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Colombia Tolima Planadas - El Jordan

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Roast number two was Colombia Tolima Planadas - El Jordan also from Sweet Maria’s, roasted in my Chefmate air popper.

I roasted 3/4 cup (2.9 ounces) this time.

First crack was at around 3:15 and was much more distinct than the last roast. I planned on going for a little darker roast than what I had with the Yirgacheffe. I stopped the roast at 5:30 and as I started pouring the beans from the popper into the colander the second crack started. Oops. Darker than I wanted.

I’m going to let this roast rest before I taste it. I’ll post the tasting notes when I’ve had a chance to brew some.

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