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Topic: Aged/Monsooned blends (2 msgs / 36 lines)
1) From: Zara Haimo
Thank you to everyone who suggested various blends for the Aged Sumatra and
Monsooned Malabar I didn't like straight.  I've now tried each of them 50:50
with Huehuetenango (mostly because I already had some roasted) and I liked
both combos - the Aged Sumatra gave the blend an almost buttery taste when I
pulled a double this morning.  I'm going to start experimenting a bit more
with both AS and MM now that I see the possibilities.

2) From: Thompson Owen
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My .02 cents: The Aged really benefit from longer resting times, and 
percentages 33% and below for espresso. Its a taste that everyone may 
not have, smokey, woody, and buttery as you found, but I really like 
it as a nice change from the ordinary. Its about as extreme and 
unique in character as using a potent Yemen in an espresso, and that 
is more often found in blends than the Aged ... but if people are 
tired of the sameold-sameold, Aged is great. BTW the Aged Sulawesi we 
have is milder than the full-bore Aged Sumatra. -Tom
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