Need someone to lead product or development at your software company? I lead product and engineering teams and I'm looking for my next opportunity. Check out my resume and get in touch.

Tasting notes for Colombia El Jordan

Freshness Warning
This article is over 13 years old. It's possible that the information you read below isn't current.

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.

Recently Written

A framework for onboarding new employees (May 15)
There’s no single good way to onboard an employee that works for every role. Here's a framework for creating a process that you can adapt to each situation.
TV hosts as a guide for software managers (May 10)
Software managers can learn a lot from journalists or late night TV hosts and how they interview people.
The Improvement Flywheel (Apr 29)
An incredible flywheel for the improvement of a development team. Fix a few things, and everything starts getting better.
Managers and technical ability (Dec 26)
In technical fields, the closer you are to the actual work being done, the closer your skills need to resemble those of the people doing the work.
Dysfunctions of output-oriented software teams (Sep 17)
Whatever you call it, the symptom is that you're measuring your progress by how much you build and deliver instead of measuring success by the amount of customer value you create.
Evaluative and generative product development (Aug 30)
Customers never even talk to the companies that don't fit their needs at all. If the only product ideas you're considering are those that meet the needs of your current customers, then you're only going to find new customers that look exactly like your current customers.
Product Manager Career Ladder (Aug 19)
What are the steps along the product management career path?
Building the Customer-Informed Product (Aug 15)
Strong products aren't composed of a list of features dictated by customers. They are guided by strong visions, and the execution of that vision is the primary focus of product development.

Older...

What I'm Reading

Contact

Adam Kalsey

+1 916 600 2497

Resume

Public Key

© 1999-2020 Adam Kalsey.