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Topic: Monday's Cup (18 msgs / 460 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Lynne
On the tail end of the worst-cold-ever... just got over a one day "can't
taste anything," which I hate so much (and worked my butt off at a catered
dinner 2 nights at my sickest, too).. so this morning I brewed up a mokapot
of Liquid Amber Espresso. For awhile now, my stove-top roasts on this crappy
stove have been so bad... finally had a lightbulb go off in my dull head.
Took out my popcorn popper (bought at my local thrift shop) and... low &
behold!! A GOOD cup. NO - a GREAT cup!!
Who woulda thunk it? Machines & I don't normally get along, so this is about
as advanced as I can get. (I ruined every roast I did in my little roaster
years back, & finally gave up).
So on to this morning's cup - what a glorious cup it was! Smooth, delicious
- heaven in a cup. Even drank it almost black (had to revert back to cream
to make my recent roasts palatable). Awesome reward for my past few days!!
Lynne
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3) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Hurray!  I love a happy ending in a long, trying coffee saga.  Congrats,
Lynne.
Glad you are feeling better, too.
-Bonnie
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4) From: michael brown
Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. I have too, been dragging on for a week or so now.I roasted a Guatemala darker than I normally would and a Sumatra lighter than I normally would. Threw them together 50/50 ratio. Kinda surprised me. Nice body, slight sweetness, gains sweetness as it cools. Not too thrilling but nice none the less. I would do it again and probably will.
Michael B
B'ham, AL
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5) From: BSGarley
Mondays morning cup was a 2 day post roast Kenya Gatiuri roasted dark but
retaining that beautiful light seam.  =
Bruce Garley
New Port Richey, FL
Stillwater, MN
 
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6) From: Terry Stockdale
Just finished an after-dinner double espresso of FC+ Uganda Organic 
Bugisu WP Decaf.
Monday's "cup" started with a Monkey Blend latte, followed by 
drip-brewed El Salvador Molino de Santa Rita (City+), split between two 
16-oz thermos bottles and a travel mug for the car.
Terry Stockdale
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7) From: Barry Luterman
My cup this morning was made from possibly the best bean sold by SM this
year
Bali Monsooned. the Bali Monsooned narrowly beat out my previous favorite
Sumatra Mandherling Gr 1. I realise the year still has 2 and a half months
to go but I will cast my vote now and doubt I will change it. I can't
imagine anything beating these two coffees.
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8) From: Edward Bourgeois
Barry,
 how did you roast it?
 I tried a 1st batch  into 2nd crack  and I've got some left and am
thinking of trying a lighter roast. I don't roast a lot of Indo type
coffees but do like to try some of the interesting ones.
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9) From: Edward Bourgeois
Oh and my coffee for the day was depressing. Beautiful day so decided
to go to a local cafe that roasts pretty well. Ethiopian Sidamo DP new
crop on the days brew menu!!!! They have been soooo rare so far this
year.  I had hopes. But it was down right boring in every way.
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10) From: Lynne
Thanks so much, Bonnie!
I saved a cup for my son (my current moka pot makes two) and darn it, he
never drank it! What a waste... grumble, grumble.. made a half decaf but it
wasn't the same - but still good. Here I've had the popcorn popper for
months, and didn't even think of trying to roast beans in it til now! All
the mediocre and just plain bad roasts I've had!! Oy - let me tell you - I
was close to giving up coffee, it was getting so bad.
Cold is getting better - haven't been sick for more than a year. I
discovered a certain type of zinc online that was remarkable, made by a man
who discovered this when his now adult girl was diagnosed w/leukemia at the
age of three. We ran out - went to put in another order when both my son & I
started getting sick - and discovered he decided to stop manufacture it.
It's called Eby's Cold Cure if anyone is interested in reading about
something they can't get now... (shedding a tear).
I roasted another batch (actually three) and am anxiously awaiting
tomorrow's morning cup.
Lynne
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 8:09 PM, Bonnie Polkinghorn <
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11) From: Lynne
Yeah, Micheal - got sick, got better then caught another cold again. Hope
you're feeling better soon - I always start to feel run down right before I
come down with something. Had a good long time with no colds or flu, though.
