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Topic: What's in yer Saturday morning cup? (31 msgs / 627 lines)
1) From: John Despres
Sorting logs and enjoying a French Pressed cup of Aida's Grand Reserve. =
Chocolate, with berries and raisin. Very smooth body and a long =
lingering aftertaste.
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2) From: Gregg Talton
Blue Batak Peaberry is in the grinder and will be in the cup soon. The
chemex is waiting for the water....  mmmmmm I can't wait.
Gregg T
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3) From: Floyd Lozano
Ohana!  The first shot was like the stout that someone mentioned
before.  The second was overdosed and became a ristretto, and wow,
great stuff, complex and smooth, slightly pungent, mild sweetness, my
descriptions can't do it justice.  Third shot became an americano
which I am sipping as I watch Elmo videos with my baby girl.  MiKe
said this has a narrow sweet spot, and I am by no means a skilled
barista, so I would recommend you not be afraid to try it - if I can
get a great pull out of this, anyone can.  Life is good =)
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4) From: Brett Mason
Almost the end of the beans that I over-roasted last weekend.
  Doesn't matter what they were - I killed them with a deep vienna, almost
french.
Now I pay the price and we drink them until they're gone....
Still better than Star$$$$$$$$$$$
Brett
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5) From: Kevin
Foldgers Black Silk in the stay-fresh container. Nothing beats their
freshness!
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6) From: Seth Grandeau
Kona Greenwell Extra Fancy at City+ with a weeks rest brewed in the Yama
8-cup vacuum brewer.  Smooth and with nice florals.
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7) From: Ken B
The last of my leftover mix.  I DO wish I had measured what went into 
it, and worked out the ratios!  I know there was Indonesia Flores, 
Rowanda Gkongoro, Columbia Los Naranjos, Guatemala Huehuefenango and 
IMV, but have no idea of the ratios.  Basically, it was left over beans 
that made up 148 gr when mixed.  However, it is very, very good!  Heavy 
bittersweet chocolate, with a fruit background, low to medium acidity, 
but with a sweetness after the bittersweets.  Did I mention the 
bittersweet chocolate?  I like it a lot, and now will have to try to 
recreate it.  I have already started, as I roasted 4 batches yesterday, 
and will roast another 4 today.
Best Regards,
Ken B
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8) From: Sean Cary
I've got some MRE coffee saved up from going to the field...yours if you
want it!  In fact I have a big ole bag of MRE extra's from 2002 - should
still have that MRE goodness.
Sean
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Mountain Thunder Estate Organic XF Kona LFC 5 days rest Americano. No
waiting for anything, Bric' on timer turns on 4 AM. Grind and pull before
eyes can focus:-) Super smooth chocolate caramel with a delicate floral
dance.
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10) From: John Despres
YUM!!!
Not.
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11) From: Eddie Dove
This cold morning, since we are in a rush to get out the door for
T-ball and then soccer for Wyatt, we are taking with us the Sulawesi
Enrekang "Mount Alla."  When we get home, we are going to sip on some
El Salvador Yellow Bourbon from Mr. Despres!
Eddie
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12) From: Robert Joslin
Titmice, chicadees, juncos, goldfinches, cardinals, nuthatches and a single
downey woodpecker are attacking the feeders this AM, thrashing about in 4 or
so inches of very wet snow.  I am back from a three mile walk  with the dogs
and while my socks dry by the stove I am  enjoying the SECOND pot of El
Salvador Orange Bourbon, roasted to a perfect full city last week. Life is
good!                   Josh
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13) From: Dave
I just finished a big mug of Sumatra Gayo Mountain especial, roasted
to a nice FC+ just a few snaps into 2nd. Rich and sweet. A very nice
cup. Next will be hmm... several choices right now, I really don't
know....
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14) From: Kris McN
Ohana Blend in the moka pot.  This is really nice - chocolate on the front
that lingers long after the sip is gone - but I gotta say, miKe, I think it
was at it's peak for the moka pot 2 days ago (what can I say, I couldn't
wait the recommended 7 days rest). (my husband agrees)  Now I'm having a cup
from the KMB, just as delicious!  It really opens up in the cup as it cools
and smooths out.  Velvet indeed!
