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Topic: Comparing Finca San Jos O caa vs. "Blue Quetzal" Bourbon (4 msgs / 102 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
Jason,
The Guatemala "Blue Quetzal" Bourbon from last year was simply
stunning.  The clove provided a backdrop for everything else to shine
through.
The Guatemala - Finca San José Ocaña is very good, too.  I am drinking
some right now that was roasted on 11/26 and believe it or not, the
red and Concorde grape is still in there.  I don't normally keep
coffees that long, but it was hiding in the coffee cabinet this
morning.
This coffee likes it HOT!  I have not roasted with my Zach & Dani's in
over a year, but you will definitely want to make sure you put a
goodly portion of beans in there to build and concentrate the heat.
Also, plug your Nesco / Z&D in wherever you have the highest voltage
and no extension cord if possible.  Push the roast just to the brink
of Full City and hit cool, since the Nesco / Z&D will drift the roast
a bit.  If you end up at a solid Full City, but no 2nd crack at all,
you should get the desired results; adjust from there to a lighter
roast if you like.  You may wish to try externally cooling it quickly,
too.
I hope this is helpful.
Eddie
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Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 10, 2007 9:55 AM, Jason  wrote:
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2) From: Barry Luterman
They are both great. I prefer this years crop (the Finca...). It does seem
to require 4 days rest, however, and makes poor espresso SO shots. I roast
Monkey on the same day as I roast the Guatemalan. I bring the Finca just to
the edge of second crack in a Hot Top and brew in a Bodum Vacuum Pot.
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Ah yes, forgot about the rest part.  Barry is right; it really comes
alive with all of it's complexity on or about the fourth day.
Eddie
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Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 10, 2007 11:48 AM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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4) From: Eddie Dove
Excellent, Jason!  Do let us know how it turns out; it just may help
some of our other list members.
Respectfully,
Eddie
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Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 11, 2007 2:57 PM, Jason  wrote:
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