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Topic: Timor Organic Maubesse (2 msgs / 57 lines)
1) From: Brent Peterson
After roasting a couple batches of the Timor and  then brewing it with various methods (pour-over, vac pot, press), I thought I'd make a few comments.
 
The best way to describe this coffee is "clean earthiness."  I know this sounds like an oxymoron, but this coffee manages to impart a clear earth flavor without the funky notes commonly found in the dry processed Indonesians.  Even my girlfriend, who abhors the DP Indonesians (she once commented that a particular Sumatran tasted like "pot smoke in a convalescent hospital"), had praise for the Timor.
 
Tom is right that this lot of Maubesse has more Indonesian character than Timors of previous years.  Although last year's lot was full-bodied and pleasant, it wasn't very distinctive.  This lot, on the other hand, tastes very Indonesian--impressive considering that it's wet processed.
 
At a full city roast, I get some nice dark chocolate notes.  Interesetingly, this coffee reminds me a bit of the current lot of the Columbia Mesa de los Santos (but with a little less brightness and more earthiness.)
 
-Brent
 
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2) From: Rick Copple
Brent Peterson wrote:
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Hi Brent,
I had some of this coffee too. I thought for what it was, it was good, 
if you like that Sumatra type flavor though as you say, this wasn't 
exactly the same.
I've discovered, however, that while I like that flavor OK, it is not on 
my favorites list. I ended up roasting the rest of what I had and giving 
it to a friend who like the flavor of it. I don't think earthy is my 
thing!  I would agree, though, if it is, that this is a good one to 
get and would recommend it if someone likes that flavor of coffee.
On that note, I had some Kenya coffee today. I liked it but was getting 
tired of the flavor by the middle of the day. I think this is one that I 
would like to drink a cup or two of, so make a pot when I can share it. 
My son liked it too. I think I'm placing it on my "good" list. Tom 
describes it as having a "gamy" tone to it, and I would agree. It does 
go well with the coffee, but I found myself wishing I had something 
different in my thermos before I got back home. Ironically, because I 
wanted to make way for the Brazilian coffee that I got in to roast, I 
finished off the rest of the Kenyan I had roasted so I had some more 
when I got back home!
But I used the French press to get a different take on it...and I 
actually liked it better with the press.
Only problem....in trying to dump the coffee out into the trash, I 
accidentally banged it on the end of the can and it broke! Man I hate 
that! That reduces me to the pour over and the vac pot, or my old drip 
coffee maker I haven't used since Christmas!
-- 
Rick Copple
Marble Falls, TX


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