I was really excited and couldn't wait to see the tasting notes of the new Aricha. I have to say, I wasn't happy with them when I first saw them. But I am happy to say that this coffee never disappoints. I can't believe how good it is. The tasting notes aren't like the Arichas in the past, but the coffee is just as good or even better. It always amazes me how precise and accurate Hacea is with describing the notes of the coffee. You see black pepper in there with coconut and that just doesn't sound good to me but WOW! on how all those notes work together. I let the coffee get cold and tried it and it was fantastic. I tried it as a single origin espresso and it was fantastic and that was on my first pull of it! It was easy to roast as well. My end temp was 406F and been development of 20.8%. This coffee won't be around for long, that's for sure, so make sure you get some while you can.
Aricha has been my favorite coffee to roast, sell, and drink for three years now. The two years were a natural and this third year a washed. I do like the natural better as a coffee but I like the washed better for espresso. Both soooo good. I buy a sack of it each crop and it always sells out quick. This bean is forgiving to roast and just a delight.