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Topic: Gesha - More? (3 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: MMore
Eagerly and carefully I roasted 6 oz. of my precious Gesha stash in my  
trusty SC/TO.  Hit the roast perfectly - beyond first crack and, it had to  be, 
just before 2nd.  
 
Got a little impatient and tried a cup tonight (23 hours).  Brewed it  in my 
Bodum Vac pot.
 
Oh, how I wanted to write the glowing review....how it danced on my  tongue.  
Not yet.
 
I have read how everyone says 48-72 hours is the resting period.  I  will 
wait (impatience got the best of me).  At 23 hours, the acidity is  overwhelming. 
 I'm betting (hoping) that the longer rest will balance that  out with the 
fruit and Earl Grey tones.
 
Hoping!
 
Michael A roaster - Vienna

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of MMore
	Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 7:57 PM
	
 I have read how everyone says 48-72 hours is the resting period.  I
will wait (impatience got the best of me).  At 23 hours, the acidity is
overwhelming.  I'm betting (hoping) that the longer rest will balance that
out with the fruit and Earl Grey tones.
	 
	Hoping!
	 
<Snip>
Actually not everyone says 48-72hrs rest is best for the Gesha. I say 4 or 5
days before beginning to be at it's best.
And so did Les quote "Day one was really good.  Very distinct floral notes,
but a bit thin.  Day two was good with many floral notes and more body.  Day
3 was the least favorite so far.  Flavor explosion occurred on day 4 and
continues into day 5. This is good stuff! Les" end quote.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

3) From: Kim G
A friend and I tasted the Gesha at about 26 hours. 4oz roasted in a popper
fast-122volts- to outlier 1st crack at 365F, then slowly-creeping voltage up
from 104 to109volts- until reaching 428F and past 1st crack). Tasted
intensely of Jasmine and tea. thought it was delicious but it didn't taste
like coffee. so completely unlike the other two of the trifecta. Tasted it
again at about 42 hours and the jasmine was barely there but the body had
come up, wonderful but missed that  jasmine. 3rd day-barest hint of jasmine.
next time will try to save some for 4-5 days ---find out what Mike is
talking about.
Kim


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