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Topic: Blends- Revisited (8 msgs / 254 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
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 : ) ??

2) From: Mike Chester
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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

3) From: an iconoclast
On 12/16/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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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

4) From: Brett Mason
Have you considered TnM's EOYI* Blend?
Simple - just 1lb each of:
Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Hermosa
Costa Rica Pulp Natural - La Candelilla
Costa Rica SM Select Peaberry
El Salvador Cup of Excellence #2 - Los Planes 
El Salvador The Juan Francisco Project
Guatemala Cup of Excellence #1 - El Injerto 
Guatemala Blue Quetzal Bourbon 
Guatemala Fraijanes -Finca Agua Tibia
Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca La Providencia 
Guatemala Quiche - La Perla Estate 
Guatemala FTO Quiche - Maya Ixil
Honduras Pacamara - Santa Marta Estate
Mexico FTO Chiapas -Special Lot
Mexico Organic Nayarit Terruno 
Nicaragua Limoncillo Estate - Var. Java
Nicaragua Matagalpa -Pacamara Peaberry
Nicaragua FTO Lozahoren (Dipilto) 
Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha 
Panama Boquete - Maunier Estate
Panama Organic - Los Lajones
Brazil Fazenda Brauna Flatbean 
Brazil Screen-Dried Moreninha Formosa 
Colombia Cauca Organic - La Esperanza 
Colombia Tolima Planadas - El Jordan 
Congo Kivu Peaberry 
Ethiopia Organic Dry-Process Sidamo
Ethiopia Late Harvest Yirgacheffe 
Rwanda Migongo Bourbon 
Yemen Mokha Sana'ani
India Monsooned Malabar "Elephant"
Indonesia Flores Sasandu Dry-Process 
Java Government Estate Djampit 
Papua New Guinea Kimel Peaberry 
Sulawesi Grade One Toraja 
Sumatra Iskandar Triple-Pick
Sumatra Classic Mandheling 
Sumatra Blue Lintong 
Timor FTO Maubesse 
French Chicory Roasted & Cut
Sweet Maria's Classic Italian Espresso Blend
Sweet Maria's Decaf Espresso Donkey Blend
Sweet Maria's French Roast Blend
Sweet Maria's Espresso Monkey Blend
Sweet Maria's Liquid Amber Espresso Blend
Sweet Maria's Moka Kadir Blend
Sweet Maria's Puro Scuro Blend
*End Of Year Inventory Blend
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5) From: Jeff Oien
Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
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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

6) From: Paul Carder
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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

7) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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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 : )
?? 

8) From: Alchemist John
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:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/


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