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Topic: espresso blend suggestions or what's the subject of (74 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Dear Denis,
If you really want suggestions for espresso blending I'd suggest posting
your post with a subject other than the "Posting replies" you posted.
THAT (not using the subject field intelligently) has been a List pet peeve
of mine for close to a decade now:-)
While I don't agree with PecanJim's blanket standment condemning all coffee
blending to mediocrity coverups, especially specifically targeted for
espresso, I don't have a good suggestion for your limited selection.
Especially since I've never really formed an affinity for any Zimbabwe or
Tanzanian coffees.
PS I can't believe I actually wasted my time scanning EVERY "Post replies"
reply and actually stumbled on your coffee related post by accident. (note
my rant/peave above ) But heh, I read 'em for the entertainment factor!
PSPS What I'd do if I had your four coffees and wanted to create an espresso
blend would be to start by roasting three batches of each one. One batch EOR
(end of roast) before 2nd, one batch just to the start of 2nd, one batch ~30
seconds into 2nd. You now have 12 piles of coffee to experiment pulling
shots with. Let 'em rest for 4 or 5 days. Now pull SO shots of each roast.
Pull each one until you're satisfied the shot result is the best it can be.
Think and write down what your tasting. Think about how the different shots
of different coffees different roasts compare and contrast. Think about how
they might compliment one another. Now get a scale accurate to a gram or
better and start your blending in earnest. Weigh and record your proportions
for each shot build and again take notes. Try different shot temps, times,
doses etc. =
Once you've selected each beans roast EOR and proportion roast three more
batches of each. End with same EOR degree but use different roast profiles,
one shorter, one same as original, one longer. Repeat above paragraph
procedure. Repeat this paragraph until the blend sings. And then you'll
continue tweaking it FOREVER. (Ok, at least I do:-)
Really no shortcut for lots of work and experience but you could also simply
make a batch of all four pre-roast blended 1:1:1:1 and toss it in the
roaster... But I'd again roast to three different EOR's... There ARE some
very good pre-roast espresso blends, blends that are not harboring inferior
beans. Though IMO generally speaking post roast blending can yield a more
dynamic shot.
If sounds like too much work BUY an espresso specific blend from Tom...
But most of all, Enjoy the Journey!
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
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           Denis
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