WOW! I've just pulled two absolute God-shots! I would put these above the ISH, and WAY FAR above the CRLM. This is from the first roast done after making the profile chip change on the HotTop. I don't know what I was doing before - but this IS the best shot I've ever pulled. Now... question. If Mama Cata won the auction, how much better could it be? If it costs 10% more, can it be 10% better? I'm not worried about the price but could my heart take it? Anyone roast who has roasted them both want to enlighten me? John - going back for another shot - gosh that's unbelievably good. homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I am pre-roast blending 1/2 Pan. Boquete and 1/2 Mex. Altura, my own profile. Stopped roast at rolling 2nd cr., but not really too dark. Absolutely delicious espresso shot, not sure if its a God-shot, but wonderful. Mike
Mike, What flavors/notes do you pick up using the Mexican with the Panama? I had to quit drinking for the night - I've gone through 1/3 pound! Sure is good.
Well, I have to admit I'm not sure. I just bought a new grinder, an Innova, which changed everything so much I don't recognize the shots I'm making. Also modified my roasting profile with the Rosto, which I had been having troubles with getting hot enough. So when I took the shot, and tasted it, it was such an epiphany that I just enjoyed without being critical. I still have to dial in the grind in the Innova, but I will be more analytical tomorrow. Mike
From: "John Abbott" <Snip> Hi John, Is the Mama Cata 10% better than what?! I suspect you were referring to LaBerlina but we all know where assuming gets us:-) No self-respecting CSA should even have to ask! I'll definitely say you NEED to also get some Mama Cata. It is indeed very very very good Panama, exactly 10.37% better than LaBerlina:-) MM;-) Sipping a Zass Turkish Mill ground French Press of Wood's Captain Cook Estate 02 brewed with bottled Mountain Spring Water. Roasted 6 days ago vac' sealed in little 32gr bag right after cooling cycle. Yes they are making cute little pillows. Aroma just jumps out when you cut the bag open:-) homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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John, I keep telling the group that the Panamas are about the best! I still like the ISH the best! Which Panama did you pull? I am guessing the La Berlina! I personally like the La Berlina as a shot better than the Mama Cata. The Mama Cata is an excellent drip coffee IMNSHO. Les Roasting and turning tampers in S. Oregon homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Hi Les, You guessed right. I pulled the God-shots from La Berlina roasted to full city. WOW!! I have ordered some Mama Cata so I'll have my own comparison soon. AND I agree with you on the ISH - especially the Napoleon Estate! I'm at a point with the ISH that I'm conserving (read that - not sharing). John