This is a multi-part message in MIME format. My wife loves the body and heartiness in her Peet's decaf sumatra blend which she uses for cappucino. I bought the SM's Decaf Espresso Donkey Blend and she feels it doesn't have as rich a flavor as her Peet's coffee. I have tried roasting it until after the second crack and also after just one crack. She still feels the flavor is not as hearty as the Peets decaf sumatra. Do I want to change the time I am roasting in some way? Or do I want to try different beans? I notice that SM has a number of decaf green beans. Would you recommend any specific beans that I could try to make her comfortable?
Brian, I am not familiar with Peet's coffee. The Sumatra Tapanuli WP Decaf is excellent. I roasted it for a customer (my wife's best friend) and she said that it was her favorite decaf thus far. I tried it myself and it was full flavored with great body. You may also wish to try the Indonesian Komodo Blend. Hope this helps ... Eddie -- Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 7/29/07, brian lerner wrote: <Snip>
I like my coffee brewed stronger than most. I have gotten some of the best coffee shop press cups ever from Peet's on Sheridan Blvd in Arvada, CO across from the Nobleman's Barn bookstore. I wa= s specific that I abhor dishwater coffee. The barista came across. What I do, and what they do are probably the same thing. I don't brew a pot of coffee with 25g of grounds and wonder. I know it would taste weakfish. I brew steins of coffee with 25g of beans ground 10s earlier, with 18oz 202= ° F water. What don't you understand about brewing stronger? "...she feels it doesn't have as rich a flavor as her Peet's coffee;" and "...feels the flavor is no= t as hearty as the Peets decaf sumatra." I'm not composing a spot for Peet's, I just read what was said. Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! Good coffee brewed weak is just good weak coffee. Commercial Dreck is "other"- bad coffee brewed poorly. On 7/29/07, brian lerner wrote: <Snip> of <Snip> try <Snip>
I second Ed's suggestion: Sumatra Tapanuli WP Decaf. I'm drinking it right now. John