Maybe “Unsung Heroes” is misleading – it is more like “Commonly Overlooked Coffees” or “Under-Appreciated Coffees” or “Perfectly Good Coffees without an Effective Marketing Campaign.” We might as well call it “The Dark Side” as it is also a couple of coffees that we will roast past our usual City+/Full City roast. First we have the Bali Kintamani which is wet-hulled – the processing method used widely in Sumatra - it has that earthiness in the cup and it takes a dark roast well. Expect some chocolatey-ness and fruit. And then we have the Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza – a cleaner and balanced cup. We will go a hair darker on the Rwanda than the review mentions – just to push the point. You could even blend the two for a sort of Moka Java. Each batch was roasted for 15 minutes to a final temperature of 435 degrees.
Sweet Maria's is all about home coffee roasting, but we do offer roasted coffee on very limited terms. See the S.M. Roastmaster link for more information on this weeks offering.