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Topic: Java Monsooned Arabica (14 msgs / 232 lines)
1) From: Michael Dhabolt
This is a winner.
For any of you that have developed even a 'passing' appreciation of
Monsooned Malabar (the 'Elephant' is superb), don't miss this Java.
It provides a  'Funky' character to a blend that is similar to that
provided by MM but doesn't overpower the 'high toned' coffee in your
blend, even at percentages considerably higher than a similar blend
using MM.
I'm currently quaffing shots pulled from a blend of 50% Yellow
Bourbon, 25% Harrar Horse and 25% of this exceptional Monsooned Java
..... moves the bar several steps higher when it comes to 'sweet'
Mike (just plain)

2) From: gin
just talked with eddie about this coffee yesterday.
on my new list to irder.
---- Michael Dhabolt  wrote: 

3) From: raymanowen
"on my new list to irder"
Can you do that?
What happens after you irder it? -ro
On 9/2/07, gin  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

4) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 9/2/07, raymanowen  wrote:
You git it.

5) From: raymanowen
What I don't gat is why the Viet Coffee is pretty much written off.
It doesn't roast and brew the same as all the other beans you've
experienced. I've been having fun playing with reduced brewing
temperatures, and brewing temperature profiles.
The beans seem to like lower temperature roasting, too.
How Much Lower? Dunno nombres- so far, I just nursed it to 2nd Crack,
and when it wanted to take off like the Sorcerer's Apprentice I
slammed on the Brakes.
When I can duplicate the roast a few times, I'll take notes of
temperatures and times with my HG/BM.
Location, Location, Location of the temperature probe greatly affects
what it "sees," so I'll move it around and note the variations, too.
The Wagner HT-1000 heatgun is quite able do duplicate the outskirts of
Hell near its tip.
I modulate the roast progress by the position of the heatgun. One can
rapidly alter the heat profile by the position in which the heatgun is
held. With the bread machine stirring the beans in the "Dough" or
"Manual" cycle, all that needs attention is the heatgun position.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
On 9/2/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

6) From: Eddie Dove
Is that a pre or post roast blend?
To what level did you roast it?
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 9/2/07, Michael Dhabolt  wrote:

7) From: Michael Dhabolt
Post roast blend.  I took the Java Monsooned to second crack - past
the first outliers but before a really 'rolling' crack - about 456 deg
F on my machine.  About 14 minutes to EOR.
You're gonna love it.
Mike (just plain)

8) From: gin
can't wait to get my order. I love the monsooned coffee's. they are simply fabulous. you are correct about the funkiness of these coffees but WOW. will try your blend.
---- Eddie Dove  wrote: 

9) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
It's a bit uglier than the Elephant but I was really impressed with 
the cup. Yes, I am using it in Liquid Amber too, and notice a better 
(if not rustic) sweetness that I wasn't getting with Elephant. I had 
never even heard of it until this year ... didn't know they were 
doing it in Java at all. We are having a little trouble with pink 
beans. no, its not some new defect, its a food grade dye they mark 
lot numbers on the bags with, and someone was  a bit heavy handed 
with the dye ... it came through the bag . w e have been skimming off 
everything we can, but I know a few get through. anyway, i am assured 
it is food dye, but then again i prefer to roast undyed coffee so if 
you see any, take them out...
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

10) From: Tim Deines
Sorry, is "liquid amber" the blend Mike (just plain) mentioned?
On 9/4/07 11:56 AM, "Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee"

11) From: Michael Dhabolt
Tim Deines  wrote:
No. Liquid Amber is an exceptional blend that Tom sells. Here:http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.other.blends.html#liquidamberMike (just plain)

12) From: Tim Deines
On 9/4/07 11:59 AM, "Tim Deines"  wrote:

13) From: Tim Deines
Thanks very much Mike.  I plan on trying it.
On 9/4/07 12:14 PM, "Michael Dhabolt"  wrote:

14) From: gin
No Tim, that liquid amber is the single Malt Scotch that Eddie's drinks...

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