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Topic: Kenya Thika Chania - French Mission Cultivar (6 msgs / 117 lines)
1) From: Scott Miller
Have I missed discussion on this bean?
I did my first roast of this yesterday and got a nice C+/FC roast
resting and ready for my afternoon cup.
cheers,
Scott
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2) From: Les
Scott,
Please give a review!  It is on by "maybe I ought to order" list.  In
as much as the stash is in good shape, I have been holding off.
However, I see the Warbler is "low stock." and I am not sure how much
I have left.  I was going to check the stash today.  Using Tom's new
Columbia system, the Warbler would be a 4 Star coffee.  That makes it
a 4 star coffee at a 1 star price!
Les
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3) From: Bill
Not to hijack this thread, but to reply to your post, Les, I can't believe
that there's any warbler left!  Tom must have gotten a bunch of that stuff.
 I bought 2 10 lb bags, roasted mainly as gifts for people.  I like to give
them a nice coffee like a Colombian because I think that's pretty easy to
recognize the quality!
Anyway, I can't believe that there is any of the warbler still around.  I
think I'll be buying the Cauca 2-star when I next make a purchase.  I need
to assess my cooler...it's way too full, but this WP Koratie needs to have
another 10 in my cooler.  I bought 5 lbs and it's knocking my socks off, so
I need more.
Enough rambling.
have a great weekend, all!
bill
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4) From: Les
Sweet Marias keeps the coffees coming so fast, it is hard to know what
to buy or roast next.  I have at least 5 coffees in the stash that I
have not tried yet.  The  WP Koratie being one of them.  It is next up
on the roast schedule as well as a Brazil that I have not tried.  I
roasted a pound of the WP Koratie and sent it to my parents.  I did a
bean crunch and it was yummy.  However the Kenya Thika Chania - French
Mission Cultivar looks like a unique interesting coffee.  I continue
to read carefully the write-ups by Tom and try to get the unique of
the coffees.  It is hard to balance trying different coffees with
getting what you really like.  I think I will start a thread to
discuss that very issue.  I have gone through 30 pounds of  Warbler.
Les
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5) From: Scott Miller
This is perhaps one of those rare times when I can say I was able to catch
all the flavors and aromas mentioned in the notes for the bean.
In general, I'm not a fan of overly citrusy Kenyas and this is definetely
more low toned, with darker fruit notes.
The chocolate/bittersweet element in the aroma is fantastic. I mean, it blew
me away. My girlfriend has a pretty good nose & palate and it WOWED her.
She's not easily impressed.
The comparison to a Rwanda Bourbon seems right on to me, also. If you like
the Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza, this Kenya will also be a good choice.
cheers,
Scott --> loving the aromas this coffee left in the kitchen....
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6) From: Scott Miller
A French Press of this bean now at 2+ days rest to start the day.
This coffee really shines. Currant fruit flavors are significant as
the cup cools.
The body and mouthfeel are rich and wonderful.
This is a keeper from Kenya!
cheers,
Scott
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