Popped in to Mercanta tonight because I am an impatient child, and I wanted to taste a couple of blends. They show great promise! If only I could bring myself to let them rest a little longer, I am sure they will only improve (I roasted them yesterday and air cooled).
Took a few photos too:
One blend is definately better than the other at this stage (surprisingly so considering how similar their recipes are).
I look forward to trying them later this week.
In other competition based news – whilst the London and Midlands heats have been made one, it seems they are pushing the London date back to the 24th. Gives me a little more leeway for practise and experimentation!