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Topic: Ethio DP Golocha: Tastes like... bacon? (5 msgs / 142 lines)
1) From: Randall Nortman
So I roasted up some Ethiopia Organic Dry-Process Golocha a couple of
days ago in my modified P1.  The roast went a little long (between 13
and 14 minutes) and progress was slow at the end, almost stalling
after 1C before I noticed and cranked up the heat, but I finished at
what looks like a solid FC, maybe FC+.  The beans smell wild and
fruity, like dried berries.  But in the cup, I taste bacon.  Not the
salty, greasy aspects of bacon, but the smoky flavor.  But not just
generically smoky, like I burned it, but specifically bacon-like
smoky.  This is completely unlike the fruity smell of the beans.  I
don't actually mind it, but it's just a little odd.  The body is
great, and I wouldn't call the cup smooth but it's not harsh or
bitter.  Acidity is very low but it's not totally flat.
I wonder, has anybody else noticed something like this?  Is it because
the roast sort of stalled on me?  The beans definitely aren't burned;
they're a nice brown color between milk and dark chocolate, and not
oily.  Not particularly even, but it is a dry-processed African so I'm
not surprised at that.
-- 
Randall

2) From: Eddie Dove
Randall,
This reads as though the roast may have stalled, but the outside got
roasted a bit more when you bumped up the heat.  Like searing a steak;
some char around the edges but still rare on the inside ...
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 21, 2007 10:48 AM, Randall Nortman  wrote:
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3) From: Sandra Andina
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Wow. I've tasted beer (in a JBM from a vendor I'll never use again-- 
that had begun to ferment while green) and liver (in Liquid Amber when  
I had a cold so bad my nose was totally stuffed), but never bacon in  
coffee. Good to know that it can be a *nice* taste.
And now I have a craving for a BLT....
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Sandy Andina
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Wow. I've tasted beer (in a JBM =
from a vendor I'll never use again--that had begun to ferment while =
green) and liver (in Liquid Amber when I had a cold so bad my nose was =
totally stuffed), but never bacon in coffee. Good to know that it can be =
a *nice* taste.
And = now I have a craving for a BLT.... On Dec 21, 2007, at = 10:48 AM, Randall Nortman wrote:
So I = roasted up some Ethiopia Organic Dry-Process Golocha The beans smell = wild and fruity, like dried berries.  But in the cup, I taste = bacon.  Not the salty, greasy aspects of bacon, but the smoky = flavor.  But not just generically smoky, like I burned it, but = specifically bacon-like smoky.  This is completely unlike the = fruity smell of the beans.  I don't actually mind it, but it's = just a little odd.  The body is great, and I wouldn't call the = cup smooth but it's not harsh or bitter.  Acidity is very low = but it's not totally flat. I wonder, has anybody else noticed = something like this?  Is it because the roast sort of stalled on = me?  The beans definitely aren't burned; they're a nice brown = color between milk and dark chocolate, and not oily.  Not = particularly even, but it is a dry-processed African so I'm not = surprised at that. -- = Randall homeroas= t mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-6-906805182--

4) From: Bill Hill
I'd fry up a couple eggs, toast some bread, and enjoy life!  Now THAT
sounds like a relaxed Christmas morning cuppa joe!!!
Bill
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5) From: Sheila Quinn
While I'm not great at describing the flavors in coffee, I didn't get a 
bacon taste from mine. It is, however, one of the best coffees I've ever 
had. Very flavorful -- and very different, in a good way. I love this one!
Sheila


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