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    Starting to Blend

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Roasted my first couple of intentional blends this week. *

    I had 250g of Sulawesi Torajah left and mixed it with 350g of PNG Kinjibi and roasted them together to just to the first snaps of SC.
    7 days later...a very nicely balanced blend. *Richer than the PNG on its own with more body and stronger choc flavours, but still a little fruit and mild acidity to cut through milk. *Very nice, but it was the end of my Torajah...

    Today I roasted 600g of Sumatra Blue into RSC and 600g of Harrar Longberry to just shy of SC. *Mixed and bagged and waiting...


    Currenty stash includes lots of Wahgi & Harrar Longberry; a couple kgs of Honduran, Nicaraguan Ramacafe, and Costa Rican Tarrazu, Yirg and maybe a bag or two of Sumatra Blue.

    Any thoughts on my blends or a good combo from my current stash? Not that Im adverse to suggestions for further purchases to complement the current lot.

    cheers,

    sd

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    Re: Starting to Blend

    Hey sd,

    Like your idea.

    What about a thread or sticky where us babies can post what we have on hand and the pros/old hands can steer us to the good blends?

    Chris

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    Re: Starting to Blend

    Hi sd and Chris, Ive found that the best way to get into blends is roast of few single origins and then post-roast blend them and give them the taste test, this way you can change the ratio of different origins until you get what you are looking for, its a great way to learn.
    When I do a 3 bean roast I generally use a Brazil/Colombian or central American as a base and then maybe some PNG/Sumatran and Ethiopian/Yemen to add some zip. Its all a learning curve, blends that I prefer may not be to others liking, just get in there and experiment, thats the wonderful thing about home roasting there are no hard and fast rules. Enjoy..............gm

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    Re: Starting to Blend

    Started drinking my mocha/java blend today (Ethiopian Dima/Sumatra Blue Lintong) 50/50. Rich fruity/choc, cut through milk to make an amazing rich flat white, good body and a lingering aftertaste. Your Sumatran/Harar should be similar Smokey, let us know how it goes in the cup.

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    Re: Starting to Blend

    Thanks for the thoughts. Greenman...nice write-up in beanscene. Im going to crack one of the bags of sumatran/harrar today. will let you know.
    I think my stash is in need of a good base bean...

    sd

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    Re: Starting to Blend


    Could we please embargo ANY comments regarding beanscene till Ive received MY copy?

    Thankyou. ;D


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    Re: Starting to Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C594E4E45464A452B0 link=1240024308/3#3 date=1240392416
    Started drinking my mocha/java blend today (Ethiopian Dima/Sumatra Blue Lintong) 50/50. *Rich fruity/choc, cut through milk to make an amazing rich flat white, good body and a lingering aftertaste. Your Sumatran/Harar should be similar Smokey, let us know how it goes in the cup.
    It was..."rich fruity/choc", full bodied, smooth with a lingering aftertaste. And that was only day 5. 460g left. I think I prefer this blend to either of them as a SO.

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    Re: Starting to Blend

    Sounds great, should only get better as the days go by!!

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    Re: Starting to Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A5F484843404C432D0 link=1240024308/2#2 date=1240106945
    Hi sd and Chris, Ive found that the best way to get into blends is roast of few single origins and then post-roast blend them and give them the taste test, this way you can change the ratio of different origins until you get what you are looking for, its a great way to learn.
    Top tip Greenman, Cheers :)

    Chris



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