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Topic: ethiopia excitement (11 msgs / 234 lines)
1) From: Bill
So someone in another thread asked when Harar should be coming onto the
market, and someone pointed out that last year's crop appeared in March.
MARCH!!  That's only a month away!
That's pretty exciting.  I know that we have several delicious Ethiopians
offered right now.  I've raved about several of them on this list.
But then I saw a post on the SM blog tonight.  I was pretty impressed, cuz I
figured Tom wouldn't post while in Ethiopia.
He wrote: "I will cup here in Addis again today, checking out new lots as
they start to come in to the warehouses from the micro-regions. And if today
is like the first day's cupping, things should be great this season!"
I think that the term that he used to describe the 08 dry-processed coffee
season was "epic."  I enjoyed every every every one of the ethiopian DPs
offered in 08.
oh, and I love the WPs, too.
So in a few minuted I'll go into the kitchen, brew up a moka pot of the
Ethiopian Djimma Decaf and toast Tom and the growers and pickers and
processors who bring me such amazing coffee.
And I'll toast Ethiopians for 09.
And in a little while I won't just toast em, I'll roast em.
bill in wyo
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2) From: Jim Couch
Oh I like the sound of that.....am working on some IMV and Bonko Black Sun
right now that came in late last week.....
If this season is to be as good...may manage to find some harrar i really
like!
Jim
On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 8:57 PM, Bill  wrote:
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3) From: Les
I agree Bill!  Ethiopians have been awesome this year.  I think I have
had one on the ready almost every week.  I took a break this week
however and I am enjoying Uganda Bugisu (not from Sweet Marias cause
Tom doesn't carry it very often anymore); the Tree Dried Brazil, yum
yum; and one of the Columbians, I don't remember which right now.
Les
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4) From: Seth Grandeau
Enjoying a pot of Koratie DP today.  Soooooo fruity!  By the way, I'm very
happy with Behmor roasting for City/City+ by using P5, cutting the time down
to 2:00, starting the roast, then bumping the time back to where I like it.
I find it much easier to catch the end of 1st crack on P5 than I do on P1.
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How does the taste of P5 compare to P1 or 3. Do you find that fruity flavors are lost or muted?
Dean De Crisce
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6) From: Seth Grandeau
I've done only a few roasts this way, with P5, but I've been very happy with
the results.  The Koratie is absolutely singing with fuit.  I like this
method for roasts that I'm trying to keep at City or City+.
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7) From: james McDougal
Hi Seth,
So basically you are doing a P1 roast at 95% power, right? Have you tried
adjusting the drop in P2 to be at 1C? It would be very interesting to
compare the flavor differences.  I've tried to adjust P2 twice and the 70%
drop really seems to lenghten the time between 1C and 2C - in fact I got
anxious and stopped both roasts too early.
Mac
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8) From: Seth Grandeau
Mac,
That's exactly what I'm doing.  I like the way P5 holds its temp (it cycles
on and off much more frequently then P1 does) and it gives me a slightly
slower roast (about 14 minutes to 1st, rather than 12-13 on P1).  There is
also a clear gap between 1st and 2nd crack.
I've tried timing the drop for P2, but I've never had great luck with it.  I
don't use a machine warm up, as some others do, and I think I end up with
too much variability to time it exactly.  I usually ended up roasting past
my target, because I wasn't sure of when 1st was starting.
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As I prefer almost all roasts that way...ill have to give it try.
Dean De Crisce
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10) From: Bill
Seth,
threw some Ethiopian Bonko Black Sun DP into the Behmor.  8 oz on P5.  I
backed the time down to 7:10, because I decided I didn't want full power (or
95% power) til 5 minutes into the roast.  I was seeing that it hit full at
70% time, which I figured was 7:10 start time.  Then I ramped the time up
after hitting start.
Seemed first crack started at about 12 minutes.  Forgot to keep real close
watch...
so anyway, just letting you know that 1) I took your advice, and I'm hoping
it's good! and 2) seems like starting P5 with more time still brings 1C at
about the same time... but I didn't roast 2 roasts to compare...
peace
bill in wyo
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11) From: Seth Grandeau
I hope it comes out well!
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:58 PM, Bill  wrote:
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