I've just finished a whole batch of beans bought direct from a coffee farm in Panama that also grows the most expensive coffee in the world (I don't buy that though as I don't like it that much, I do get 1/2 kilo bags of excellent coffee for about $10 or less). I don't drink Timmies coffee unless I need to stay awake on the 401.sounds like a blanket statement. without merit.
on any given day, they have 3 blends, a dark roast, a mild, and a blonde roast.
to paint them all as "burnt" suggests to me that one needs their taste buds readjusted. Drinking pizz Hortons blend will do that to you.
It's much easier to get flavor consistency at the dark end of the scale. Black vs really black doesn't change the flavour dramatically. If you are roasting light, seconds matter and it becomes an art, not just a mechanized process. Sure you can try to automate it, but it will be like superauto espresso vs semi-auto. A semi-auto with a skilled operator is miles ahead. The super-auto on the other had can make the same mediocre cup every time. At the scale SB is operating at, getting a consistent light roast is very hard (although they could probably have chosen slightly lighter than currently used when creating their profiles).Starbucks' coffee tastes like it was fried in a cast iron skillet on max heat.
They seem to be consistent at getting every coffee I've ever had there taste like they stirred it with a taser before they handed it to me. Usually Avenue + St. Germain, but I've had enough elsewhere to know the location can't be an outlier.At the scale SB is operating at, getting a consistent light roast is very hard (although they could probably have chosen slightly lighter than currently used when creating their profiles).
Not sure it’s climate change that will do it in but economics, geisha bushes don’t produce as many beans as normal arabica bushes (they are very low yielding) plus due to farms trying to keep the bushes from cross breeding it takes a bit of effort to do that too. Other than that they are treated the same as normal arabica plants and I’ve seen them a few metres away from the normal bean bushes. That’s one of the reasons why it’s expensive, that and it’s a clever marketing ploy by producers too. Anyone into coffee should give it a go but the taste isn’t for me personally. I also prefer espresso based drinks and geisha shouldn’t be put in an espresso machine, it’s more for pour over or filter/cafetière coffee.Panama Geisha, the worlds most expensive coffee, (which over took Kapi Lapur (sp?) ) is only about .50c a cup more that supermarket coffee , but with climate change if you like it , or want to try it, get some now. Its predicted in 10 years it may not exist.
I have a kilo of Hawiian Kona coming friday, friends coming home are throwing a bag in for me. I've paid $12 for a cup of coffee, just to try it but to be honest, the Viet weasel coffee and the Kenyan elephant poop coffee is fun but no better than any other.