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Topic: Idido Misty Blueberry Valley (13 msgs / 401 lines)
1) From: Alchemist John
Did anyone notice the score and review on this coffee?  I can't 
believe it isn't being talked about.  Well, here is the end to that.
I snapped some up as soon as I saw it last week, and it was the first 
coffee roasted the evening it came in.  At two days old, I just 
checked on the aroma.  I am just blown away by the blueberry aroma - 
it is so great.  It is a softer but stronger note than in harrar, if 
that makes any sense.  I am not drinking it until tomorrow, so I 
don't yet know how it tastes.
Just for reference, I took it to a City roast, 14.5 minutes, no hint 
of 2nd.  Oh, and it had the longest 1st crack I have heard in 
ages.  I had outliers starting at 9 minutes, and a solid rolling 1st 
for over 2 minutes, pushing 3 minutes.  I was sure I had just blown 
past 1st and was in 2nd, but nothing else supported that - no smoke, 
power too lower, beans to light.  Sure enough, around 13 minutes they 
stopped cracking.
John Nanci
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2) From: Eddie Dove
I did notice and bought some too.  It just arrived (yesterday, I think ...
CRS) and it is going into the roaster this weekend if not this evening.
Thank you for the roasting insight.  I have found over that last couple of
months that I really enjoy the Ethiopian coffees and I plan on enjoying this
one too.  Let us know how the tasting goes!
Eddie
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3) From: George Birchard
Package came yesterday.  Observed very long and loud 1st crack on I 
Roast 1.  1st crack continued into burst of smoke and oil appearing on a 
some beans.  Stopped roast. The smoke smelled wonderful and the roasted 
coffee has a sweet fruity aroma.  I'll give it a few days rest.
George
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4) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/6/06, George Birchard  wrote:
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I had my Harvey delivery to arrive yesterday and I roasted some last
night, too.  I aeropressed it this morning out of curiosity.  Using
the inverted AP method, when I added the hot water it fizzed like a
hot cola. The "head" almost expanded out of the AP! Yeah... it was a
*little* bright, but still very good.  I am headed out of town this
weekend and I can't wait to see what it is like with 3-4 days' rest
when I get back.
As an aside, I also roasted some of the Monsooned Malabar Elephant as
well.  And, curiosity got the better of me on that one, too.  Wow.
Even brewing it too soon it was an amazing cup. I can't believe I've
waited for two years to try the monsooned coffee experience.  I guess
I was put off by the "musty" or "pungent" descriptors frequently
applied to it.  Not to worry... it is a fine cup!
I've decided that I will start trying an AP brew on all roasts of new
deliveries just to see what happens as the roasted ages.  I used to do
that, but always hated to make a pot full. Sometimes, it isn't great
early on, but gets wonderful in a couple of days and I hated to
"waste" the latter experience.  The AP wastes nothing, particularly
brewed inverted. So, I can test the early experience with only 10
grams of coffee.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

5) From: Les
John,
I noticed, but I roasted up the El Injerto and the Juan Francisco
project first.  The Juan Franciso tastes like a refined Yirg.  I am
just so blown away by the El Injerto, that I have not thought much
about roasting the Misty.  Too many great coffees coming at one time.
Nice!
Les
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6) From: scott miller
I have not tried MM as anything other than a blend component, so maybe it's
time to see what's up.
Someone described a well done roast of MM to me as having a toasted
marshmallow flavor. Anyone ever get that from a MM roast that's brewed as
single origin?
cheers,
ScoTTT
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7) From: Scott Marquardt
The AP is great for "cupping" roasts. Of course I have to put in a plug for
the poly, since it gives all the oils, too. On the other hand, as obsessive
as I am with poly, there's something to be said for tasting a cup that
DEFINITELY HAS NO OILS IN IT. That might sound idiotic, but since most of
America drinks their coffee sans oils, it's worth being literate in that
experience with my coffees! This is one reason I really don't mind brewing
stock Aeropressings at the market (partaking myself, as well), but
consistently using poly at home. It really helps me expand my knowledge
about brewing.
I suspect vac pot drinkers have known this for decades.   ;-)
All that would have been standard fare from me, but I wanted to metoo your
Malabar experience. I roast it darker than I'll take anything else -- past
Sumatra (I don't do Frenchies on anything; it's not a roast style I'm likely
to like unless I find an extraordinary coffee that seems designed for that
level). It takes the heat very well, and delivers a heckuva cup that's
proven surprisingly popular.
- S
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8) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Well I can't believe more isn't being said about this either. I guess
there's just so many amazing coffees that came in at once that people
haven't gotten around to it yet. I roasted this one up last night, and after
taking a whiff of the beans this morning I couldn't resist. This coffee is
AMAZING! Tons of fruit. I'll have to say that this is right up there with
the Harrar lot 30 in terms of fruitiness. I just can't get over this coffee!
All I can say is that I feel extremely priveliged to have Sweet Marias as my
coffee source. This one's a beauty!

