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Topic: The tasting I hope everyone to does / Kenya AA Nyeri - Gachatha Coop (4 msgs / 120 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Treshell - not a lot of us buy roasted beans from Tom and Maria...
We're kind of into the green ones...
You should buy some that they roast, and some green of the same kind.
Try working to achieve the same result as they provide...
-or-
Find a bean that everyone is talking about - that's what I did for my
last order...  Everyone was talking about these:  so I ordered...
1060-2         Bali Kintamani Arabica -2 lbs
1021-2         Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao -2 lbs
1050-2         Rwanda Kinunu Bourbon -2 lbs
1081-2         Hawaii Kona -Greenwell Extra Fancy -2 lbs
1040-2         Cameroon Caplami Java -2 lbs
1070-2         Papua New Guinea -Kimel Plantation Peaberry
So now I am roasting some, and listening to what the others are
saying, and seeing if I get the same or similar...
OK, so that isn't what you asked for, but we're friendly.  We let you
have it anyway!
Brett
On Jan 7, 2008 5:54 PM, Treshell  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

2) From: Eddie Dove
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Those two and the Kenya AA Nyeri  Ruariai Coop were roasted yesterday
and will be brewed in the morning.  It's gonna be a great day!
Don't have any of the Kenya AA Nyeri - Gachatha Coop ... yet.
Eddie
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Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Jan 7, 2008 6:43 PM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
My only experience, a private roast off in comparison with the Roastmaster's
Choice, has been the Liquid Amber blend, that Tom did on 5 Nov 07.
Obviously, this was not a standardized blind cupping, by any means. No A-B
comparison. At the very least, mine was a biased, subjective adventure. I
was really enjoying learning with L-A shots on my Capresso Lucks thingy.
I had thought the pump was weak, but that all went away when I tinkered with
the grinder adjustment- about 15 steps north of a coarse Turkish setting.
Now it's my default starting point for espresso brews.
With serendipitous timing, I brewed the last of my L-A roast one morning and
the SM package arrived that afternoon. I didn't have to skip my evening
double- I had a whole new pound, and they were highly visible in the Picture
Window valve bag!
Just like mine,  I'd separate out three 14g samples in sandwich Ziplocs each
morning- espresso for the day. Ready to press flat and toss in the freezer
to flash freeze before grinding for each double shot.
I humbly say, "Me, Too!" And this was the first time I was able to just
study the gorgeous roasted beans without the distortion of the glass jar. I
did can them, and even after day 5, there was a puff of glory when I'd
reopen the jar.
These beans arrived a little sweaty; mine never got that far until after day
4 post roast. Duh- I guess that kinda' matches, with the transportation
time... Tom recommended a Vienna - French roast level, and I had purposely
stopped just short of a genuine Vienna- just as Second Crack ramped up to
Intense.
I'm just trying to get to the starting line, as far as roasting and
especially espresso brewing are concerned.
Zora, my son Dan's OE Bulldog, sometimes acts as if she has the mental
acuity of a Turnip. OK for her, but I'm not acting. Just want to learn.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Osmosis is a slow process of learning.
On Jan 7, 2008 4:54 PM, Treshell  wrote:
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4) From: Lynne
Treshell is sending me some - thank you so much, Tres! I am very excited to
do this.
I have some green Kenya left, but it's the Karatina (thanks to a friend
:>}). But even though I
won't have these greens to roast and compare, this should be a good exercise
- since I do
mostly stove-top roasting (with and occasional IR2 burned batch, lol - ha,
I'll get better w/this
machine, I know I will!!), it will be really good to compare.(Warning: my
grinder is a whirly-blade,
so my impressions may not be the best.
I'm also thrilled for the simple fact that I will, for once and for all, be
able to see just what City+
looks like!
Lynne


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