more vim with your zim

July 12, 2005 – 8:46 am

the zim aa+, second batch. roasted further into second crack — a full city plus 25 seconds, or so. much improved from sunday’s full city batch. sticking more conscientiously to the taste wheel, i’d say on the aroma side there were some intruiging balsamic and barley notes. let the shot sit for a bit, and the tart winey flavors turned more piquant. fascinating bean, this.

here’s the latest batch, roasted last night for consumption later this week. notice the extremely dry finish, despite taking this one even further into second crack:

(note: not as dark as it looks)