If you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying this week’s roast - Trouble in the Mess Hall - you’ll probably agree it’s definitely the WEIRDEST. And we love it.
One of our goals for Camp Smoking Gun was to get some super rare and incredibly interesting beans that we knew probably would never make it into our regular rotation due to many factors. Cost, rarity, flavour profile, and roasting difficulties being the primary roadblocks. But, we love trying new things and we know y’all do too.
We wanted to build a little community of coffee nerds this Summer based on trying new coffees and sharing our thoughts with each other. We pulled out all the stops sourcing these beans and the roastery team deserves a merit badge for dialling these in to coax out so many aromas and flavours.
This is all to say we are super stoked to have you all on this journey with us. Now, to the reveal!
Here’s Brandon waxing poetic on this absolute knock-out:
TROUBLE IN THE MESS HALL
PROFILE: Dried pineapple, dates, orange juice, macadamia.
ORIGIN: Volcan Azul, Costa Rica
FARMER: Alejo Castro
REGION: West Valley
ALTITUDE: 1500 MASL
PROCESS: Natural Warm Anaerobic
VARIETALS: Typica Lima
With over 200 years of family tradition in trading specialty coffee, Alejo Castro’s mission for his family farm has been exclusively focused on improving coffee quality while having a positive impact on the environment. The highly volcanic soil combined with the mill’s impeccable processing methods has produced a long history of award-winning coffees in Costa Rica. This particular coffee features the anaerobic fermentation process which the coffee world has borrowed from winemakers. It results in a whole new range of aromas and flavour profiles for coffee drinkers.
You probably noticed that funky, wine-like aroma when you opened this bag of beans. And the flavours are out of this world, in our opinion.
Let us know what you thought of this coffee in the comments below! 👇