" Have you tried Jim's WTC Espresso blend? It's very good... at least
version I did for the PNWG was. "
I remember reading his blend post, and WTC was the absolute correct for
that blend. No, I haven't tried it 'cuz I have so few of the beans on
the list. I'm just playing with 4 beans right now and seeing how the
flavors interact and trying to figure out if I can identify the flavors.
I just don't know enough and haven't drank enough coffee yet to really
know what I'm doing, so that's what I'm trying to. Drink lots of
coffees and learn flavors.
I've got a week long buzz going on right and expect to sleep at least 40
of the 48 hours this weekend! j/k
As I collect all those beans in Jim's blend, I do plan on trying it
though. I'm just saving it for when my pallet matures enough to
This week has been a great coffee week for me though. I roasted my
first Kona (blue Mountain) and my first Costa Rican Tarrazu. The Kona
was easily the best coffee I have had in my life. I drank the entire
half pound in 2 days. It was SOOOO good. And I didn't do anything
special, no tweaks or mods to my Alp yet. All I did was stop it 45
seconds into second crack (remember, its an Alp). Not even a rolling
second. Next roast I'm going to stop it as I hear the first sign of
And the Tarrazu! It just became my favorite everyday coffee. So sweet!
At first I thought I accidentally added too much sugar, but its sweet
even without sugar. What a pleasure to drink this one black. I had to
roast some more of this stuff tonight because I drank this half pound in
the other 2 days of this work week.
Man, I doubled my normal coffee intake for the week and I haven't even
started on the espresso yet. I may never blink again! I might keep
talking to myself for a little while longer, but I'm going to stop
Damn what a buzz!