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Topic: I get "earthy" flavor (4 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
Okay, I am slow on some things, one was trying to figure out the 
lingering flavor of my first roast of Sumatra Classic Mandheling.  It 
was good, not overpowering, it sort of hung around after each sip.  I 
couldn't put a word to the flavor.  Then, this evening I was helping 
my partner move some flowers from the front of the house to the side 
and it hit.  I got what an "earthy" flavor is.  As the description of 
the bean says, it isn't a bad taste it is actually the flavor of the earth.
I feel silly in that it took me hours, plus a hands on experience to 
get it, but it came through.  I am sure that with the more roasts I 
do the more discerning my palate will become and the more my brain 
will be able to describe what the flavors are.  I feel kind of good 
about it.  It came from my third roast, so I know I have so much to 
learn - and have fun learning these things; but, it really did feel 
good to make the connection and to be able to verbally describe it, 
though tasting it is so much more fun.
Who knew that when it says "earthy," it means EARTHY!  Very cool.

2) From: Eddie Dove
Stephen,
Don't just "feel kind of good about it", feel fantastic about it and
write all of your cupping notes for us to enjoy!  I enjoy writing such
and enjoy reading such from others ... after all, this list is all
about coffee so please, feel free / encouraged to share.
I just started roasting about one year ago and just love the
references that the coffee aromas and flavors conjure.  I roasted the
Sumatra Classic Mandheling one month ago today and enjoyed every drop
of it immensely.  My impressions from the cup are below just for us to
compare notes:
The aroma suggests a bit of spice, forest floor, maybe some caramel
and I couldn't decide between cocoa and brown sugar. In the cup, with
only 2.5 days rest, there is good body with tremendous depth and
presence, a bit dry, slightest hint of chocolate and just the nicest
mossy hint in the aftertaste.
Respectfully,
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 7/24/07, Stephen Carey  wrote:
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3) From: Homeroaster
I was tasting a Belgian Lambic beer, 'Floris Pommes' by Huyghe Brewery and 
it had a taste that was totally familiar but also totally elusive to my 
memory.  After a while someone clued me in on what I was tasting...'Jolly 
Rancher'  Apple.  Doh!  That was it!  Funny how memory works...or doesn't.
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Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

4) From: Eddie Dove
Yup ... just like with the Nik-L-Nips ...
I love this home coffee roasting thing!
Eddie
On 7/24/07, Homeroaster  wrote:
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