Today's Coffee is one I roasted myself. It's Papua New Guinea Kogure. that I got from Burman Coffee Traders
It was a very smooth, nice cup of coffee. Mellow. I did probably roast it darker than what I've read is recommended, but it worked well for me. I did something unusual for this one. I have several popcorn poppers I use. I identify each with a letter. Machine C has a hard time getting to second crack. Machine D is one of those with the mesh at the bottom - the kind everyone says not to use. It' gets way to hot and gets to second crack before the coffee is developed. I did this batch in C until just after 1st crack and then moved to D. I didn't take it quite to 2nd crack, but it got much darker. I like the result.
Like I said, the taste was mellow and kind of like rich chocolate. It made for a great breakfast coffee black. The 2nd cup (pictured in my mug) was one I added cream too. The coffee taste was too diluted even with only a tablespoon for 10oz and I don't think I'll be adding milk to future cups of this one.
I'm making a couple of puzzles from pictures of this batch. Look for future posts.