AUG 1ST RELEASE: MCP#018 IZI ASPERA
COFFEE NAME: Yellow Honey CoopeDota
HARVEST: October- February 2017
REGION: Costa Rica
VARIETY: Catui, Caturra
SOIL: volcanic loam
ALTITUDE: 1550-1950 meters
PROCESS: Eco-pulped, dried in the sun and in mechanical dryers
SOURCED: Royal Coffee Importers // Crown Jewels
ROASTING MACHINE: Probat L12
TASTING NOTES: Dehydrated mango, rosewater, feijoa, cinnamon cookies
It’s difficult to write a story about Izi Aspera. Writing a story about someone usually implies that there’s a beginning and an end; writing stories specifically about Matchbook roasters sometimes ends as a summation of all the moments, eccentricities, and happenstance events that got them to this very moment and how all that experience has shaped the way they view coffee. They tell us about how they view coffee, and somewhere in their personality quirks and life experiences, we sort of get an idea of how they roast and perhaps a sneak peek into how they approach each and every coffee.
What is matchbook coffee project?
The Matchbook Coffee Project pushes the creative bounds of roasters to produce exciting and highly personal coffees. Our intention is to spotlight roasters by allowing them free reign over a coffee—not just through how the coffee roasted, but how the coffee is presented. Roasters will design logos, pick their own merchandise, and have complete say over how they want to communicate their coffee with their audience. Roasting is a highly technical and skilled profession, and through this project we hope to showcase both the unique abilities and tenacious determination each roaster has shown their craft.