This morning I was sitting in Des Moines at Sheena’s lovely home enjoying a great cup of Roasters after a wonderful weekend of celebrating Alex’s graduation from Med school and commissioning as a Captain in the Air Force. I took that moment of reflection to offer gratitude for so many wonderful things. I took another sip of coffee and thought, “Wow! Life is really good! This coffee is really good! Wait a minute — this is dark roast Sumatra.” It turns out that one day last week J.D. was roasting Sumatra in a long line of roasts. During a distracting moment, the Sumatra went to a higher temperature than we usually take it. It wasn’t burned and it smelled acceptable, so I decided to wait a couple of days, and last Friday I brewed it. It was very nice. The dark roasting brought out qualities of the Sumatra that we don’t usually experience. Richer, bolder, perhaps less acidity. A very happy accident indeed. Watch for Dark Roast Sumatra in the future. It may be an occasional special.