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Topic: I quit, best shot of the year! (6 msgs / 236 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Time to quit blend work (for now) and clean-up, just pulled quite possibly
my best shot of the year or maybe ever of one my blends. That last shot of
10-20-30-40 blend 20gr build ~2.25oz pulled at 203f top of HX hump down to
200.5f end of shot in 27sec I'd put up against anything anywhere. Deep
reddish brown ooie gooey rich smooth persistent crema with a full
phiharmonic orchestra of tastes right on the money. A delicate deepness I
can't quite describe under a rich vanilla caramel transitioning to a orange
darker than milk chocolate but not a bittersweet chocolate finish. This
wonderful lingering taste is oh so yummy. Really LIKE this one! At the
moment honestly can't think of how to make it a more balanced dynamic shot.
But will keep trying:-)
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2) From: Les
Congrats Mike!
I pulled one of my best shots of the year.  However it was a bit on the
other end of the spectrum.  I took note of what Alchemist John did with the
India Liberica.  I blended 45/45/10 of Idido Misty Valley; India tree dried;
and Liberca.  I pulled a nice 2 oz shot at 203 degrees 8 second preinfusion
with a 22 second shot.  Awesome crema.  Full of fruit followed by a nice
chocolate sweet finish.  The sweetness of the Liberica really shined through
at the end.  The fruit was not overwhelming, but very balanced.  I had just
enough Liberica left to do the blend.  90% crema settling down to close to
50% in the cup.  It was yummy creamy and very smooth!  Thanks for sharing
you shot, I understand why you didn't share the beans.  I am looking forward
to enjoying some of those shots in Vancouver.
Les
On 10/6/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Just roasted the Liberica today, two 1/2# batches one City+ the other FC.
Blend wise I did (indirectly) share the beans in my previous "Espresso
overload" post! It was 10-20-30-40 Monsooned Malabar-Sumatra Lintong-Brazil
YB-Yirg' IMV. I will keep the individual CCR HT developed roast profiles a
"trade secret".:-) And besides the final profiles to be used ain't tweaked
yet! 
 
Time for din-din so TTFN.
 
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 6:41 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +I quit, best shot of the year!
Congrats Mike!
 
I pulled one of my best shots of the year.  However it was a bit on the
other end of the spectrum.  I took note of what Alchemist John did with the
India Liberica.  I blended 45/45/10 of Idido Misty Valley; India tree dried;
and Liberca.  I pulled a nice 2 oz shot at 203 degrees 8 second preinfusion
with a 22 second shot.  Awesome crema.  Full of fruit followed by a nice
chocolate sweet finish.  The sweetness of the Liberica really shined through
at the end.  The fruit was not overwhelming, but very balanced.  I had just
enough Liberica left to do the blend.  90% crema settling down to close to
50% in the cup.  It was yummy creamy and very smooth!  Thanks for sharing
you shot, I understand why you didn't share the beans.  I am looking forward
to enjoying some of those shots in Vancouver. 
 
Les
 
On 10/6/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote: 
Time to quit blend work (for now) and clean-up, just pulled quite possibly
my best shot of the year or maybe ever of one my blends. That last shot of 
10-20-30-40 blend 20gr build ~2.25oz pulled at 203f top of HX hump down to
200.5f end of shot in 27sec I'd put up against anything anywhere. Deep
reddish brown ooie gooey rich smooth persistent crema with a full 
phiharmonic orchestra of tastes right on the money. A delicate deepness I
can't quite describe under a rich vanilla caramel transitioning to a orange
darker than milk chocolate but not a bittersweet chocolate finish. This 
wonderful lingering taste is oh so yummy. Really LIKE this one! At the
moment honestly can't think of how to make it a more balanced dynamic shot.
But will keep trying:-)
Pacific Northwest Gathering VI http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
www.mcKonaKoffee.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment 
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/

4) From: RK
Snip: Mike McCoffee:
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Way to go Mike, patience and persistence a virtue.
good job. I would like to try some in the near future if you get the chance.
RK

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sunday took a break from blend development work but back at it yesterday.
Tried some different beans and ratios but kept coming back to that
10-20-30-40. Excellent both as straight shots, macchiato and cappuccino. Not
an espresso with a strong "attack" or bite, deep and smooth and mildly
bright and citrus fruity. With a bit-o-milk in machs or caps it really
sings. Bruce tasted the mid range chocolate notes the same way I did, not a
bittersweet but not a milk chocolate. I'd say maybe like a good rich 50%
content chocolate. Bruce mentioned it might not have enough bite to cut
through large "Americanized" milk drinks and I honestly said I didn't care.
Might be a mistake, but oh well! Actually haven't even tried it at more milk
than double shot 6oz cap' but will have to try a milk baby cup soon. Debi
did say the cap' I made her with this yesterday was one of the best she's
ever had. That includes places like Stumptown and former USBC Champion
Phuong Tran's Lava Java.
However it's still not quite there yet. Want to bring it a hair deeper toned
and at the same time livelier but not necessarily brighter. Need to try a
few more roast variables on a couple of the components. Specifically going
to take the Brazil a few degrees darker (this iteration used a 440f finish)
and the IMV a couple degrees lighter. Actually have quite a bit of work to
do on it before I'll really be satisfied. Really need to do at least 3 more
bracketed roast levels of each bean component and go through the various
possible roast level blend combinations for specific blend ratio (36 I
believe) then tweak the final profile for specific roast level for each
component and final blend ratio. Then take each beans final profile and
again bracket three roast levels and confirm... AND THEN find reliable
sources for bags of each component!!! (Working on that now too of course.
Among a zillion other things related to starting a wholesale Roastery
business, high end espresso bar business and Hawaiian themed breakfast and
lunch Kafe business all at the same time:-) 
Near future don't plan on online sales but likely do in the not too distant
future, maybe by the first of the year. However, prior to having an online
sales presence individual requests to order will of course be accepted. More
will be revealed!
Now to go to work...roasting and blending and pulling shots oh my! 
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
www.mcKonaKoffee.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
miKe,
Examples of my previous post from your post below:
strong "attack" or bite, deep and smooth and mildly bright and citrus
fruity. With a bit-o-milk in machs or caps it really sings. not a
bittersweet but not a milk chocolate. I'd say maybe like a good rich
50% content chocolate.
deeper toned and at the same time livelier but not necessarily brighter.
take the Brazil a few degrees darker (this iteration used a 440f finish)
I may not be typical (how's that for an understatement!), but
descriptions such as these would capture my interest, in the same way
that the descriptions on a six pack of high quality beer capture my
interest. I seldom buy a new beer that doesn't do a good job of
describing to me what I am buying in terms of flavors etc.
Brian
On 10/9/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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