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Topic: monkey blend (19 msgs / 380 lines)
1) From: ginny
The Monkey is wonderful, I use it for my double doubles as well.

2) From: ginny
Hi John:
I just timed the shot from my Solis, from beginning of pour to the last sip was 31 seconds, about 25 seconds for the shot.

3) From: espresso gin
of Tom's makes great, sweet espresso.
I roasted to just beginning of 2nd crack yesterday. let the beans sit open
in a cupboard al night and ground about 5am...,
really good.
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4) From: Mike Fronzaglia
Wait until you try it after 48 hrs. rest!
Mike Fronzaglia
MCP, A+, Dell
Freelance Trumpet Performance and Instruction

5) From: espresso gin
I had some this morning, from the first batch three days ago, wow, really
good. made an espresso  that made ya want to drop another shot and I did!
I am going to do more in a little while and wish I had more.
<<<  way cool

6) From: Les & Becky
Alchemist John got me hooked on the monkey blend.  We both like it roasted
lighter and used as a drip or vac pot brew as well.  Tom just doesn't know
what a good thing he has by not marketing it both ways!
Roasting and turning tampers in S. Oregon

7) From:
I discovered by accident that Monkey Blend tastes really good cold.  I might have to use it in some iced coffee this summer.
Monkey Blend, it's not just for espresso anymore. :)

8) From: espresso gin
Jim your right. The taste was so superb yesterday and again today I thought
about iced coffee.
Should be wonderful.

9) From: Les & Becky
I like Monkey Blend Vac Brewed!  I am sure it would be great with the French
Press or Stove Top.  I do roast mine a bit lighter than for espresso.  I
usually go 15 to 20 sec. into second crack.  As I have said before, it is
one of Tom's best kept secrets when it comes to brewing rather than making
it as an espresso.  I am trying not to add to the stash, but Tom is making
it difficult!  I think I will be able to hold out until the Panamas come in.
Enjoying a fine Kona vac brewed in a depression era vac pot as I write.
Roasting and turning in S. Oregon

10) From: Bamboo Joe
Hi everyone!
I am new at roasting, and have just received my HotTop.  A special thanks to
Michael Anderson for such great service.
I keep hearing the talk of the Monkey Blend and have to admit that it
intrigues me.
I have a new Bunn B10-B and wonder how dark to roast it for a good drip cup.

11) From: espresso gin
Hi Joe,
enjoy your hottop...
I use a FR right now and roast the Monkey Blend just into second crack, the
beans are not too dark at all the roast takes about 3 and 1/2 minutes

12) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 10:04 4/9/2003, Bamboo Joe typed:
I am drink a cup right now where it was only brought just out of 1st crack, 
425F.  Quite mottled in appearance, but a smooth "dry" flavor.  Rather dry 
processed Harrar like.  Not very bright or acidic, not cloying with body, 
very balanced.  VERY versatile and masterly crafted blend.
I have also taken it too a rolling 2nd crack and had a very nice cup 
also.  Like I said, very versatile blend.
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting and Blending by Gestalt

13) From: Ed Needham
Joe...That's like saying 'What's the best fly to use to catch fish?'  It's
really a matter of custom roasting each coffee to match your personal
preference, and to bring out the qualities you like in it.  I personally tend
to like most coffees roasted just into second crack on a drum roaster.  Many
times though, I'll do a lighter and darker roast to compare with my standard
roast to see if I'm missing anything.  The size and quality of the grind will
be a large factor to consider using a drip.
Ed Needham
To Absurdity and Beyond!http://www.homeroaster.comed

14) From: Bamboo Joe
You are so right.  It is all subjective.

15) From: alfred
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Just enjoying my day after a delicious double espresso of this blend
Don't you feel, however, that this blend pushes the Darwinian theory a =
bit too much ?
On second thoght, those trees ouside are starting to look pretty =

16) From: Les
Alfred!  In what way?  For climbing or lifting your leg?
Dr. Crema
On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 12:11:31 -0800, alfred <2391> wrote:

17) From: Les
Ahhhhhhhhhh! Sipping a fine double ristretto of Monkey Blend as I type. I=
forget what a winner this one is. It roasts nice and easy 15 sec into secon=
crack and has that nice complex taste that spoils one for anything you can=
buy from the vender. Don't get me wrong, I still like my single orgin 
espressos, but Monkey Blend is such a treat! Sweet and complex, what more=
could you want. Oh, lest I forget a fine coffee aftertaste for a nice 

18) From: Peter Zulkowski
Thanks for reminding me Les. Monkey blend was in my last order from 
before I left AZ. I brought it in the box, unopened, to use with my new 
espresso machine (well used Baby). Soon it will be working, and I will 
be enjoying some of that great blend also. This will be the first time I 
will be trying it.
Sounds like you recommend roasting it the same way I do all my 
roasts.Sounds great!
Les wrote:

19) From: Alchemist John
I never have a pull last past 30 seconds (from pull to consumption) - 
can't imagine having it last long enough to get to the computer to type ;-)
At 07:58 8/2/2005, you wrote:
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

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