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Topic: Aged Sumatra Anyone? (8 msgs / 173 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
Hey Jeff,
I ordered two pounds of the Aged Sumatra and it arrived today.  I'm
sure Kevin got a pound and I think Sandy ordered a fair sized bag of
it as well.
So do most people predominately drink this as an SO or use it as a
bass note in blends?
Does this benefit from a nice, slow roast profile?
Eddie
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2) From:
Jeff:
I have some and am buying more, really good stuff. Try the Brazil FTO Dry-Process Poco Fundo another good and I think under scored coffee.
Use both as SO, really good stuff.
ginny
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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when we used to get that overly aggressive java old brown, there was 
no way to do an SO espresso, but i think the possibility exists here. 
Unfortunately, I threw out my roast samples (C, C+, FC, FC+ and V 
roasts) that I was holding on to for espresso shots, so i need to 
reroast them. I like to wait 2-5 days on this coffee in general, 
especially for espresso - i would only consider trying the FC to V 
range for espresso
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yes
tom
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
I use it primarily as smoky bass note in espresso blends. It can make an
interesting SO shot too if you get the temp right, a bit temp finicky to =
get
a good decently balanced SO shot. It'll be one of the beans on our =
"espresso
blending bean bar" PNWG V next month:-) Does also make an interesting SO
lungo pulled Americano, not quite as shot temp critical for Americano =
FWIW.
(which makes sense since flavor isn't as intense/concentrated.) Haven't
brewed it any other method in a number of years but seem to recall makes =
it
an interesting deep smoky press pot too... Suspect Aeropress could work =
well
with it. Not a good candidate for Vac or Tec drip etc. IMO. But to be =
honest
not much is for me! Cup is just to thin and lifeless compared to a good
Café' Crema Americano "cup of coffee":-)
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I =
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
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5) From: Aaron
Ive tried the aged sumatra once.  I think it was that a year or so 
ago... I did it straight up, ... wasn't on my top ten list to be honest, 
i really didn't like it.   The monsooned malabar was another one  didn't 
quite do well on it's own for me at least.  Had an off and very strong 
flavor, but I bet'd it be great for espresso mixes.
aaron

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Chicken! :-)
FWIW actually managed to get a pretty decent SO shot from Old Brown. Took a
fair bit of shot temp and dose playing around though. Definitely not advised
for the timid or someone not having pretty good barista skills!
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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7) From: Steven Van Dyke
I like the aged coffees for SO *but* I'm not pulling expresso 
shots.  Normal fare is a cafe crema (super-auto machine at home) or 
drip (now AeroPress) at work / travel.  The ever-indulgent wife isn't 
wild about the aged coffees so I usually try to save them for trips / 
me at work.
The big key with them for me is to wait long enough.  Just after 
roasting most of them smell *FUNKY*.  After about three days the odor 
will shift over to a wonderful wild blend.  Flavor will improve for a 
few days, then start to fade.  Many of them taste almost like a good 
tobacco shop smells.
At 07:37 PM 5/24/2007, you wrote:
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8) From: Kevin
I received 2#'s of the aged Sumatra with my last order (the late Harvey
dropped it off yesterday).  I hope it cups well as a drip brew in the
Moccamaster CD.  I really picked it up for my wife because she likes
Sumatras.  I'm not sure if she'll like one as bold as this aged bean
though...
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin


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