I missed out on the HH Lot 30 by just a few days, but this lot is incredible. It's actually the first HH I've ever roasted. I roasted it to City+ (until just after the end of the first crack). 12 minutes in the RK drum. I didn't smell any blueberry during the roast and the roasted beans don't smell like blueberry. But the instant I started grinding them (2 hours after roasting) the smell of blueberries filled the room, and the blueberry taste in the cup is unmistakeable when the cup is hot. As the cup cools down the blueberry is muted a bit and the caramel taste becomes stronger. I like it a bit better in a swiss-gold filter than a french press. Get your orders in!
I just roasted some Lot 30 yesterday. The blueberry smell was forming last night. I may try some with 24 hours rest. On 5/8/06, Paul Sack wrote: <Snip>
Paul what device are you using to brew? I have very little knowledge in th= e drip department, I have a FP and an Ibrik though. -james On 5/8/06, Paul Sack wrote: <Snip>
I alternate between espresso machine, FP, and a one-cup swiss-gold pourover (that SM's sells). BTW, it helps a lot to preheat the FP and wrap it in a towel or something if you can. The pourover keeps the heat in much better because it's plastic, so it's a bit less fuss. I've found that good coffees can taste kind of boring if I don't keep the heat in with the FP. Quoting James House : <Snip> he <Snip>
Thanks Paul, I might just order that single pour over. I recently purchase= d an Aerobie and it will be interesting to compare these two 1-cuppers. On 5/8/06, Paul Sack wrote: <Snip> n <Snip>
Oh yeah, I also have an Aerobie that a friend gave me sitting in its box on the floor. I only used it twice. It did make a good cup. I should use it more. Quoting James House : <Snip> ed <Snip>
Great pics Dennis! On 5/8/06, Dennis Parham wrote: <Snip>
Now thats art. Mike (just plain)
Dennis Parham wrote: <Snip> ly <Snip> ave <Snip> Dennis, Hey! Quit showing pictures of 'my' Livia ;-) You get that Faema up & running yet? Gary -- "I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt." MM
"...almost an espresso purist..." (How good does it get at 100%?) Oh, Yeah- That's the best use- except for scrolling grandson desktop pix- I've ever had for this monitor! The Celtic Critic is happy when I shave an oz of Baker's unsweetened chocolate into a La Pavoni mug with 2oz of milk and an oz of sugar. Microfoam it and pull a double shot of L30 Horse into it. Makes quite a drink, but I really like the Horse by itself. Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grinder?
"La Pavoni" Bodum Pavina- close... ro On 5/8/06, raymanowen wrote: <Snip> -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might= y Wichita WurliTzer- 1976
RayO, Sounds like the Celtic Critic has got it goin on. There are times when you come up with things that have just got to be tried........me thinks this is one of em. And it's just the right time of the evening for it. Mike (just plain)