A Shot in the Dark
Updated: Apr 26, 2018
26/4/2018 - "A Shot in the Dark" is the first ever roasters competition to be held in South Africa. We are the green bean sponsor for the competition, and have selected an exceptional direct trade coffee from Gold Mountain Coffee Growers from Nicaragua. For this blog, we are going to follow the beans as they travel from Nicaragua to South Africa, get distributed to the roasters, the experiences each roaster has with the coffee all the way through to the final decision to be judged during Creative Coffee Week in Durban 26-29 July 2018. It is going to be a fun and challenging competition, good to luck to the lucky 10 roasters competing this inaugural year....
INTRODUCING THE COFFEE FOR THE COMPETITION :
Producer : Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
Origin : Matagalpa Nicaragua
Farm : Finca Idealista (grown in a rainforest purchased by Gold Mountain Coffee Growers)
Varieties : all Arabica; catuai, Caturra Geisha, paca, maragogype and pacamara
Process : Red Honey
Altitude : 1200MASL
Dry aroma: pecans, cherry, orange (mandarin), red fruits
Wet aroma: Sugary! Mango, pecan, pineapple, brown sugar, eggnog
Taste: orange, plum, sweet, sugar, medium body smooth, pineapple grilled, juicy, mango
Cold: Sugar, plum juice, body, juicy, pecan pie, red syrup, brown sugar, would love to try as a pourover!
Sample roasting notes: 6:09 crack (394 degrees), 6:22 more cracking (401 degrees), 7:30 pulled
INTRODUCING THE ROASTERS FOR OUR 2018 "A SHOT IN THE DARK"
1. Urban Espress - P.E - in.
2. Stereo cafe - Bloem - in.
3. Nino’s - Durban - in.
4. Origin - CT - in
5. Truth - CT - in.
6. Rosetta - CT -
7. Steam Punk - KZN Midlands - in.
8. Heavenly Coffees - PTA -
9. Red Truck Coffee - PTA -
10. Quaffee - CT - in.