The featured coffee for this round is similar to but not the same as this one. Rather than focusing on the fact that the present one is not “wild harvested”, or that it is not a micro-lot, take note that this is a Grade 1 Ethiopian (the highest!), Natural Processed coffee. Grown at 1650m in the region of Kaffa on a family run plantation.
In contrast to wet processing, where the fruit of the cherry is separated from the seed very early in the process and before the seed (bean) is dried, natural processing means that the fruit of the coffee cherry is left on the seed (bean) to dry before being removed. This later process, often used where water is scarcer, allows the drying fruit to influence the final taste of the bean. This taste will be noticed in the cup.
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Tagged Ethiopian Coffee, featured roast, Fresh roasted coffee, Kaffa region of Ethiopia, Natural Processed coffee, Pontiac, Quebec, Sahama, Shawville, Torréfaction de la semaine, torréfié frais
We have recently featured a Tanzanian Peaberry from the Shiwanda Estate. For the feature this time round, we welcome back an old friend the Cuban Caracolillo. A Cuban Peaberry.
I have more on this coffee here.
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Tagged Cuban Caracolillo, Cuban Coffee, featured roast, Fresh roasted coffee, Peaberry, Pontiac, Quebec, Shawville, Torréfaction de la semaine, torréfié frais
The usual profile for the Costa Rican Tarrazu here at Art Brûlant is a blonde roast. For this week I have roasted the same bean somewhat darker. To be sure this is not a classic “dark” roast, rather a mellower “medium”.
The mellow higher and fruity notes of the blonde roast have been toned down and a more caramel like flavour comes through, with a bit more intensity overall.
FYI, this week will be shorter as over the weekend of January 26 & 27, 2018 Art Brûlant will be closed two additional days. Aside from the normal Sunday to Tuesday, the shop will also be closed Friday and Saturday.
That is Friday and Saturday January 26 & 27 respectively.
Yes I realize that Art Brûlant only just re-opened after the Annual January Shutdown, but regretfully as is often the case events are beyond our control at this time.
Thank you for your understanding.
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Tagged cafe, Fresh roasted coffee, Pontiac, Quebec, Shawville, shop closure, torréfié frais, weekend
Winter Hours 2018 / Heures d’ouverture d’hiver 2018
Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mercredi – Vendredi: 10h00 -16h00
Samedi: 10h00 -15h00
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Tagged cafe, changes, coffee, Fresh roasted coffee, Heures d'ouverture d'hiver, Pontiac, Quebec, Shawville, torréfié frais, Winter Hours