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    New roaster, wanting help making a blend

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi guys,

    I have these beans in differing quantities. I am using the baby roaster so from what I can gather need to do 200 gram roasts which would make it hardish to invent my own blend via cupping when I have only 500 grams of some beans (part of the starter pack). Beyond which I dont really trust my palate to be developed enough to get close to working out which goes with which. Plan is to roast separate and blend the beans post roast.

    I have:

    Ethiopian Limu 500gms

    Ethiopian Guna Limu 2.5kgs (have no idea if these are different the Limu was in the starter pack, bought the Guna in this months bean bay).
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    Peru ceja de Silva Estate 2.5kgs

    Brazil pulped natural 500gms

    Ugandan Maraba AA 500gms

    Guatemala Huehuetenango approx 6.5 kgs. (bought 7.5 have done a few roasts).

    Any suggestions for blends using these beans? I drink under milk. Dont mind a piccolo but havent found the taste for straight espresso/long blacks yet.

    Any suggestions for beans I need to do other or better blends?

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    Re: New roaster, wanting help making a blend

    Hi quom, the Peru and Limu would probably go well together.
    Best bet is to roast a few beans and try different combinations and let your palate decide what you like, thats the joy of home roasting--you make your own rules!! ;) ;) :) :)

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    Re: New roaster, wanting help making a blend

    Hi Quom, I am also quite new to roasting and blending.

    When I started I was worried about "making mistakes". Dont be too worried about trying different combinations - even if they dont turn out how you thought, it is not much of a loss.

    I drink expresso, so my likes may differ to yours. I think a great combo is South American base and a bit of African for funking it up. I use 70% Brazilian (or Peruvian) and 30% Ethiopian.

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    Re: New roaster, wanting help making a blend

    That mix used to work really well for me too alan. I dont like the ethiopians much by themself unless they have sat for at least a week. I much prefer to put them in a blend. Makes the brazil much bolder!!!! I used to do 100g ethiopian and 200g brazil when I was using a popper.

    I have found ethiopian a really good blender. The first batch i did I tried by itself a day or two later and almost tipped it down the sink. Thought to myself how am i gonna use 2.5kgs of this stuff. Thinking of buying some more now.

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    Re: New roaster, wanting help making a blend

    The Ethiopian beans sure add another dimension to blends. If considering the offerings Andy has, I like the viscosity Gambella adds to a blend. The Yirggie has a great flavour, actually drinking as SO at moment.
    Alan



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