If anyone has a desire to choose a green coffee and lead a discussion for January, feel free to PM me. Moving forward, we're going to open up the structure of the RLT discussions. I don't want to run it entirely on my own, but rather help others guide it along. Over the years here on HB we've seen a growing body of very talented hobbyist roasters using better and better manual roasting gear. With that in mind, I think the discussion needs less structure and more freedom. Going forward I'd like to see discussions and months planned out more democratically i.e., do folks want to profile a geisha that is outside the normal price range? What about other "super coffees", etc?
Folks who are interested in picking a coffee, our general approach is to select a green that is widely available, reasonably affordable (under $8-9 per pound and most falling somewhere near the $5 mark) and from a reputable vendor. The more information someone has about a green coffee the better. We need to be inclusive of as many different vendors as possible, who can meet the above requirements, meaning avoiding just one monopoly of who gets sourcing rights.
I'll reach out to the folks at the Green Coffee Buying Club (GCGC) and see if they want to collaborate as well. They're a spectacular source of greens, one of my favorite actually.
The general structure will need to remain the same for continuity and ease of reading. State your roaster, your roast date, charge weight on each roast, and edit your post with updated cupping notes so other readers can view results in an easier, more linear way. Most importantly, have fun!