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Topic: DP Koratie (19 msgs / 520 lines)
1) From: Dean De Crisce
Hi all,
roasted 1 lb of the DP Koratie sat night. Did it in the Behmor: 16 oz at 1lb
setting P1. Began 1st crack with 4:30 to go. I let it go a minute and a
half, and hit cool at 3:00 to go. The goal was to coast to a city roast.
Beans were of varying stages of roast, but mostly at city. Made an immediate
cup with my new AP (which I am not sure I like so much). Very fruity, the
bottom of the cup tasted like an astringent rasberry tea. I let it rest for
3-4 hours and made a FP cup while on my way to late night work. Much fuller
flavor, very fruity. The best description I have (as noted in Tom's
description), is the juice left in a fruit cocktail can...various fruit
flavors, pineapple, berry, peach etc. with some astringency. Very
interesting. I went a little too short on the roast as indicated by a mild
woody taste in the finish. Perhaps when I do the WP Koratie, I'll take it
another 30 secs longer.
Dean De Crisce
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2) From: Bill
OK, So I've decided that the stash is too big, I'm not gonna buy any more of
this DP Koratie, so I'll echo everyone else around here: this stuff rocks!
 Not that this is a sleeper coffee, considering how much play it's gotten on
the list.
I roasted some yesterday afternoon.  Had a MP yesterday, it was OK.  Has a
MP this morning, it was OK.  But this afternoon, roughly 26 hours after
roasting, the aromatics were amazing.  As I was waiting for the MP to brew,
I noticed an incredibly sweet and delicious flavor in the kitchen.  I
sniffed around and around til I put my nose in the sink... I had about 1 g
too much for the MP, so the grounds were in the sink, smelling more aromatic
than any coffee I've ever smelled.  Wow!
And the cup was no slouch either.  I think it will continue to improve for a
few days...
great stuff.
bill
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3) From: Kris McN
bill,
Rock it does!  I've already declared my love of this bean, but I just wanted
to agree that I find for the first 24 hours after roasting, it's nothing to
get excited about.  Completely flat and dull.  But from day 2 on it's an
explosion of floral and fruit.  My husband actually mistook it for the
Liberica when I made him an Americano with it on Saturday (on 2 days rest).
Best,
Kris McN
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4) From: Floyd Lozano
Funny that you mention this - the coffee reminds me very much of the
Liberica flavors, but in a much more pleasing way to me.   I had some
of the WP version this morning as well, rested some two weeks plus,
and found the same flavors were present in that cup also, but in a
much more subdued fashion.  It's a good coffee.  Sadly, I will likely
not buy any more because of the boatload of Panama coffee en route to
me soon, as well as my desire to try the new Dale on the offering list
;)
-F
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5) From: John Despres
I think I hit the sweet spot with this bean this morning. I roasted a =
half pound of the DP Koratie in my Gene Cafe. As I was searching out the =
bad, sour beans, I broke one open that smelled exactly like the Liberica =
(a coffee I like very much) and tossed the broken bean back into the =
batch. I found a few more and left 'em alone.
Now here's the best part. My new Technivorm arrived today. Oh, yeah this =
is indeed the best part. I took it for it's maiden voyage with the 6 =
hour rested DP Koratie. I used the SwissGold filter and this roast was =
stunningly delicious. If I didn't need the sleep, I'd brew another pot =
right now, but I'll wait for morning. I can't wait for some rested brews =
of this bean in a few days. Tomorrow morning, I'll brew a pot of Gesha =
Lot # 10 rested 6 days.
Both the WP and DP Koraties are favorites of mine and I'll roast the WP =
tomorrow morning.
I love my Technivorm. It was a present to myself for reaching a personal =
life goal (bucket list sort of thing), and I look forward to gallons of =
exquisite elixir from it for years to come.
John
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6) From: Bill
John, 2 things in your post resonated.  1. I totally would have brewed
another pot (or 2) this evening.  It took all of my restraint to not do
so... I need some sleep tonight!  Man, it was great.  and 2. I have started
to eat all of the quakers I'm pitching.  So I culled my 230g post-roast and
ate about 4 or 5 nasty acrid peanut-flavored quakers.  Then I popped one
into my mouth, and it was an explosion of flavor! And I thought, "ok, I'm
gonna leave this alone!" Which reminds of SM's warning on quakers not to
over-cull or we will diminish the cup.  Wow, indeed!
I have noticed that there are flavor similarities between the Liberica and
Harar.  The Anohki is listed as being processed in a "pulp-dried natural"
fashion.  I don't know what that means.  Is it similar to dry process or
different?  Similar processing might be a bit of an explanation...
excited about getting up tomorrow.
bill
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7) From: Seth Grandeau
How wonderful is this hobby that you can actually look forward to getting up
in the morning, just to have another cup of world-class coffee!  Starbucks
beans never did that for me...
