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Topic: Dry processed Ethiopian vs Brazilian for espresso (3 msgs / 74 lines)
1) From: Rbt Tut
Id like to get some opinions on dry processes Ethiopian vs Brazilian beens,
In General
there is a new brazilian at SM Im thinking of adding to my collection.
my standard would be SM Classic espresso (mystery mix!) to copmpare to
how do you see the two types affecting the final product, all else being
equal?
thanks
rht
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2) From: Gary T
If you enjoyed everything about the Classic blend at SM, then you should 
probably get the Brazilian.  I haven't tried the Classic Blend, but just 
going off the name I would say that it's Brazilian based.  I personally, 
in blending for an espresso, wouldn't use an Ethiopian for a base ... 
but to each his own.  I have tried an espresso that is primarily African 
with a little Guatemalan and some monsooned coffee in it that was delicious.
the overall espresso affect would depend on which bean you choose as well 
as the other beans you are using.  I would just buy them both and 
experiment!  You never know until you actually try it!
-Gary T
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Hello,
The details page for the Sweet Maria's Classic Italian Espresso Blend
indicates the following components:
Brazil (multiple regions), Guatemala, Indiahttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.other.blends.php#ClassicItalianEspressoBlend2008Therefore, if the Classic Italian Espresso Blend is to your liking, it
would indicate that you may wish to opt for the dry-process Brazil for
the base of your espresso blending ventures.
As Mike (just plain) already pointed out, the dry-process Ethiopia
coffees may be too bright to use as a 50% base, but might do very well
in a much smaller percentage and add a nice fruited note in balance
with the chocolates of the dry-process Brazil base; you might want to
use the dry-process Ethiopia in place of the Guatemala and see if it
is to your liking.
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Rbt Tut  wrote:
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