In January I’m planning a little web site “tune up” to coincide with our one-year anniversary. I figure that’s enough time to have used the site and know what we would like to change. One thing I would like to work in is a coffee selection tool. I’ve been looking at various of these tools available online to get ideas. I happened to like THIS ONE quite a bit. If you think carefully about the answers you give, it actually does a pretty good job of picking things you might like. The top three choices for me were all Ethiopians, which are consistent with my flavor preferences.
If you have any ideas for changes you would like to see to our site – coffee selectors or otherwise – please EMAIL ME and I’ll put them on the list we’re building. Not promising they all get done on this go-around, but it would be great to get some feedback.
WWJD (What Would Jim Drink today?): Still <usually?> drinking samples! I placed a green coffee order yesterday, but I continue to cup (drink, actually) the samples until they are gone. It’s interesting to see how they change over the course of a week. One of my favorites from this lot is a Rainforest Alliance El Salvador. One day post-roast the acidity was tangy. Three days later it’s a little more muted. Still excellent, but different. I’m going to experiment with roast levels on this one to see if I can get that balsamic vinegar tanginess to persist a little longer. Either that, or you’re going to have to come to the roastery to taste it with me the day after roasting! I’m also drinking another natural Sidamo that’s like the love child of the Guji and the Yirgacheffe we currently stock. Yum.