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Topic: The downside of too many varieties (5 msgs / 130 lines)
1) From: Mark Neuhausen
I had my first Blue de Brasil after over a month.  Between some already
roasted coffee from SCAA and trying some darker roasts, I have also been
changing my Rocky grinder settings.
I roasted the BdB on Thursday morning and just had my first Americano this
morning.  My first sip disappointed me almost to the point of tears.  Where
was the chocolate flavor and body?  With the second sip, a feeling of
elation as it was once again the cup that I so fondly remembered.  Ahh, the
joy of matched expectations.  But now, the nagging uncertainty of whether
the Tanzanian Peaberry, after I roast it today and taste it Monday, will it
meet my expectations?  Or has my mind raised my expectations unrealistically
high?
Any suggestions on a maximum time period between roastings to remember the
actual versus an inflated taste for a coffee.  And does one sip restore the
mind's expectations to reality?
-Mark

2) From: John Abbott
We've all pondered this one I'm sure.  The other side of that coin would
be drinking the same origin too long and becoming  insensitive to the
nuances of its cup.   I tried to corner the market on Costa Rican
Terrazu Hacienda La Mininta and drank so much of it that it began to
lose its charm - still good but not "ooo aaah" good!  So I started
rotating it at a lower frequency in the origin cycle and its charm
returned.  Now I'm looking at the storage dates and beginning to wonder
if I'm going to get through all of it inside the two year storage limit
I've imposed.  I may wind up with a freezer in the shed (next to the
scooter) just for my greens.
John  - Wandering Deep Southern Texas
On Sat, 2003-05-03 at 09:23, Mark Neuhausen wrote:
[snip romance with the cup]
    Any suggestions on a maximum time period between roastings to remember the
    actual versus an inflated taste for a coffee.  And does one sip restore the
    mind's expectations to reality?
    
    -Mark

3) From: miKe mcKoffee

4) From: Manny
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Hi Mike,
I've seen you post about this green a few times, and I was curious about
where to obtain some? What is it like any comparisons?
Thanks
Manny

5) From: Les & Becky
Mark,
I can solve your problem!  I will trade your stash pound for pound for
Vietnam Robusta!   You will be able to lower your expectations and be
continually disappointed!  Now for a better answer.  I really enjoy all of
the coffees from around the world.  What I like to do is change regions.  I
have had two weeks of nice Brazils on the menu with their uniqueness.  Next
week I will be returning to the balanced cup of the Konas in the stash
followed by some great East Africans, and then I will either venture to some
Central Americans and then back to either Indonesian or African.  Doing
contrasts never disappoints.  So to answer your question, I seem to go in a
one or two week rotation from the higher acidic coffees to the earthy
coffees.
Les


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