I was thinking that maybe we could all generate a thread that contained a plethora of coffee blend recipes/proportions. After looking numerous times at the archives, it seems that recipes are rather scant and scattered. It might be nice to include as many blends as possible all in one big thread. It would be real nice to try and stack up a whole bunch of recipe blends (that have been tested), whether it be a "breakfast blend", "House blend", "chocolate blend" (I know there's alot of these out there), Espresso blend, "Zigzag blend", whatever... Any takers : ) ??
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I think that is a great idea. Here is one that I make for my daughter. She likes dark roast and used = to think SB was great. I gave her several of my regular roasts and she = liked them, but still wanted a dark roast. I looked through my stash = and found 3 heavy flavored funky coffees. I pre-roast blended: 150 g. FTO Harrar from last fall, 125 g. Aged Sumatra, and 25 g. = Monsooned Malabar. I roasted these to FC+ in the Hottop (about 22-23 = minutes, This is a 300g. roast and the HT normally does 250g, so it = takes a bit longer than it should and the ramps are longer than usual) = I have never tasted this blend, but she says this is the best coffee she = has ever tasted. I have made the blend for others who like dark and it = goes over really well. Mike Chester
On 12/16/06, Jeremy DeFranco wrote: <Snip> Blends are in a state of constant flux. As soon as I run out of the Brazil YB, the Zigzag blend is gone, as I think it is an integral ingredient. It may or may not come back next year and it will taste different. The first Guat I used for the Zigzag blend is gone. I found another, but it takes time to figure out if it works or I need to try something different. I changed from Sumatra Iskandar as Sumatra Mandheling is cheaper. Is the Iskandar better? Probably. I try different blends every time I have some particular beans left over, but reproducing that blend is based soley on availability. Reading Tom's reviews gives you some idea what might work well together. I also blend to use up a bean I don't particularly care for. My 2 cents. Ann
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Jeremy DeFranco wrote: <Snip> I favor big bodied blends. I can't blend Central Americans or Africans worth a darn. -Sumatra/Harar - one of the best -Java/Yemen -10% Monsooned/30% Sumatra/60% Moka Kadir or proprietary East African - Yemen blend -1/3 Sumatra/1/3 Costa Rica Vienna/1/3 Costa Rica City+ (or 2 Guat) -1/3 Timor/1/3 Sumatra/1/3 PNG - This is the old Komodo decaf blend formula, I think any PNG will do, much better regular -1/2 Mexico Chiapas Vienna/1/2 Mexico Chiapas City+-FC -Java Prince/Brazil (Brazil with any tobacco notes like Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon or earlier Dry Process CoE #2) none of those available right now -A base of 20-30% Sumatra FC+ to Vienna and 20-30% Brazil FC to FC+ (can do both together to FC+). Then add nearly any bright bean like East African, Yemen, Costa Rican or whatever at City+. It sounds like the new Sulawesi could be substituted for Sumatra and I wonder if it will be a good replacement for Java Prince if that doesn't come back. Mainly thinking about the tobacco note in it. JeffO
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I haven't done a lot of blending, but I've enjoyed what little I've = done. I've roasted the beans separately, then mixed 'em up. 50/50 java = and yemen, 50/50 aged java and yemen. I've also used an Ethiopian in = place of a yemen. I've also tried 25% java, 25% aged java, 50% yemen. I = roasted earlier today to a FC+ Tom's greens blend MOKA KADIR, so I'm = really excited to try it. Tom also has a great piece in SM's library on = blending:http://www.sweetmarias.com/blending.html Helps point you in = the right direction! Regards, PAUL
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Ok I'll bite my recipe list is not a long one.... One blend and it came out good (at least the sailors here thought it was better than my SO offeringgs here ya go reposting my Christmas 2006 blend 4 parts Uganda Bugisu (C++) 4 parts Misty Valley (C) 4 parts Mexican Otaxica (C+) 2 parts Costa Rica Peaberry (FC) 1 part Green Stripe (C+) 1 part Yirg (C+) if 1 part is 1/8 pound this makes about 2 #'s I kept a pound for myself to see how it came out. Post Roast blending was really the only choice for me this year since I am limited in my methods and batch sizes. Dennis AKA FC1(SW) Dennis W. True CS/CS-5 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) FPO AE 09532-2830 HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Persian Gulf "On station and on point 138 and counting down..." I was thinking that maybe we could all generate a thread that contained a plethora of coffee blend recipes/proportions. After looking numerous times at the archives, it seems that recipes are rather scant and scattered. It might be nice to include as many blends as possible all in one big thread. It would be real nice to try and stack up a whole bunch of recipe blends (that have been tested), whether it be a "breakfast blend", "House blend", "chocolate blend" (I know there's alot of these out there), Espresso blend, "Zigzag blend", whatever... Any takers : ) ??
I have always wanted to try this actually. I did do about 1/2 of that once (it was in my stash). Much to Tom's surprise, it had character. Tom thought it would go to mediocrity, but instead it was rather good. No one origin, but a good solid all around coffee. I figured if you blend the best, it can't be too bad. At 12:59 12/16/2006, you wrote: <Snip> John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/