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Topic: Ethiop. Org. Yirg. RealLemon certified (8 msgs / 168 lines)
1) From: sci
I haven't heard much on the list about the new Ethiopian Org. Yirg. I've
been putting  it through two roasts levels and several brewing methods and
it proves to be RealLemon certified. I've roasted C+(stopped just when all
first cracks ended) and FC (stopped right before outlier second cracks)
(IR2).
The lemony high notes sing clear as a bell in both roasts  from the top of
the cup on down through the middle. It is a lemon cream, with subtle
florals, not sour, but slightly tart due to the acidic tsunami.
The high notes trail off toward the bottom of the cup, but there's plenty of
heavier spicy notes still in there.  It reminds me of the Eth. Konga, but it
is a little better. I've brewed this FP, AP, Vac., Melitta. I'm going to do
MP and Chem. soon just to round out the field. I like the C+ better. I
definitely agree with Tom that Yirgs roasted too dark are a "crying shame."
I'm going to try a C roast soon too (stopped a when about 75% of beans have
passed 1st crack--yes, I actually count the beans as they rotate in the
chamber to keep an inventory of which ones have hit 1st-ha). Good even roast
color, 1 or 2 quakers if any.
I bought plenty of this bean for experimentation on wet-processed Yirg.
If you like exotic coffee, you'll want to try this one, esp. if you like
lemony accents.
Ivan
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2) From: Robert Flanery
I drank my first bit of it today.  The flavor is very nice, and really stays
with me.  I went in to work this evening and could taste it all night when I
thought of it.  Definitely one of my favorite coffees now.  I roasted it to
C+ and really like the finished results.  I may have to salt away another
couple of pounds of it to sit on for the winter.  It would be a great coffee
to serve during the holiday season.
Rob
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3) From: sci
I roasted a batch of this to City and it is even more lemony and floral.
It's the most lemony that I've every had, right after the Eth. Konga.
Unless you like darker roast flavors, avoid FC and stay with C and C+. I'm
actually preferring the C.
You're correct about this being a great holiday coffee to enjoy with sweets.
Ivan
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Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 22:45:58 -0400
From: "Robert Flanery" 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Ethiop. Org. Yirg. RealLemon certified
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I drank my first bit of it today.  The flavor is very nice, and really stays
with me.  I went in to work this evening and could taste it all night when I
thought of it.  Definitely one of my favorite coffees now.  I roasted it to
C+ and really like the finished results.  I may have to salt away another
couple of pounds of it to sit on for the winter.  It would be a great coffee
to serve during the holiday season.
Rob
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4) From: Steve Carlson
I made Yirga Cheffe 3 weeks ago and I can still taste it.  I need to order
more.  Today I was having the Sumatra Lintong, and it is the polar opposite
-- earthy with tobacco.  It is bizarre how I've been going to cafes for
years, and they'd have their various coffees from various continents, and it
all just tasted like, well, coffee.  Now, the blinders have been taken from
my eyes (I guess my taste buds, actually).  I've been fooled for too long,
and now realize what coffee should actually taste like, and I'm getting a
sense of the immense world of flavor.  In California everyone is obsessed
about all these varieties of wine, but people are largely oblivious to
what's going on (or not going on) in their morning coffee.  I am making it a
mission to educate.   We have a fancy $* machine at work that grinds an
aliquot of beans when you hit the button, and it dumps out a cup of passable
ordinary coffee.  From time to time, I hijack this and put in a pound of
Sweet Marias home-roasted beans.  Now I'm getting the whole office up to
speed on this stuff.   We will wake up the world.
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5) From: Brian Kamnetz
It will be interesting to see how many of the people in your office
notice at all, and how many are interested in the good coffee you
sometimes slip into the machine at work.
Brian
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6) From: Steve Carlson
One secretary came up to me and said it was the best coffee that's ever
touched her lips.  There's definitely some traction.
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
That's the sort of response that makes it fun, Steve. Hope you get
lots more like that. I'd be interested in knowing the number of people
who respond this way, and also the number of people (if any) who
simply don't care, or wish you would stop fiddling with the coffee,
and so forth. Of course, as you may be reading between these lines,
I've been disappointed in the past when I tried to be helpful in this
way, so I am cynically expecting a fairly large proportion to be less
impressed than the secretary who is quite apparently a convert (and
may herself be roasting soon!).
Brian
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8) From: Barry Luterman
I once got. Wow your coffee is every bit as good as Starbucks!
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