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Topic: Nicaragua / Alpenrost, was -> RE: +Best coffee ever had? (POLL) (4 msgs / 110 lines)
1) From: Steve McKinney
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

2) From: Rick Farris
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

3) From: John Abbott
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.

4) From: Rick Farris
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


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