Friday, November 28, 2008

In the Cup: Java Kajumas Curah Tatal

Today I am enjoying a fine cup of Java Kajumas Curah Tatal; my first since I ran out of the Java Government Estate Djampit. This cup reminds me of just how much I missed the Java!

On three days rest, there is enough spice to tickle the olfactory and excite the senses with anticipation. There is a fleeting, darkly fruited note, perhaps black cherry, ensconced in the ubiquitous chocolates and spice that subdue the clean earthiness to the bottom of the cup. The mouthfeel is just a bit more than that given by a butterscotch candy.

As the cup cools, the butterscotch flavors accompany the oily body as it descends on the cup and the chocolates lift and give way to the lingering, clean foresty notes reminiscent of a good Timor.

An excellent cup!

---------- Brewing and Roasting Details ----------

Coffee: Java Kajumas Curah Tatal (Sweet Maria's - October 2008 Arrival)
Roaster: 4 lb RK Drum
Date & Time: 11/23/2008 @ ~1:00 PM
Ambient Temperature: 68°F
Batch Size: 1.25 pounds
Roast Level: Full City+ (just a few snaps of 2nd crack)

Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Grind: 7.3 above relative zero
Brewer: Technivorm Moccamaster CD
Filter: Swissgold

2 comments:

MaynardG said...

Hey, Eddie. I have to agree on the quality of this Java. I just got a couple lbs. of this recently, and I enjoyed my first batch.

Eddie said...

Thank you very much for the comment, Maynard.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.