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Topic: Blend within a bean (10 msgs / 230 lines)
1) From: Jonathan Parungao
Just wanted to know if anyone has ever tried a blend by mixing a single bean
roasted at different levels?  Any success?  Is this something worth doing or
will it ruin the flavors?

2) From: Vicki Smith
It's called a melange and it's a popular thing to do with beans that 
display different characteristics at various roast levels. Lovely cups 
indeed when the various tastes are available and they work well together.
vicki
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3) From: Justin Marquez
On 2/12/07, Jonathan Parungao  wrote:
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Such a blend is common enough that it has its own name - known as a
"melange" blend.  Lots of people like doing that.  Try it - you may
like it, too!
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

4) From: Sam Tregar
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Jonathan Parungao wrote:
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My favorite cafe's (The Black Cow in Croton, NY) house coffee is just
such a blend - 75% french roasted / 25% city Kenya AA.  It tastes
pretty good, in my opinion, although I'm sure many here would find it
too dark.
Just a few days ago I brewed the last remnants of a dark-roasted Congo
Kivu with a newly full-city of the same bean, perhaps 50/50.  The
results were very good - bringing in some of the complexity of the
lighter roast with the nice roasty flavors of a dark-roast.
-sam

5) From: Eddie Dove
"It's called a melange and it's a popular thing to do ..."
This is not to be confused with menage ...
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6) From: Jeff Oien
Jonathan Parungao wrote:
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Also called a roast blend. (This term sounds more masculine.)
I did it with one of last year's Nicaragua Cup of Excellence.
It had tart raspberry or raspberry with a lemon twist among other
flavors. It was a spectacular bean but not my preference. I tried
it at Vienna just for kicks and loved it. So I tried lighter FC
with Vienna and it was great.
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico Chiapas are a few that seem to
work especially well.
JeffO

7) From: Tom Ulmer
Indeed ménage à un is quite popular...

8) From: Scot Murphy
On Feb 12, 2007, at 10:53 AM, Jonathan Parungao wrote:
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I tried it once to great success in an espresso blend. Part of it was  
a Kenyan, some roasted City, some Full City Plus. It added a lot of  
depth. Try it and tell us about it!
Scot "one way to get all the potential out of a bean" Murphy
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9) From: Sandra Andina
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Sure. Inadvertently, of course. I just call it a "melange roast."
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Sandra Andina
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10) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I do this too but I do it to try and find more in a cup... I LOVE IT
some coffees are wonderful as city and FC but very different put them
together and WOW what a cup!!!!!
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
Safety Dept 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 100 and counting down..." 
	Sure. Inadvertently, of course. I just call it a "melange
roast."
	
	On Feb 12, 2007, at 10:53 AM, Jonathan Parungao wrote:
		Just wanted to know if anyone has ever tried a blend by
mixing a single bean roasted at different levels?  Any success?  Is this
something worth doing or will it ruin the flavors?
	
	Sandra Andina
	www.sandyandina.com


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