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Topic: Maui Mokka, Typica, and Red Catuai (4 msgs / 104 lines)
1) From: nigel
I need a little help with some roasting profiles. A friend of mine just
returned from Maui and he brought some delicious looking greens. I was
wondering if there was anyone out there who could recommend what roast I
would use for a Maui Red Catuai, Maui Typica, and a Maui Mokka. The info
sheet that came with the bean says that the Moka's origin is an African
origin, Harrar selection. The Typica is Guatamalen. The Red Catuai is a
central/south American cross between Mundo Novo and Caturra.
The Mokka and the Catuai are very small beans, smaller than most
peaberries that I've seen. It's a 12 grade in size if that means anything
to anyone?
Any help would be appreciated. I don't want to botch these when roasting.
Thanks,
nigel

2) From: Ed Needham
Maui Moka is a Yemen varietal.  All coffee is thought to have originated in 
Ethiopia.  Yemen is very close to Ethiopia, and it is thought to be one of 
the oldest varietals.
It is a very small bean, and the predictability in growing it from season to 
season is low.  Growing it in Hawaii was a grand experiment that I think 
worked amazingly well.  The tiny Maui Moka bean is probably the most unique 
bean I've ever seen.  It can explode with a fruity/chocolaty flavor if you 
nail the roast, or it can be incredibly citrusy and sour if you don't roast 
far enough.  It's small bean size makes it nearly impossible to hear either 
the first or second cracks increasing the challenge.  If you roast too far, 
the bean dies and there is little flavor but roast.    The most difficult 
bean I've ever roasted.  Very narrow window of perfection.  You better send 
them all to me.
(g)
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3) From: Les
Ed,
I think the Maui Moka should be sent to me :>)  That said, does this
mean the Maui Moka is coming back?
Les
On 9/25/06, Ed Needham  wrote:
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4) From: Ed Needham
My last contact with the guy who is bringing the farm back to life was that 
beans are being harvested.  The last crop went to an overseas buyer and to 
local roasters.  He sent me two pounds of the stuff just to be nice and to 
tease me.
The harvest for this year is just around the corner.  If Sweetmarias wanted 
to carry Maui Moka, I could help make the connection, unless Tom wants to 
make a trip to Hawaii and personally make the contact (I'd opt for the 
latter if I were him!).  Of course, he could take me along for my advanced 
PR skills....(VBG)
Pics of the farm are up on my website from my trip to Maui in June 2002, as 
well as the story at that time and an update from 2004 as he was just 
getting the farm back into production.
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