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Topic: Good coffee + good coffee = bad coffee? (4 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: Mark Neuhausen
I had an experience and want to know if it is common or not.  I roasted some
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe to a medium dark roast (not as good as at a medium
roast, but still very drinkable) and separately, some Peru organic
Chanchamayo to a medium roast (also good, but not great).  One morning, I
mixed the two together in equal amounts and the resulting coffee was bitter
and acidic and bad.  I was expecting more a blend, a Peru with a little more
teeth and instead had bad coffee.  I drank both coffees straight later in
the day, and they were both good, so it is not the beans going bad.
Any suggestions on how I avoid this type of "interesting" blend?
-Mark
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2) From: Jim Schulman
I do a lot of blending experiments, and I find it 
very hard to anticipate how two coffees will mix. 
Sometimes the flavors add up simply and do what 
one expects, but sometimes they interact and 
produce something stronger than the parts.
Usually, that works out like yours, an 
"interesting" blend. But sometimes there's a bit 
of magic: Antigua + Mandheling is well known for a 
good punch through milk espresso blend. I'm 
beginning to think Sulawesi + Columbian may make 
the ultimate comfort coffee (or blend base), and 
could double as maple syrup in a pinch.
Jim
On 16 Nov 2002 at 12:33, Mark Neuhausen wrote:
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3) From: Les & Becky
Jim,
I have been working on my "Holiday Blend" for 2002!  The Antigua - Mandeling
base is where I have been leaning as my starting point.  I am thinking of
adding some Horse and Monsooned  Malabar as well.  When I get the details
worked out and tested I will share the formula with the group.  I am going
to blend them all green and roast.  This will be a first for me, as I
usually roast and then blend.
Les
Roasting in S. Oregon
.. But sometimes there's a bit
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4) From: Jim Schulman
Les,
Can I get on your Christmas list?
Just kidding,
Jim
On 17 Nov 2002 at 18:56, Les & Becky wrote:
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