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Topic: India Anohki Coffee (Liberica)(re-post) (8 msgs / 167 lines)
1) From: Les
First off, I don't understand why there is any of this great stuff left!  I
guess I should thank Tom for scaring everyone away with his description. The
India Anohki is so unique and flavorful.   I finally really nailed the roast
on this round.  The first 2 days I had awesome huckleberry flavors,
descending into a nice fruit medley followed by some nice leather and
tobacco notes with a very clean finish.  The next 2 days I let it rest and
came back for a blast of blueberry on day 4 that went into some nice currant
notes followed by a caramel chocolate like finish. (I had to double check to
make sure I hand not mixed up the IVM!  Today on day 7, I am enjoying an
awesome anise beginning with a decent into mango and a very nice sweet grape
like finish.  No barnyard in this batch!  So here are some lessons learned.
First crack doesn't begin on this one like an arabica.  It starts about 10
degrees higher.  Second you have to stretch your roast after second crack (4
minutes for me on the USRC) and stay out of second crack.  I also ramped up
fairly fast on this one.  I have two fears.  First this is moving so slow,
Tom won't offer it again or two, there won't be any left when I go to order
again.  For those who home roast to explore the nuances of coffee , you
really ought to give this one a try!  However there really are no nuances in
this coffee it is a flavor bomb!  If you are afraid to roast it, have no
fear.   I am  making the following offer.  If you buy a 2 pounder and have
it sent to me, I will roast it for you in my USRC half kilo roaster and send
you a pound and a half (green weight) and keep a half pound for myself to
cover my shipping and bagging costs.  Please contact me off list if you want
to get in on this deal.  I didn't ask Tom's permission to do this, but I
think it is OK.  I see it as a triple win situation. You win, I win, Tom
wins!
Les
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
I have some of this but havent roasted it yet. Are you suggesting to roast
beyond second crack? What is the optimal roast to avoid "barnyard" flavors.
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3) From: Les
Correction:  I meant you have to stretch the roast after 1st crack.  You
don't want to go into second crack with this coffee!
Les
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4) From: Eddie Dove
Les,
I echo your sentiments with this coffee.  I roasted it two weekends
ago, enjoyed it all that week and am finishing the last of it right
now blended 50/50 with Sumatra Gayo Mountain.
I must have subconsciously remembered your roasting notes; I roasted
is to a solid City+.  Others spoke of some odd / unfavorable flavors,
but I got none of that.  The blueberry / huckleberry is amazing in
both the aroma and taste.  It did transform a bit as it rested and one
day it took me back to childhood memories of pancakes with boysenberry
syrup.
Don't miss out on this one.
Eddie
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5) From: Cameron Forde
I was one of the ones that wrote about experiencing undesirable
flavours with this bean.  You and Les have convinced me to give it
another go.  Now that I have some control over my Hottop I should be
able to come close to the 4 min stretch that Les suggested.
Thanks for getting me to push my boundaries!
Cameron
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6) From: Kris McN
Oh, yes!  I've been a fan of this bean from the first taste.  It is flat-out
crazypants coffee. It kind of ruins me for a smooth,
enjoyable-but-not-knock-your-socks-off Central for a couple of days after.
We enjoyed first a moka pot then a KMB cup of it this morning blended 50/50
with some Indonesian Flores Bajawa Highlands.  I'd roasted it last weekend
in the Behmor to C-C+.  To quote my husband this morning, "This is so.
Frickin'. Good!"
Best,
Kris McN
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7) From: Bill
Les,
great to hear!  I remember the post advising to keep it incredibly light in
the roast.  I have a 2-pound bag, and I have simply been waiting for the
time to alow it to rest... I have a retreat for 7-graders next week... what
do you think, the LIberica or another?  The other option is an indonesian,
either Sumatra Classic, or Flores?  But i am glad to hear about the
Liberica, I think it will go faster next time...
bill
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8) From: Les
I think I would take more of a "comfort" coffee on a retreat like that!
Flores would get my vote.
Les
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