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Topic: french press blend: Reg/Decaf (7 msgs / 215 lines)
1) From: Jarred Vallozzi
Anyone do a regular/decaf blend in the french press that would like to
share?  I have been really enjoying the decaf sumatras roasted to full+
mixed 1/2 with a more acidic reg.  I just love a nice chocolate body with a
slight brightness on top.
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
I have had some nice FP brewer results with a blend of Sumatra reg/Sumatra
decaf 50/50.
More tests are required though. At the present both roast levels are the
same about 60 sec. into second.
Joe
On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Jarred Vallozzi wrote:
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3) From: Gary Raabe
Jarred;
I've been doing the same for 2-1/2 yrs now. Love the same chocolate body sumatras or Brazils mixed with regular Colombian, Mexican or Guatemalan. I originally had to start mixing because of a little midnight run to the hospital with a racing heart. They found nothing wrong. Actually by the time I got there, it had pretty much returned to normal, it just freaked me out. The doc had a funny reaction when I told him I had probably 10-12 cups of coffee that day. I figured I could either cut down my cups or start mixing half regular and half decaf. I used to do all french press like you but sometimes I don't like the sediment. Most of the time lately I've been doing my own "modified" brew. I grind the beans into the french press. Add the water. Set the timer for 2:30 or so. After about a minute, I push down the crust. I don't stir per se, no vortex, just sink everything with the back side of a spoon. After the timer is up, I pour through a rinsed paper filter in a dripper. Did a lot of experimenting with different drippers. Unlike total dripper brew where you might want it to flow through rather slowly, I was looking for a dripper that would let the coffee through as quickly as possible after all, it had already brewed, I just wanted to strain out the grounds. The CCD works great for this task although I don't like plastic if I have any other options. I just revceived the Hario V60 from SM to see how that works.
Nice to know someone else is mixing like this too.
Gary
Cincinnati OH
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From: jvallozzi
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 11:51:51 -0400
Subject: [Homeroast] french press blend: Reg/Decaf
Anyone do a regular/decaf blend in the french press that would like to
share? I have been really enjoying the decaf sumatras roasted to full+
mixed 1/2 with a more acidic reg. I just love a nice chocolate body with a
slight brightness on top.
 
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-Jarred
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4) From: Joseph Robertson
I call mine half / calf. I wonder if a cute little smiling front half of a
calf would look tasty on a label?
I'm sure it's already been done..............
Joe
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5) From: Bryan Wray
Jarred,
Why are you filtering your coffee twice?  The point of french press is to=
 preserve the oils that get caught in paper filter.  You are brewing a co=
mplicated cup of pour over.
Bryan Wray
Nor'West Coffee
360.831.1480
Bryan
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--- On Sat, 5/15/10, Gary Raabe  wrote:
From: Gary Raabe 
Subject: [Homeroast] french press blend: Reg/Decaf
To: homeroast
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 6:05 PM
Jarred;
I've been doing the same for 2-1/2 yrs now. Love the same chocolate body su=
matras or Brazils mixed with regular Colombian, Mexican or Guatemalan. I or=
iginally had to start mixing because of a little midnight run to the hospit=
al with a racing heart. They found nothing wrong. Actually by the time I go=
t there, it had pretty much returned to normal, it just freaked me out. The=
 doc had a funny reaction when I told him I had probably 10-12 cups of coff=
ee that day. I figured I could either cut down my cups or start mixing half=
 regular and half decaf. I used to do all french press like you but sometim=
es I don't like the sediment. Most of the time lately I've been doing my ow=
n "modified" brew. I grind the beans into the french press. Add the water. =
Set the timer for 2:30 or so. After about a minute, I push down the crust. =
I don't stir per se, no vortex, just sink everything with the back side of =
a spoon. After the timer is up, I pour through a rinsed paper filter
 in a dripper. Did a lot of experimenting with different drippers. Unlike t=
otal dripper brew where you might want it to flow through rather slowly, I =
was looking for a dripper that would let the coffee through as quickly as p=
ossible after all, it had already brewed, I just wanted to strain out the g=
rounds. The CCD works great for this task although I don't like plastic if =
I have any other options. I just revceived the Hario V60 from SM to see how=
 that works.
Nice to know someone else is mixing like this too.
Gary
Cincinnati OH
 =
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From: jvallozzi
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 11:51:51 -0400
Subject: [Homeroast] french press blend: Reg/Decaf
Anyone do a regular/decaf blend in the french press that would like to
share? I have been really enjoying the decaf sumatras roasted to full+
mixed 1/2 with a more acidic reg. I just love a nice chocolate body with a
slight brightness on top.
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6) From: michael brown
I don't know about mixing reg and decaf but i have a great all-decaf that is comprised of sumatra FC+, and guat FC.  This sumatra roasted to FC+ brings sweetness, while the guat grounds it with body.  So if you already have a sumatra decaf, try the guat reg and play with percentages. 
Michael B
b'ham, AL
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7) From: Jarred Vallozzi
Thanks guys.  I've got a few more ideas to work with.
By the way Bryan, I wasn't talking about filtering twice.  I am just looking
for 1/2 caf ideas.
Cheers
-Jarred
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