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Thread: Aceh Danau Laut Tawar

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    Aceh Danau Laut Tawar

    Purchased 4 bags recently: Aceh Danau, Yirgacheff, Sulawesi and PNG Wahgi.

    The Aceh beans provide the richest flavour profile of the 4, tried pour over, wasn't great as the have more earthy notes, but milk based espresso these are amazing. Andy's comments on beanbay are apparent in the cup, rich, fruitcake and excellent in milk based (we use bonsoy).

    I'd highly recommend these, have used in some simple blends too (i usually have 3-4 different beans roasted at any one time, and will blend in the grinder hopper, awesome, our favorite bean so far. Have tried to roast per the beanbay suggestion, easy up front to equalise the roast across the different bean sizes, don't wait too long though to ramp the heat up as they do take a lot of heat to get moving. Roasting another batch tonight, not a bean we want to run out of.
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    Hi Janus,

    Do you mind sharing your approach/profile in roasting these? ie, bean temp, time to first crack, how long post first crack, second crack etc. It's an interesting bean to me as it seems to contain a lot of acids using my usual approach, much especially considering it is an Indon bean. I tried roasting these to 220C (my typical drop temp range is 205-215C), with 4:30(!!) post first crack time, and still got quite a bit of the brightness. Other beans would've been flat with this approach. Really unusual/interesting.
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    For those following the Aceh…

    This week's roast - the Aceh is the real winner this round. Holy Toledo, Batman!
    Thick, oily crema monster (out of the triple basket I poured around 70-80ml visually, with thick, meringue like crema, which settled to around a 25-30ml doppio) with lovely salted caramel toffee flavours, leathery aroma, heavy body but still really punchy acidity on the back of the throat. Very potent later in a flat white too, blended with a Panama/Guji blend. This bean is a real surprise!
    Guess I nailed the profile

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    We loved this bean early too, however have had mixed results more recently. Itís important to nail the roast thatís for sure!
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    Giving this a go in the Behmor - went with 420gm green, [1lb] [P2] [B] and stopped after 16:00 (4 min to go) - looks a bit patchy and dark, but will see how it ends up in the up in a few days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    For those following the Aceh…

    This week's roast - the Aceh is the real winner this round. Holy Toledo, Batman!
    Thick, oily crema monster (out of the triple basket I poured around 70-80ml visually, with thick, meringue like crema, which settled to around a 25-30ml doppio) with lovely salted caramel toffee flavours, leathery aroma, heavy body but still really punchy acidity on the back of the throat. Very potent later in a flat white too, blended with a Panama/Guji blend. This bean is a real surprise!
    Guess I nailed the profile

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    Thanks for the profile Matt. Finally got a ripper result out of this Aceh following your lead (my last attempt of the bag). The acidity in this bean was very rough and pointy using my usual approach (typically 10-12 min roasts) despite taken to rolling second crack. So a long dragged out roast (~16 min) into rolling second crack seems to be the key to mellow it down. Way darker than what I am used to but plenty of flavors came through - a smooth enjoyable cup finally, and goes well with milk. Still, some acidity is coming through believe it or not, it's insane. Most beans would have been burned beyond flat when roasted this way.
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    Champion!
    Glad you got a good result. You may find that if the profile is also roasting darker than you'd like, the longer roast could be offset by a slightly earlier drop – this is the tango we sometime need to dance!

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    So roasting in the Behmor on P2 B wasn't great, ended up with an OK result with 450gm [1lb] [P4] [D] and stopped with 3:00 to go on the clock. Nice roast but missing some of the nuances others are talking about so will keep playing around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug81 View Post
    So roasting in the Behmor on P2 B wasn't great, ended up with an OK result with 450gm [1lb] [P4] [D] and stopped with 3:00 to go on the clock. Nice roast but missing some of the nuances others are talking about so will keep playing around.
    Hi Doug, I use P3/C for Aceh and other Indonesian and PNG beans.
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