I was trying out my newly re-shafted SC/TO yesterday and roasted some of
the Monsooned Malibar "Elephant" from SM, I did a FP of it this
morning. My impressions? Arghhhhh! This is everything I don't like in
coffee, all rolled into one horrible berry. I know, it's an acquired
taste (like munching light bulbs) but as a straight coffee,
Not wanting to strike out completely with my Elephant purchase, I
blended it 1:2 with some Columbian I also roasted to Full City
yesterday. Result: an excellent cup of coffee, with none of the
bitterness of the Elephant, just a good solid full flavor. So where did
all that nastiness go?
My conclusion is that Elephant is to blend with if you want a real
kick-ass cup, but too much to handle by itself. But again, what
happened to all that bitternesss when it went into the blend?
Tom in GA