Has anyone tried this yet? I'll be roasting some tomorrow.
Yes, I've roasted these beans...........................DELICIOUS................
I've only done a sample batch. I didn't adjust for the size of the beans an= d it went to FC++ when I was aiming for City +/FC. I roasted a lot of the character out of the bean. Try to pull just before 2nd. Don On 5/2/06, Wesley Simon wrote: <Snip>
My favorite roast of this coffee went to an early FC+. Using my Poppery II, I needed to take the roast that far to impart enough body and low end to satisfy my tastebuds. I know Tom Owen said that, in his opinion, taking it this far made this great Kenya into a good Kenya, but this was well beyond good, in my humble opinion. My C+ was just too high end for my tastes (I probably dumped the beans too soon though...I'm still fairly new at this.) With my FC+ roast, I think I lucked out and struck a perfect balance between roast flavor and brightness. As I recall, second crack was "waxing" (more than "5 or 10 snaps" but not yet rolling super-fast). The result was a beautifully symmetrical kind of brew, toasty-sweet with a nice bright, clean finish. The Kenya 405 is just as described...understated and mellow for a Kenya. It's a nice crowd pleaser sort of coffee and I took some to work today. The crowd seemed pleased. The Gaturine though...I think it can be a genuine rock-star coffee once you find the roast you like. The roast I like, I happen to LOVE. ~Tom in VA On 5/2/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> and <Snip>
On 5/2/06, Wesley Simon wrote: <Snip> I like it quite a bit. I've overroasted this one, and also done a city+ roast. The overroast wasn't very good obviously. It killed most of the character like Don said. The city+ is very good. It is bright like zn orange, but subdued enough to be enjoyable that way. It doesn't scream lemon rind at me like the 622. I almost can't drink that at any roast level it seems. Aaron Peterson Versailles, KY
I can believe that FC+ is very good. I actually tend to prefer my roasts o= n the dark side of the recommended spectrum. Unfortunately I missed FC+. I was surprised by the speed it hit rolling second. One second I was asking myself 'are those 2nd pops?' and by the time I confirmed that they were an= d then dumped it was rolling and the beans were oily. Still very good, it just didn't my socks off. Luckily I have a few more batches left to roast. Don On 5/2/06, Tom Ogren wrote: <Snip> s <Snip>
I took the Gaturine 705 to a Full City+, and got a lemon zinger! I love thi= s coffee, but I'll have to admit, it kind of grew on me (albeit, very fast). It is very clean and smooth, and the aroma is flowery, yet the cup still ha= s a fruity lemonesque quality to it, with red-wine notes as well- very nice. It actually took a couple days for the lemon to come out, though. This coffee might be good roasted as a half City+ or Full City--- half Full City= + blend. I think the Full city+ is very nice for this coffee. It holds up wel= l and rewards you with nice body, subtle bass notes, and hints of chocolate- which goes to make a very complex final cup, taking into account the flower= y aroma and lemon zing as well. I will have to try this one at City+, though. I wander if that might be a more crisp cup. I also wander if there are some flavors the darker Full City+ has masked at all. I highly recommend this one. Jeremy
I have not lost hope that I can produce a great C+ that I will enjoy. I'll definitely try. I'm just really pleased at the quality of the FC+. My earlier "C+" attempt was probably more of a C. I suspect the high citrus notes had not developed to a point that I could differentiate orange rind o= r lemon. It all ran together in one huge bright bang. I am convinced I got th= e last five pounds of this stuff (I think it was gone the next morning when I checked the site...I felt like the kid with the cookie!) On 5/2/06, Don Cummings wrote: <Snip> . I <Snip> g <Snip> and <Snip> . <Snip> s <Snip>