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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.
The package gets a rave review - Window de-gassing bag with a most
attractive label. Roast level, notes, roaster type are all included on
Rested a bit less than three days, City roast.
The Beans smelled great. The dry aroma of the ground coffee was sweet
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 A C Despres
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