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Topic: Uganda Bugisu - How get best results? (8 msgs / 250 lines)
1) From: David Morgenlender
After reading all the raves about Uganda Bugisu, I'm a bit disappointed =
with the
Bug.  The first batch I roasted to FC on my FrestRoast+8.  I brewed it on=
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Chemex after 2 days rest & I got a very nice flavor, without any =
complexity;
certainly nothing to complain about, but not quite what I expected.  But =
I
wasn't able to hit this level in future brews.
On Tuesday this week I roasted another batch to FC+.  After 1 day rest I =
brewed
some on my Presto Scandi ... nothing special, although it kept improving =
after
pouring the cup, so it was pretty good after cooling quite a bit.  After =
2 days
rest I brewed some in my Chemex.  Again it started as nothing special, =
but get
improving after cooling.  I had given up on it as mediocre, until I =
sipped it
after it had cooled to slightly warm, when I was shocked.  It tasted =
INCREDIBLE
... a strong milk chocolate flavor in addition to other flavors.  The =
milk
chocolate quickly changed into other nice flavors;  at this point the Bug=
 lived
up to expectations.  But do you find it to be necessary to wait this long=
 (at
least 10-15 minutes) after pouring for it to be exceptional?  Does it =
simply
need more rest? (I had read it didn't need much rest.)  
If I could hit those incredible moments consistently, I would be very =
happy with
the Bug!
Dave
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2) From: Les
Try roasting it to a City or City plus.  I usually only roast the Bug
to FC+ for shots.  I am a Bug nut.  It is my all around favorite
coffee.  I roast it from cinnamon to Vienna depending on the intended
use.
Les
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3) From: Ken Mary
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Are you roasting slow enough? A fast roast with a too fast heatup will not
allow full development of the spicy, chocolatey flavors. With the
Freshroast, quick cooling is necessary. If you cool in the roaster, dump the
beans after two minutes and finish cooling in collanders or on a tray.
Polish up your brewing skills? Brewing with a too coarse grind or at too low
a temperature can make the best coffee bland and lifeless.
You mention a milk chocolate flavor. This may come from roasting too LIGHT.
A full city roast (first snap of second) should have a semi-sweet chocolate
flavor, while full city plus would be almost bittersweet.
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4) From: Wesley Simon
David,
One thing that should also be mentioned here is rest time.  The Bugisu
changes drastically in flavor during the first five days after roasting.  I
like the Bug in the first couple days, but really love it after 4 or 5 days
of rest.  Your patience will be rewarded!
Wes
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5) From: David Morgenlender
Thanks for the suggestions everybody.  I'll play around with the Bug some=
 more &
see what I come up with.
Dave
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6) From: David Morgenlender
Wes,
I've still got a little of the roasted Bug leftover & tomorrow will be 7 =
days.
I haven't had any since writing here.  So, I'll try it again tomorrow.  =
Thanks.
Dave
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7) From: john nanavati
I have to say that I'm very disappointed. I've been reading how much
everyone loves the Bug. I placed an order last night and there was no Bug.
All I could think of was the Seinfeld episode with the Soup Nazi - "No Bug
for you. One month!"
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

8) From: David Morgenlender
Wes,
This morning I had the Bug after 7 days of rest ... much better.  No =
chocolate,
but fruity & delicious all the way through.  I've found that 7 days is =
about all
I get from beans I roast;  after that it's quickly downhill.  So I =
wouldn't be
surprised if the Bug was past peak.  This gives me hope for future Bug =
roasts!
Dave
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