BCT’s coffee special includes three of our best dark roast coffees. Featuring our:
Brazil Cerrado 17/18
Brazil Cerrado 17/18 is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Cocamar Cooperativa Agroindustrial (COCAMAR), a cooperative located in the municipality of Maringá in the state of Paraná, Brazil. COCAMAR was founded by a group of 43 coffee producers in 1963. The current membership has grown to 13,000, and includes producers from municipalities in the state of Paraná, São Paulo, and Mato Grosso. In addition to coffee, members of COCAMAR diversify their incomes with the production of soybeans, corn, wheat, and oranges. The milling facility at COCAMAR is renowned for its strict quality control measures and protection of the environment.
The aroma is very nutty and sweet. There was a surprising hint of smoke on the palate. Full bodied and low acidity – this is a traditional tasting Brazil – thick, creamy, nutty and semi-sweet. At the darker roasts a very sweet first taste, almost a little fruity, and then quickly turns darker-toned with a bakers chocolate and slightly toasted walnut flavor. Great blend base for espresso or adding body with darker tones – many will love it as an S/O drinker.
A pretty versatile bean, although we wouldn’t recommend a light roast. Medium roast will be smoother and more neutral tasting. A darker roasted will bring out the smoky and chocolate notes that most will shoot for. This would be a great bean for blends.
Indonesian Sumatra – Pondok Ulung Royal Red Badger – Gr. 1 Wet hulled
A very cool offering from some awesome new friends.
Johnson Tanojo – a Wisconsin Alum with Indonesian roots puts together this lovely coffee. We couldn’t resist an Indonesian coffee named Red Badger, rooting for Bucky all the way from Indonesia, what Wisconsinite wouldn’t love that! Don’t worry, you don’t have to love Bucky to love this coffee. Fresh as can be with beautiful prep (for a Sumatra) and a taste to follow.
Sumatra coffee always brings one of my favorite cup profiles. Unique stuff not comparable to many other offerings. They can be a bit too earthy for some with that classic wet-hulled profile, but others will find love. Wet-hulled coffees are the ugly ducklings of the coffee world, if you compare wet-hulled coffee to washed or natural processed, even one this clean, you will see what we are talking about. Don’t worry though, roast it to a strong medium or dark roast, let the taste do the talking.
Tasting Notes: A very nice fresh crop arrival. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, low acidity and spot on tastes from a traditional Mandheling Sumatra; peat moss, smoky, chocolaty and strong. A clean enough cup to get a decent medium roast, gives a smoother mouthfeel and has a bit of sweetness and acidity upfront, darker roasts will turn thicker but also edgier and promote the smokier side of the profile.
Roasting Notes: As with most Sumatra coffees, the processing promotes a couple different shades in the roaster. It is normal to see some beans lighter than others. Make sure if shooting for the medium roasts, that you judge it from the lighter looking beans, important to get them all through first crack. When roasting darker, judge it by the darker looking beans for if they get too dark or burn, gets a little ashy tone in the cup.
Village : Pondok Ulung
Regency : Bandar
Subdistrict : Bener Meriah
Province : Aceh – Sumatra, Indonesia
Milling Process : Giling Basah – Semi Washed (Wet-Hulled)
Varietal: Catimor, Ateng, Timtim, and Bourbon
Growing Altitude : 1200-1500 m
Honduran Org SHG EP COMSA Washed Processed
First new crop 2020/21 Honduran arrival!
In the year 2000, 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together with a common goal to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and formed COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA earned their organic certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers and realize better selling prices for their coffee. In February 2006, COMSA then applied for and was granted Fair Trade certification status. COMSA uses the Fair Trade price premium to fund many social projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies.
Tasting Notes: This cup is nice and chocolaty, lower acidity and medium bodied. A little sweeter edge to it except for super dark roasts. Besides a chocolaty factor one will get some nutty/caramel/floral like tones at the medium roast points, gives it some nice complimenting depth without being too exotic. We all thought it was at its best right around a full city – smooth without too much of a roasty note and great chocolaty tones.
Roasting Notes: Easy to roast. I would avoid light roasts, gets a little under developed chocolate note. Medium roasts have nice balance, a little hint of acidity and more nutty/caramel like tones. Past a medium roast, turns into a nice everyday drinker