Kris McN
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15) From: Sandy Andina
Just roasted that for the boys (husband & son) in a last-ditch attempt  
to keep them away from the last of my Yemen Mokha Sana'ani.  They've  
already had to dip into the IMV, but I stretch it out with grounds  
from the espresso doser (currently *$$$ Espresso Regalo) left over  
after brewing a shot--they have marveled about how strong and rich  
their drip coffee tastes. Our little secret....
Sandy Andina
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16) From: Demian Ebert
Started the day with a 6-mile run with the dog. Then followed breakfast with
a real nice Monkey blen capp from some beans roasted a couple of weeks ago.
Then a Monkey Americano before the dishes. Next will be a Yemen Moka Sanani
(probably americano) after I clean the grinder.
Demian
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17) From: Les
Indian Liberica because I had an early morning meeting today it was brewed
in the Techivorm.  Awesome fruit with more balance than before.  Funky
tastes seem to have really smoothed out with 6 days rest.  Blueberry moving
into a complex plum anise followed by a very nice date like sweetness.  No
barnyard what so ever.  I may have a Mocha pot of it this afternoon.  A
treat after getting a bunch of handles done.
Les
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18) From:
Started with a French press of Sumatra blue batak on 5 days rest.  Just
wiped out a classic Italian blend Capp.
Gota take my kids to the mall (the joy of three teenagers at home) so I will
probably choke down some starbucks or beaners later
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19) From: raymanowen
"Nothing beats their freshness!"
Except something that actually is fresh.
Procter & Gamble Company claims their snacks and beverages, among which has
been Folgers since 1963, are exempt from MSDS disclosures.
P&G is such a hierarchical conglomerate that I wouldn't be surprised if they
included a free packet of actual fresh coffee as a prize in their plastic
coffee cans.
Martin Diedrich said:
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh unless it is fresh
roasted."
My 16oz Steinway of Ethiopian Harar Green Stripe was certainly fresh this
morning, although I under roasted it.
The Fresh Roast is a speedy roaster. I only let it get to a couple of
outliers of Second and tossed the roast onto a cold cookie sheet, back to
the freezer for a few minutes after 09:30 in the FR.
The Fresh Roast is handy for a couple of days worth of coffee, but "Roast
More, rest more" is a salient idea. The Ethiopians have always done well
after a substantial rest, compared to the minutes rest of an early morning
roast or hours rest after an evening roast.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
HG/DB or HG/BM acquit themselves well for ease of control and batch size.
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20) From: Brett Mason
"what's in your cup" is a tremendous series to read at the end of the day. I
headed out early, and so this thread in the late afternoon was a kick to
read.  Wish I was with each of you, tasting just a sip....
Brett
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21) From: Stephen Carey
I had a wonderful couple of cups of Mexico FTO Oaxaca Pluma.  I had 
roasted this batch a few days ago before starting on a crazy 48 hour 
West Coast, 2 city trip of meetings and 2 site surveys.  I left on 
Wednesday morning, a 6:00 a.m. flight, meaning airport at 4 a.m. or 
so.  No sleep that night for I was up prepping, just slammed with 
work.  I took Virgin Atlantic to LA (their first class is great) and 
had my first meetings.  Then, I went back to the airport, caught a 
commuter flight to Phoenix, ended the day with a site survey and woke 
up the next morning to a business breakfast and meeting.  Then, back 
to LA I went to do my 2nd site survey and wrap up with meetings 
(about a show in October).  We had dinner and I took the red-eye 
back.  We touched down at 5:45 a.m. here in DC (Dulles, actually).  I 
was home within an hour and had a full day ahead of me.
As good as today's cup of the Mexico FTO is, grinding and brewing it 
Friday morning, happy to be back home, was just great.  It has rested 
well, the body was full and the spark that this coffee always has was 
there.  I knew that it (and the caffeine) would get me through a very 
busy day.  And it did.  I am prepping to leave on Thursday for 8 days 
back in Phoenix for a show and the work load is heavy, plus May is 
full of productions, so it was just crazy.
