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Re: Evaluating Roasts vs. Cupping

... Into the microwave for a minute. Meanwhile, fine-grind 14g of light/dark roast blend (Gesha or Yirg for the light, Sumatra or Java or Guat or Rwanda for the dark), and pull a double shot on the Silvia. Pour the double into the hot water. The mug has no handle, and it's too hot to pick up right ...
by davidearls
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:02 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Evaluating Roasts vs. Cupping
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Trying new things

... of sheer laziness. Thought it was time to try something different, so here's what I've stumbled on: 100g light roast African (Ethiopian, Kenya, Rwanda) blended with 100g dark roast (Guatemala, Rwanda, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Brazil) Look for more body and more chlorogenic acids from the dark ...
by davidearls
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:21 am
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: Trying new things
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Re: Improperly drawn SM cupping score spider graphs

As of today, possibly prior to today, the graphs for the two available Rwanda coffees are both correct!

Thanks, SM!
by bigbells
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:52 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Improperly drawn SM cupping score spider graphs
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Improperly drawn SM cupping score spider graphs

There are two Rwanda coffees currently available. Neither of them was available when I posted my initial complaint about the incorrectly drawn graphs. Of those two, one is drawn correctly. The other is grossly misdrawn. I think SM ...
by bigbells
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:21 am
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Improperly drawn SM cupping score spider graphs
Replies: 9
Views: 732

I have roasted a few beans

This afternoon's cup combines 4 parts of the Rwanda Rulindo that I've been enjoying for a while now with 1 part of Monsooned Malabar. Perhaps it will have cooled enough for more than a vague thumbs up by the time I'm done typing... Although I hadn't ...
by martin
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:52 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1714
Views: 387835

Improperly drawn SM cupping score spider graphs

... visual picture to anyone viewing the graph. Bigger numbers are graphed showing scores too small. The above figures relate to the attached graph. rwanda_nyamasheke_mutovu_cooperative_1.jpg
by bigbells
Sun May 24, 2015 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Choosing Coffees, Cupping, Coffee Reviews, Coffee Storage
Topic: Improperly drawn SM cupping score spider graphs
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Rwanda Rulindo

So after the Behmor parts arrived and I installed them and had a successful [empty] test burn, the first new roast was ½ lb of the Rulindo. Came in at not quite -16% weight, with a very few snaps in that heat surge that comes from starting the cooling fan. Might be a touch more development than your...
by martin
Sat May 02, 2015 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Rulindo
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Rwanda Rulindo

I roasted a pound of Rwanda Rulindo to a Full City level with 16.5% weight loss, and with no oil at all appearing on the surface of even one bean. First taste was immediately post-roast, in a blend where I used 40% of the Rulindo. It ...
by bigbells
Sat May 02, 2015 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Africa, Arabia, Asia
Topic: Rwanda Rulindo
Replies: 1
Views: 438

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: 590

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: 590
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