coffees 5 blends 50 single origins 14 naturals 31 washed 6 honeys Here are the coffees that have been on the Crankhouse list this year, in alphabetical order (rather than chronological or any other): Brazil RECANTO BRAZIL Sitio Arabela BRAZIL Sitio Serra Negra Brazil Vale De Lua Burundi SHEMBATI Lot 11 (LSOL Exclusive) Burundi SHEMBATI Lot 20 CH8.5 Blend CH9 Blend CH9.5 Blend Colombia Planadas Colombia Burila Colombia El Tambo Ca...Read more
Next week Crankhouse will be on vacation. Not a coffee farm trip or a short weekend break but a proper holiday, on my bike for a week in the Picos De Europa with my wife.
Before I go I need to roast the final batch to submit to a roasting competition. The coffee is a macerated natural Catuai from Honduras and I'm up against 21 of some of Europe's best roasters. We all have the same coffee and the judges will blind cup all 22 samples against each other on the 14th September. Here's a breakdown of the 9 trial batches I roasted and the incredible help I've had identifying the 'best' from some top coffee professionals.Read more