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Topic: India Mallali Estate "Tree-Dried Natural" (22 msgs / 420 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Rick Copple
Just had to comment on this one. Had my first cup of this coffee. 
Roasted in my wok Saturday afternoon to what I believed was a FC+. 
Looking at the color, though, it seemed lighter than what I recalled 
when I pulled it. This is the one that while roasting, turned near white 
on me before heading into the darkness. So, this may have actually ended 
up as a FC, that's what the color looked like. But not having roasted 
this one before, and being a non-standard method of processing, that may 
not mean as much.
But the fruity flavor was pretty strong. Nothing as intense as the 
rustic blueberry in the Anohki coffee, but still a very strong. Sort of 
pokes its head out and says high. I referred to it as a good Costa Rican 
Dota on steroids.
Then as the cup cooled, I had a good, rich milk chocolate flavor arrive 
to compliment the fruit flavor. This is a very enjoyable coffee, mild 
enough to not slap you around with the flavor like the funkier ones, but 
strong enough in the flavor to provide a very enjoyable cup that isn't 
like much else out there. The tree drying process really brings out the 
fruit flavors of the cherry.
Now I've convinced myself I need to go make another cup of this one. Off 
to imbibe!
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Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

3) From: Les
Thanks for the report Rick.  I have a lot of coffee roasted right now.
 I am hoping to roast this one next weekend.
Les
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4) From: Rick Copple
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Cool. In re-reading Tom's notes, I noticed that this one has a sweet 
spot at FC which brings out the milk chocolate, which seems to confirm 
that perhaps I did hit FC instead of FC+. But I could have swore I was 
hearing second crack, let it go for a few seconds.
I'll be interested to see how you land with this one as well. :)
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Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

5) From: Paul Carder
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Rick, I'm having my first cup of this coffee now, and your discription =
is right on. Listenig for the cracks, it roased lighter in color and =
very uneven. Still, a delicious cup. I thank Tom for offering it!

6) From: Les
I roasted this one sooner than planned.  My daughter needed some more
coffee.  The cup is more balanced than I was anticipating.  I really like
it!  My roast wasn't as uneven as I thought it would be.  However, I have
been carrying a little more heat during first crack and into the time before
I pull the roast.  I have also been delaying 1st crack by about 90 seconds
to two minutes, stretching the time between the grassy smell leaving and the
beginning of first crack.  I am not stretching my roast as long after first
crack so my finish time is still between 15 min 30 sec and 16 min.  It seems
to work well with the dry processed coffees.  I am getting a much sweeter
cup with clearer flavors.  I am getting a nice plum-chocolate this morning
in a nicely muted cup.  This isn't bright at all, but nice and mellow.  It
is a bit tame after the liberica.  I will be saying good-bye to that great
one tomorrow.
Les
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7) From: Rick Copple
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Drinking this today after resting since Sat. afternoon. Yes, very 
balanced. I think I hit, apparently by mistake, the sweet spot Tom 
talked about. Today, the milk chocolate is rich, and becomes more 
pronounced as the cup cool, while the fruit flavor seems to be more 
evident in the hot cup, though it has dimmed a bit with the rest. Still, 
very delicious. I may have to get some more of this.
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Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

