I have commented on this exceptional bean before. I'm really glad that it hasn't developed the popularity that would keep me from re-ordering. I just ordered another 5 lb (the per order limit). For those that are into Funk in their Espresso blends, this is 'not to be missed'. I've tried it in all of my blends - effectively matching the amount of Monsooned Malabar with whatever other beans I'm using. It seems to bring a 'high toned' complexity to the fundamental funk of the MM. I probably should keep my mouth shut about this so that it'll be there for me the next time I order, but this is too good to keep to myself. On another note, has anyone tried the Brazil Organic Camocim - Yellow Icatu ? I added a couple pounds to fill out my 12 pound 'hold for Harvey' order. Mike (just plain)
--Apple-Mail-7--669882708 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed I never get the chance to try it in espresso, as my husband prefers it for his drip and uses it up as fast as I can roast it--okay for brewed coffee but before it can outgas sufficiently for decent crema. On May 10, 2006, at 1:56 PM, Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip> Sandy www.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-7--669882708 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 I never get the chance to try it = in espresso, as my husband prefers it for his drip and uses it up as = fast as I can roast it--okay for brewed coffee but before it can outgas = sufficiently for decent crema. On May 10, 2006, at 1:56 PM, = Michael Dhabolt wrote:
On another note, has anyone tried the Brazil Organic Camocim - Yellow <Snip> Yes i got 2 lbs a few weeks ago, and really like it, my wife says it is ver= y chocolatey in the cup you will like it. -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
STASH DISCIPLINE STASH DISCIPLINE STASH DISCIPLINE!!!!!! Keep the good reports coming so I can enjoy it vicariously! Les On 5/10/06, Woody DeCasere wrote: <Snip> ery <Snip>
Les, <Snip> I just last week passed my stash reduction interim goal to less than 50% of my overly exuberant acquisitions. As usual I learned as much from roasting these 'leftovers' as I did from the favorites - and modified my list of favorites several times in the process. As a present to myself for reaching this goal - Harvey is on his way with 5# each of the aged Sumatra and the Matadakad Estate Peaberry with a 2# bag of the Brazil Yellow Icatu. I think I deserve this reward. My next goal is to be able to maintain a gross poundage in the neighborhood of 25% of my previous addict level stash ;^) And the next meeting will be - - - ? My name is Mike (just plain) - - - and I am a................
OK; sounds like I need some aged Mandheling. I've had no luck doing a pre roast blend either. About the best I've been able to do is combine dry process beans to the ratio I want and roast those, then do the same with wet process beans and finally making the blend, post roast of the those 2 roasts. More fun, interesting stuff to fiddle with! cheers, ScoTTT Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip>
I went hog wild again with all the new "old cultivators" Tom has had of late. I am a sucker for an all Typica or Bourbon coffee. I just couldn't resist! So the stash has swelled too much! I am not complaining but I am realizing there really is a problem when you have too much of a good thing! I am a bit more discriminating and I sure am glad Tom has that delete button on his order form! This A.M. I am drinking a blend sent from a Tamper customer that came from a roaster in the Bay area. It is a blend of Harrar Horse and Mexican coffee. I must say it is the best commercial roast I have ever drunk. The most amazing thing about it is it was roasted city to city plus! A commercial roaster that cares about varietal flavor - amazing! So, my new restriction for stash reduction is I will only order CoE or coffee that cups over 90. I will also limit myself to 2 pounds. My stash is so out of control that I have coffee I ordered 8 months ago that I have not tried yet! Les On 5/10/06, Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
We need to start our own "Stash Sharing" Co-Op. You know, a "Share the Love" type thing!!! MJB
A Non- Problem, Sandy- as a certain Chicagoan might have put it, "Roast Early and Roast Often!" Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! His and Her roasted coffee beans.
Les, What bourbon varietals from SM have that are currently available have you tried. I tend to focus so much on the processing method that I leave out varietal as something to look at when considering beans. cheers, ScoTTT Les wrote: <Snip>
Scott, The El Salvador Santa Adelaida and the Brazil CoE Nazareth Dias Dereira are both outstanding Bourbon coffees. I had a hard time believing the CoE Nazareth was from Brazil! The Columbia San Jose de Isnos is an outstanding Typica. You missed out on the Guatemala Aqua Tibia. That went fast! I am glad I screwed up my order and got two 2 pounders instead of the one that I thought I had ordered. I always check the bean type when I order. I just like the Typica and Bourbon coffees from Central and South America better than the new high yeild beans. Les On 5/11/06, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
It's funny that you should mention the Santa Adelaida. I just sat down wit= h my first press pot of the day to read e-mail and this the first one I opened. I am doing my first tasting of the Santa Adelaida (at 24 hours rest.) Only problem is that I apparently mistook the last straggling 1st cracks during the roast as the 1st cracks of second. Very grassy and tea-like wit= h funky floral aromatics in both the dry and wet that I can't quite identify. The funky flavor is familiar to me but I can't put a finger on it= . You know when you eat that popcorn flavored Jelly Belly. You know you know the flavor but you have a tough time identifying it because it is out of place. That is what is going on here. I might have to scrap this batch. I'll wait until 72 hours to make that decision but if it doesn't improve life is too short to drink bad coffee. Cheers Don On 5/12/06, Les wrote: <Snip> e <Snip> e <Snip> I <Snip> y <Snip> e <Snip> s <Snip>