I have been blending with the Brazil Bourbons that Tom offers for
quite some time now. I've been using 40 to 60 % Brazil Bourbon as a
base with approximately 25%, a higher toned Ethiopian and the
remainder a Sumatra or a Sumatra/Aged Sumatra mix.
I got a little behind the curve on my roasting schedule and roasted
last night for this mornings Caps and shots. I was in a rush. While
going thru the stash I ran across the unopened bag of Rawanda Butare
Bourbon and decided 'why not'.
I roasted two 1/2 lb (net) loads of the Butare Bourbon, one to 438F,
one to 440F. 1st at 9:30 and overall time to EOR 13:00 and 13:30.
Added one load of Misty Valley taken to 436F and one load of Blue
Batak taken to 444F - beginning of 2nd, EOR - 12:45 and 14:15
respectively (again 1/2 lb net loads).
I am quaffing a Restritto of this blend while pecking away at this
keyboard. I don't normally make statements about a coffee or blend
until at least three days rest....but....this is really exceptional.
Really soft, sweet and smooth with a lingering after taste of the
Ethiopian that seems delicate and understated with real lasting power.
I should have ordered more of the Rawanda.
Mike (just plain)