9) From: cja
Inverted AP method? Brown will be delivering my AP on Monday. Is this 
described in the instructions or do I need to ask what it is here?
Chad
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10) From: Sandy Andina
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just ordered some
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Sandy
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Did anyone notice the score and = review on this coffee?  I = can't believe it isn't being talked about.  Well, here is the end to = that. I snapped some up as soon as I saw it last week, and = it was the first coffee roasted the evening it came in.  At two days old, I just = checked on the aroma.  I = am just blown away by the blueberry aroma - it is so great.  It is a softer but stronger = note than in harrar, if that makes any sense.  I am not drinking it until = tomorrow, so I don't yet know how it tastes. Just for = reference, I took it to a City roast, 14.5 minutes, no hint of 2nd.  Oh, and it had the longest = 1st crack I have heard in ages.  = I had outliers starting at 9 minutes, and a solid rolling 1st for = over 2 minutes, pushing 3 minutes. = I was sure I had just blown past 1st and was in 2nd, but nothing = else supported that - no smoke, power too lower, beans to light.  Sure enough, around 13 = minutes they stopped cracking. John NanciAlChemist at = largeZen Roasting , Blending & = Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-140--634921876--

11) From: javafool
Me too. My last order arrived quite a while ago (last Wednesday) so it was
time to order some of the new stuff.
Terry

12) From: Lynne
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Couldn't take it. Same here. Along with an eclectic bunch & Harvey.
Lynne
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Couldn't take it. Same here. Along with an eclectic bunch & Harvey.
Lynne
On Oct 7, 2006, at 4:06 AM, Sandy Andina wrote:
just ordered some
On Oct 6, 2006, at 7:31 AM, Alchemist John wrote:
Did anyone notice the score and review on this coffee? I
can't believe it isn't being talked about. Well, here is the end to
that.
I snapped some up as soon as I saw it last week, and it was the first
coffee roasted the evening it came in. At two days old, I just checked
on the aroma. I am just blown away by the blueberry aroma - it is so
great. It is a softer but stronger note than in harrar, if that makes
any sense. I am not drinking it until tomorrow, so I don't yet know
how it tastes.
Just for reference, I took it to a City roast, 14.5 minutes, no hint
of 2nd. Oh, and it had the longest 1st crack I have heard in ages. I
had outliers starting at 9 minutes, and a solid rolling 1st for over 2
minutes, pushing 3 minutes. I was sure I had just blown past 1st and
was in 2nd, but nothing else supported that - no smoke, power too
lower, beans to light. Sure enough, around 13 minutes they stopped
cracking.
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalt
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13) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/6/06, cja  wrote:
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I did not invent the inverted AP method.  This method uses a standard
amount of grinds and produces more of a french press style of coffee
to my palate. If you use the standard AP method,  it underextracts and
requires about 1/3 more coffee per cup.
Do try it both ways. They are different but both are excellent.
What I do is the following:
1) Put the plunger in the main tube of the AP and stand it up with the
filter end up. DON'T put the filter on it yet, but have the little
black filter loaded up with a filter and ready.
2) Meaure out the coffee and grind it fine. I use 10 grams instead of
the 13 or so grams that the AP scoop measures out. Pour it into the
main tube (on top of the rubber tip of the plunger).
3) I heat the water to boiling and pour as much as I can get into the
AP.  Be careful - the AP does not stand up really stable like this.
Stir the brew for a awhile. Think  of this as a French Press with a
great filter and treat it like treat  it like that for time brewed. I
usually let it go for a minute or so.
4) Put the filter cap (with filter) on securely.
5) Quickly turn the AP over onto a coffee mug or cup. Press it out.
6) Add enough hot water to finish filling  the mug.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)


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