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1) From: Matt Henry
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(Except we all agree that robusta tastes like old tires.)

Tellya what else tastes like old tires: that strange Indian Monsooned Malabar that SM has.  Tom does say that one will either love it ("Nectar of the Gods") or hate it ("sewer water") in his cupping review.  Always up for the strange experience, I opted for a pound of the stuff.  Oddly enough, I kind of like it even though, for my money, it does come out on the sewer water side of things.  Still, I don't regret for a second for purchasing a pound (thank God I didn't go for 5!); it is an odd bean worth trying at least once for anyone.  It possesses its own unique "musty" aroma.  Er, may be mushroomy.  At least dank. . . .  Has anyone else taken this one out for a spin?

Matt Henry  


2) From: Henry C. Davis
I don't think I am going to after this review!!! :-)

3) From: Tom & Maria
 
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I cant take the stuff every day, but it does grow on you after you 
contemplate spitting out the first sip. I do enjoy it ... just have 
to limit the experience to about 1x a month. Another thing about it: 
it MUST rest. Sveral days is best. It really mellows and the body 
develops over this time. So if you hate it at first, let it sit a 
bit. It also has a spot in the roast where it goes from being bitter 
to being somewhat carmelly, although not sweet. I think this is about 
20 seconds into 2nd crack on an air roaster. It also seems to come 
aout a bit milder on a slow roast, like in the Alp.  -Tom
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4) From: Tom & Maria
I forgot to mention blending with Monsooned Malabar (thanks Paul). You can
definitely blend it between 20% to 40% and get a cup with a bit of the
Monsooned oomph but not too much. My hunch would be belnding it with the
Indian Pearl Mountain, or with an Indonesian like Sulawesi, a low acid,
earthy but balanced coffee. In fact, I am going to try that Sulwesi -Indian
Monsooned blend today. It actualls sounds really good and would be a neat
esrepsso too! -Tom
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5) From: John Roche
on 11/9/01 9:51 AM, Tom & Maria at tom wrote:
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I did just that in an attempt at an espresso blend. Monsooned Malabar (45
percent) + Pearl Mountain (45 percent) + Monsooned Robusta (10 percent).
Roasted a little into second crack. Results were not bad but in the end I
considered it to be a poor imitation of Malabar Gold.
john
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6) From: Timothy A Reed
On Fri, 09 Nov 2001 10:48:43 -0500 John Roche  writes:
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(45
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percent).
Everytime I've put MM into an espresso blend (even in small percentages),
I've been completely overwhelmed with crema (up to the level of nearly
the entire shot).
-Tim
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