My experience in Doug Strait's modded Pumper was the same as yours. 11:45 total roast..dump at 435 deg. Good at 18 hrs. and great today at 3 days rest. Moka Kadir at few snaps of 2nd tomorrow with 4 days rest.
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From: Robert Joslin
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 10:02:34 AM
Subject: +Nicaragua FTO Esteli - Miraflor Coop
I've had such a steady diet of really good coffee over the years that I usually don't make too much noise when I come across some more good beans. I roasted the first load from a 10 lb. batch of this Nicaragua Esteli yesterday, dumping at a city roast (436 on temp readout, for what its worth), completely through 1st in any event, and just a minute or two sooner than I usually dump (total roast time 14:50). The aroma of the cooled beans was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL......a honey/molasses with fruited undernote that made me want to grab a spoon and begin eating. I did munch a few, but held off on brewing until this AM. An excellent cup at 12 hours post roast, although still a bit bright. I believe that it will "mature" into an exceptional batch. Hope I can repeat the roast. I am so glad I bought a few pounds of this bean. I believe its going to be a favorite.
Has anyone else tried it. I would be interested in hearing about your results.
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