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Topic: Panama Gesha Roasted (13 msgs / 239 lines)
1) From: Les
Brown arrived at 4:18pm.  The RK drum was fired up at 4:30pm.  I
didn't want to think too long about roasting a $50.00 plus coffee.  To
end the anticipation, the roast ended a perfect City plus.  Some
roasting notes.  I hit first crack at 9min 45 sec.  This was perfect!
 First crack lasted a full four minutes!  I cut my heat as I normally
do and did my normal 3 minute stretch between 1st crack and pulling
the roast for a full city roast.  It ended up just right!  Now to let
it rest!
Les

2) From: Michael Dhabolt
On 6/16/06, Les  wrote:
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I don't normally consider myself a shrinking violet.....but......I'm
going to wait for your appraisal of your roast and any
recommendations, before warming up the roaster for these beans.
Mike (just plain waiting)

3) From: Les
First degassing just took place.  Wow does it smell good!  I'll be
doing a 14 hour rested pot in the AM.  I just can't wait longer than
that!  I will degas one more time before going to bed.
Anyone else roasted theirs yet?
Les
On 6/16/06, Les  wrote:
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4) From: Peter Zulkowski
Just to put in a different perspective:
$100.00 would only buy about 33 gallons of Diesel fuel.
And that would only get you a good days drive down the road.
Yup, I am sick ;)
PeterZ
Certainly road weary, here in TH, IN....
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5) From: Tara Kollas
How right you are.  3 pounds of green beans would definitely last me longer
than two tanks of gas.
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6) From: Les
According to Tom, this set will be gone soon.  The prep on these beans
is outstanding.  The roast is super even.  What you are getting is a
trend setter that should help all of us get better coffee.  I don't
know if Tom will comment, but in my opinion the overall quality of
coffee has been improving each year in my opinion.  I think that when
Tom reports back to the farmers what happened there will be nothing
but smiles!  I bet Groundworks Coffee is going to charge at least
$80.00 a pound for their roasted Geisha.  They are offering the 2004
Geisha for $49.00 a pound.  Two year old coffee!  They are offering
the 2005 Carmen Estate for $19.95 a pound.  So, the trifecta is a good
buy!  Unless you want someone else to roast your coffee and who knows
how old it is?  I just wish I was more confident in half pound roasts.
 I went for the whole pound because that is the profile I do most
often and best.  You know what I'll be drinking for the next few days.
Les
On 6/16/06, Tara Kollas  wrote:
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7) From: Les
Hey 3 pounds of St. Helena will cost you $165.00 if you order today.
3 pounds of Kopi Luak from the best source would run you $480.00.  Or
you can get 10 pounds for less than $10.00 from Ebay if saving bucks
is your only consideration!
Les
On 6/16/06, Les  wrote:
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8) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 6/16/06, Les  wrote:
 > I will degas one more time before going to bed.
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Les, I'd be interested in knowing how you degas. Do you degas by
cracking the lid on a glass jar?
Thanks,
Brian

9) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
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On Jun 16, 2006, at 11:15 PM, Les wrote:
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Once you have a little practice with a wok or heat gun-dog bowl lets  
you do a roast of about any size and have full control.  When mine  
come in, I'll probably roast about a third of a pound at a time.
      Jim Gundlach
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I just wish I was more = confident in half pound roasts.

= Once you have a little practice with a wok = or heat gun-dog bowl lets you do a roast of about any size and have full = control.  When mine come in, I'll probably roast about a third of a = pound at a time.     Jim = Gundlach = --Apple-Mail-39-461472741--

10) From:
Les, did you do the whole pound on this roast?  I'd suspect so from the
times you gave. Was the 3 minute stretch you did after the end of first,
giving total time ~17 minutes?  The reason I ask, I've got ~12 oz of the
Don Pachi Gesha from last year. I never got a full happiness roast of it
using my modded FreshRoast: either too bright or too flat.  I'm thinking
I've got enough experience now with the RK to hit an intended roast
quite accurately, at least with the usual 300 gm batch.  I've used your
profiles with great success on many different greens, but have yet to
try a "cinnamon" roast.
Bruce

11) From: Les
Yup I did the whole pound.  It is so good I had two pots today!  I
should be at its peak tomorrow.
Les
On 6/19/06, bruce.harrington
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12) From: James House
Well, I just spent $100 on 3 pounds of coffee.  I went ahead and filled out
my harvey order with the following:  Uganda Organic Bugisu (5#), PNG Kimel
(2#), Yemen Mokha Sana'ani (1#), Kona XF Kealakekua (1#).
I have not had any of these.  I hear great things about the bugisu, I love
the PNG Arokara that I have right now so maybe I'll like the Kimel too.  I
wanted something that worked well at darker roasts as I usually go light
(thus the Yemen), and the Kona....well, why not.  I figured if I was ever
going to try Kona now would be the time since the price I paid for the
Panamas made the Kona seem insignificant in this order.  :)   I already had
10# of the CE 1800, but it's so good I don't mind another pound.  I'll gift
it out or something provided it makes it that far.
Has anyone roasted the Gesha yet in a SC/TO?
-james
On 6/19/06, Les  wrote:
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13) From: Les
Today 4 days out this stuff shouldn't be legal!  The flavor explosion
is something else.  The African character of the bean is coming out.
Becky wanted to know if we were having an Ethiopian today.  It is a
smooth rich cup.  The jasmine is back from the first day and the
brightness is a bit muted.  Gotta go get another cup!
Les
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