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Re: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

I had one roast batch of the Rulindo before the Behmor decided to stop in mid-roast (of one of the Peru lots, about which I can say little), and it came out rather lighter than I'd been targeting (13.7%, quite a light C+). It made some sweet cups, and convinced me that this wasn't excessively light ...
by martin
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:40 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

Good choices, Dave, please report in the fullness of time! Cocatu coming up soon, after an intervening round of divine Kenya Embu Gakui Peaberry, my last but Atropos insists -- such sadness to bid top quality coffee adieu, a tough act for Cocatu to follow. It is a bean, take it for all in all, I sha...
by el grano viejo
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:44 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

Well, EGV, you proved to be an effective ambassador for the SM Rwandan offerings. The only other Rwanda coffee I've tried is the Jomba Vunga from 3 years ago, and I went through 25 pounds of it. It was one of my two favorite beans in my 3+ years of home-roasting ...
by bigbells
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

... end forced me to impose a buying moratorium through the long, cold winter. A cold spring arrived and, to my surprise, the selection of enticing Rwanda beans persisted as well. Reasons unclear for an apparent customer resistance, but this region is a favorite place to look for good coffee. With ...
by el grano viejo
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:07 am
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Replies: 4
Views: 144

anomad's Behmor Adventure

... just fine. Machine started the cooling cycle a few seconds after I couldn’t hear any more first crack pops (P1). Same as above except ½ pound of Rwandans Missed the idiot light again and ruined another ½ pound (Rwandans P3) ½ pound of Rwandans on P3 (I can’t see a difference from the P1 beans. ...
by anomad
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Behmor Discussion
Topic: anomad's Behmor Adventure
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler

Wow! You got a great sampler. I just ordered the Rwanda Gitesi and really enjoy the Bourbon coffee beans. Also, the Ethiopians are favorites. You can't go wrong with any of those beans. I would roast the Gitesi first, but all are worthy choices. ...
by Rookieroaster
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:44 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler

Wow! You got a great sampler. I just ordered the Rwanda Gitesi and really enjoy the Bourbon coffee beans. Also, the Ethiopians are favorites. You can't go wrong with any of those beans. I would roast the Gitesi first, but all are worthy choices.
by Daniel N.
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:16 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler

... as I opened the box, a little like Christmas. :) What did I get you ask? 8 lbs. individually packaged, expertly packed bags of beans as follows. Rwanda Karongi Gitesi, Rwanda Coffee Villages, Ethiopian Kaffia - Michiti Coop, Ethiopian Illubabo – Baaroo, Brazil Dry Process Carmo de Minas, Brazil ...
by Rookieroaster
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Big "Thanks" to SM for the 8lb sampler
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Sweet Maria's Choosing Coffee FAQ

... reading through the descriptions will give you a really good idea of what type of sweetness the coffees have. To get you started, take a look at Rwanda and Kenyas also, our Ethiopias are all very sweet with relatively lower clean cup scores. Take a look at our Colombia Finca Pariso as well.
by byron
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:30 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Sweet Maria's Choosing Coffee FAQ
Replies: 5
Views: 11407

This tiger can not be tamed!!!

... nachos will be quite boring without that chipotle sauce!!! Oh , and in case you were not aware(and I am sure you are aware) ..... the Rwandan's have arrived!!!! - Okay. Wishing all great cups. May your lives be filled with awesome experiences and great health. Feed the espresso monkeys ...
by coffeegeek55
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:14 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1707
Views: 341830
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