Roast Coffee Pairing #37: Unsung Heroes or The Dark Side
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.