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Great start to a Saturday Morning
Had a couple of coffees here at the house -- none roasted by me, this time. Which one to make for breakfast? hmm... How about ALL of them!

1. Ethiopian Natural Limu [Lot S019 from Nigusie Lemma Edeto Coffee Development]

2. Ethiopian Harrar 'Boldgrain'

3. Costa Rican SHB Naranjo Cattleya Especial

4. UNKNOWN ORIGIN -- appeared in a baggie on my desk at work "From Wayne". Roast Vienna+/French. Yikes!

Here we go!

I marked the bottoms of the glasses with a dry-erase. I thought the challenge would be distinguishing the Ethiopians.

1. Dry fragrance bespoke of delights to come. On the break and taste: Beautiful sweetness and florals -- berries o' plenty -- strawberries and blueberries -- light syrupy mouthfeel. I could never tire of this coffee!

2. Dry fragrance pleasing and full. On the break and taste: Much like you all found -- classic Harrar but subtle, if any, berry notes.

3. Dry fragrance not a powerful as the others. On the break and taste: Well balanced central American profile -- the acidity here is delightful, nuanced by not complicated. Finish lingers and remains balanced. Like the satisfaction after a nice visit with a dear friend.

4. WHOA! Dry fragrance (if you call it that)... acrid. sour. On the break and taste: immediately overpowering. Just like what fills your car when you drive by a house fire. Burnt everything -- plastics, wires, who knows what else.

That was fun! Just thought I'd share.


p.s. photo taken after crust and grounds removed from each cup -- it was WAY messier before.
DavidG attached the following image:

Edited by DavidG on 11/13/2010 11:53 AM
europiccola | yama + coryrod | chemex | AP | clever
wbp1 | wepp1 | bm/hg | co hybrid (still coming soon...)
the Limu I had a few weeks back was fantastic. I only wish I had,had more.
Sean Harrington
Hi David,
Is this the normal Saturday routine for you? Looking forward to further reports! Scott
John Despres
And after that, David finished the entire "Honey Do" list, including cleaning both the attic and the garage.

Sounds like fun!

Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
If only!

This past Saturday was 3 standard deviations from norm! The irony is that, in fact, the garage is packed to the gills (chest high) with stuff from our recent house move! None of my roasts were represented because my range hood and roast station are still packed away. My poor greens,,, they are aging away in the basement.

you guys are great!


europiccola | yama + coryrod | chemex | AP | clever
wbp1 | wepp1 | bm/hg | co hybrid (still coming soon...)
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