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Topic: What's in your cup? (5 msgs / 218 lines)
1) From: Andy Thomas
Has anyone else tried India Poabs Organic Seethargundu Estate? It was a p=
leasant surprise for me. I buy India coffee only occasionally, because alth=
ough they are usually okay (at least the ones SM offers -- the only ones I =
know about) they don't stand out for me. But this one made me take notice. =
I got it in a sampler pack. I roasted this last night in a split-wired Popp=
ery -- 12 minutes 27 seconds and quite a ways into 2nd crack, per Tom's sug=
gestion to roast a bit on the dark side. It is wonderfully fragrant and com=
plex. I thought it must be dry-processed, but it doesn't look it. So, I wen=
t to the review at SW. Sure enough it is wet-processed, but Tom compares it=
 to dry-processed as well. =
Anyway, I'm glad I sprang for the sampler -- as I do from time to time -- b=
ecause this is a sleeper that I would have missed.
Andy
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2) From: BSGarley
Kudos for going outside your usual comfort zone. That Sampler sounds like a
great idea.
One Indian coffee that stood out for me was the C. liberica. It was too
pricey to drink regularly but a very interesting brew. I believe the
Liberica tree is a lot taller than C. arabica bushes and commensurately more
difficult to harvest. And it also has a different flavor profile from most
Indian beans, more like Yemeni DP. Have not seen it in a long while at SM
though I would like to revisit it.
I look forward to sampling the Poab beans. How can you go wrong roasting to
SM specs?
How are you brewing it?
 =
Bruce Garley
New Port Richey, FL
Stillwater, MN
Ex - San Juan Capistrano, CA
 
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3) From: Andy Thomas
I had forgotten that Anokhi Liberica was also from India. I would buy that =
one again too, if SM finds one that is up to Tom's standard. I brewed the P=
oabs in a Chemex with Hario filter.
Today's coffee is Kenya Kirinyaga Kiunyu Peaberry. I bought it when I bough=
t the sampler, but this one was not in the sampler. Roasted to the cusp of =
2nd crack, 13:02. The first thing that hit me was intense rich fruitiness, =
what Tom describes as blackberry syrup. Some Kenyas are too bright for my t=
aste, but this one is a winner. Also brewed Chemex/Hario.
 From: BSGarley 
To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list=
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Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] What's in your cup?
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Kudos for going outside your usual comfort zone. That Sampler sounds like a
great idea.
One Indian coffee that stood out for me was the C. liberica. It was too
pricey to drink regularly but a very interesting brew. I believe the
Liberica tree is a lot taller than C. arabica bushes and commensurately more
difficult to harvest. And it also has a different flavor profile from most
Indian beans, more like Yemeni DP. Have not seen it in a long while at SM
though I would like to revisit it.
I look forward to sampling the Poab beans. How can you go wrong roasting to
SM specs?
How are you brewing it?
Bruce Garley
New Port Richey, FL
Stillwater, MN
Ex - San Juan Capistrano, CA
 
Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias.

4) From: David Rossell
One Indian coffee I dearly love but don't see very often is Monsooned Indian Malabar. The body and caramel quality of that coffee make for a really nice change of pace.
David
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On Jan 31, 2012, at 4:26 PM, "BSGarley"  wrote:
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5) From: Martin Maney
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 07:40:46PM -0800, Andy Thomas wrote:
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I had a bag of this in my post-Christmas order, and I really enjoyed
the first roast batch (FC).  From your description I'll feel more
comfortable about getting some second crack on it next time out - I was
already planning on at least touching it.  It's amazing how much is
going on in there in a coffee that's overall so mild.
I also enjoyed the Monsooned Malabar, though that was only a 1# bag and
somehow I missed getting any more before it fell off the list.  Oh
well, we live and we learn...
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