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    This might be a newbie kind of question but i was wondering can you make blends if you mix two different single origin coffee beans? or does it have to be done before they are roasted? :-?

    I have some fresh roasted gautemalan beans and some kenya beans.

    Was running low on gautemalan beans so added some kenya beans this morning to the grinder and the result was a very nice sweet tasting coffee with medium strength.

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    Re: making blends..

    Quote Originally Posted by 7679626E76737661170 link=1264465990/0#0 date=1264465990
    This might be a newbie kind of question but i was wondering can you make blends if you mix two different single origin coffee beans? or does it have to be done before they are roasted? :-?

    I have some fresh roasted gautemalan beans and some kenya beans.

    Was running low on gautemalan beans so added some kenya beans this morning to the grinder and the result was a very nice sweet tasting coffee with medium strength.
    Hi anu,

    The answer will be in the cup ;)

    Have a crack and see how you go!

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    Hey anu,

    You can do whatever you want as chris said!, a lot of people roast the SOs separately and then combine them in different ratios and roast depths, eg some beans will bring out great caramel when roasted darker yet have beautiful floral notes when roasted light, combining the best of what you have is the trick, roast times also vary with different beans which will also force you to roast first then blend, i personally have just discovered a great blend that can be roasted after blending, which for me is perfect........ ;)

    have fun anu!

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    With all respect to you two (very experienced) roasters. The idea of "just do whatever" and "if you like it, all well and good" doesnt sit well with me.

    I know ultimately it comes down to what you personally enjoy drinking. However, I dont believe that good coffee is just personal opinion. There are some things to be aiming for and factors that knowledgable coffee people agree makes good coffee.

    if youre new to blending it helps to have some structure and parameters to work within. As you get more experienced, you can bend "the rules" and experiment more to refine things to your personal taste.

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    Hi jb....

    I take it you have read Stuarts excellent response in your other thread here... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1264483253/0#1

    Mal.

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    I once experimented on that before and I used three coffee beans.. I thought of that because I read that coffee blending is a science of flavors and thats right... Ive created a unique coffee flavor that I think no one can ever copy - because Ive forgotten how I did it.. lols.. * :D

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    Re: making blends..

    Quote Originally Posted by 0301170C061B5353620 link=1264465990/5#5 date=1266594668
    I once experimented on that before and I used three coffee beans.. I thought of that because I read that coffee blending is a science of flavors and thats right... Ive created a unique coffee flavor that I think no one can ever copy - because Ive forgotten how I did it.. lols.. * :D

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    Arthur I discovered this blog recently, have added link to an interesting read on creating an espresso blend:--

    http://www.hasblog.co.uk/how-to-make-an-espresso-blend





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