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Topic: Coffee Alchemy (4 msgs / 88 lines)
1) From: Les
I am not drinking my homeroast today.  I am just about to take a sip
of Alchemist John's triple DP Ethiopian blend.  Oh, it sure made the
kitchen smell good.  Remember, I don't drink coffee, I drink
homeroast.  So now for the first impression.  This is 6 scoops brewed
in my Technivorm.  Wow, full mouth feel.  This is a nice bold coffee!
A very smooth cup.  It has a bit of bite at the front.  Nice spice in
the middle and a great finish.  This is a smooth complex cup.  Now
that it has cooled a bit, the bite has turned to a smooth leathery
tobacco taste.  I taste a bit of apricot and current too.  Wow is the
smooth and complex.  It is just one great cup of coffee and Alchemist
has done it!  The sum is greater than the parts.
Les

2) From: Alchemist John
Les, you have done what I have not even tried - drip.  I blended that 
especially (espressially?) for espresso.  You do seem to be getting 
some of what I get in the shots.
And if anyone is interested, it is a blend I have done both pre-blend 
and post-blend roasting and it works both ways.  Oh, and it is equal 
parts Sidamo DP, Ghimbi DP and Harrar DP.
At 08:52 7/28/2006, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

3) From: Les
Alchemist,
Today I pulled shots.  WOW WHAT A BLEND!  So, now that you bought the
last of the Sidamo DP what am I going to have to give for a couple of
pounds of this stuff?  This is one bold espresso shot!  Amazingly bold
without bitterness or sourness.  Great earthy tobacco leather front
end with a mix of fruit in the middle and a dark chocolate - anise
finish!  Bold and smooth at the same time, what a unique combination!
By the way, how was the Horse?
Les
On 7/28/06, Alchemist John  wrote:
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4) From: Alchemist John
It's actually the Ghimbi that I got the last of, but it is the one 
that really makes it in my mind.  I will bring you a pound or 
so.  Yeah, it is a bold espresso - not really sweet, but I love that 
tobacco and chocolate (and cardamom) flavor.  I don't know if it 
would be to everyones tastes, but it is to MY tastes.  And with all 
the lever testing I am doing, I want a baseline to compare 
against.  I just finished dialing in both my Gaggia and my Olympia 
and comparing the shots.  Whoa I am buzzed - 6 shots in under 30 minutes 8-)
I just finished the last of the Green stripe - wow, what a difference 
the days make.  Tom was right - quite a bit of variation in the cup, 
but always great.  I just ran out of the last of my Harrar, so my 
blend I guess will be v3.1 (you having v3.0 :-).
Oh, and I did pull a shot on the Horse.  I was actually fine with 
it.  A little higher than I really care for, but not sour or anything.
At 09:34 7/29/2006, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/


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