Rick, Tom may well have Sabor de Segovia every year; I wouldn’t know as I = have been roasting just one year. It doesn't seem to be in his cupping review archive for previous years though. In what way does your Alpenrost slaughter the Sabor de Segovia -- too much loss of brightness? I have been roasting with an FR+ up until now and just got an Alpenrost earlier this week. I have done only one roast in it thus far, the Sumatra Mandheling Lot DP 4009, Full City, which turned out great but didn't have much brightness to begin with. Steve
Yes, the Alpenröst completely flattens out the Nicaraguan. I like it just fine for the Indonesian coffees, but I prefer my HIP for Island and Central American coffees. OTOH, I don't like Kenya very much, but if I take Kenya to rolling second crack in the Alp I can drink it. -- Rick
On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 15:18, Rick Farris wrote: [snip] OTOH, I don't like Kenya very much, but if I take Kenya to rolling second crack in the Alp I can drink it. -- Rick Rick - just curious - do you get a soapy taste with the Kenyans? I used to get that until I backed off the roast to a light city. Drinkable there and my beloved really loves it. it doesn't have enough muscle for my taste - but she loves it - so I keep five or six pounds on hand.
John asks: <Snip> It might be a soapy taste. I'll have to try it again with that in mind. I've just about decided I don't like caturra, and I think Kenya is the epitome of caturra... <Snip> At lighter roasts the Kenyans are so sour (to me) that they make my jaw hurt. --Rick