But, there is something about the aromatic coffee bean that relaxes 
me, helps me keep focused, and just fills my mouth with a cornucopia 
of flavors from a solid roast and resting.  Last night I went to bed 
dragging, but as I cleaned the coffee pot really well, super cleaned 
the filter (I had left it sitting all day) and pulled everything out 
for this morning's cup, I could almost taste the coffee and was 
actually anxious about getting up and making a fresh pot of this bean 
which I have fallen in love.  It truly helped me get through a long 
Friday and made my Saturday morning very nice - still tired, but nice.
Stephen
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22) From: Kevin
I hope everyone realized that my Folders post had a *hint* of sarcasm.  My
actual cup was Peru Norte Especial roasted to City+ in the Gene Cafe.  Nice
and bright, well balanced with just a hint of caramel.
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23) From: John Despres
Thank goodness! I thought you broke your Gene Cafe.
John
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24) From: Sean Cary
yeah, but my offer of the MRE coffee still stands...
Broke my freaking Cory glass rod today...and a coffee mug.  Staying away
from the power tools the rest of the day...like my 10 fingers.
Sean
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25) From: Bob Hazen
How did you manage to break the rod and save the vac pot?  Those rods are 
rather stout!  I'm guessing gravity and a tile floor may have had something 
to do with it, eh?
Bob

26) From: Paul Helbert
Hope it happened while cleaning up AFTER brewing. Those rods are,
fortunately, often available on eBay.
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27) From: Sean Cary
I was washing up - cleaning the Vac pot and was holding the glass rod when
it slipped out and hit the sink which is ceramic and evidently harder then
the glass rod.  This was a minute or two after breaking the mug...
I have an extra - and already have a bid on one on eBay...where I got the
first two.
Life goes on, I have much bigger concerns!
Sean
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28) From: Paul Helbert
Ouch! Glad you have the spare.
Just to be picky, the question is not one of hardness.That was probably a
draw. The ceramic was well supported and more massive so the glass rod gave
first. Count yourself lucky not to have chipped the sink.
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29) From: John Despres
"If the pitcher hits the stone or if the stone hits the pitcher, it's =
bad for the pitcher"
Sancho from "The Man of la Mancha"
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30) From: Michael Dhabolt
Well it's Sunday morning (a little late for the Saturday morning cup).
 Last weekend was time for my semi-annual 'floor sweep blend' (someone
else came up with the name).  I started with half of Brazil Yellow
Bourbon, a lb. of the Quat Yellow Bourbon, and the rest was a mixture
of all the 20, 30, 50 etc. leftovers from everything I've roasted in
the last six months.  The leftovers were made up of everything from
Geisha to Monsooned Malabar, from aged Sumatra and tree dried India to
Ethiopian and Mexican.  The leftovers came up to approx.3.5 lbs.
I roasted everything that would make a complete load in either the
Ubber Popper (~= 280ish grams) or the Behmore (450 to 500 grams) to
whatever roast the particular bean needs, in my opinion. and the
remainder mixed (with fingers crossed).  With verry few exceptions I
take beans to city+ to full city, with end of roast in the
neighborhood of 436 to 444 degrees F bean temp, total roast time in
the neighborhood of 14 - 15 minutes with 3.5 to 5.5 minutes between
the beginning of 1st to end of roast (obviously can't get that exact
with the Behmore).
Gave it three days rest and tried it.  Was not the pleasant surprise
I've had with 'floor sweep blend' in the past.  I still had some blend
that was more to my taste so I didn't feel real bad (other than
'blowing it' with five pounds of beans).  This morning I realized that
I was tardy in my roasting schedule and the 'floor sweep' was all I
had roasted.  Pulled a couple of doubles for the morning Caps and was
amazed at the results.  A Restritto and Machiatto later I'm still
pleasantly surprised.
Mike (just plained)
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31) From: Lynne
I love that quote! (in fact, I love ALL of *The Man of La Mancha*)
Lynne
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