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Re: Rwanda Gitesi

... a deep sweetness in here that shows up well even at lighter roasts without getting too tart. definitely some really sweet baking spices in there, blending in with the sweet mandarin flavor. The base coffee flavor is just so nice. it's kind of a sneakily delicious coffee. Also really liked the ...
by CHAFF
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Gitesi
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Why you do it

... eat or drink. Few of us are equipped to deal with things even slightly "higher up'' the food chain. Buying green coffee beans, roasting and blending them, is a relatively easy way to become more involved with what we drink. We certainly cannot easily take the vertical integration much further; ...
by morgantruce
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Coffee Chatter
Topic: Why you do it
Replies: 54
Views: 6068

Re: Liquid Amber Taste Question

Can't add anything but my own experience. The Liquid Amber blend is in my regular rotation. I usually end my roast (SR500) after 2nd crack has been in full roll for about 30 seconds. I routinely find it has a great mouth-feel with a sharp bittersweet taste and some nice citrus twang to it.
by Bonsai Doug
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Liquid Amber Taste Question
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Filipino Coffee -- Kapeng Barako

... great. Or robusta, which I have noticed has not been around for a while either. (I use it for espresso and also as a component in an iced coffee blend that stands up to milk or cream)
by musciwarrencohen
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Islands
Topic: Filipino Coffee -- Kapeng Barako
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: It's Moka Kadir all over again

thenewguy wrote:EXCELLENT Espresso!
As in really really good.

Roasted to 2nd crack.
Roasting in a Nesco, I did the smaller sized batch.

Agree! This is probably my all-time favorite espresso blend. Roasted in an SR500, ending the roast after about one minute of 2nd crack rolling.
by Bonsai Doug
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: It's Moka Kadir all over again
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: It's Moka Kadir all over again

Presumably you have the 2014 edition of this blend, which I haven't tasted yet. But despite some variations from batch to batch, one thing has held constant for me: it needs a whiff of second crack to really let the beast out. Lighter roasts have ...
by martin
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:08 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: It's Moka Kadir all over again
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: It's Moka Kadir all over again

Would be interested to hear from more people about this blend. I just got a few pounds in addition to a few others. This takes longer to roast than my other beans. I'm using a Nesco..had to go a 1-3 minutes longer than my usual roasting times. This blend ...
by thenewguy
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:22 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: It's Moka Kadir all over again
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Taming the Ben10 monster popper (new to roasting)

... from a specialty coffee place to compare colours and consistency of roast to, so i'm not judging the below results blind. The store roast is a blend and there's a bit of variability in roast levels, but not much, but I don't know more beyond that. Full burn cycle - attempt #1: ambient temp ...
by kye
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:37 am
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Taming the Ben10 monster popper (new to roasting)
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Evenness of roast with an espresso blend?

some of this is equipment based, but it is possible to get a more even roast color level in a green blend. The best approach is with a slightly longer drying stage in order to normalize more of the beans so they charge into the the 1st Crack more in unison. Pushing into the ...
by Sweet Maria's
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Evenness of roast with an espresso blend?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Evenness of roast with an espresso blend?

Only if you take them all to a very dark roast?
by Barrie
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Evenness of roast with an espresso blend?
Replies: 2
Views: 74
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