The morn today was brisk and cold, about 17F. Cooked a pot of date oatmeal for the clan, along with some sourdough toast. The bad part of this morning was twofold: until number 5 is in established rhythms, I’ll miss men’s prayer at church, and to a lesser degree of badness, I had no roasted coffee. Once all were fed and dressed, I ventured out and down, scurrying into the workshop, escaping the brisk cold of the morning.
Once into my lair, the decision lay before me: what to roast? I initially picked up the Ehtiopia “Black Sun”, but mused, nay, since the flavors of Ethiopians take a while to develop. I needed something that would have good flavor immediately. Looking more, my eye fell upon my “for sale” bag: the five-ounder of Mexico Organic Nayarit DP. Last roast was hot and far, probably a bit too far. So today, I aimed lower and seemingly hit the mark. The City+/Full City is lighter than what Tom recommends, but it sure was tasty: full of sweetness and a caramel flavor and smoothness (AP brewed for reference).
Projects for the day: supply pick up (grocery, etc); garden prep work, if warm enough; a foray to the hardware store to begin a roaster venting project. Baby’s crying. Gotta go now.
Solo Deo Gloria,