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Topic: Aged Sumatra Mendehling (3 msgs / 59 lines)
1) From: Mark Neuhausen
Okay, I'll admit that I like funky coffees like Indian Monsooned Malabar and
the pungent Sumatra Mendehling.  At Alchemist John's recommendation, I tried
the Aged Sumatra Mendehling.  The beans have a beautiful rust color to them
and smell almost like some pipe tobaccos.  The roasted coffee has two
distinct smells that make for interesting smelling, both the Mendehling
earthy smell, and a pungent, almost nutty smell (that I liken in some ways
to pipe tobacco).  The taste was excellent both as an espresso and an
Americano (my cousin was visiting, so I made up both and could sample them
together).  As the coffee cooled, a strong nutty taste was wonderful.
The coffee does not have what I would describe as the funkiness of the
Indian Monsooned Malabar.  It is very smooth and drinkable.  As an analogy,
I would say that the Aged Sumatra Mendehling is to most coffees as a fine
port wine is to general purpose wines.  I heartily recommend that everyone
try a pound (just give me time to stock up on more from Sweet Maria's
first).
-Mark
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2) From: Terry Stockdale
I loved the Aged Sumatra in my morning pot from the drip coffee maker.  I 
have a cup at home, and then take the rest in a thermos to last me the rest 
of the morning.  This was roasted as full city.  I also enjoyed it as an 
americano, although it was lighter than I would typically drink as espresso.
I agree, it does not have the funkiness I expected, and it is very smooth 
and drinkable.  (yes, I have 5# on order to supplement my original order.
Terry
At 05:49 PM 3/7/2003 -0500, Mark wrote:
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  Terry Stockdale --http://www.dadstoy.net--  Baton Rouge, LA
6.5 billion kilograms of coffee are grown each year -- but, I'm picky!
          Monkey + HIP + Rocky + Silvia = Espresso
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3) From: dewardh
Mark:
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port wine is to . . .
You will like also the Aged Sulawesi, then . . . (and both blend beautifully 
with Harar, Sidamo, or any of the Yemens).  We like them just to the beginning 
of second . . . too dark and one loses the "character" . . .
Deward
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