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Topic: From "grassy" to "musty"?? (2 msgs / 60 lines)
1) From: Myron J
Dear All,
I've had some beans that seem quite a bit "musty" in flavor..and they are 
NOT aged Indonesians or Indian beans....But South American...
I was pretty sure that it was caused by poor beans (NOT SM for sure) or poor 
storage on my part...
Now, with other beans that seemed fresher to begin with  i notice that beans 
that were slightly under-roasted and had a bit of a "grassy" flavor right 
after the roast have developed a more markedly "musty" spoiled flavor over 
the days...
Any one familiar with anything like this?
I reroasted about
Myron Joshua
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
90912
Israel
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2) From: Ed Needham
It's easy for beans to get musty or moldy sitting inside a sealed shipping 
container in 90+ degree temperatures in Panama, waiting, sometimes for days 
to be loaded onto a ship bound for whatever destination.http://siteresources.worldbank.org/NEWS/Images/containers.jpgIf the container sits on top of the stack on the ship, then it gets pounded 
for a few weeks in transit by rain, sun and whatever.http://www.polb.com/images/Departments/facilities/OOCL_SHIP.jpgIt seems to me that it's really a miracle that any coffee survives the trip 
from the tree to the cup without picking up taints.
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