On 6/4/06, Les wrote: <Snip> Here here, speaking of which: I am finally roasting up some of Tom's Kenya Lot 54 which was rumored to taste like tropical fruit. Absolutely true on that. I know its not available anymore, but I think I prefer these Kenyas with a bit less lemon and some more balance to them.. It makes me wonder if I might light a more Lemony Kenya at a darker roast, where some of that acidity could be traded for body. All that said, I do wonder if I am not roasting my Kenya too fast, as its done in under 7 minutes with an iRoast2. I've set my profile pretty fast because I've had some experiences of baked smells if I try to prolong the roast. Maybe this means I am slowing it down too early, not sure. Hard to get a lot of control with the iRoast2 though, even though it is pretty consistent from batch to batch with the same weight, origin, and TC placement. I stopped this roast nice and early, which for me means that alot of the roast was a C+, some was C and some FC. No second cracks heard. Slowing down the roasts helps evenness but again I just didn't like the smell I got from the beans after a day's rest even. Still, this Kenya tastes great and I am enjoying it immensely. Not to dig on Starbucks so much (its really the only store bought coffee I sometimes drink) but this stuff doesn't even compare to their Kenya, which really tastes awful in my opinion. What did they do to that bean to make it taste so bad.. After one day of rest with this Kenya, the up-front flavors are a powerful grapefruit(?) (Tom says blackberry--maybe...) sourness with some kind of strange nuttyness I have to pay attention to notice. The finish is fruit punch. -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."