Has anyone else noticed that this seems to roast really fast? I love the grassy chocolate smell of it roasting though. I am going to let it rest until Thursday morning then try a pot.
Harvey arrived yesterday with mine - I'm roasting in a few minutes. Can't wait! On 2/13/07, Patrick S. Harper wrote: <Snip> -- They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. - Garrison Keillor
Yup. That's fast. But I don't think that's the kind of "fast" Patrick meant. On 2/13/07, Gregg Talton wrote: <Snip> -- MichaelB
I just finished my first cup of it, on 3 days rest. It's as described in= the SM review, at least as far as I can identify flavors, which can't match = Tom's ability :) ! Great aromas & flavors, constantly changing. Good beans! Dave On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 15:59:46 -0600, you wrote: <Snip> the <Snip> unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings========================== ========================== ===== Dave Morgenlender e-mail: dmorgen ========================== ========================== =====
It has fairly high moisture content, meaning the "drying out" period should actually be longer. Bean density is lower on Sumatras which can reduce the time between 1st and second crack, but that depends on the roaster. This is such a uniquely sweet Sumatra - I love it. By the way, I finally found a new "Thumbs Down" lot to provide a good "educational experience" in this respect. Indonesians range from this Batak - rustic sweetness, to bittersweet earthy, to just rank bitterness. Technically, many coffees we accept as being "positive" earthy are in fact technically defective. But there is a consensus about "good" rustic flavors and bad over-the-edge rustic, ie: dirty swampy muddy tasting dreck. I would call it a fine line between the two, but a confusing distinction for many. So what I have dredged up, literally, is Swampy Sulawesi, a cup that perfectly embodies nasty algae-like, musty, decomposing swamp rot. Compare it to even the most funky Mandheling we stock (the "classic") or the Tawar or the Batak, or our good Sulawesi Gr. 1 and the difference will be clear, I hope. And to illustrate the point, as you sip it, consider that the seller of this coffee told me there is a roaster on the coast in California who features this as the "best Sulawesi in 20 years", letting you know what you just might get if you walk into their shop and order a cuppa. Oh joy! Seriously. it is hard to taste this coffee and chalk up the flavor to "a matter of taste". It is nasty, but necessary, to understand the difference between available Indonesia lots. Tom PS: That will be on the list early next week. Yup. That's fast. But I don't think that's the kind of "fast" Patrick meant. On 2/13/07, Gregg Talton <gregg.talton> wrote: Harvey arrived yesterday with mine - I'm roasting in a few minutes. Can't wait! On 2/13/07, Patrick S. Harper <patrick > wrote: Has anyone else noticed that this seems to roast really fast? I love the grassy chocolate smell of it roasting though. I am going to let it rest until Thursday morning then try a pot.
I just got mine in yesterday too, let me know what you think of the smell, I like it and think it is one of the more unique smelling of the greens I have roasted in my short time doing this.
Can't wait, I will give it 36 hours before the first pot, on a side note I am loving my Technivorm KBT 741 and using the tips from the site on stirring the grinds in the basket and using only the half drip. It makes wonderful coffee; I just wish they had a 15 or 20 cup version or something like that. I make it through my first pot in less than 20 minutes every morning. Next, a new grinder but I have to wait until my wife forgets all the money I have been spending lately
Mine's resting too at the moment. I roasted 1.5lbs of it in my BBQ-drum roaster on Monday as a gift for my daughter and retained a 1/2lb for my use. I'm looking forward to tasting it. I definitely noticed a heavier "green" aroma with this bean before and during roasting. Tom is right about it not being a green bean beauty contest winner and I've had ugly beans before that were beauties in the cup. You just gotta love the variety of quality beans we have at our fingertips from Sweet Marias!! Rick
I agree, I have only been doing this a short time but it is very addictive. I love the varity of beans they offer and have so much fun trying new beans. I wish they would do a big-ol-sample pack of a quarter lb of everything they have :) I would buy one