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Topic: East African Blend (7 msgs / 173 lines)
1) From: Jerry Procopio
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

2) From: Jason Brooks
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
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3) From: Jerry Procopio
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
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4) From: Wesley Simon
Jerry,
I mixed in about 20-30% Yemen Moka Sanani with Harrar Horse - Lot 30 and th=
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Yemen completly killed all blueberry!  The Harrar was at about a week post
roast, so the blueberry had faded considerably.  The resultant coffee was
still very good and earthy, but the mix somehow took away rather than added
to the final product.
Wes
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5) From: Woody DeCasere
Jerry, i did the same thing with a bunch of leftovers i had, about 6 or 7
different coffees, roasted it to about full city, first few days really
blah, no real aroma, but abuout the 3 or 4th day it really started taking o=
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a real rounded nice flavor, not great gotta write home about flavor but a
really good cup of coffee.
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