Over the weekend, I found myself unsubscribed from the list. I am not sure how that happened. At first I thought there was a list problem, but then I resubscribed and got in again. Who knows! I can't think of any offenses I might have committed to get myself removed, though if I did, I'd be pleased if someone could tell me. At any rate, I got a pleasant surprise from the current Sidamo batch. I roasted it just a tad, just a *shade*, darker than usual and started smelling berries during the roast. Was this just some accident? I don't know, but after a couple of days' rest, it had a marvelous blackberry taste to it, reminding me of the old Ethiopian Ghimbi I was in love with back around 2002 or 2003. Right now drinking the Panama Boquete Maunier, cooled down a bit. I am finding it a little hard to describe. It's a bit fruity but I can't quite decide which fruit! It's sweet and mild, a little winey, a just-good-coffee coffee. It's roasted about city-plus; has anyone tried it darker, say into second crack? Scot "liking the way it lingers" Murphy
Scot, Same thing happened to me. Ended up having to contact Comcast and have them unblock Sweet Marias IP Frank Coster frankc12 Coral Mustang Wines
On Jan 30, 2007, at 2:55 PM, Frank Coster wrote: <Snip> Apparently when you did, it worked for me too. So thanks. :) Scot "there's a little floral in my Maunier, too" Murphy --- "As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality." --George Washington
I usually had maybe the same experience with Harrar 30, needed to tickle a wee tad of 2nd to have the blueberry really explode. Good balanced rich coffee with great character, that's a classic Panama to me (not a big producer "C" Panama). Panama Maunier, it's a good one IMO. The darkest I'll take it is Light Full City just before 2nd. Don't think it's nuances would survive well into 2nd. Then again haven't tried it into 2nd, and frankly don't plan too! Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ <Snip>
On 1/30/07, Scot Murphy wrote: <Snip> I roasted it until just before it hit second crack, Full City I think. I got a long, long, slow climb through first crack. To me, it's very sweet – sort of like a chocolate-covered cherry. And for some reason, it made me think of Zinfandel. We finished the pot off this morning at breakfast. The beans had rested for 2 days. I'll try the second pot-full probably the day after tomorrow. Curious to see if/how it changes.
Note on tickling second crack, seconded. I have some DP Sidamo. Getting to know the new roaster has me playing around with second crack noteing temps and times. Two weeks ago I got a roast with Sidamo that was very nearly mind blowing with Blueberry. This last weekend second crack started late, and it didn't want to tickle very much so I went to a roll. Figured this was some of the varience brought on by the dry process. There is some blueberry, but nothing like the 2 weeks ago. The darkness from rolling second crack killed a lot of that character. It still does "ok" in a darker roast though. Some blueberry left, but not much. Sad to say it didn't take on very much caramel or chocolate though as you'd kind of expect. LR --- miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip>