Tasting notes for Colombia El Jordan

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I had a chance to try some of yesterday’s Colombian roast this evening. But first an update on the Yirgacheffe.

I tried the rest of my Yirgacheffe roast this morning brewed in the Chemex. It was definitely not roasted dark enough. The coffee was weak, but amazingly flavorful. I can’t wait to try a better roast of this.

I was concerned that the Colombian’s roast was too dark. The second crack developed a lot faster than I anticipated. I was wrong, however.

I just finished my fourth cup of espresso from this great roast. The texture was impressive. It wasn’t as thick as the Yirgacheffe and had a soft velvety feel to it. It was also bright, but not fruity like the Yergecheffe. Instead it was a little sweet, like there’s some natural sugars in the bean. One thing that really impressed me was the aftertaste. I often feel thirsty after drinking espresso, like I need something to wash the aftertaste away. But not with this one. The only thing I find myself wanting to drink is more of this coffee.

Not bad for my second roast.


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