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Topic: half caf blend recommendations (4 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: Richard Ferguson
Can anyone recommend a good half caf blend to try?  I currently have some
decaf Sumatra and Guatemalan from last year.  Thanks.
richard
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2) From: Bean Brain
When my wife and I are in the mood for a half caf, we typically use a mix of
Monkey and Donkey, which is convenient since we keep both on hand. We've
made it as shots and in the moka pot with great success. I'm sure other
brewing methods would do just as well.
On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Richard Ferguson 
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3) From: Bill Van Huis
This may not be the most fashionable mix, but I've been really happy with a
50% Decaf Sumatra, 50% Reg Columbia, both roasted dark (FC+ to Vienna), with
the Columbia roasted just a little lighter. The Huila Valencia on SM's list
works great.
Or you can use the Decaf Sumatra with a Yemen or an Ethiopian to make a
50/50 Moka Java blend.  Check out SM's "Blending Basics" article on the web
site for ideas.
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4) From: Lynne
I'm drinking a mixture of Kenya AA Auction Lot 220 Katatrina, Ethiopian
Sidamo Decaf, and Guatamala Royal Decaf. Roughly 1/3 each, but the Guat was
a bit less than 1/3. Good, rich chocolately taste, a bit bright (most likely
due to the Kenya), but very good. I roasted these on 4/30
I nailed these roasts. Lately, it seems to be hit or miss with me. Been
trying very hard to make sure I don't screw up - had a couple of roasts that
were *awful*. Started to think I lost my talent - since this is the bottom
of my green stash barrel (thank God for all you kind hearted souls here in
my homeroast family, who got me through a real tough period - never had to
give up homeroast - or, gasp, turn to grocery store swill!!), I thought that
maybe the beans were too old. However, when I realized that when I roasted,
(I do several different kinds each time I roast) ALL were either crappy, or
great... so the fault was with the operator, not the beans. :D
Lynne
(woo-hoo to great roasts!!)
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