Quality Robusta Greens Alert

Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.
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yakster
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#1: Post by yakster »

I really enjoyed the Rwanda Gikongoro Robusta that a friend sent me that he got from Sweet Maria's a while ago. Malty and tasted great as straight espresso as well as blended.

I'm starting this thread in hopes that there's other quality green Robusta out there. Chromatic Coffee is declaring 2020 the year of Robusta and I'm willing to go there.

Anyone have any leads for good Robusta greens?
-Chris

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yakster wrote:... Chromatic Coffee is declaring 2020 the year of Robusta and I'm willing to go there.

Anyone have any leads for good Robusta greens?
No, though I am not looking for them based on previous hunts and finding them foam addition in espresso blends at best. Indian robustas were the best I have found in palate acceptance and quality, Chris.

Declaring 2020 the year of the robusta strikes my ear and brain as "look out, arabica growing diminishing because of climate -- get used to it." Propaganda.
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#3: Post by yakster »

Paradise has the 2nd place winner of Ecuador's 2019 Taza Torada Robusta, but it's a bit steep.

Caramel, tamarind, cacao, banana, dried berries, Jalapeño; a very creamy, chardonnay-like mouthfeel.
-Chris

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Jalapeño, $17/lb robusta. You first.
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