Trial roasts of Fazenda Santa Barbara
Friday afternoon we had our 3rd tasting of the 6 trial roasts of Fazenda Santa Barbara, a newly arrived coffee from Bahia, Brazil.
We had 2 favourites, the roasts were 1:30 minutes apart in total roast time, so now we need to do some new trial roasts to see which direction to take. We also need to determine the roast level (colour) and then test it on the big roaster before we start selling the coffee.
This is one of the most exciting times of the year, when new crop coffees start coming in. It is great to get to know these coffees through endless tasting of trial roasts. We also base our flavour descriptors on these tastings, so it is not just based upon one tasting.
The Fazenda Santa Barbara will be for sale in about 3-4 weeks. More info will come once we get it from the farmer.