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Topic: blend question (6 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: Darliene Stanhope
Hello everyone,
I have a question about blending.  I have only blended coffee once, it was
pretty good, but I am not very confident in my abilities.  I would like to
blend the following coffees: Brazil Daterra Yellow Bourbon 40%, Sumatra Blue
Batak 10%, Yemen Moka Sana ani 25% and Ethiopia Kochere Yirgacheffe  25%.
Does this sound like it might make a good blend?  If not, any suggestions
would be greatly appreciated.
Darliene

2) From: Michael Dhabolt
Darliene,
Go for it.  Sounds like a wonderful blend, makes my mouth water.  If
it ends up a bit bright (impossible for us to know your personal taste
preference), raise the percentage of Blue Batak.
Mike (just plain)

3) From: Darliene Stanhope
I like bright coffee, but I am shooting for something fairly balanced.
On Dec 18, 2007 8:02 PM, Michael Dhabolt  wrote:
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4) From: Michael Dhabolt
It sounds like it would be fairly balanced to me. A lot of it depends
upon what level of roast you take each of your varietals to.
Mike (just plain)

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
It may be fairly balanced for some brewing, however the question was never
asked what is the intended brewing method! Tough to discuss a blend without
knowing how it's intended to be brewed. Unless care is taken with the 25%
Yirg' Kochere component profile it would be an extremely finicky shot.
(Trust me on that one, it's currently an element of my Ohana espresso
blend!) I'd really say it's as much or more the profile than final degree of
roast. Or more accurately a combination of the two!
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6) From: Tim Harvey
Ken David's home roast book has a wholechapter on blending-what makes a good base, what doesn't mix well with what, etc.  Usually you can just take characteristics of coffees you like (body in one, the intense flavor of another) and get a brew with all you like.  Sometimes, though, you cancel out everything and it goes down the drain.  Keep good notes.
TIm
---- Darliene Stanhope  wrote: 
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Hello everyone,
I have a question about blending.  I have only blended coffee once, it was
pretty good, but I am not very confident in my abilities.  I would like to
blend the following coffees: Brazil Daterra Yellow Bourbon 40%, Sumatra Blue
Batak 10%, Yemen Moka Sana ani 25% and Ethiopia Kochere Yirgacheffe  25%.
Does this sound like it might make a good blend?  If not, any suggestions
would be greatly appreciated.
Darliene


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