HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Africans (4 msgs / 78 lines)
1) From: JKG
<Snip>
know...
<Snip>
Well, I guess that I'm looking for something new--some tastes in
coffee that aren't prevalant in what I've tasted already.
I had some Harar in my sample packs a year or two ago, and
I remember liking it then; however, I settled into Costa Rican/
Guatemala/Mexico and Sumatra/Java, alternating between the
two whenever I got tired of one region.
Now I'd like some fruit and chocolate. But I'm not sure I'd like
those flavors in a high acid coffee.   The Ghimbi does
sound great--kind of a Sumatra Plus, according to Tom's
reviews.  And I'll definitely order some Harar this time.
I was looking at the Kenya AA -Gaturiri with its 98 "brightness"
rating.  Wow!  Is that a typo?  I didn't know Tom's ratings even
went that high.  :-)  I guess I want to err on the side of more
 body and less acid.  I've really liked Tom's Mexican coffees--up to
moderate acidity.  For awhile I was really getting into the
moderate-bodied, bright Guatamalen/Costa Ricans, but I
think I need a break from those.
JKG
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

2) From: Timothy A Reed
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001 20:43:23 -0500 "JKG" 
writes:
<Snip>
Ah.  Have you tried Yirgacheffe?
<Snip>
Also goes well in Moka Java. :)
<Snip>
Depending on how high "high" is... re-read (or read for the first time,
if you haven't yet done so) the description of the Limmu.  Of course,
there are different types of fruitiness, say berries in many Kenyas and a
predominant citrus in the Yirg (reminded me of Earl Grey tea, in a way).
<Snip>
Um... there are so many Kenyas that I can never keep them all straight...
 You might try one of the less acidy / more fruity ones (I made a
presspot of Kiungu this morning, but I think that one's no longer in
stock).  I've kinda "ignored" Kenya (my traditional favorite) recently,
as I've been tinkering with espresso blending.  One thing Kenyas don't
have is chocolaty tones.
-Tim
GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO!
Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less!
Join Juno today!  For your FREE software, visit:http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast

3) From: Fleetdiet
       JKG
             perhaps your speciality coffee distributor has some zimbabwe you can try.  we all are aware that an individuals taste buds prefer what they prefer, but i believe you won't be disappointed from your description of acid and body and central american beans.
       CJD

4) From: JKG
Thanks for the opinions on the Africans. I will likely order
a bunch of different types, but also plan to to order some 
quantity of a couple of types that may become favorites,
based upon the recommendations.
JKG
homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast


HomeRoast Digest