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Topic: Indonesia Flores - Bajawa Highlands and Behmor momentum (7 msgs / 120 lines)
1) From: Michael Dhabolt
I am quaffing my second restritto from a not thoroughly rested roast
of this bean - exceptioinal. I recieved the beans with the sample pack
included with a Behmor as a gift from a friend that I'm building a
machine for.  Sometimes a person has really good taste in friends!
Witness the folks I hang with here at my 'virftual' coffee shop.
The roast was my first in the Behmor and I let it get away from me a
little.  I was shooting for a City+ to Full City- and it ended up as a
Full City+.  All of my roasting experience has been with air roasters
that allow for immediate roast stoppage and cooling initiation, not so
with the Behmor.  I waited for the first outliers of second before
hitting the cool button and the roast progressed to a really active
'rolling' second crack before starting to cool.  I'll do better next
time.  The surprise is that the bean is absolutely exceptional at this
roast level,  exactly as Tom describes "Spice and Chocolate", smooth
with absolutely no acidity, great body and huge crema when pulled as
an SO. Minor mistakes work out well, sometimes.  Going to have to
order more of this.
Mike (just plain)

2) From: Les
Plain Mike,
You need to realize that the Flores - Bajawa is one of those "hush"
coffees.  If the cat gets out of the bag about this one, it won't be in the
offering list long enough to order more than once.  I have a nice supply in
my stash, but I would like to add some more in the next order.  It is one of
the best SO espressos out there.
On Dec 22, 2007 11:55 AM, Michael Dhabolt  wrote:

3) From: Michael Dhabolt
OOPS.  Everyone - - never mind!
Mike (just plain)

4) From: Eddie Dove
Geez!  I haven't finished stocking up yet!  Next thing you know it
will be coming across the Emergency Broadcast System!
Already missed out on the Aida's Grand Reserve ...
Merry Christmas!
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 22, 2007 6:31 PM, Michael Dhabolt  wrote:

5) From: Bill Hill
OK, so the question is this: Tom scored it an 85.7.  That's a very
respectable score.  So what makes you guys enjoy this more than, say, the
85.5 Bali, the 86.7 Sulawesi Enrekeng "Mount Alla", or the 87.1 Sumatra Blue
Batak Peaberry?  I know I'm being smart, but still...what's the intangible
about the Flores?  the balance? the body?
We're all lining up for the 26th...
On Dec 22, 2007 5:45 PM, Eddie Dove 

6) From: raymanowen
"So what makes you guys enjoy this more than..."
If ya gotta ask, you wouldn't understand- Get Some Now, while (IF) you still
The numerical scores are only for mathematicians: 857 is  0.2% better than
855. Your careful roasting, grinding and brewing can make any coffee outdo
whatever number number it's assigned.
The Vietnamese highlands beans were thoroughly excoriated on this list and
by this writer. Even after my initial experience, where I noted a
tantalizing, pastel, fragrant bouquet to a double shot.
That was even prior to my having any kind of good grinder, espresso maker or
harboring any understanding whatsoever of what was going on. But the roast
sure responded well to my total mishandling and weeks-long storage: the
fragrance became a jar full of Top AA Fuel eliminations.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Eau de Dragstrip!
On Dec 22, 2007 10:47 PM, Bill Hill  wrote:

7) From: Les
Cupping scores don't tell you which is the best coffee once you get in the
mid 80's.  The Blue Batak is one of my top 5 coffees.  The Flores tends to
be  more complex cup than most Indonesian coffees.  It is also a very
versatile coffee.  It makes an awesome SO espresso.  I don't enjoy it more
than the Bali.  I love the Bali for what it is.  What do you like better, an
orange, grapefruit, or tangerine?  All three are citrus fruits, but they are
different.  For me, the Flores is the most versatile Indonesian coffee.  You
can change the character of this bean by roast level and still have an
excellent, but different coffee.  Try a city roast of the Bali and see if
you can say the same thing?  I don't think so.
On Dec 22, 2007 9:47 PM, Bill Hill  wrote:

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