OK... let me get this out of the way first... number one, Portland is great. the people, the vibe, the coffee, the beer... fantastic. and number two, Stumptown is awesome. i made the right choice and i feel so grateful for the opportunity.
i've been cupping a lot of coffees. samples from the Brazil COE as well as production cupping from Stumptown coffees. i'm learning by the minute if not by the second.
in general there are so many talented people working here. it's amazing.
there was one of the COE coffees from Brazil that was pretty damn good. wonderful cranberry acidity, a clean but balanced body and a wonderfully sweet finish. very lovely indeed. and really nothing like what you would think of when you hear "brazilian." nice.