The Artisan 6M: Complete Roasting & Bean Cooling System
[by Coffee Crafters in Liberty Lake, WA]
The Artisan 6M roaster provides us the ability to craft especially vibrant and specific taste profiles. The chaff is removed through a vacuum during roasting, which prevents it from burning in the batch. This yields incredibly crisp and unique flavor profiles, and allows the characteristics of the beans to shine through.
Each new roast profile requires a couple batches of experimentation to find the perfect harmony of heat and air to bring the beans to perfection. After a few practice runs and a lot of note-taking, we conclude a specific "recipe" for each roast to ensure consistent results.
We source our green beans through ICT (Intercontinental Coffee Trading). We are only roasting three different beans at this time: Organic Honduras, Organic Guatemalan, and Organic Chiapas (Mexico). *Decaf lovers: we will be adding a decaf to our selection VERY soon!
Honduras - Dark
Our Honduran beans are sourced from the region of La Entrada Copan, where they are grown in organic clay at an altitude of 1,000-1,500m.
Cupping notes: mild citrus with medium body, as well as sweet chocolate and cherry notes.
Mexican Chiapas - Medium
The southern Chiapas region is renowned for yielding coffees with distinguished fruit notes and a light body. Cupping notes: Silky, medium acidity. Chocolate notes on the palate with an aftertaste of honey.
Guatemalan - Medium
Huehuetenango coffees are complex, due to distinctive and delicate fruit notes. Cupping notes: Chocolate on the palate with a floral aroma, gentle wine-y acidity, with a very clean finish.