I was looking at a map on Saturday to see where some of the coffee in my stash actually comes from when I realized that I had greens from most of the East African coffee producing countries. Sooooo... I decided to make a blend of all of them. Since it was an expirament, I only measured out 1 or 2 ounces of each. 1 oz. Uganda Sipi Falls 2 oz. Uganda Bugisu 1 oz. Kenya Lot 632 Peaberry 1 oz. Kenya Lot 624 Kora Peaberry 1 oz. Kenya EAFCA Githiru 2 oz. Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Oromia 1 oz. Ethiopia Harar Lot 30 1 oz. Ethiopia Fair Trade Harar '05 2 oz. Tanzania Peaberry 2 oz. Rwanda Gatare I did a pre-roast blend, then roasted in the RK Drum to FC. I brewed a pot immediately after roasting. It was good, but tasted to me like it was in that "post-roast funk" and would improve with rest. All of the greens were vac sealed in mason jars and the roast is vac sealed while resting. I'll brew a pot Monday morning which will be about a 36 hour rest and post a report. JavaJerry RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA
Sounds interesting Jerry. Let us know. BTW, I'm a few hours west of you, along the banks of the Appomattox River, about a half hour from the end of the Civil War. Jason <Snip> -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://members.kinex.net/~jbrooks/blog/blog.html----------------------------------------- This email was sent using Kinex WebMail. "Webmail for the World!"http://www.kinex.net/
Well folks, I said I would report back so here it is. After a 2 day rest I brewed a pot of the East African blend. Frankly, it was nothing to write home about. How can you mix 10 different beans together and end up with a one dimensional cup? I was rather disappointed. Then Saturday morning (day 5) I decided to try it again. Beans have been vac sealed in a Mason jar since roasting. I popped the lid and noticed that it didn't have very much fragrance. So I ground then brewed in the TV, this time not expecting much and ready to brew a pot of Lot 30 Harar that I have waiting in the wings. Well Surprise, Surprise! What a nice cup of coffee. It seemed to tingle taste buds all over my mouth. There was the slightest hint of blueberry, peach or apricot (not sure because I have never tasted that in coffee before) and a mild hint chocolate. But what was nicest was that it had a really nice "coffee" taste. We'll have this again Easter morning and I'll probably pull a shot later in the day. It's nice when a disaster turns into something good. JavaJerry RK Drum roasting in CHesapeake, VA Jerry Procopio wrote: <Snip>
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