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Topic: Finally hit the funkiness (7 msgs / 149 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
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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
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Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Hey Jason,
I haven't roasted mine yet so keep the reports coming!
Eddie
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3) From: gin
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
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4) From: Jason Brooks
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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
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Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
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5) From: raymanowen
"...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:
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-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

6) From: Slinkster
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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...

7) From: gin
cute mr rao-o umpa...
ginny
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