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Re: Sorting the bad greens from good..

... it's usually not been as bad as anticipated. Its ironic because we had a cupping yesterday with 2 instances of very strong potato defect (it was burundi coffee - potato also occurs in Rwanda coffee). You can smell it from 10 feet away! Yet it is very difficult to find the single bean responsible ...
by Sweet Maria's
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:03 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Sorting the bad greens from good..
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: India Tree-Dried -Mallali Estate Amrita ?

... roaster or my popper I tend to have a more uneven roast. Just yesterday I used my 4lb drum roaster for 1 lb of an Ethiopian followed by 1 lb of Burundi. The Ethiopian was perfect, the Burundi I had to pluck about 20 under-roasted beans. Hopefully someone that has roasted this Indian and can ...
by Rookieroaster
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:55 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: India Tree-Dried -Mallali Estate Amrita ?
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Burundi Kayanza Mpemba

Hey Richard The Kayanza Mpemba is a truly great coffee from Burundi, my favorite this year! I would recommend roasting this to a City Plus too. You will want to finish first crack and let the coffee roast maybe about 45 seconds more but that can change ...
by aaronsweetmarias
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:56 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Burundi Kayanza Mpemba
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Burundi Kayanza Mpemba

Any recommendations on roasting this in my HotTop for max fruit notes described? I believe SMs suggested City Plus. I still a Noob, but don't really know what bean temp equates to City Plus, or any roasting parameters. I recently did the upgrade to the USB model and have the Artisan thing to "h...
by richard.held
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Burundi Kayanza Mpemba
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Re: In search of Rwanda Karenge

... period should be coming in the next few months. last year's crop of Rwanda, at least the stuff that SM offered, was amazing. I can't wait! Burundi is similar but also just coming into season. Some Kenya stuff can be similar but Rwanda is definitely its own thing. Just hold tight!
by CHAFF
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: In search of Rwanda Karenge
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

In search of Rwanda Karenge

... are none to be had either at SM or elsewhere. I discovered the Karenge beans come from a type/region called Bourbon, so my searching took me to a Burundi Boubon bean (eBay). It is similar in tasting to the Karenge I recall (full city; caramel/toffee; minimal bitterness; smooth finish; aromatic), ...
by gr8gamer
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: In search of Rwanda Karenge
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

Re: Howdy from Southern Cal

... of getting married to a wonderful guy I've known and the holidays have been crazy. I haven't been to this forum until now. I've settled on a Burundi Bourbon bean (closest bean I can find to a Rwanda Karenge in the bourbon region) through eBay and bought 5 lbs. I have a food saver vacuum with ...
by gr8gamer
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:39 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Southern Cal
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

Re: Hot Top Program

... my last experiment with Kenyan coffee; I haven't cared for roasts by a good commercial roaster of Kenyan coffees - they must be an acquired taste) Burundi Kirimiro Gitaba; Burundi Mwaro Rusamana Brazil Fazenta Santa Ines - Samantha Junqueira; Colombia Familia Guerra - La Gallineta Hawaii Kona Kowali ...
by Charlie
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:55 am
 
Forum: Hot Top Discussion
Topic: Hot Top Program
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: High-End Roaster Vs an Inexpensive Popper

... and in what ways any particular roasting method, intricate profiling included, can affect the taste of less than ultra complex varietals (like the Burundi Kirimiro Kibungere I'm going through now and which I actually prefer). I've been stoked by the fact that using an inexpensive roaster with certain ...
by Roasty
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Choosing a Roaster
Topic: High-End Roaster Vs an Inexpensive Popper
Replies: 10
Views: 4101

Re: Rwanda Mutovu tasting rather anonymous--profile suggesti

Hey life and peace, here is a link to an article that Tom and i wrote for Shrub about Rwanda and Burundis. The second half of the article is about roasting Rwandas.

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/conten ... ndamentals

- chris schooley
by Sweet Maria's
Fri May 30, 2014 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Mutovu tasting rather anonymous--profile suggestion?
Replies: 6
Views: 1582
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