I roasted this light and wow do these beans bring forth such chocolate fruit tart taste. It was so good I ordered another round. This was my first time roasting carbonic macerated beans and definitely not my last.
Based on this roast on Roast World - https://roast.world/my/roasts/LaFRz82S89CSe8IIkKhiJ
This might be my favorite Guatemala I've tried from Hacea. Guatemala's aren't usually my favorites but this one is scrumptious. It's a nice cup of sweet citrus, orange, with great aroma and fragrance.
Been roasting for the past 3 years and Hacea is the only broker I go through! I can confidently purchase any coffee from them blindly trusting Jared’s palette and great customer service.
You can’t go wrong with there offerings or service!
I haven’t had an Ethiopia like this in a long time! The fruit notes definitely stood out. I should of stayed more on the light roast side ended up pushing it to medium, it was still good. I let it degass for 2 days and OH MY SOUL!!! This was treat!!! Definitely getting this one again!!!
This is a great class to educate yourself on the roasting process and its different phases, in addition to how the processing of the bean at the farm will affect the roast. I'd say the actual application is more applicable to home roasters, however, that took up a small portion at the end of class, so the class was still worth it for me as a commercial roaster. It was really helpful to go through the phases in detail and understand ideal times (proportionally) in each phase to get a well developed (not over or under) roast. It's also worth noting that actual roasting application would be hard to address globally as there are so many factors that affect a roasting process - your machine being one of them. However, this class gives you the foundation to apply the knowledge to perfect your roasts.
I absolutely love this coffee. Roasted light, and it is bursting with flavor. I immediately ordered 20kg as this will be in my rotation. I brewed it for family and even those that prefer a dark roast were pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this was. I may drink more than I sell! :)
You don't have to be a roaster to benefit from this class!
I'm not a micro-roaster, not a barista, don't even work in coffee. I'm just another coffee-addicted human who wants to dive deeper into his addiction to and love for coffee. And this class definitely helped with that. Highly recommend if you want to learn more about identifying and selecting good beans, and become an even bigger snob (proudly). Jared's knowledge is very deep and broad when it comes to coffee, and he clearly loves what he does.
I feel like I can just about cut and paste my review of any of Hacea's offerings! From the first touch of this beautiful bean to my tongue, to the fresh finish, I savor every sip. Complex, balanced, and fruit juicy this one. Have roasted only one bag so far, and drink as espresso, roasted to 415F, and a tailing off FC. Can't get enough of this exquisite little Guji bean! Next batch will be lighter, maybe down into the 390s, like a good Burundi natural.
Jared gave an excellent overview of several methods to brew great coffee at home. Particularly interesting was how to use a AeroPress to essentially make an espresso shot. Highly recommend taking this class even if you've been brewing at home for years. Guarantee you'll learn at least one new trick.