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Nicaraguan SHG, Organic Coffee

May 21st, 2015

Strictly High Grown (SHG) means strictly awesome.  Our Nicaraguan SHG beans are grown organically on volcanic soils.  What does this mean?  When I roast it (light roast), the flavor profile is complex caramel.  I finally found a bean that matches one of the Yemeni Beans I was gifted from a farm a number of years back in terms of deep, strong, natural caramel flavor.

 

Give this roast a try, you won’t be sorry!

How I Got Started Roasting Coffee

May 15th, 2015

I discovered green coffee beans living in Dubai.  Coffee roasteries were all around (in the Arab world, a roastery sells green coffee beans for hand-roasting).  So after getting hold of some Yemeni beans, I had to give it a try.  I was  hooked after the first time.  There is nothing quite like a cup of freshly roasted coffee.  It is also an eye-opener as you quickly learn how stale commercial coffee is (yeah Starbucks I am talking to you!!!).  Today, I  do small batch craft roasting.  I have a custom 5 lb. roaster and a couple of other smaller ones that I use for different beans and different combinations.

 

Here is a video from when I first started out years ago.  I made a video of myself roasting coffee in my old popcorn popper in Dubai.

 

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