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Topic: Panama Boquete Organic Los Lajones (10 msgs / 230 lines)
1) From: Coffee
This morning I'm having a cup of the Panama Boquete Organic Los  
Lajones that I roasted last Saturday. I was aiming for a City+ Roast.
In my GC I started with a warm roaster, (this was my 9th batch of the  
day) and held it at 300 for 5 minutes. Since I was aiming for a  
lighter roast than I've done before, I felt I should approach it more  
slowly -- I have no Idea if this is the right way to do it. So I then  
brought it up to 440 for another 4 minutes. Then finally up to 464 til  
end of roast. Since all my other roasts had the first crack lasting  
about 2 minutes, I deceided to end the roast 2.5 min after start of  
first crack.
I brewed it in a Braun automatic drip that I haven't used in a year or  
so. Since my parents are coming to visit and I can't expect them to  
fiddle with french presses or vacuum bewers. (They really like  
Starbucks French Roast ;-) I thought I would try it out. Last night I  
measured the brew temperature, as the water was entering the filter  
basket, it was 185 -- not too bad.
The cup is really nice. No strong roasted flavor to speak of and I can  
really taste the "ripe orange" that Tom talks about in his notes. I  
didn't really didn't know what "ripe orange" tasted like, but I do  
now. I would describe it as that orange flavor that's in those dark  
chocolates with the orange inside -- but certainly not as sweet (ok,  
that was a bad description, but that's the first thing it reminded me  
of ;-).
I haven't roasted any coffee this light before, but it's very tasty.  
And there is this slightly sweet lingering aftertaste ... I'm going to  
go have another cup...
-Peter
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2) From: Les
Peter welcome to the lighter side.  I hope this encourages you to try some
of the other coffees lighter and enjoy those varietal flavors.
Les
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3) From: Coffee
Les,
I got a sampler from Tom and he recommends lighter roasts for several  
of the beans.
One thing surprised me was that this brewed a rich, bold cup of  
coffee. I guess I was expecting it to be thin and light, being such a  
relatively light roast.
BTW, I've got one of your tampers that I bought from Sweet Maria's. It  
is heavy and solid and has never failed to give the perfect tamp.  
Truly wonderful piece of functional art.
Thanks,
-Peter
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4) From: Bill
Yep, once you see that light doesn't mean weak, you're ruined for life.  So
many people think dark=rich.  Nope.  That's the lie of stale coffee.  Once
you've had the light-roasted stuff, you'll never go back!!!bill
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5) From: Leo Zick
WOW
COFFEE himself is here!!
looks funny on gmail.
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6) From: Coffee
I look funny in person too ;-)
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7) From: Dean De Crisce
As crazy as it might seem...i roast generally city to a max of full city for single bean espresso! I love the varietal intense taste...i actually strongly dislike any carbony tastes. 
I found the panama to give an initial acidy bite...which then faded away into a cinnamon raisin xmas fuitcake taste. Interesting and sweet.
Dean De Crisce

8) From: Dean De Crisce
As crazy as it might seem...i roast generally city to a max of full city for single bean espresso! I love the varietal intense taste...i actually strongly dislike any carbony tastes. 
I found the panama to give an initial acidy bite...which then faded away into a cinnamon raisin xmas fuitcake taste. Interesting and sweet.
Dean De Crisce

9) From: sci
Dat's right!
Preach the good news. Liberate the world from the dark roasted oppression
that has been foisted upon weary eyed for so long by gr$$dy profit mongers
roasting swill...
Oh...I'm sorry, I was getting carried away by the gospel of Light.
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Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 16:16:57 -0600
From: Bill 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Panama Boquete Organic Los Lajones
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Yep, once you see that light doesn't mean weak, you're ruined for life.  So
many people think dark=rich.  Nope.  That's the lie of stale coffee.  Once
you've had the light-roasted stuff, you'll never go back!!!bill
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10) From: Brett Mason
Tom sells beans that work fro dark as welll.
  Alas I digress...
Light is in the cup of the grassy beholder...
  Alas I exagerate...
Truth is, we get far better beans, and have far more interest than the
young kids at most any espresso shop...  Enjoy what we have, but keep
reaching out.  You never know who we can rescue from darkness...  Oops
I have fallen into the party line...
Brett
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