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I'm one of those who found the Anohki to be unpleasant. I'm posting again because I think I finally figured out how to properly handle this coffee. A couple of weeks ago I roasted up a 60g batch, put it in a valve-lock bag, and left it alone for a full 10 days, which is a much longer rest period than I had given it before. This seems to have made all the difference. Whereas before, drinking it would literally make me lose my appetite, now I actually like it. It's still over-the-top intense, and I wouldn't drink it every day, but I'll probably buy more in the future. I suspect that my roasting method (FR8) requires a longer rest period than a slower roast would, but also this coffee probably just naturally needs a long time for the intense flavors to mellow out. -Dave
Hi Dave, I'm another one who didn't enjoy the Anokhi that much. I think that it is great that I got to try it. The problem with this coffee for me is that green onion flavours. Someone on the list mentioned that it reminded them of Durian or Jack fruit. It is this shared characteristic that I find unpleasant. I quite like the fruity flavours, I'm a big fan of the wild blueberry. I'm thinking that I'll try a darker roast on the 1/2 lb that I have left. You are quite right about the long rest that this bean needs. It definitely improved after about a week. Cameron On Dec 28, 2007 11:28 AM, David Martin wrote: <Snip> -- ceforde
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 David Martin wrote: <Snip> I had issues with the flavor as well. What I did was leave what I had roasted and not ground/brewed for about 10-14 days and mixed it with some Rwanda and it was wonderful. I wrote a bit about the final experience here http://javajeb.wordpress.com/2007/12/06/finally-sweet-anohki/)Jason - -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- ------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFHdW2fvsJkiMz+UPsRAuCLAJ9K1uxc5jJ0/vtGYBXvYBrG8ljV4gCgoPK0 6MhJPeJKt5JsWzJpgyIsSmc= =vIHo -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
On Dec 28, 2007 1:41 PM, Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip> ... <Snip> Cool. I did a similar "opportunity blend" last month, with the last of my previous Anokhi batch combined with some PNG decaf, and I liked the results.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 David Martin wrote: <Snip> The blueberry/huckleberry intensity was mitigated with the heavier bodied Rwanda, making a wonderfully, almost artificially tasting cuppa. Amazing what some beans do. Jason - -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- ------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFHdZYZvsJkiMz+UPsRAgMPAKC0J5lJ6clv+nb0053jlbXuXxHOywCbB5I2 6yQ0ba+dikySt7yI1GBz598= =d9qw -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
The anoki is an 'extreme coffee' I call it. I can't drink it alone, way too sweet / odd / fruity. But I found that even as little as a ten percent blend of it with any other coffee will impart enough ofit's flavor that you can definately taste it, without it becoming overwhelming like it can easily do. Mine sat for about a month or so,using about a gram or so a day until it was gone and held its flavor that long. Aaron