Another great example of a cleanly prepped Central American coffee, this coffee is roughly 90% screen 16 and up with a relatively high density and solid looking moisture content. The water activity is a little higher than anticipated in relation to the moisture level, but nothing that indicates any sort of problematic handling or shelf expectancy.
This coffee responded pretty well to minimal adjustments with a slightly higher than normal initial gas setting. In the moments anticipating first crack, I made a slight reduction in gas, and the coffee coasted smoothly through. It’s likely that this roast could’ve been just as nice if taken a little darker; the coffee seemed a little resistant to caramelization after crack.