Just roasted about 3/4 pound of the Indian Monsooned Malabar Coehlo's Gold and about a pound of the Timor Organic Aifu in the over the fire popcorn poppers. The Monsooned Malabar was the most verbose bean I've tried. The first crack is quite loud and clear. The second crack comes right out of the first crack. It is louder than most second cracks but still has the distinct snap as opposed to the pop of the first crack. Anyone who has difficulty hearing the cracks over your machine should try this one. I haven't tasted it yet but a real sound experience. Jim Gundlach roasting over pecan wood fires in La Place, Alabama homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Sometime around 17:14 6/8/02, jim gundlach typed: <Snip> I just gave both of these a try for the first time in the last week. The Malabar was indeed distinct and loud. The Timor on the other hand was just weird. Where as every coffee so far I have roasted works up 1st crack, the Timor kicked into this triple paced staccato crack within a minute of heating. I never heard anything like it. Any clue what caused this? I can't wait to try mu next batch. The first was quite good, cup wise. I definitely like this region of coffees. -- -- John Nanci AlChemist at large Life is too short to drink bad coffee.