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Topic: Kenya Ndaroini as SO Espresso (5 msgs / 136 lines)
1) From: John Letoto
Has anyone tried the Ndaroini as a single-origin espresso?  The other
night, a friend and I pulled a few shots of this delightful little
bean.  It had been roasted just a couple of snaps into 2nd crack, just
like Tom advises, and rested for a full seven days.
Wow!  The crema was an explosion of citrus bittersweets and sours,
with a touch of creaminess; the middle had a touch of chocolate and
sweet, fruited notes; the bottom was a liquid Mystery Jolly Rancher of
some sort, I swear it was!  The shots were all pushing the high edge
of the flavor envelope for espresso, but I don't think they ever went
over it.  Maybe peeked, maybe danced along the edge, but never over.
Those shots were, simply put, a delightful rush.
After the second shot, I called up another friend, a barista that had
recently competed in Millrock's latte art competition at Coffeefest in
Chicago, and asked him, "If I told you that we're standing here
sipping on a single-origin espresso that is one of the sweetest things
I've ever put into my mouth, and that that SO is from Kenya, would you
believe me?"  He said, "No, I wouldn't.  But because it's you, I do."
All that to say, if you've not tried this little wonder as espresso,
give it a try.
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
It's a personal favorite of mine. The roast level affects the flavor 
a lot. It becomes less sweet with darker roasts. I actually started 
to get the best results pulling the roast at the first snap of 2nd 
crack, then a long rest (as you did)
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3) From: John Letoto
You wouldn't happen to have another pound or five laying around the
shop, would you, Tom?
Never hurts to ask... ;)
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4) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Oh right - I forgot, it is gone! I just returned from Central America ...
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5) From: John Letoto
Yeeeeeaaaah...
...it truly was a "bittersweet" experience the other night when I
realized that my green stash was limited to just another few batches.
*Sigh*...
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