duane wrote:yes yields seem to be lower in these areas. however, there is still great quality coming from some great farms in these areas this year.
Aleco wrote:I've been telling Trish that you should be THERE the next time.
jimmyo wrote:Of course! Weather is never 100% consistent. As a barista, it's good to know what is happening at source - as far as growing conditions, pick dates, etc, etc, etc - and how it's impacting the farm and the cup...
barista to grower disconnect = very bad
jimmyo wrote:As head barista, I'm in charge of selecting coffees for our espresso blend, and since we only brew single origin coffee, I want to know if there are any changes from crop season to season, especially growing conditions. Fortunately my roaster is very well connected to origin conditions.
There's no such thing as too much information.
jimmyo wrote:My roaster doesn't select the coffees we use in our bar.
And it's quite likely I will one day also be a green buyer and roaster.
jimmyo wrote:...and what?
You won't hurt my feelings, I don't have any!
Peter G wrote:
I've heard the same as Duane: El Salvador seems to be a low production year, owing to heavy rains during flowering and the volcano. I have heard no official speculation about overall quality, although I've been pleased with the coffees I've seen so far.
trish wrote:the colonel is annoyed?
At the risk of "getting into it",...
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