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    My 1st blend

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    Hmmm~~I blended 40% of Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu with 60% Brazil Bourbon this morning. The spicy taste of the Costa Rica disappear:( strange!!!! But the blend is very clean, low in body, very gentle & smooth in acidity with a light chocolate finish. It lingers for quite a while :). It can JUST cut through the milk in milk base coffee. Any idea how to increase the spicy taste in the blend?

    Roasting profile: I roasted the Costa Rica into CS9 (can just heard the first snip of the SC and dump the roast and cool). Brazil Bourbon roasted just be4 the SC and cool (CS9). *

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    ...with a splash of monsooned malabar maybe?

    Depends on what other beans you have, have a look through your previous roasting notes for some clues but remember that some stange things happen when you blend... results can be weird.

    You just have to do it, try it, do it again.

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    Re: My 1st blend

    How about a splash of a good PNG?

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    Hmm~~let me try something else next time. Maybe 60% Costa Rica and 40% Brazil

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    Youre going to have a really high acid blend with 60% costa

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    haha~~ure right David. Ive already tried that today. Very sour instead (too sour) ;D. Not my liking!

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    Gday Tony,

    A word to the wise mate.... When you first start out blending, its best to roast each bean origin separately, cup them over a period of days to get an idea of when their flavour peaks so that you can stagger the roast times to suit in the future. Keep the beans bagged separately until theyre ready to drink and then blend in very small batches, even down to a cup at a time, and vary the blend ratios until you find something that really sets your palate alight. Make a note of the proportions of each bean type so that you will be able to replicate the blend in larger batch sizes in the future.

    Where you have beans that "mature" at similar rates, you may be able to pre-blend these as green providing they have similar roast profiles otherwise, youre going to have to stick with S.O. roast batches. Anyway mate, its all good fun and you learn a hell of a lot along the way. All the best mate :)

    Mal.

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    Thx for yr comment Mal. Ill keep trying



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