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8) From: Bill
Been out of bed 15 minutes.  SItting here drinking an MP of DP
Koratie...mmmm!  I immediately thought of it when the alarm went off...
that's the first time I've every done that!bill
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9) From: John and Emma
I have this feeling almost everyday. I go to bed a night wanting to get up
just for the wonderful coffee. Even on the one day a week I can sleep in.
John H.

10) From: golfermd01
Now that I am getting more proficient at roasting beans to their proper levels I too look forward to it. Add to that I am learning to use a stright razor, so I am doubly anticipating the mornings. As a side note, this coffee will definitely be on the list in my next order...
Dan
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11) From: Gary Foster
Ah, a fellow straight enthusiast.  I've been using a straight exclusively
for about 2 1/2 years now.  Changes the whole attitude towards shaving,
doesn't it? :)
I still say 3" of cold razor sharp steel against the throat in the morning
wakes you up better than ANY coffee out there...
-- Gary F.
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12) From: jdespres
Gee, Gary, who shaves you? Sweeney Todd?
John
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8:30 AM, "golfermd01" 
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pot (or 2) this evening. It took all of my restraint to not do 
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the quakers I'm pitching. So I culled my 230g post-roast 
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peanut-flavored quakers. Then I popped 
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thought, "ok, 
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leave this alone!" Which reminds of SM's warning on quakers not 
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the cup. Wow, indeed! 
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flavor similarities between the Liberica 
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be a bit of an explanation... 
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searching out the 
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coffee I like very much) and tossed the broken bean back into the 
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part. My new Technivorm arrived today. Oh, yeah 
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part. I took it for it's maiden voyage with the 6 
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I used the SwissGold filter and this roast was 
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stunningly 
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sleep, I'd brew another pot right 
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can't wait for some rested brews of this 
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few days. Tomorrow morning, I'll brew a pot of Gesha Lot # 10 rested 
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Koraties are favorites of mine and I'll roast the 
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was a present to myself for reaching a 
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look forward to gallons 
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very much of the 
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much more pleasing way to me. I had some 
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the WP version this morning as well, rested some two weeks plus, 
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cup also, but in a 
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fashion. It's a good coffee. Sadly, I will likely 
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Panama coffee en route 
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Dale on the offering 
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2008 at 8:13 PM, Kris McN wrote: 
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does! I've already declared my love of this bean, but I 
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wanted 
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first 24 hours after roasting, it's 
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excited about. Completely flat and dull. But from day 2 on it's 
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floral and fruit. My husband actually mistook it for 
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Liberica when I made him an Americano with it on Saturday (on 2 
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rest). 
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13) From: golfermd01
That it is, Gary. Are you also a member at straight razor place dot com? I am old enough now to enjoy the nicer things in life like the straight. I also love a good cigar with a single malt scotch or glass of port. And, of course, the wonderful coffees I roast from Tom!!
Dan
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14) From: Gary Foster
I am a member of SRP, but haven't posted there in a long time
(probably close to 2 years).  Egos were flaring and there was quite a
bit of drama and temper tantrums and, well, I'm really not a big fan
of drama... I wasn't involved in any of it (being too new to learning
to use an SR to even have an opinion one way or the other) but it left
a bad taste in my mouth.  I've been meaning to check back in to see if
things are calmer now but the older I get the faster the time seems to
move.
I have to say that (just like here) I learned a tremendous amount
there just by being quiet and listening.  There's a HUGE amount of
knowledge buried in those forums and with that community and some of
my best razors came from watching the for sale postings like a hawk.
I definitely know exactly what you mean about being old enough to
enjoy the finer things... I've really begun to appreciate things that
take a bit of time and care and that allow me to slow down and savor
the moments.  I can't ever imagine going back to blended scotch,
preground coffee or 4 blade disposable razors :)
-- Gary F.
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15) From: F.R. Parth
I took a different approach. I stopped shaving while I was in college, back in '74, and have only shaved once since then. That was in '77 and my (then) wife told me to grow the beard back. 
It does save me a lot of time every morning.
Frank Parth
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16) From: Coffee Willard
I'm another SRP lurker. As you said, there is a tremendous amount of
information available there as well as here.
I totally agree that a straight razor has the same ability to wake one up in
the morning as coffee. Only the straight razor leaves scars.
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17) From: Bill
Drank the last of the DP Koratie that I roasted on 9-1.  Wow.  I generally
don't go through a coffee this fast!  This morning when I opened the bag, it
smelled like a jelly donut.  And it tasted really good, too!bill
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18) From: golfermd01
Awhile ago I purchased a pound of the DP Koratie. The first time I roasted it I must have under-roasted it because, although good, I didn't find the flavor anything special. I was rather disappointed with it. However, I roasted the remainder a week ago and have to admit when you nail it the flavors are exceptional. The blueberry is quite pronounced. I am savoring it while I have it. Thank goodness Tom has superior beans because I have pounds and pounds yet to try. Later this week I am going to order several pounds of his newest. I have found that the African and Central American coffees produce the most flavorful for me...
Dan
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19) From: Paul Helbert
Glad you hit it. That is one of my favorites!
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