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Topic: Yemen Mohka Sana'Ani roasted by Eddie (2 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: John Despres
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As Eddie told everyone, I asked him to roast some Sana'ani so I could 
compare to my own roasts from my own Gene Cafe. I am fairly confident in 
my own roasts but I was interested in a yardstick to measure with. After 
many questions to Eddie and much advice with tips on other sources, I 
realized he might be able to provide that yardstick. So I asked and to 
my delight, he complied.
I received the roast yesterday along with a batch roasted in his RK. A 
pleasant surprise as I was only expecting the GC roast back Thank you 
for that, Eddie.
First off, I must say I am pleased with my own roasts after sampling the 
first cup of Eddie's roast. I can also tell I have a way to go yet. I'm 
still trying to figure out the smells associated with roasting stages. 
Some have very subtle changes that I still need to learn.
That said, I'm drinking a cup now. Gulp... was drinking... All gone.
Eddie's roast:
The package gets a rave review - Window de-gassing bag with a most 
attractive label. Roast level, notes, roaster type are all included on 
the label.
Rested a bit less than three days, City roast.
The Beans smelled great. The dry aroma of the ground coffee was sweet 
and spicy.
The wet aroma was sweet with a hint of chocolate.
Ground to medium/course, brewed in the French Press, 15g grind to 16 oz 
of water, water in, wait 1 minute, stir, wait 5, plunge, pour.
Ahhhh. Excellent! Hot in the cup, Gentle sweet, nutty hints, with a 
touch of mellow chocolate. As it cooled a bit, fruits emerge, apricot 
and a sort of general fruitiness. The aftertaste is definitely apricot 
and very nice with a gentle sweetness. The body/mouth feel is fairly 
dense and syrupy.
I have tended to take my Sana'ani a bit darker and am very surprised by 
the "lightness" of this roasts flavor. At full city or FC+ it's a very 
different coffee. I love this roast!
This comparison has been a great help to me. Eddie's roast has given me 
confidence in my own roasts, but has also reinforced my push to learn 
more about the craft!
Thank you, Eddie! Thank you so much.
John
-- 
John A C Despres
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Very much welcome! It was my pleasure.
After cupping notes like that, what's the chances of getting you to
send it back?!?!?!
Eddie
-- 
Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is.
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Jan 31, 2008 7:47 AM, John Despres  wrote:
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