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Topic: Beans for February (3 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: ts
Hi,
This is my first post, and would like someones opinion of what
february has to offer. Im a small time homeroaster (1/2-1.5lb /wk),
and i like lighter roasted bright coffees that sing with winey,
punchy, vibrant flavors. i was roasting PNG Waghi PB last week, and
found it too acidic at a lighter roast. This week I roasted Nicaragua
Regalo de Dios, blended with Panama finca Camiseta, with 1st crack
just finished, and i find it to have great acidity, complexity a
little lacking, though with a nice mouthfeel.
I roast with a Behmor 1600, usually doing 7oz batches at 1/2lb setting(P3).
-Tony
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2) From: Frank Parth
Tony,
Welcome to this motley assortment of roasters.
If you're looking for what's new for February, check out the "New" link on the Sweet Maria's home page:http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.prod.timetable.phpIt looks like there are a lot of new Africans available.">http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.greencoffee.mvc.php?coffee_type=new#listFor a year-long view, click to get to SweetMaria's annual calendar for what's available and when at:http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.prod.timetable.phpIt looks like there are a lot of new Africans available.
Check out also Tom's guide to bean color and how to tell how far along in the roasting process you are: http://www.sweetmarias.com/roasting-VisualGuideV2.phpPersonally, I like to go a little farther in the roast to draw out more of the chocolatey flavors and less fruity and 
bright flavors. But that's just me.
Frank Parth
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3) From: ts
Hey Frank,
Thanks for the suggestion of the africans. i remember the Nigusie
Lemma being pretty good a year ago. Im curious of the arrival of
South/Central Americas. im digging their fruitiness for now, though i
would like to get a little bit of chocolate and darker tones to the
cup. Problem im having is that I like the taste of a quick roast
(popper veteran), and the behmor isnt quite able to achieve that, so i
find myself continually roasting lighter to get to this, occasionally
getting something unpalatable(like the PNG). I'll try adjusting the
ratios to get the short time and with some darker tones. anyone with
experience with this profile? perhaps P3 is not where i should be,
though i find the other profiles to scorch or mute the coffee.
-Tony
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