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Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.
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#2101: Post by PBJ »

JavaMD wrote:Report on Klatch coffee Ethiopia Uraga Guji Anerobic Natural Gr1

Short version - don't buy it.

Long version -
Bought 10 pounds as was really looking forward to a berry filled Ethiopian Coffee.

Opened a 5# bag and was immediately met with aroma of ferment / vinegar / fruit. The first two overwhelmed the last.
I poured some out on a cafeteria tray to look and sort (I always sort just to make sure I don't get a rock in my grinder).

The green coffee was unlike anything I had seen before ... maybe closest to a "black honey" processed bean but they were basicly brown with some very pale looking beans scattered throughout.
The coffee had the appearance of being roasted to about 2 minutes into the Maillard reaction.

I sorted the beans ... few broken and shells ... rare insect damage ... some "burns" from the depulper...rare underripe green bean and some lighter pale beans that just looked different
here is a picture of the beans next to some typical ethiopian beans on a cafeteria tray.

Picture of normal Ethiopian Beans below with the Klatch Anerobic above on cafeteria tray
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What limited culling I did
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under black light
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I roasted 900 gms on my Mill City TJ North 1 kg propane roaster.
Dropped at usual temp and profile ... it retained a bit of heat and wouldn't drop temp after a rather high first crack temp and ended up dropping at a 411 deg F (high for me) with 16.8% development.
Maybe I marked first crack a bit late ... didn't hit second crack before dropping.

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Brewed a drip pot this am and my wife and I couln't finish the cup. very fermented tasting and frankly undrinkable.

Really hate to pan this bean and feel as if I really screwed things up to make it be so bad but No ... it is just a really bad bean. Would be interested if anyone got anything better.
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I wholeheartedly disagree with this. This bean is one of the most intensely fruity coffee's I have ever roasted. If you liked the Super Wush, you will love the Uraga Guji ASD. I charged 1134 grams (2.5 lb) at 385F with a "soak" of 1.5 minutes. Hit dry end at 4:48 and first crack at 8:10. Dropped at 9:30 with some snaps of first crack still apparent. I brewed a pot of drip on my Breville 24 hours after roasting. An absolutely heady aroma from the grinder and wet grounds made my mouth water. The cup was just as intense as the aroma.
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#2102: Post by GC7 »

Anyone interested in different varietals might want to take a look at this Guatemalan Laurina varietal from Finca El Socorro being offered by Roastmasters. Laurina has half to a third the amount of caffeine so you can drink more. "Cup Characteristics: Aromas of licorice, bittersweet chocolate, roasted almonds. Flavors Macadamia nut, pignoli, sugar cane, cinnamon toast. Lemony crisp acidity mixed with red apple. Silky texture. An unusual taste profile." Chert has said that the Brazil Daterra Masterpiece laurena offerings at auction went for a lot more $$$$$.

Finca El Socorro

https://www.roastmasters.com/socorro-laurina.html

They have a great reputation and success in the Cup of Excellence competitions. They offer Pacamara, Java and Bourbon varietals as well.

I bit for #5

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#2103: Post by TomC »

Royal's first Colombian Crown Jewel Gesha apparently. It reads nice and looks like the honey processing was carried out with a great deal of care and attention to details, but it's interesting that it's comprised of 25 small individual lots.

I'm a bit worn out on handling a distro of another green myself, but if someone was willing, I'd be happy to participate.

https://royalcoffee.com/product/3427097000010931170/
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#2104: Post by Boldjava »

TomC wrote:I'm a bit worn out on handling a distro of another green myself, but if someone was willing, I'd be happy to participate.
Saw it this afternoon and if I weren't headed to Arizona next Friday, I would grab it.
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#2105: Post by mgrayson »

The Captain's Coffee has Colombia Huila Aguazul Pink Bourbon back in stock.
My absolute favorite! So I grabbed another 10 lbs. (I roast only for myself ... the family gets Klatch :D )
https://thecaptainscoffee.com/collectio ... nk-bourbon

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#2106: Post by drgary »

Thanks for the heads-up, Matt! I just picked up 5 more lbs.
Gary
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#2107: Post by vecchi della seattle »

mgrayson wrote:The Captain's Coffee has Colombia Huila Aguazul Pink Bourbon back in stock.
My absolute favorite! So I grabbed another 10 lbs. (I roast only for myself ... the family gets Klatch :D )
https://thecaptainscoffee.com/collectio ... nk-bourbon
A buck less at Burman.

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#2108: Post by N6GQ » replying to vecchi della seattle »

Thanks! Just got some!
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#2109: Post by TomC »

Boldjava wrote:Saw it this afternoon and if I weren't headed to Arizona next Friday, I would grab it.
I'm kicking around the idea of driving over to Oakland tomorrow and if I do, I'll visit the Crown and see if they have either it or one of the new Juan Pena offerings available. I just chatted with Sandra, a coffee friend of mine who's now moved up to become of of Royal's green coffee buyers, and she said that one of Juan Pena's coffees is on bar for espresso there. Her and I and the whole Andytown Coffee clan go way back with Juan Pena's amazing coffee, back originally when our mutual local friend Dustin Demers was first bringing it in to the US.

Anyway, the description for one of the Juan Pena coffees is mixed up with another decaf Colombian, and Sandra mentioned they had some new website issues to resolve, so hopefully in a few days, the full description of the non-espresso Juan Pena gets posted, because it's probably amazing too. I'd want to get my hands on that and the Colombian Honey Geisha.

I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I doubt there'll be any roasted samples of the Colombian geisha available to buy a brewed cup of. I'll report back anyway.
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#2110: Post by GC7 »

TomC wrote: I just chatted with Sandra, a coffee friend of mine who's now moved up to become of of Royal's green coffee buyers, and she said that one of Juan Pena's coffees is on bar for espresso there. Her and I and the whole Andytown Coffee clan go way back with Juan Pena's amazing coffee, back originally when our mutual local friend Dustin Demers was first bringing it in to the US.
A small amount is here

https://thecaptainscoffee.com/collectio ... rel-typica

I'm betting it is a wild one.

and a bit cheaper

https://thecaptainscoffee.com/collectio ... isha-blend