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Topic: Nicaragua Matagalpa Maragogype '04 (2 msgs / 50 lines)
1) From: John Abbott
Wow! Coffee that tastes like coffee!!  Maybe the drugs are clearing out
- but my morning Panama didn't taste fresh or sweet.  I just tapped into
the Nicaragua Matagalpa Maragogype '04 that came in my care package. 
This stuff is really great!  I pulled a shot and it smelled great as it
poured, hopes up I gave it a sip and WOW!  This is my second encounter
with these almost lima bean sized beans.  I roasted them like Charlie
told me to with the bunch he gave me at PNWG I   and although not quite
as good as his - these were some excellent beans.   
I ran exactly 250g in the HotTop and dumped them at the first sound of
second crack.  They were uniform in color and looked great - but didn't
have much smell as they cooled.  I put them in a mason jar to out gas
for a couple of hours. I crashed and never did seal the jar.  So today
they are exactly 3 days old - and that must be the right resting range. 
Advise: don't be scared off by the bean size. I think its easier to
roast than peaberry and the results are perfect for a Central American
Espresso!!

2) From: John Abbott
Wow! Coffee that tastes like coffee!!  Maybe the drugs are clearing out
- but my morning Panama didn't taste fresh or sweet.  I just tapped into
the Nicaragua Matagalpa Maragogype '04 that came in my care package. 
This stuff is really great!  I pulled a shot and it smelled great as it
poured, hopes up I gave it a sip and WOW!  This is my second encounter
with these almost lima bean sized beans.  I roasted them like Charlie
told me to with the bunch he gave me at PNWG I   and although not quite
as good as his - these were some excellent beans.   
I ran exactly 250g in the HotTop and dumped them at the first sound of
second crack.  They were uniform in color and looked great - but didn't
have much smell as they cooled.  I put them in a mason jar to out gas
for a couple of hours. I crashed and never did seal the jar.  So today
they are exactly 3 days old - and that must be the right resting range. 
Advise: don't be scared off by the bean size. I think its easier to
roast than peaberry and the results are perfect for a Central American
Espresso!!


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