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Topic: Donkey Blend rest (3 msgs / 71 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
I just roasted 120 grams of Donkey Blend in my IR2--light Vienna, as Tom 
suggested. Any thoughts on rest time? I bought it so I could have 
espresso after dinner without having to worry about extra buzz. I bought 
5 pounds, forgetting that I would use so much less of it than I do more 
all purpose caffeinated beans. Does anyone use this bean for coffee?
I do like having the IR2 for small batch roasting.
Vicki

2) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Vicki,
When I have roasted the Donkey blend, just as you described, I found it 
to peak at about 6-7 days, and be good out to 14 days.
And I have used it for brewed coffee (with a TV brewer, and found it to 
be quite good, but with shorter rest... about 3-4 days.
  Hope this helps.
Michael
On Feb 22, 2007, at 9:06 PM, Vicki Smith wrote:
I just roasted 120 grams of Donkey Blend in my IR2--light Vienna, as 
Tom suggested. Any thoughts on rest time? I bought it so I could have 
espresso after dinner without having to worry about extra buzz. I 
bought 5 pounds, forgetting that I would use so much less of it than I 
do more all purpose caffeinated beans. Does anyone use this bean for 
coffee?
I do like having the IR2 for small batch roasting.
Vicki

3) From: Jeff Oien
Vicki Smith wrote:
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I've used it as drip (if that's what you mean by coffee) for 2/3 decaf
and it doesn't seem to need rest for that. Not sure for espresso. The
Sumatra in it isn't very funky so that doesn't seem to be an issue.
(Normally I like 2-3 days rest if they are pretty earthy.)
I've noticed that on some roasts it tastes more like Brazil and on
other roasts it tastes a little more Indonesian. Funny how that
happens.
JeffO


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