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Topic: Bouncing Bugisu (3 msgs / 81 lines)
1) From: Michael Boshes
The upside of stash reduction and stash discipline is that I've finally used
up the oldest coffees and got to the Uganda Bugisu (arrival May 2005). No
worse for wear after a year as far as I can tell. Still that magical dancing
on the tongue and tastebuds that makes this coffee a delight. Alternating
roasts between City + and Full CIty + to enjoy the range of tastes this
coffee can offer. I've also been post roast blending it 70/30 with the
Brazil Yellow Bourbon (arrival June 2005). It makes for a smooth
Americano but still with plenty of that Bugisu bounce showing through.
Just a few more coffees to use up before I get to last year's Panama Geisha
Blue (September 2005). When I get to this coffee I will deviate from my
strict use the oldest first discipline and do four weeks of Panama roasting
starting with this one and then on to the 3, 2, 1 of the C-Note trifecta.
I'm not in a hurry to get to these because I want lots of experience with
225 g roasts in the hottop. I always roasted 250 g but switched to half
pound batches as soon as I bought these so I can practice and get two full
roasts from the one pound Panamas.
MichaelB

2) From: Les
Mike,
I am enjoying some fine Bugisu right now too.  An amazing coffee for
the price.  My wife picked it out right away this morning.  I have not
served any for about a month.  I have been trying to reduce the stash
a bit and stretch out the current Bugisu in the stash a bit.
Balancing and managing the stash can be overwhelming at times.  A
problem we all love to have!
Les
On 7/1/06, Michael Boshes  wrote:
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3) From:
Michael, you're list is almost exactly the coffee on my own recent stash
retirement program.  First some Bug (still ~ 2 # green left), then the
Don Pachi Panama (4th July holiday weekend coffee, 300 gm green left),
the YB should be rested and ready tomorrow.  These were all coffees I
just didn't think I was getting the best out of with a FreshRoast.  Now
using the RK drum, the first two were really yummy.  The Panama got the
stretch treatment, 6 minutes from start of 1st to end, finishing with a
FC and maybe 2 pops while dumping the drum.  Smoothed out the brightness
without killing the flavor.  I'm looking forward to trying the YB, but
there's no more roasted Bug to blend it with. 
Bruce


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