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Topic: bean question (2 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: David F Iseminger
Hi,
I am new to this list and have a question.  I have been homeroasting for
a little over a year with a freshroast plus8 and having good results
brewing in my french press.  for christmas I got a used Gaggia Coffee
that is working well, I just ordered most of Sweet Maria's espresso
blends to check out but in the mean time I have been having good results
with my my old stand by (Indian Malabar) roasted dark with some AA Kenya
thrown in.  My question is this.  For those of you who home roast for an
espresso machine, what do you roast?
thanks.
David

2) From: James
Anything and everything except MM and robusta beans. Personally, I have bee=
n enjoying melanges the most. The different roast levels along with pressur=
e extraction (remember espresso is mostly about a technique rather than any=
 roast) make for a truly complex SO that is very enjoyable. The Monkey Blen=
d is beginning to grow on me, but one thing I have found is that it takes m=
uch longer for my roasts to achieve full flavor. Even at 3 days rest the Mo=
nkey Blend is rather bland and just beginning to show what it will become a=
fter about 7-8 days rest.
 
My biggest disappointment so far is the Liq=
uid Amber. I think I may have roasted it too dark so need more roasts to fi=
nd out the problem. One downside to larger roasts (8oz at a time) is that t=
here is a much longer turnaround time before testing new roast parameters.=
 
I found the Puro Scuro to be simply sublime. The best blend I have h=
ad for espresso.
  
James in Southern CA.
----- Original Message -=
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From: David F Iseminger 
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Sent: Monday, January 8, 2007 9:48:16 AM
Subject: +=
bean question
Hi,
I am new to this list and have a question.  I have=
 been homeroasting for
a little over a year with a freshroast plus8 and h=
aving good results
brewing in my french press.  for christmas I got a use=
d Gaggia Coffee
that is working well, I just ordered most of Sweet Maria'=
s espresso
blends to check out but in the mean time I have been having go=
od results
with my my old stand by (Indian Malabar) roasted dark with som=
e AA Kenya
thrown in.  My question is this.  For those of you who home ro=
ast for an
espresso machine, what do you roast?
thanks.
David=
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