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Topic: Costa Rica Dota De Tarazu - Blending Coffee ? (4 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
My first attempt to blend coffees went well.  I roasted up some Costa Rica
Dota De Tarazu and found it to be overly "roasty"..  Very interesting..  It
was a very sharp-tasting, bitter-roasty coffee.  Kind of like it says on the
bag.. heh..  Didn't get the winey overtones, which may have been due to
going to FC with it.
Anyhoo, I said, "hey, this is a bit much, but what if I sweetened it up with
some Kenya Nigeori"..  Did a 50-50 of the two (both at FC) and it tasted
really good.  The CR gave the Kenya a nice roasty bite to it and the Kenya
gave the CR some much needed sweetness.
Very very interesting..   It occurs to me how different it is to roast
coffee for blending and roast for SO enjoyment.   For blends, it a roast
that exagerates as much as possible the origin characteristic of the coffee
is good.  On the other hand, if drinking the SO alone, its important to find
a balanced sweet spot.
-- 
Steven Hay
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numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
How long rested was the CR? Sometimes the more subtle background tastes
don't show until 3 to 5 days rest...
 
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.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Steve Hay
	Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 9:34 AM
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	My first attempt to blend coffees went well.  I roasted up some
Costa Rica Dota De Tarazu and found it to be overly "roasty"..  Very
interesting..  It was a very sharp-tasting, bitter-roasty coffee.  Kind of
like it says on the bag.. heh..  Didn't get the winey overtones, which may
have been due to going to FC with it. 
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3) From: Steve Hay
On 8/19/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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Probably on the short end of that -- about 3.
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

4) From: Les
CRLM has a very narrow sweet spot.  However once you hit it!  Yum Yum!
 It took 4 roasts to find the sweet spot the first time.
Les
On 8/19/06, Steve Hay  wrote:
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