For those that love fruit bomb natural Ethiopian... - Page 2

Discuss flavors, brew temperatures, blending, and cupping notes.
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spressomon

Postby spressomon » Mar 18, 2019, 11:39 am

^ Yes, its a fine line between the two. But when its done right...
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spressomon

Postby spressomon » Mar 22, 2019, 12:39 pm

Pulled one shot this morning at 3-1/2/4 days post roast and I taste potential! Fruit and sweetness is there but behind a cloak of grassiness, etc., and all things too soon tasting. Looking forward to tasting at 10+ days post roast. More to follow.
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lfholland

Postby lfholland » Mar 25, 2019, 6:20 pm

I picked up a bag of this stuff (roasted on 3/19) and pulled my first two shots today.

18 grams in 18 g VST basket with the temp set at 204. Stopped the second shot around 28 grams and ~35 seconds.

I had the grind a little too fine especially for the first shot, but even it had strong blueberry jam flavors. The second shot was even better and had a great creamy mouthfeel in addition to the blueberry. Will probably try to grind a little coarser tomorrow to try to get rid of the slight sour undertones.

What parameters are you using?

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spressomon

Postby spressomon » Mar 25, 2019, 11:02 pm

^ 18g dose into 20g VST basket (with longer pre-brew it needs considerable space above the puck to expand), 199° (Slayer displayed temp), 20-second pre-brew, 30-32g espresso over 37-39 seconds brew mode. Today's shots were at 7-days post roast (my 5# bag was roasted on 3/18) and each day older the results are getting more: Fruity, sweet and delicious. And yes, the mouthfeel is syrupy/thick using the above brew perimeters.

I'm getting brown sugar, same blueberry/blackberry jam, milk chocolate and some tasty warm baking spice I can't seem to describe/put words to.

I love it and think its a bargain!
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mdmvrockford

Postby mdmvrockford » Mar 26, 2019, 7:48 am

spressomon wrote:They just posted limited availability today on IG. I ordered 5#...and given what I've tasted from Keith & Jen at Northbound Coffee Roasters (Shasta, CA) before for all things fruit bomb natural Ethiopians it should be a winner...and a relative bargain.

https://northboundcoffee.com/store/#!/E ... ory=720650

Thanks for the heads up!!
LMWDP #568

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spressomon

Postby spressomon » Mar 27, 2019, 10:07 am

Ok, curious to hear from others but the peak of flavor seems to be at 6-8 days post roast. This morning, at 9-days, sweet jammy-ness and overall depth of flavor & various profiles have fallen off considerably...
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Radio.YYZ

Postby Radio.YYZ » Mar 27, 2019, 1:36 pm

spressomon wrote:They just posted limited availability today on IG. I ordered 5#...and given what I've tasted from Keith & Jen at Northbound Coffee Roasters (Shasta, CA) before for all things fruit bomb natural Ethiopians it should be a winner...and a relative bargain.

https://northboundcoffee.com/store/#!/E ... ory=720650


I am using the Yirgacheffe Worka here in toronto and its not as fruit forward as the sidam ardi i have had but its pretty well balanced. The green beans just smelt like honey berry jam. Roasted to light-medium its heavy body, honey, malt, blueberry, raspberry. Very tasty.

spressomon wrote:Ok, curious to hear from others but the peak of flavor seems to be at 6-8 days post roast. This morning, at 9-days, sweet jammy-ness and overall depth of flavor & various profiles have fallen off considerably...


It's true almost all coffees that have a fruit forward flavour profile drop off their flavour after a week or so.

I have tried freezing the beans which accelerates the flavour profile drop, i am testing out vacuum sealing them. I am at day 7 post roast, with 2-3 days without vacuum sealing and currently all of it is vacuum sealed. I will report back if i can prolong the flavour profile.
Good Coffee: Technique/Knowledge > Grinder > Beans > Water > Machine

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spressomon

Postby spressomon » Mar 28, 2019, 10:26 am

So, this morning at 10-days post roast, I upped the dose to 19.5g, coarsened the grind a bit (from 2.5 to 3.0 on my Monolith Flat; 350rpm) and shortened the pre-brew to 15-seconds with all machine settings the same. 30g shot weight over about 42-seconds and although the intensity of the flavors isn't where it was at peak its certainly nice...and worthy.
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clc12rock

Postby clc12rock » Mar 28, 2019, 1:50 pm

Nice, just ordered some. Thanks for the heads up! I love fruity Ethiopians.

gr2020

Postby gr2020 » Mar 28, 2019, 6:52 pm

Just got some in, roasted 3/25, will try it tomorrow or Saturday...

I love how it says "fair warning: fruit bomb!" on the label!