OCT 1ST RELEASE: MCP#032 AMARIS GUTIERREZ-RAY
RELEASE: Women in Coffee Project
COFFEE NAME: La Huella, Fincas Mierisch
HARVEST: Jan-March 2019
REGION: Matagalpa, Nicaragua
PROCESS: Pulped natural
SOURCED: Fincas Mierisch + Pulley Collective
ROASTING MACHINE: Probat UG-22, Loring S35 Kestrel
TASTING NOTES: Honeydew, Oolong, Mandarin.
BAG SIZE: 12oz
There’s a world of information when it comes to roasting. Some of it is quantifiable and organized—you can pick up books about roasting, there are hundreds of classes you can take. And some of it is…just around.
In a way, this podcast—and the Matchbook Coffee Project in general—are ways to capture those stories, and find ways to share a person’s perspective on coffee with a new audience. Amaris Gutierrez-Ray is the featured roaster for the month of October, and she thinks a lot about how information, particularly the stories of women from coffee-producing countries, are shared. She started the Women in Coffee Project, and through this project she collects anecdotes and creates platforms for women in producing countries to share their narratives.
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.
Buy this, and every month the Matchbook release will make its way to your house automatically. You won’t have to beat the rush of folks refreshing their homepages waiting for the latest release to go live. Your Matchbook release will just show up—like magic.