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Topic: Help me pick a green? (3 msgs / 59 lines)
1) From: MIKE GERVAIS
I've thoroughly enjoyed my Gene Cafe in the 3 months or so since
purchasing it.  I've about worked my way through the initial sampler
pack and enjoyed nearly everything except a rather pedestrian
Columbian, though I did mix that 50/50 with some of the dry processed
Ethiopian.  I roasted them both together to about 10 seconds into 2nd
crack and that may have been the best of them so far.  Brewing it this
week in both the Aeropress and Technivorm and really enjoying it.
But I'd rather not be experimenting with my own blends - I travel too
much for work and bike riding gets first priority for my free time.  I
roast to control freshness and somewhat pragmatically at that.
What I'd like in a single origin or blend I can buy from SM:
70% mellow chocolate
20% earth (not aged beans)
10% tobacco-ey punch that cuts through the sweetness of the chocolate
note and compliments the earthiness
Any suggestions are much appreciated!
Mike - Salt Lake City
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2) From: Les
Mike,
I would highly recommend the Guatemala Organic Finca Ceylan
Maragogype.  Besides meeting your criteria, it is a fun bean to roast
as they are so huge!   I almost don't want to say the next sentence,
cause I don't want there to be a run on this bean, however the truth
must be told.  This is the best Maragogype that I have ever had.  It
has a nice complex flavor, the chocolate that you are talking about as
well the the tobacco, with some very nice spice hints.  A nice complex
coffee for sure!
Les
On 8/15/08, MIKE GERVAIS  wrote:
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3) From: Seth Grandeau
Check out the Indonesian offerings.  They usually have a nice balance of
chocolate and earthiness.
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