Going to prepare after dinner Americanos the strangest thing happened. I'll preface by saying slightly mis-timed my last roast session so the JBM Mavis Banks, Panama Eleta, Moki's Kona and Sumatra Volkopi all only at 2&1/2 days rest and not quite ready. Only rest ready at 7 days were Sumatra Lintong and Thunder Mountain Kona (already finished the Bolivia Cenaproc from that roast session) Since I started the day with a Mt Thunder Americano followed by a Lintong Cappuccino, then a Monkey ristretto later in the day so was in a quandry. So what the hay 60cc scoop each City+ Mt Thunder Kona and FC Sumatra Lintong went into the grinder together. Split the difference on grind I'd used individually and did the same on shot temp (pulled at ~202f) Right nice interesting Komatra Americano cup! While virtually always have a Kona (or two) and an Indonesian roasted not what I'd usually blend, in fact don't recall every doing it before. Would I do it again? Who knows. I easily bore with tastes never drinking the same cup back to back so anything's possible. Hmmm, haven't done a Monsooned Yirg' cup in quite a spell, that be quite the interesting cup! Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must 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.
On 7/14/06, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> And who was it that gave me such a hard time for blending with a Kona, just recently? Mike (just plain)
<Snip> You think that didn't cross my mind as I contemplated dem jars-o-beans this evening. Indeed twas you that led down this path of perdition!-) Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must 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.
It does make for an interesting cup, doesn't it? Can't say it will become a staple, but for a quality shot that is a little different once in a while - it works;~) Mike (just plain)
I had a Maragogype - Bugisu Americano yesterday. Rustic beginning with a smooth chocolate finish! Not your normal blend. I was going to shill on the Maragogype, but Tom is sold out again. So I guess I don't need to push another great coffee with an interesting pedigree! So many good coffees in the Stash! Becky was awed by the Yellow Bourbon from Brazil yesterday. I only have one pound left in the stash. Tom forgot about that one this year, bummer. Les On 7/15/06, Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip>
On 7/15/06, Les wrote: <Snip> this year, bummer.> I've got enough left for a 1/2# net roast. I've been saving it for something special.......I think my lack of patience is going to become 'special' enough in the near future. I think that the Yellow Bourbon is going to become one of those mythical, "do you remember.....", things. I certainly try every Bourbon bean that shows up on toms list---all good, but not quite the same-----yet (hope). Mike (just plain)
On 7/15/06, Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip> Mine's gone as of a month ago. I keep waiting and trying them all, but no go. I just finished my last pound of the Honduras Fabio Cabellero. Other favorites I long for...Costa Rica "Select" PB and India Pearl Mtn PB. And I only have one pound left of the Tanzania PB. I really don't care if it's a PB, but those have been special. Ann