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Topic: Ohana Blend (6 msgs / 125 lines)
1) From: Barry Luterman
First observations... Much darker roast than I expected. Even some traces of
oil and miKe says to wait longer.I don't think so. Can't wait and anyway I
see oil.Further observation of beans and from what miKe has said there are 7
or 8 different beans in there. Heck, everyone knows you should never blend
more than 3 beans together. If you blend more than 3 beans together then the
combinations and permutations become enormous and you get nothing. To put it
another way if you mix too many primary colors together the resultant hue is
black. Or the famous line from Amadeus when the King says to Mozart that
there are only so many notes an ear can hear.Therefore, it follows there are
only so many flavors the mouth can taste. Right?.....
NOPE .... miKe as usual is right (sorry Brett). As brewed coffee velvet feel
and complex taste are immediately noted.There are high tones to the blend
but lo and behold these high tones and florals are delightful unlike some of
the Kenyans which, for me, are too much. There are some DP coffees in here
too not my favorites also. But now I taste them and they work for me. The
blend for me works. The highs are smooth and as the cup cools the DP and
aged coffees become more evident.The aged and DP coffees do not taste of old
dried  shoe leather (as they tend to do for me as SO). Rather the highs of
the hotter coffee become muted and the lows become more evident. These lows
remain with one long after the cup is completed.The best of all the coffees
are evidenced while their short comings are muted or cancelled all together
. This must be the genius of blending. Kudos miKe it can be done.
I could not discern any individual flavors eg. stout or Carmel. Probably the
coffee will have to age a bit more. I will certainly let it age more before
trying it as espresso. In conclusion Ohana blend is not to be missed. It
might be enough to get me to Oregon in June for PNWG whatever number.
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2) From: John Despres
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3) From: Barry Luterman
I thought that was the way gmail worked but when I had the other error and
when I told Brett that miKe was right I figured I would get an answer from
him at least.
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4) From: Brett Mason
I was in mourning....
Brett
On 3/10/08, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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5) From: Allon Stern
Today there wasn't much of the stout flavor that hit me so much on  
Friday; it has more pronounced floral and fruit. Still very yummy, but  
I was hoping for more of the hoppy stout flavor :-)
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allon
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6) From: Barry Luterman
Just finished my last shot of Ohana blend and I just got the porter after
taste, No on second thought it's not Porter but a very fine Port wine. Mike
you are right it has a very narrow sweet spot but when you find it WOW.
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