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Topic: Newbie but having fun (4 msgs / 103 lines)
1) From: Brad Wood
I have been watching this list for several weeks, and have learned much
about roasting, different beans.  It has been very interesting seeing how
much that all you you put in your coffee.  I am hooked.
Last night I took the last of some sample bean that I got with my IR2 and
did my first blend of beans, since I didnšt have anything but a little of
this and a little of that left. So it was some Ethiopian, Brazil, Costa
Rica, and Guat.  Coffee was good this morning, I canšt wait to see how it=
 is
in 3 days.  This got me to thinking being that I am also a wine guy.  Best
wines in the world are blended wines.... So what are some good beans to
blend to create a stellar cup?
Best,
bw
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
http://www.sweetmarias.com/blending.htmlDoesn't necessarily directly answer your question because the question seems
to presuppose blending is necessary for a "stellar cup" of coffee, which is
not necessarily the case. Could give a few different blend suggestions but
do you want to be a cook that just follows someone else's recipes or a chef
that makes your own creations? What is the goal of the blend? Will it be
post or pre-roast blended? How will it be roasted? How will it be brewed? =
I agree 100% with Tom when he says "Before blending any high-quality coffees
you should know the flavors of the individual coffees and have some goal for
an ideal cup that cannot be attained by a single origin or single degree of
roast."
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3) From: Lynne
Welcome, Brad - it* is* a wonderful hobby! (I also love wines - do you make
your own, btw?)
Anyway, these days I don't blend much, except when I have leftover beans.
Just made a
wonderful blend - Poco Fundo, Puerto Rico something or other (some of the
labels are faded,
and my eyes are old), Harrar Horse & Ethiopian Sidamo. Since I don't want to
do a million tiny
batches, blending is good. I was just lucky this turned out good (or at
least I think it is - I had a
real bad cold or something - my sense of smell has been gone for nearly a
week - worst it's
ever been! At least it's partially returned (at times like this I make my
coffee MUCH stronger than
usual, so I can actually taste something...
Have fun - and keep roasting!
Lynne
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4) From: Bill
Brad, welcome to the list!!!  hope that blend turns out great.  Remember to
keep good notes.  Hope your blend is the first of many delicious roasts of
coffee!bill
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Brad Wood  wrote:
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