CoopeDota’s green handling remains exquisite with this sparkling-clean prep. Above average density and solid looking moisture figures accompany a lot with good size distribution, 85% falling between between screens 16 and 18.
This coffee’s high density caused a sluggish development on my first roast, PR-0249 (gray). I continued to push the coffee with additional gas during Maillard color changes and even after First Crack. In the end, despite a ColorTrack reading that indicated good browning, the coffee tasted nutty and underdeveloped on the cupping table. My second roast (PR-0250, red) employed a higher charge temperature which seemed to make up for the sluggish development on the first roast. I was able to drop my gas a little during first crack to encourage a lengthened caramelization, and despite a lighter color reading and a very fast roast, the results were much nicer on the cupping table. Don’t be afraid to be aggressive with your starting temperature and with your gas adjustments on this coffee before you hit first crack, it seems to be prepared to deal well with additional heat, at least until you hear it start to pop.