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Topic: WAS +Blueberry breakfast NOW thread on where I am finding Blueberry (128 lines)
1) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Ok I'll bite... 
So far, I have found Blueberry in 
Lot #30 Harrar
Harrar Horse Green Stripe (not alot but still there)
Misty valley (great fruit there)
 
waiting for the next crop!!!!
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 Arabian Gulf  
 "On station and on point 53 and counting down..." 
 
	Look in Tom's cupping notes to be sure, but I think it's mostly
dry-processed Ethiopian (and maybe Yemeni?). If there are others, I'm
not sure which ones without combing through the notes myself. I'm sure
if you started a thread, asking the community which beans have they
found blueberry in, they would chime in. 
	
	
	On 3/29/07, Mejia, Carlos  wrote: 
		Hmm... I'm still quite new to roasting and never had
'blueberry' coffee before.  I LOVE blueberrys, and I LOVE coffee so I
guess I'll probably like it.  Since this was an old bean, are there any
beans currently available that have that characteristic.  I've got to
try this!  ~carlos  
		From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Larry
Johnson
		Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:11 AM
		To: homeroast
		Subject: +Blueberry breakfast (somewhat long post -
sorry)
		 
		You're gonna love this (maybe). Here's the thing: I
have, like every other newbie, been fascinated with the accounts of the
loverly blueberry aroma/flavor when you catch the right Ethiopian bean,
with just the right roast, with the perfect grind, brewed to precise
specifications, and you hit the sweet spot and get those blueberries. I
figured I had a ways to go in roasting skill, brewing experience, and
some amount of luck before I had the experience myself. 
		
		 
		I had roasted some Harar to FC/FC+ on 3/4/07 (that's
right - over 3 weeks ago), stored in a Mason jar. The greens were over 2
years old at the time of roast. I had purchased them from SM during my
first foray into homeroasting. (The story of my 2 year hiatus is for
another day, if ever). The burlap bag was tagged with SM's label which
simply read "Organic Ethiopian Free Trade Harar". Roasted in my BM/HG
(thanks Vicki) and I had been brewing from it every day or so until the
beans were down to just a few tbsp, and I switched to the Congo Peaberry
(new beans). 
		 
		Okay; this morning, in a sleep-deprived funk, I decided
to finish it off in my Bialetti Moka pot. I scooped 3 scant tbsp into
the Solis, ground 'em up, and guess what I smell? Blueberry! Clear as
day! Hot-diggity! I pour the grounds in the filter and, much to my
dismay, it's not full. Dang. I usually round it up a little and this one
is not even completely full to the rim. Oh, well; so it goes. Then I
noticed that the grind didn't look right. I looked at the Maestro, and
the grind setting was over near the Drip Brew symbol, maybe 2 notches in
the fine direction. Great, just great. 
		 
		What the heck, I ain't got time for this schtuff, I have
to go to work, so I brewed it up. Made an Americano (as always). First
sip - blueberries. All up in my face blueberries. With some other fruits
along for the ride (Mango? Pineapple?).  Last sip (almost room temp by
now) - blueberries, fruits, etc. Wow. 
		 
		Did I mention I was finishing off the batch? Can anybody
think of something else I can do wrong to see if it gets even better?
		
		-- 
		Larry J
		
		If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this
is tea, please bring me some coffee. 
		  - Abraham Lincoln


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