Hello from a true rookie and new poster on the board! I bought a toastmaster hot air popper at the local Salvation Army thrift store, and have been roasting for about a month or so. So far, I've found that I prefer Yirgacheffe (my favorite by far), Papua New Guinea Kimel, and most of the central american varieties (my wife LOVES the Mama Mina) that came in my variety pack from Sweet Marias (CR-LaMagnolia, Columbia Huela Palestina, Columbia decaf). The types that I've found that I don't care for as much are Mexico Oaxica, Sidamo, Sumatra dry and Kenya. Don't get me wrong--they aren't bad, they just aren't on the same level as the others, but are still so much better than the store stuff. I also tend to prefer City to City+ roasts, since the darker roasts tend to start tasting too smoky for my palate. Based on these, are there any varieties that I should be sure to try that I may be overlooking= ? BTW, I just popped open the lid of my old Folgers and took a sniff. How did I ever drink that before? I think I'll till it into the garden, because it isn't worth the hot water to brew it.
Hey, welcome. ghileman wrote: <Snip> I had to slow my roasts down before really bright coffee's became likable. Hot air roasters are great for keeping all the 'bright' available. <Snip> -- Life in the fast lane ...... It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of arabica that thoughts acquire speed, the hans acquire shakes. The shakes become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
Hi. Have you wandered through the "Miel" and Brasil selections?
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Welcome aboard ... I'm sure you'll find what you need here .... lots of = folks with knowledge ... Take Care, Bob
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