-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 One of the coffees I've been playing with recently is the Java Monsooned Arabica. I have always loved the funkiness of India Monsooned Malabar and was excited to try this one. The first several roasts, mostly into FC range, were less than what I expected when brewed. I know I brewed via Chemex, maybe FP, but I never found the mark. Last night, I roasted a batch to a more City+ range, hitting somewhere around 435+F (there is some wiggle room in my thermometer that I've yet to accurately measure). I brewed this morning in the AP. I didn't have much hope - I typically don't care for a short rested City+ coffee. But this was good - the start of the funkiness was there. I can't pinpoint other flavors now, but it was more aligned with my expectations. Jason - -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- ------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFHI2nAvsJkiMz+UPsRAo/pAJsFClzEKCjQ30N94anO6/CZayrEJgCfcl3N QBfT67US0fppXtdss2sq1dE= =PynU -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Hey Jason, I haven't roasted mine yet so keep the reports coming! Eddie On 10/27/07, Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip>
funky is great, congrats Jason. love the monsooned stuff. I wonder if we can monsoon our own green beans!! everyone can just send them to me here in Scottsdale and when the monsoons come along, I will be totally stocked up!! ginny ---- Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip>
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip> Well, I brewed a bit more for a little road trip in the AP. I think I actually missed the proper brew there, but there was still something in the cup, something funky! Probably roast some more tonight in my weekly roasting, and try later in the week. Hopefully, I can give it a whirl in the AP and FP both. Shoot for a City+ as well. Jason - -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- ------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFHI7bEvsJkiMz+UPsRArF7AKC/KQtZQDXBZInAJ8ajT0xXHpZg/QCgjHtg 1PR/1F6xrVupjIjRxeLt+zs= mwV -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
"...just send them to me here in Scottsdale and when the monsoons come along, I will be totally stocked up" Jawohl, mein Schatz- vielleicht Dienstag, right after Wimpy pays for his hamburger! -ro On 10/27/07, gin wrote: <Snip> -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip> I haven't found funkiness as much as I've found lack of character. I've tried this stuff from City all the way up to rolling second crack and as a SO it doesn't impress me. I do like it as a blender: with Kenya peaberries (I have two in my stash right now) at C+ and Mysore Nuggets FC+ blended roughly 20/40/40 and brewed in the vacpot. The first cup fresh from the stove is very bright with a hint of spiciness, the last cup out of the thermos is very chocolatey and rich. I have found that the monsooned Java arabica makes for a rounder mouthfeel in my blends when I take it to a darker roast. NTS: get more before it gets away...
cute mr rao-o umpa... ginny ---- raymanowen wrote: <Snip>