Greetings all. I'm new to the list and to coffee roasting. I
received a FreshRoast Plus 8 this holiday season along with Kenneth
Davids' Home Coffee Roasting book.
Right now I'm thoroughly enjoying my first taste of Congo Kivu
Peaberry, from SM. I roasted it to a little past Full City+, ground
it in my Zassenhaus hand-grinder and prepared a cup in my Turkish
coffee pot. The taste is very rich, something like dark chocolate
with moderate acidity (I'm looking for "gamey" as described by SM but
I'm just not finding it - possibly for the best?!). It's a perfect
coffee for Turkish brewing, in my opinion. This is my first taste of
coffee from Congo and I'm definitely hoping to see more.
My previous two attempts weren't as successful. I roasted some of the
Sumatra Takegong that came with my roaster as well as some green Cafe
Britt coffee I brought back from a trip to Costa Rica. Both came out
pretty weak - possibly under-roasted for my tastes, or possibly just
low quality beans.
I'm looking forward to the availability of some interesting Kenyan
coffee, which if I understand what I've read should be coming up
soon. I've always been a fan of Kenyan coffee.
Are there any other Turkish coffee fans out there? What do you think
makes the perfect Turkish cup?