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Topic: Like Mokha? (3 msgs / 74 lines)
1) From: Rick Farris
Would one of you mokha experts explain to me the fine points of Tom's
Ismaili, Mattari and Raimi?
I normally buy the Ismaili because Tom says that is the most popular, but he
must carry the others for *some* reason.  :-)
Can anybody help me out?
-- Rick
P.S. Mostly I make mokha-java out of my Yemeni.
[RF]
P.P.S. It occurs to me that now might be a good time to stock up on Yemeni
coffees.
[RF]
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2) From: Jim Schulman
I'm as nuts about Mochas as Mike is about Konas, 
never met one I didn't like. 
The Ismaili/Hirazi and Raimy are dried fruit and 
liquor flavored, with the Hirazi being cleaner and 
more powerful. 
The new Mattari is tremendous: powerful and heady 
wine/cognac flavors, sweet, and heavybodied. It 
has two flaws, it's somehow arid and powdery, and 
there's a hint of barnyard in the nose. I'm 
currently roasting it with 1/4 Harrar or 1/3 Mocha 
Kadir to add some juicyness as a "single origin" 
espresso. The barnyard hint I'm fond of, reminds 
me of a good Burgundy.
The Sanani/Haimi, when its in, is generally 
brighter and cleaner than the other mochas, more 
like an Yrg with chocolate roast flavors. To me, 
it's not wild enough, but to many, it's the best.
All mochas, when roasted into the second crack, 
develop a dark chocolate with hints of leather 
roast flavors. That's how chocolate/coffee 
confections got their name.
Jim
On 14 Dec 2002 at 14:14, Rick Farris wrote:
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3) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 13:14 12/14/02, Rick Farris typed:
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I am no expert, although I have tried all three.  I personally like the 
Raimi the best.  Most round chocolate flavors to me.  I found the other two 
slightly harsher.  Not too many fine point here, but I am in a rush too 
pack and leave.
--
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
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