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Topic: Monsooned Malibar (17 msgs / 281 lines)
1) From: Gregg Talton
I've had a pound of Monsooned Malibar for about a year and had roasted
only one batch.  However, last week I read the thread about rest and
someone mentioned the Monsooned coffee.  I'm sipping a cup right now
that's been resting since Saturday and it's WONDERFUL.  Yes, it's a bit
funky but not as much as I remembered.  Last time I rested 24 hours and
it was awful.  I'll be ordering more.

2) From: Kevin Pompei
I've always found it needs a lot of rest.
On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 20:09:25 -0500, Gregg Talton  wrote:

3) From: Dan Sussman
In my experience, you really need to let it settle down for about 48 hours 
before grinding and brewing. Otherwise it's just TOO funky.

4) From: micah milano
A lot of rest meaning 72 hours, 120 hours? To what roast did you bring
it? I recently got some of this myself, had it rest 24 hours and it
was alright, nothing spectacular.
On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 19:21:10 -0600, Kevin Pompei  wrote:

5) From: Casey Jones
I had my first cup of Monsooned Malabar this morning.
Took it to the first sign of 2nd crack, rested 3 days, brewed in a Chemex.
Just enough funk to make it interesting.  I also noticed that the funk
disappeared as it cooled.
-Casey Jones
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 08:11:18 -0700, Dan Sussman  wrote:

6) From: Steve
Hey, it's good to know I'm not the only one who thinks the Monsooned
Malabar is good, but not necessarily great.  I find that without a
minimum of a 48-hour rest, the cup is a bit thin and uninteresting. 
When I think "funk", I think of something like Yemen Mokha Ismaili. 
Sheesh... that last shipment was funky enough to give James Brown a
lesson or two!
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 13:12:59 -0700, Casey Jones  wrote:

7) From: Dan Sussman
Ladies and Gentlemen.... The hardest working coffee in show business!!!!

8) From: Kevin Pompei
I actually find it's best after four or five days.
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 10:44:27 -0500, micah milano  wrote:

9) From: Casey Jones
I thought it was good, but that I might be missing something.
If I'm reading Tom's notes correctly, roasting too dark will kill the
funk.  Next time I'll take it bit lighter ("city if you dare" -Tom), a
give it an extra day or two to rest.
Of course this it the bean I ordered only a single pound of.  Argh.
-Casey Jones
gotta have that funk...
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 13:43:00 -0700, Steve  wrote:

10) From: Gregg Talton
I'm going to roast a bit lighter next time - I brewed by pour-over
method and have been very pleased with the taste.  The roast I was
referring to was about 10 seconds into second.  Think I'll have a press
pot now...

11) From: Gary Townsend
I liked it better, blended 50/50 with some Kenyan, it seemed to
balance better in the cup, also.
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 14:02:56 -0700, Dan Sussman  wrote:

12) From: miKe mcKoffee
I sometimes blend it for Monsooned Yirgacheffe. But with Halloween coming
gotta go for the straight Zombie Funk!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

13) From: Gary Townsend
That sounds good miKe, I ran out of Yirg, and the Kenyan seemed a good
choice at the time! I'll place a Christmas Order, after I get all
settled in to my new house. I'm moving myself and 19 years of Army
life with me! I have some good help lined up, But I've gotta finish
packing this weekend! Close on the 13th, start moving, that night! I'm
still excited, it's my 1st house! ( I'm glad we saved $ before this,
it seems to me that everybody get's a cut when you buy a house!)
Livin in thrift shops, where the clerks know me by my 1st name!
On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 17:31:53 -0700, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:

14) From: Bob Baker
Where are you stationed?
My son in just finishing up in Iraq and the big homecomming party is 19  
On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 19:53:30 -0500, Gary Townsend  wrote:

15) From: Gary Townsend
Hi Bob, Fort Riley Kansas. our 1st BDE got back last week,  I went
with 3rd BDE Apr 03 -04 !
Glad to hear about anyone getting out of there. Shock-N-Awe is what
one goes through when you get back to the US of A. My neighbor got
home last week, I saw the look in his eye. The US is overwhelming,
after you return from a barren place like that. Take him out in the
great outdoors, even if the trees are bare, he won't mind. At least
they are trees! I got my 2 weeks leave last year, before  Turkey day,
so we did it all Thanks giving and Christas in 1 weekend. Then I flew
back, and had Thanksgiving Day with my platoon. I didnt mind!
On Fri, 08 Oct 2004 19:59:52 -0500, Bob Baker  wrote:

16) From: Bob Baker
He's been up in Mosel most of the time and didnt get his leave till late  
Which was a long time as he deployed Nov 1st. But for his R&R he  
understandably wanted
just to gel and have a beer or 3...
I've been keeping him and his buds in coffee although he enjoyed it more  
winter, as it got too hot to enjoy this summer.
Thank you for your service to our great land!
On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 23:41:38 -0500, Gary Townsend  wrote:

17) From: Gary Townsend
I can look back on it now, and just be glad that i'm home. I'm still
not at all into this years political debates. sad, but true. I'm for
re-educating the Iraqi people & thier Gov't and giving back their
country. But, now that the Us has committed troops, it really would be
a grievious mistake, IMHO to just pull out and walk away. Instead of
pointing fingers, trying to get themselves re-elected, the politicians
need to be focusing on fixing the problems over there, with the Iraqi
government. Oh yeah, that's right, they don't know anything about day
to day government operations! (i!)
On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 08:06:09 -0500, Bob Baker  wrote:

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