8) From: Jason Brooks
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I received some of the Mallali Estate last night and, after the kids
were in bed, took the order down to the workshop and roasted a quick
batch of the Mallali.  My roast went to around 450F, probably just
under; it was the commencement of second as I dropped it for cooling.
Quite the odd roast - at a nice, early 2nd in a WBP1, the beans came out
in various colors.  None were too light, but significantly lighter htan
most.  Only a few showed any signs of oil.
Ground this morning in the Knee Mill and steeped in a FP for about 2-2.5
minutes, ground fairly coarse.  The initial cup I had was not terribly
noteworthy.  I had my Nissan-Thermos mug full as I went to my regular
Saturday prayer group.  As the cup cooled, it tasted like I was drinking
some very fine chocolate covered cherries.  Amazing!  The smoothness was
perfect with a hint of frutiness.  I didn't find the blueberry, but the
cherry was nice!
I'll be enjoying this one for a while!
Jason
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Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
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9) From: Robert Gulley
It occurs to me again and again how cool it is that we find ourselves 
roasting the same blends; I realize it is because we order the latest 
releases, but nevertheless as I read Rick's account of the Mallali, 
my roast last night came out about the same in terms of the varied 
bean color. Unlike Rick I am waiting a bit longer to try it, probably 
tomorrow morning (unless I can't wait that long!)
Just musing on our "global" shared experiences as we share our 
passion and excitement for coffee. Speaking of which, I am anxiously 
awaiting the Misty Valley beans just because of how excite many of 
you have been that it is back in stock!)
Cheers -
RG
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10) From: Robert Gulley
Correction - wrong person referenced as roasting the Mallali last 
night - not Rick, but Jason's experience - sorry Jason!
RG
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11) From: Jason Brooks
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No problem Rick!
Hope you enjoy.  I'd like to hear what fruit you find.
Jason
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Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
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12) From: Les
I pulled Cappos this morning  of the Mallali Estate.  Very nice almond
flavor followed by chocolate.  There were hints of cherry and currant
in the middle.  No blueberry detected in this one, but I don't think
Tom mentioned blueberry in his cupping.  This is one fine cup of
coffee!  The only problem I have now is the cup is empty, well  I had
better get off to pull another shot!
Les
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13) From: Rick Copple
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Well, I'm Rick, but you're responding to Robert. :)
But, I'm having another pot from that same roasting batch today. Still 
very good, but I think as it has rested, the chocolate has turned 
"darker" and less fruity. Still very delicious, cause I do like 
chocolate, and I love dark chocolate, so I've very pleased.
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Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

14) From: Jason Brooks
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Has anyone also found tobacco flavors in this one?  I found the taste of
a pipe of tobacco in an initial drink this morning.  Oh, so interesting.
Jason
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15) From: Rick Copple
Jason Brooks wrote:
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Not yet, but my roast level may be a bit different from yours, and that 
could make the difference.
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Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

16) From: Robert Gulley
Jason
I have found the tobacco taste, rather strong after 2-3 days rest. 
Still there this morning. Enough so that this will be an afternoon 
coffee, rather than a morning. Roasted to full city+ in an IR2.
RG
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17) From: Rick Copple
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So far, what I've tasted is a very rich almost dark chocolate, with the 
note of fruit in the background, and yes, sort of taste like cherries. 
My pot didn't last long yesterday. It was delicious. What was great, you 
get all this rich flavor, and it has zero calories! What a deal! :D
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Rick Copple

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I tasted on day 1 and wasn't impressed.  day two, though, this is getting good. can't wait for tomorrow.  Really reminds me of a sumatra.  I can drink it black and want more. I could smell a little tobacco. I roasted to FC+ as the tag recommends.
Tim
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19) From: Chris Hardenbrook
Today was Day-1 for my Mallali Estate, and I had the same impression; 
good stuff drunk black but not an outstanding overthetop cup. I'm now 
encouraged that tomorrow may be a better day for the 
bean.  Fascinating how these things change from day to day, 
especially since before homeroasting bit me, coffee was pretty much 
all the same. Now I know why: It was all stale!
Chris in Hilo
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20) From: Rick Copple
Chris Hardenbrook wrote:
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LOL
Yes, first day the coffee was good. The fruit was brighter, it seemed. 
And though I was shooting for FC+, I think I hit the sweet spot of FC 
that Tom mentions in the review, and about the second and third day 
ended up with some milk chocolate flavor with fruit. But, as it aged, it 
seems to have morphed into a darker chocolate, and it's a rich one. The 
body is great. That cup was about a week after roasting.
The FC+ might end up with more of the tobacco flavors in it. Let us know 
how it goes. I have another pound to roast eventually. This bean roast 
so oddly that I'm not sure I can hit the sweet spot next time, but would 
love to. :)
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Rick Copple

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Definately better today, day 3.
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22) From: Chris Hardenbrook
I've put mine aside until the weekend.
Chris in Hilo
At 03:41 PM 10/10/2007, you wrote:
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