The week before I last, I lamented the passing of one my favorite varieties of BBotE, my light roast of choice and representative of the coffees of the Americas…Panama. Don’t get picky on me and point out that the Kona comes from Hawaii and that’s part of America(TM): The Country. I will get all frustrated geologist on yer buttocks and start discussing tectonic plates, volcanic modes, and source magmas.
Into this void, of both light roast and Americas in the BBotE lineup some strong contenders have stepped up:
- The heavenly Colombia is back again, albeit in continued frustratingly small quantity. I will eventually convince this roaster that all her other efforts pale beside this one.
- A roaster in San Francisco, Test Subject Stevus, heard my plight and we got to discussing the the joys and challenges of working with light roasts, plus the wonderful fruity flavors of the Americas. When I told him that my very favorite BBotE I’ve ever made was a Guatemalan, he snapped his fingers and said he knew what to do. So, in the near future I will be getting a light roast of his favorite Guatemalan. More news as it develops.
- Hot on the heels of that conversation, I was contacted by the folks at Caffe Vita to let me know that their Guatemala Mundo Nuvo was about to be available again. Of all the short run BBotEs I’ve made, this is the one for which I’ve received the most pleading to make more. TEN MONTHS of waiting for more will soon come to an end. If you’re lucky, I might even share it rather than wallow in the Mundo Nuvo like Scrooge McDuck in his Money Bin.