At 6pm when I got ready to roast for this weekend's gathering I found
that I only had 1/2 pound of Gesha left. Well *crap*! So in my anger I
decided to make a 50/50 blend of Gesha and Carmen 18+. As soon as I had
mixed the beans in the hopper, I thought "gee, that was dumb" since
there will be plenty of other coffee and I didn't really need to
"stretch" the Gesha. About 5 minutes into the roast I looked over at my
work table and there lay the 1 pound of Gesha that I had set aside for
this roast a couple days ago. Oh well! Best laid plans....
I had a nice roast session and have the following resting for Saturday:
Gesha/Carmen 18+ Blend (FC)
The missing pound of Gesha (FC)
Ethiopian Harar Lot 30 (C+)
Ethiopian Harar Lot 532 (C+)
Moa'ula Ka'u XF (C+)
Monkey Blend (FC+)
Komodo Blend Decaf (Vienna)
JavaJerry's 4-Bean Decaf (FC)
For those of you that don't remember, Lot 532 was last year's Harar that
had blueberries jumping out of it. I've been saving it for Tara.
I intended to roast the Komodo Blend to FC+, but like any decaf, if you
are not careful they get away from you quickly and this one did. I
stopped the roast barely into 2nd crack and viola .... Vienna! If I had
tried for Vienna, I probably would have ended up with charcoal nuggets.
The 4_bean decaf is a blend of Guatemala Huehue WP decaf, Sulawesi
Toraja decaf, Ethiopian Harar WP decaf, and Panama WP decaf-Panamaria
Farm. It was pre-roast blended and roasted to FC.
Everything is degassing now and will get vac sealed in 2 qt. Mason jars
in the morning.
Thursday is cheesecake day!
See ya'll Saturday.