The Perfect Roast
posted on August 01, 2017
I think coffee is a lot like wine or chocolate. It is obvious when the quality is good. Flavor is complex yet simple and well rounded. Hints of sweet, or spicy, or fruity may be enjoyed in the flavor and there is an initial experience on the palette with full flavor and richness followed by a harmony of simply touted flavorful notes that fade off until the next sip or bite. There is the origin, the picking of the fruit, the aging process, and preparing process that all go into the final product.
With coffee just as much as there is the bean itself, the growing conditions, the climate, and the process of picking the beans, there is the art of roasting. And just like wine and chocolate we all have our favorite. For me it is a dark roast. A nice, strong, bold, coffee. Preferably air roasted. Freshly roasted (a few months old is ideal), from a coffee farm in a region known for best coffee.