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    Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I roasted the Brazil into rolling second crack. The Harrar was pulled shy of SC and the Tanzanian went to the first snaps of SC.
    The blend is 1/3 of each (three 600g batches, blended and bagged post roast).

    Day 4 post roast is spectacular. Opening the bag brings a nutty aroma followed strongly by desiccated coconut. In the cup, a flat white displays the coconut accompanied by good body with smooth cocao flavour. Combined these resemble something like a Bounty chocolate bar.

    I have 1.5 kg in 6 bags and the initial plan to distribute 5 bags and keep only 1 has little hope of survival.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    I have all 3 of these beans
    Chocolaty bounty bars are Moorish

    I like the sound of a coffee fitting such a description

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    distribute to who?........ :)

    bounty bars are YUM!!

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Sounds like a good combo to me and something ill try.

    Which Brazilian did you use out of interest?

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Brazil pulped natural from bean bay. I wasnt expecting these flavours at all but its early days. it should be interesting to see what happens in the next few days.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    sounds yummy!

    Im going to give it a try with -
    Brasil Original Bourbon
    Tanzania Rononi faircrack
    Ethiopia Harrar Star


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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Ill be using...
    Brasil Datera sweet
    Zambian Terranova
    Ethiopian Harra long berry.

    Stay tuned for my results...maybe I had a laugh

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Quote Originally Posted by 3138233A313C34590 link=1265340351/5#5 date=1265504296
    Im going to give it a try with -
    Brasil Original Bourbon
    Tanzania Rononi faircrack
    Ethiopia Harrar Star
    This is what I roasted Sunday 7th, the same way Smokeydeck did ;) ;)

    Opened the bag tonight (5 days after)...
    WOW :) :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A3436323C203D3C3A32590 link=1265340351/0#0 date=1265340351
    In the cup, a flat white displays the coconut accompanied by good body with smooth cocao flavour.Combined these resemble something like a Bounty chocolate bar.
    Like what "Smokeydeck" said......yum :) :)

    Warren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 667D62617A7D66120 link=1265340351/7#7 date=1265970773
    Quote Originally Posted by 3138233A313C34590 link=1265340351/5#5 date=1265504296
    Im going to give it a try with -
    Brasil Original Bourbon
    Tanzania Rononi faircrack
    Ethiopia Harrar Star
    This is what I roasted Sunday 7th, the same way Smokeydeck did ;) ;)

    Opened the bag tonight (5 days after)...
    WOW :) :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A3436323C203D3C3A32590 link=1265340351/0#0 date=1265340351
    In the cup, a flat white displays the coconut accompanied by good body with smooth cocao flavour.Combined these resemble something like a Bounty chocolate bar.
    Like what "Smokeydeck" said......yum :) :)

    Warren.
    pretty much the same here. First shots pulled were at day 5 were tasty, but yesterday and today (days 7&8) I think its been even better.

    Good one smokeydeck!

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    glad others are enjoying the blend and variations of it. i wonder how caffeine dealers blend is working out...

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Caffeine Dealers version went pretty good actually! :)

    I roasted both the Brazilian and Ethiopian to just on the start of second crack. The Zambian i roasted to just after first crack.

    I deffinately got the cocoa aromas and on the palate but i missed out on the cocanut unfortunately.
    Interestingly though my blend displayed hints of fruit and nut bar. Choc from the brazil and fruit from the harrar. The Zambian added citrus spice aromas and it transfered into the cup.

    I accidently pulled the Zambian a little bit earlier than i had planned but it worked out very well i think. Much better than if it had been left longer...

    Note to all...dont take the Zambian too far as it looses its zambianess(?)

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E6779774D55120 link=1265340351/10#10 date=1266239511
    zambianess(?) *
    Zambianuity

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F4658566C74330 link=1265340351/10#10 date=1266239511
    zambianess(?)
    Quote Originally Posted by 555247515C4A6C020A0A0A330 link=1265340351/11#11 date=1266240834
    Zambianuity
    Zambience

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Quote Originally Posted by 3C362334343B2F295A0 link=1265340351/12#12 date=1266272479
    Caffeine Dealer wrote on Today at 00:11:
    zambianess(?)


    fatboy wrote on Today at 00:33:
    Zambianuity *
    Quote Originally Posted by 3C362334343B2F295A0 link=1265340351/12#12 date=1266272479
    Zambience
    I like Zambience the best

    Now a Question
    I have
    Brazil Alterosa
    Ethiopian Harrar

    :( No Tanzanian (thought I did)

    I do have as an alternative from the general area

    Ethiopian Gambala Natutals
    Ethiopian Kuza
    Ethiopian Limu
    Kenya Ritti
    Yemen Bani

    Who is going to pick the third part of the blend

    Will be roasting b/4 the weekend

    KK

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    I would go the limu, i find its got some similar attributes to the tanzanian bean ive got.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    I would go the limu, i find its got some similar attributes to the tanzanian bean ive got.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Ritti....if you can bring yourself to blend it.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Im with smokeydeck....id go with the Kenyan if it were me.

    As i dont have a lot of Kenyan and have not seen a lot around...possibly using the bean you most of?

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Ok I just did my version of this blend.

    Brazil Yellow Bourbon
    Ethopian Ghimbi
    Ethiopian Limmu

    1 - I have the Brazil.
    2 - Andys remarks about the Ghimbi being like the Harrar I used that.
    3 - On the advice from above about what was closest to the Tanzanian I used the Limmu, I might have got it wrong and the Limu is different to the Limmu?

    My OH did new mods to the popper, Im getting a lot more heat than before, Im still getting used to it so my roasts have only been between 4 and 8 minutes, getting temperatures of between 190 and 230.

    Anyway...

    I definitely get a chocolate tone, its very smooth, there is something else there but I cant place the taste at present.

    This lot will last a while so I will get a chance to taste it way into next week and hoping that the short roast times havent messed it up too much.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    To add to the above, really strange, I get almost an almond taste and when I added a little amount of sugar to see what would happen I get something akin to marzipan, I think, could be completely off the ball though :D remember Im only new to this...

    I dont use sugar often and Ive found quite often it makes the coffee taste horrible anyway but in this case it bought something else out.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Ok more to the above, forget it I had a laugh Ive got to try something different, the older its getting the worse it tastes giggled like a schoolgirl. I have no idea how to repeat that first taste, never got it again and I dont like the taste Im getting. ;D

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    I tried this blend two weeks ago,
    I used Brazil, Ethio Harra, Tanzanian "K".
    Comes out good chocolate flavour and strong body.
    I did not get the coconut tho.
    I will try this weekend again, and I may pull out the Tanz a bit earlier after first crack.

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Fired up the Torre and roasted a four bean pre-blend on Sunday--
    600g Harrar Star Dble Sort
    400g Costa Rica Cafetelaire Herbazu
    400g Sumatran Mandelheng
    400g Brazil Yellow Bourbon
    first crack at 13mins, stopped roast at 16min at around CS7--aroma coming off the beans in the cooler was sooooo good!
    this morning I tried as espesso, it was very dry with intense citrus/fruit acidity, not very enjoyable :-/
    but as a long black it produced a lovely creamy mouthfeel, good body with fruit and choc, very smooth, will rest a few more days and then try it in milk ;) :)

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    Re: Brazil, Tanzanian, Harrar

    Ho Ho Harar

    50% brazil naturals
    25% tanzanian Kyaurinde
    25% long berry harar

    All roasted just before sc.
    Pours well and tastes great.

    Highly recommended

    Merry Xmas
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