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Topic: I finally tasted berries -- in a decaf! (2 msgs / 51 lines)
1) From: Randall Nortman
[Cross-posted to CoffeeGeek forums; apologies if you end up reading it
twice.  Actually, don't read it twice.  It's the same.  Really.]
So I've been scratching my head at all these reviews that mention
berry flavors in coffee.  Blueberry seems to be a favorite.  I never
tasted a hint of any berry flavors.  I got citrus, sure, that's easy,
but no berries.  I was a berry skeptic.
So tonight I "pulled" a double in my Aeropress (hence "pulled" in
quotes), and gave it a sniff, as I always do.  It mostly all smells
like coffee to me -- really, really good coffee.  This time I thought,
"Hm, that's funny, smells like cherries."  Had a sip of it undiluted.
"Goodness, it sort of tastes like cherries, too."  Diluted it about
1.5:1 with hot water, had another sip.  BAM!  Tart cherries, clear as
day.  Still taste it lingering on my tongue, 15 minutes later.
So here's the kicker.  It's a decaf -- it's late evening in my neck of
the woods, and I don't do caffeine after early afternoon.
Specifically, it's Sumatra Tapanuli decaf from Sweet Maria's.  Given
Tom's description of this coffee (bass-heavy, low-acid), I was
certainly not expecting berries.  I was a bit easy on the roast -- I
think it's probably barely FC, in a modified Poppery, no hint of
second crack.  I did not log the roast time (shame on me), but I've
been aiming for 9-11 minutes in my recent roasts.  Roasted it about
2.5 days ago.
Just when I thought my level of obsession was starting to taper off...
Randall

2) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
OOOOHHH....OOOOHHHH...
I have 5 lbs of it coming my way...This week?...
Cherrys........I hope it shows up in my IR2....
TerryT
On 4/29/07, Randall Nortman  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
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(I'm the tall guy in the middle)


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