Sep 20, 2006
What's in... some Daterra's, some Ethiopian, some Rwandan, some Malawi and as the photo shows, some Panama Hacienda La Esmerelda Gesha. Gulp! Now all the other coffee's that just came in are top notch and one of them is in my mind a giant-killer maybe better than the Esmerelda???? (heresy you say). I'm almost nervous thinking about roasting La Esmerelda, that's kinda funny, in a geeky way. It's just had so much press and hype (no doubt all well deserved) that it has been built into a legend. I'm sure I will be hovering over the roaster tomorrow with my finger twitching by the eject button.
The plan: to roast tomorrow, let it rest and then be savoring it, in all it's splendor, over the weekend (gah, that means Doreen will be at home drinking home-stash rather than office-stash, what a poorly designed plan). New plan: hide La Esmerelda in my dirty laundry basket and stop talking to Doreen about how crazy this bean might be.