Folks, Given the current offerings, what are some recommended holiday blends? Eddie
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. there are so many to choose from its hard but here are couple that won't = take you broke but will make a nice blend for Drip or pour over. Colombia Excelso 13556 take to Full City 60% Kenya AA Auction Lot 438 - Hiriga take to City 40% Colombia Excelso 13556 1/2 Full city+ 1/2 City get ready for a multitude of replies RK
Order two (2) of the 8# sample packs on different days. When they arrive, number each pack consecutively as you unpack it from the box. Follow Tom's roasting notes and roast a small batch of Pack 1, Box 1; ditto with Pack 5 from Box 1. Sample these coffees individually- Tom did. Unless "Hell, No!" red flags pop up from your preliminary cupping, Mix 1 oz of Bean 1 with 3 oz of Bean 5. Grind and brew to suit yourself. This will be your Odd [read, "interesting"] Blend. For a nice Even Blend, wait for Box 2... Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grinder?
raymanowen wrote: <Snip> Darn, I already unpacked and mixed up my sample pack. What a Great Mix!http://www.patch.com/notepad/food/coffee/beans/SweetMarias/FirstShipmentAs soon as the thermometer arrives... -- Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon Be appropriate && Follow your curiosityhttp://fut.patch.com/">http://www.patch.com/words/orhttp://fut.patch.com/ The fortune cookie says: Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. -- Napoleon I
I understand the idea of ordering on different days - they may choose different coffees to include in the pack. But why number them based on the box? Sorry to be obtuse. John Nanavati Plainfield, New Jersey
I've read about The Way to blend. It didn't strike me that I really wanted to fool with Mother Nature! Especially when a different harvest, roast, aging or brewing method accomplishes the same end with the same bean. Then I ran low on Horse and Sumatra Mandailing and put them together 1:1. My Desperation blend. If you want to duplicate the results of accidents, keep notes and follow the numbers. If you don't assign numbers, arbitrary as they may be, you'd never experience the [interesting] odd or nice, even blend. Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grinder?
Thank you, very much! Anyone else? Eddie On 11/27/06, RK wrote: <Snip>
Here was my Christmas Blend from 2005: Java Djampit Brazil Fazenda Costa Rice La Candelilla Miel with a 1/3 dark 2/3 light melange. Really nutty and a little bit chocolate... Worked out real well... Here was my Christmas Blend from 2004: Uganda Bugisu Colombia Narino Indian Mysore and Brazil Mogiana... This was an amazing blend too - FC+ Chocolate and wonderful. I liked how the Colombia and Brazil tone down the Indian Myzore My 2006 Blend is still not yet established... Brett On 11/29/06, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
On 11/29/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> Zigzag blend similar to what Brett does. I like chocolate and nutty. Brazil Organic Cachoiera Yellow Bourbon - (Tom's out of this and I'm devastated! I only have 70 lbs left) Sumatra Mandheling or Iskandar based on frugality Mexico Oaxaca Finca El Olivo I just bought some Guatemala FTO Quiche - Maya Ixil and am going to try this for the Central as I only have 12 lbs of the Mexico left. I can't really leave well enough alone, though. I want to try some of the Java Djampit instead of or in addition to the Sumatra. So much fun. And I even bought red tin-tie bags for the holidays! Take care, Ann