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Topic: Is this good to start blending? (6 msgs / 167 lines)
1) From: michael kaericher
I am going to try and start doing some blends.  Can anybody comment on this as an ingredient list to get me started?
(Going for the Mokha-Java)
Bali Organic "Blue Krishna" Kintamani -5 lbs
Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley DP -5 lbs
Brazil Ipanema "Tree Dry-Process" - 1 lb
Sulawesi Enrekang "Mount Alla" -2 lb
Sulawesi Toraja Sapan-Minanga - 2 lb
Sumatra Takengon Classic -2 lb
I think that I need more Sumatra/Sulawesi, but I'm not really sure what I should be getting.
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2) From: Justin Schwarz
What brewing method do you use?
If you are going for in the MJ direction you may want to include some  
Yemen and another African in there.
I also really like the Brazil Carmo de Minas Fazenda do Serrado.   
Guatemala Oriente DP is very nice and has great Blend potential and  
has some characteristics that would add an interesting depth to a blend.
Happy roasting!
Justin
On Mar 15, 2009, at 3:29 PM, michael kaericher wrote:
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3) From: michael kaericher
This would be primarily for espresso, although I have also enjoyed drip coffee from most of the roasts that I have done for espresso to date. 
My goal would be to recreate something close to the Puro Scuro blend (made my mouth feel like I had taken a bite of chocolate cake both as espress and from my Aeropress) which, as it has been explained to me, is an aggressive  Mokha-Java blend.  As I understand it, this means that I should be going for about 50-50 Indonesian and Ethiopian/Yemeni.  
Back to my list:
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So far the list is purely academic since I have no blending experience (hence the request for comments).  I was thinking that my experiments should work within about 1/3 "Blue Krishna", 1/3 Misty Valley, 1/3 one of the "traditional" Indonesians.
I am roasting with a Whirley-pop.
Thank you,
Mike Kaericher
From: Justin Schwarz 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 3:57:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Is this good to start blending?
What brewing method do you use?
If you are going for in the MJ direction you may want to include some Yemen and another African in there.
I also really like the Brazil Carmo de Minas Fazenda do Serrado.  Guatemala Oriente DP is very nice and has great Blend potential and has some characteristics that would add an interesting depth to a blend.
Happy roasting!
Justin
On Mar 15, 2009, at 3:29 PM, michael kaericher wrote:
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4) From: Phil Palmintere
Another dumb nubie question here... is blending typically performed prior to
the roast?  Or do you separately roast components & blend afterwards?
Thanks
phil
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5) From: Michael Dhabolt
Phil,
IMHO, two different philosophies.
One, Pre-roast blend. Spend time identifying blend components that
will result in the taste you are after when roasted with the same
profile and End Of Roast (EOR) temperature. Not the easiest thing to
accomplish.
Two. Post-roast blend. Roast each constituent varietal separately to
what you believe to be it's optimum roast (for the taste you are after
within the blend) and then blend.
Personally, I would love to Pre-roast blend but mine have suffered in
comparison to my Post-roast blending.  Tom's Pre-roast blends are
exceptional and I believe that his wealth of experience, ability to do
many test roasts of each bean and educated palate are prerequisites.
Mike (just plain)
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6) From: Mark Lizotte
The Brazil Carmo de Minas Fazenda do Serrado was EXCELLENT. I used my WB Po=
ppery II with a 40 foot extension cord. Two days rest. When I finished my c=
up, on my way to work, I wanted to run around and get some more!
So many coffees...not enough money!
From: Justin Schwarz 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 1:57:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Is this good to start blending?
What brewing method do you use?
If you are going for in the MJ direction you may want to include some Yemen=
 and another African in there.
I also really like the Brazil Carmo de Minas Fazenda do Serrado.  Guatema=
la Oriente DP is very nice and has great Blend potential and has some chara=
cteristics that would add an interesting depth to a blend.
Happy roasting!
Justin
On Mar 15, 2009, at 3:29 PM, michael kaericher wrote:
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this as an ingredient list to get me started?
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