It was nice for the time being...
One of my sons works at VitaminShoppe, so he got a bunch of healthy stuff to
help me, and I made a huge vat of chicken soup before I left for my first
night catering gig. Wow, was I sick. Was afraid they were going to send me
home, as my night went as: sneeze, blow nose, wash my hands... and repeat..
the whole night long. Got through it though, and felt proud of this ol'
lady, hehe.
Hey - good idea about throwing the two roasts together. At least it would
balance out the two! My first roast in the popper - well, I just threw it *
out*. When you see a gloss on beans that would be reminiscent of something
you'd buy at Home Depot in the paint department - that's a bad sign.
Lynne
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12) From: Lynne
Hey, Terry, I had some of that Bug Decaf! In fact, I might still have some -
unfortunately, I freaked out when we discovered that we had some sort of
rodent (previously, thank GOD - along with ultrasound pest repellents and my
son putting something else down the cellar which I refused to hear any
details about). I put all my greens in glass jars (not much was left,
anyway) but in my haste and limited glass jars, I ended up combining some
and not labeling any. So I have no idea what's left - except for the five
pounds of Amber I got a few wks ago.
I luv me a good mystery, anyway!
Lynne
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13) From: Lynne
Well, the Bali Monsooned is gone (sniffle) but hopefully the Sumatra won't
sell out before I can earn enough to order my next 5 lbs.
(so shhhh! let's not tell anyone else...)
Lynne
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14) From: Lynne
Ah, too bad! I have great memories of Ethiopian Sidamo DP - one of my
favorites of all time.
I never order coffee out anymore - but one day I was impressed enough with
the info given to me at Clover in Harvard Square that I enthusiastically
ordered a cup. Was told that it was a small roaster in Maine who roasts in
his attic (kept thinking... attic...fire... but then my kids call me
neurotic..) What a disappointment though. Didn't have the heart to tell them
it basically stunk - if someone's nice to me, I hold back. Now the #$#@ who
was an @#$(& to me on the T, now that's another story... the city in me
comes out. :D
Their setup is great, and so much thought goes into their food and coffee,
but my cup wasn't even good. They make individual drip cups & they train
their staff to make sure the temperature of the water is right. Looking
back, I think their problem might just be that they are making the cups too
weak.
At some point (when I can afford it) I'm going to start trying some of the
other local places that supposedly have good roasts. George Howell has a
place not far from me, too - haven't been there yet.
Lynne
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15) From: Lynne
One time - and only one time - I was able to roast a Kenya to get a result
that honored the bean. What a great memory! But the rest of the batch wasn't
even close, and other Kenya greens I got weren't up to that one, great
roast.
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16) From: Barry Luterman
Monsooned Bali is a bit different to roast than most beans. The bean is
large and has a high moisture content . Roast by weight rather than
by volume measurement.Use high heat in the beginning and extra heat after
first crack.
I used a Quest. Heat full on (gauge at 10 ) Pre-heat to 195 add 8 oz beans.
Fan on blue mark. It took 5 min to hit 150C. At that point the beans became
yellow (they started out almost white). First crack occurred at 8:30 min and
200 C temp.. Heat was never moved throughout the roast from full on. after
30 seconds into first crack the fan was turned to full on position. Second
crack began at 12:30 seconds after about 10 sec into second I dumped the
beans. I have to admit I was a bit nervous I usually only roast to the verge
of second. I worried about burning the beans but the resulting roast was far
from burnt. I guess the high moisture content protects from burning.
The resulting cup after 5 days rest was a very complex cup of coffee with
multiple changes in taste as the brew cools. The roast continues to get
better I am 9 days out and the taste is still complex and excellent. Don't
know if that helps, Edward, but I think you might want to think of roasting
darker rather than lighter for your next roast. Let me know how it comes
out.
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17) From: Jim Gundlach
On Oct 11, 2011, at 1:09 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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18) From: Lynne
Love it!!
Lynne
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