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Topic: A comparison (4 msgs / 72 lines)
1) From: Silvia Marsh
Today, I brewed (in my new Mokapot, which I'm going to marry. I'll invite
you all to the wedding.) a Brazil Cachoeira de Grama Yellow Bourbon and a
Rwanda Butare Bourbon, the Rwanda first.
I liked them both, but I'm really preferring the Brazil.  The Rwanda had a
brightness all the way through, from scent to first sip to sitting on the
tongue to aftertaste.  That's not necessarily a bad thing, and I enjoyed it.
The Brazil is a little sharp as well, but it was sneaky; it waited until the
aftertaste to really show up. It's more mellow at first sip.  I actually
felt the need to add sugar to the Rwanda, but the Brazil I'm enjoying
straight. ;)
They're roasted to just about the same level; there might have been a twenty
second difference in my Freshroast 8 (granted, twenty seconds seems to be a
lifetime in a quick roast).
Are these two the same varietal? I'm not sure if there's a difference
between a yellow bourbon and a bourbon...Anybody else played with both of
these?
Silvia

2) From: Jim Carter
I hear ya (so to speak). I've brewed two large Mokapots of the Brazil 
Cachoeira de Grama Yellow Bourbon so far today - and I was the only one 
drinking it. Outstanding!!!!!  No doubt I will brew another one tonight, 
probably within the hour.
I roasted 350 grams last night, hoping to space out consumption to allow 
rest to work its magic. No harm in sneaking a small taste on day one, 
right? Right! Unfortunately, I'm afraid this stuff will never see the 
3rd day. I'd better roast 500 grams more tonight. Maybe I should seal it 
in valve bags and mail it to myself. Call it the USPS resting service.
Jim Carter
Silvia Marsh wrote:
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3) From: Silvia Marsh
The only way mine lasted so long is that I roasted too much last sunday
*grins*.   I wanted to roast a sampling of everything I recieved in my
latest shipment, and I didn't end up giving away as much as normal, and
didn't end up drinking as much during the week as normal.
So, I've got about three days to down quite a bit of coffee...*whistles*
It's gorgeous after a rest, lemme tell you...
On 2/18/07, Jim Carter  wrote:
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4) From: raymanowen
RayO has a Forwarding Service- Mail the roasted beans to yourself and I'll
pick them up.
With One stamp on the box, and a $1 tip for Ray, I'll bring them back in
three days.
Two stamps and $2 gets a 72 hr rest.
I'll return with some of your beans, and an appropriate cupping report that
might resemble a 72 point THANK YOU card! Rest assured that no expectoration
will have been involved in my cupping. My abdominal muscles would cramp if I
thought of  chucking a Loogie of good coffee.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh if it isn't fresh
roasted." - - Martin Diedrich


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