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Topic: Same bean, different roasts, odd "gap" (5 msgs / 61 lines)
1) From: Scott Marquardt
I just did a Kenya AA the other night, to four levels -- roughly City+, Full
City, Fully City+, and Vienna. The Fully City tasted off.
Is there a "transition" point where roast notes aren't quite in, where the
coffee just isn't going to taste right? This is really weird. All other
three roasts were fine (in their own ways, of course). Personally, I liked
the City+, but that's me. I'm roasting 'cause other folks like darker
roasts. But from what I'm seeing here, if you want the best of both worlds
you wouldn't want to 'tween the City+ and Fully City+ -- better to melange
Aack! No, that doesn't taste so hot either.
Dang, this is what I get for trying to discriminate subtle points in one
origin in the late afternoon.   :-(

2) From: James House
Hi Scott!  Well, what little I have roasted Kenya so far, I found, for my
own tastes anyway, it likes to sit for a few days and just gets better over
time.  So in other words don't beat yourself up if it's only been 2-3, or
maybe even 4, days.
Oh and thanks for responding on the AP thread about the inverted technique
and poly.  I had heard about the inverted but didnt realize that it was so
basic.  It's just...well...inverted.  :)
On 6/13/06, Scott Marquardt  wrote:

3) From: Woody DeCasere
I agree with your findings, i like the Keya either at city + or with a bit
of oil showing i consider full CIty + in between it doesnt really shine for
me, i think you are right about the transition point.
On 6/13/06, Scott Marquardt  wrote:
"Good night, and Good Coffee"

4) From: Scott Marquardt
BTW, for some reason dark roasts in general leave me with a bit of an upset
stomach. Not nausea -- just a mild crampiness. I've never been able to
figure that out. Anything past second crack will do that to me, no matter
how good it may taste.
- S
On 6/14/06, Woody DeCasere  wrote:

5) From: James House
Hmm..that happened to me one time on one particular dark roast but I cant
remember off the top of my head what it was....
On 6/14/06, Scott Marquardt  wrote:

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