HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Kenya AA Nyeri - Gachatha Report (8 msgs / 160 lines)
1) From: Coffee
As I was grinding though record amounts of roasted coffee yesterday  
during the The Great Can/Am Brewer Throw-Down, I thought I'd better  
roast some more.
I roasted the Kenya AA Nyeri - Gachatha to City+ in my Gene Cafe. It  
had a sweetness in the roasting aroma towards the end of the roast. My  
wife walked by right about the time I hit cool and said she smelled  
carmel popcorn.
It's had 24 hours rest and the ground coffee smells slightly sweet and  
fruity. Tom's notes say bergamont tea and raisins. Smells more like  
peaches to me. Not really sure what bergamont smells like. The carmel  
like sweetness is still there. No winey notes at all, which I usually  
expect from a Kenyan coffee.
-Peter
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures 9upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

2) From: Cameron Forde
Hi Peter,
I think bergamot is the flavour in Earl Grey tea.  It's in the citrus
family.  Sounds like you nailed the roast.  I'll add some of that to
my next order.
Cameron
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Coffee  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
ceforde
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures 9upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

3) From: Coffee
OK, I can imagine bergamont in there ;-) Tom says raisins too. My wife  
can smell the raisins, I'm not so sure.
-Peter
On Mar 30, 2008, at 11:36 PM, Cameron Forde wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures 9upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

4) From: JanoMac
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 2:36 AM, Cameron Forde  wrote:
<Snip>
Bergamot is a mint. It is one of the many _Monarda_ species. A common
"native" is "horse mint"(_Monarda monax_), another name is Bee Balm.
Kirk
(resident Bergamot cultivator)
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures 9upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

5) From: Cameron Forde
Hi Kirk,
It looks like we are both right (at least according to Wikipedia).
Bergamot is a mint (genus Mentha), and herb (genus Monarda), and a
citrus (genus Citrus).  The last one is the one used in flavouring
Earl Grey tea.  I'm no longer sure what Tom means by bergamot.  I had
always assumed it was the tea flavour.  I know that I once had a
Yirgacheffe that tasted like Earl Grey tea as it cooled (long since
forgotten which one it was).
Cameron
On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 4:46 PM, JanoMac  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
ceforde
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures 9upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

6) From: Coffee
Bergmont sounds much better than horse mint :-P
-Peter
On Apr 1, 2008, at 4:46 PM, JanoMac wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures 9upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

7) From: Tom Ulmer
I see references to both citrus and mint. Maybe the original author will
weigh in but I suspect that it's a reference to citrus sour?

8) From: Ed Needham
The Panama Geisha had a strong essence of 'Earl Gray' or bergamot, 
whichever.
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************


HomeRoast Digest