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Topic: NY Day best of 2010 SO Espresso Shoot-out at the (6 msgs / 220 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Just finished roasting 15# (two batches) Ethiopia Jimma -Nigusie Lemma for
NY Day SO espresso hopper. Guess what's in the roaster now that'll be in
another SO espresso hopper for a head to head shoot-out? "Found" a 15# vac
brick in the freezer of Ethiopia Haile-Selassie:) Ok, set it aside many
months ago for just this purpose. Unfortunately didn't save any of the
Ethiopia Maduro so no 3-way battle but that's ok. When I set aside the Haile
figured it would be the main Star NY Day, but then Jimma came along and blew
me away!
Don't believe vac freezing greens works? You shoulda smelled the "9 month
old" Haile through 1st development before and as it dropped, hasn't lost a
step. It's gonna be a hell of a battle with Jimma duking it out with Haile
NY Day! The betting line says it's too close to call.
So what are you doing this fine Christmas Eve afternoon!
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2) From: John Nanci
Sounds fantastic mike.
Started off with tempering and molding 5 lbs of chocolate for gifts.
I and Logan are now making a pair of Dual origin mocha 
tortes  (remember those?) - Fresh made 80% Venezuelan Rio Caribe 
chocolate and Yemen Mokha Ismaili shots.  Talk about burst in your 
mouth raspberry (from the Rio Caribe) and chocolate (oddly, from the 
Ismali).  Just about to make up the dark Rio Caribe ganache to gild the lily.
Then onto the small greens, walnut, pear, double cream gorgonzola, 
with blueberry vinaigrette to take over to a friends for a 'simple' 
dinner of fresh dungeness crab (plus salad and torte of course).
Just keeping it simple :)
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
How could I forget! While I've made some pretty good flourless mocha tortes
with quality commercial chocolate like Bernard Callebaut can't compare to
your home artisan chococate tortes starting from quality raw cacao beans. 
BTW, what's the address for dinner, great tasting salad and fresh dungeness
YUM! I could bring an apple wood smoked whole ham spiked with cloves I'll be
putting on early tomorrow, finished with a torch flamed glaze yet to be
determined, probably something like orange zest, allspice, touch of Dave's
Insanity Sauce for zing in real maple syrup. I know, you're not fond of
Habanero taste but oh well:) (Just in case anyone's wondering, the HEAT from
a Habanero doesn't phase our Alchemist, he can chew 'em like an apple, just
doesn't care for that particular pepper taste)
Got to finish up prepping these two Ethiopia heavy weight contenders for
next Saturday's bout and get home to Debi, after some last second finally
getting around to it haven't even started shopping of course...
Good to see you posting again Alchemist!
miKe
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4) From: John Nanci
Address - LOL.  It's in an hour.  I don't think you would make it ;)
BTW, I love Dave's hot sauce.  It is the ONLY habenero sauce I 
like.  I have a memory that they ferment it, and that does something 
to both bring out the heat and reduce/eliminate the flavor I don't 
like.  I actually have four of Dave's in my fridge.  Temporary 
Insanity, Insanity and Total Insanity.  And I must be 
ageing.  Whereas I can eat all I want of Temporary, and use Insanity 
liberally, I actually have to be cautious Total Insanity.  4-6 drops 
on a serving of food damn near overwhelms.
The brandy laced ganache is finished and on the torte.  Blueberry 
vinaigrette is done (touch of lemon zest off setting the sweetness 
just right).  Need to bottle up two bottles of sparkling cranberry 
mead that Penelope and I made when we moved here 10 years ago.  Then, 
off we go.
Happy holidays all and happy roasting.
John
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5) From: Andy Thomas
Awright, that's enough, gentlemen, I'm drooling on my keyboard. =
I plan to do my week's roasting tomorrow on Xmas day. Eth. Jimma, Panama Si=
ete =
Dias, Blue Batak and something else. Have a happy day, all.
From: John Nanci 
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Cc: John Nanci 
Sent: Fri, December 24, 2010 4:40:15 PM
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Address - LOL.  It's in an hour.  I don't think you would make it ;)
BTW, I love Dave's hot sauce.  It is the ONLY habenero sauce I =
like.  I have a memory that they ferment it, and that does something =
to both bring out the heat and reduce/eliminate the flavor I don't =
like.  I actually have four of Dave's in my fridge.  Temporary =
Insanity, Insanity and Total Insanity.  And I must be =
ageing.  Whereas I can eat all I want of Temporary, and use Insanity =
liberally, I actually have to be cautious Total Insanity.  4-6 drops =
on a serving of food damn near overwhelms.
The brandy laced ganache is finished and on the torte.  Blueberry =
vinaigrette is done (touch of lemon zest off setting the sweetness =
just right).  Need to bottle up two bottles of sparkling cranberry =
mead that Penelope and I made when we moved here 10 years ago.  Then, =
off we go.
Happy holidays all and happy roasting.
John
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6) From: Allon Stern
On Dec 24, 2010, at 4:39 PM, "miKe mcKoffee"  wrote:
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It's funny that you have these two beans, because so do I!
I roasted up some Jimma but also a small batch of Gesha and lo and behold, I found my last 90g of HSS. The PID iroast did a fantastic job on even such a small batch. Brewed up a cup of each to share with my coffee drinking brother in law and his wife.
Delicious!
(I find the Gesha a fantastic cup, but honestly a little boring; I prefer the wild Ethiopian :-)
I think the last cup or so of HSS will wait for new years.
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