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    Colombian Volcan Galeras Especial

    Have done a couple of roasts of the Colombian Volcan Galeras Especial, the last roast was roasted for mainly filter taken to a very vigorous rolling first crack and then cooled. Yesterday I pulled a lungo long black on the Profitec and after cooling a little it had a sparkling fruity aciity, velvety mouthfeel and a rich chocolate finish leaving a huge smile on my face.
    A beautifully graded bean and roasts up a treat.
    Filter brews have been most pleasing as well!!!!
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    Thanks for the info, sounds like I need to be getting some on my next order. I was looking for a new bean to try.

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    You are right Greenman, the Especial is a ripper.

    The only thing missing from your (excellent) review was that it "tastes like coffee"
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    We all get hung-up on some of the weird and wonderful flavours you can extract from a bean but sometimes you just want your coffee to taste like coffee and this does it in spades. Bold enough to pull through milk and as mentioned a great velvet mouthfeel really makes this one a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    Have done a couple of roasts of the Colombian Volcan Galeras Especial, the last roast was roasted for mainly filter taken to a very vigorous rolling first crack and then cooled. Yesterday I pulled a lungo long black on the Profitec and after cooling a little it had a sparkling fruity aciity, velvety mouthfeel and a rich chocolate finish leaving a huge smile on my face.
    A beautifully graded bean and roasts up a treat.
    Filter brews have been most pleasing as well!!!!
    Sounds delish! I believe that's the one drink I've never ventured into, the lungo! And wow I'm surprised your getting great results from using a filter roast as a lungo, that's really cool, I'll have to give that a crack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    You are right Greenman, the Especial is a ripper.

    The only thing missing from your (excellent) review was that it "tastes like coffee"
    :-)
    We all get hung-up on some of the weird and wonderful flavours you can extract from a bean but sometimes you just want your coffee to taste like coffee and this does it in spades. Bold enough to pull through milk and as mentioned a great velvet mouthfeel really makes this one a winner.
    Love this comment Andy "tastes like coffee"

    We sometimes lose our way with our quest for aromatic nuances that seem to reflect everything other than coffee, not suggesting people are not able to pick these aroma's up, and if that's your thing fine, I've always felt coffee should taste like coffee, I'm not one of them that attempt to deconstruct beverages looking to discover mango or blue vein cheese in the cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Sounds delish! I believe that's the one drink I've never ventured into, the lungo! And wow I'm surprised your getting great results from using a filter roast as a lungo, that's really cool, I'll have to give that a crack!
    The Lungo is my drink of choice Simon, 18 grams of ground coffee in, approx 90 mls of coffee out in approx 30 seconds, very satisfying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    The Lungo is my drink of choice Simon, 18 grams of ground coffee in, approx 90 mls of coffee out in approx 30 seconds, very satisfying.
    Ah nice.. Yeah have toyed with the idea (making it sound like a major life decision XD), but am sure only certain coffees it might suit so as to avoid overextraction, but dagnabbit let's go crazy and try it hehe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Ah nice.. Yeah have toyed with the idea (making it sound like a major life decision XD), but am sure only certain coffees it might suit so as to avoid overextraction, but dagnabbit let's go crazy and try it hehe!
    Time to live life on the wild side!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Ah nice.. Yeah have toyed with the idea (making it sound like a major life decision XD), but am sure only certain coffees it might suit so as to avoid overextraction, but dagnabbit let's go crazy and try it hehe!
    18 grams > 90 mls > 30 seconds = no over extraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    The only thing missing from your (excellent) review was that it "tastes like coffee"
    :-)
    We all get hung-up on some of the weird and wonderful flavours you can extract from a bean but sometimes you just want your coffee to taste like coffee and this does it in spades.
    Damn, I thought it was just me.

    This tastes like the smell from my parents' Carte Noire promised it would when we opened the packet (instead of the bitter stale drink that resulted). It's like the steak of coffees. I think of it as my "base bean" after the various extremes of Sidamo fruit, Turquino dry smoke, Costa Rica Geisha wine etc.

    FWIW, for the beginner roasters like me reading this, having almost finished my bag: I find it worth roasting this one a bit more, so the caramelisation progresses further.

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    "the steak of coffees" is marginally better than "blue vein" although I have had something close to the later on a funky Indo cupping table once (shudder).

    The Volcan Galeras really does stand tall in just about any coffee based drink, bold without being bitter and yes, taken darker it's still a winner.

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