Multiple text messages, on my phone, as I pedal away from Hash Restaurant. “Espresso from the 27th is like pressing the blueberry button,” Ray of LRBC texts. I forward this note to Natasha and Jeff of the Half and Half Cafe, who I know are also making espresso of the 27th. Ray also approves of the Guatemala Las Nubes roasted the 28th, “light-bodied but has a nice tangerine sweetness.” Then, “super juicy,” blinks on my phone.
Espresso roasted on the 27th will be served Saturday at LRBC and Half & Half Cafe, until it is gone. Then we move on to todays 7:33am batch. Our espresso is still a 50/50 mix of semi-washed Ethiopia Sidamo and Sulawesi Toraja grade 1. We have maybe a few weeks of this mix at best. Tomorrow morning I am going to go check the calibration, of both the H&H and LRBC, on their Synesso Cyncra espresso machines, and have some espresso!! Little Red Bike Cafe should be extracting their espresso a little hotter than H&H, but i would like to check their brew pressure as well. 200.5F Ray? Our new coffee, Guatemala Esquipulas de Chiquimula finca las Nubes, is also now available at both cafes.