Not sure if I agree with that descriptor for the current (landed Dec10/Jan11) crop of SB. Perhaps its your roasting.Originally Posted by 2429342732777475460 link=1297861758/1#1 date=1297862189
Current crop SB has considerably more acid (quite high for an Indo) as it was prepared in a style to suit the North American market. Current SB has more intensity than you would normally find in an Indo and needs more careful consideration when blending, else it dominates (overpowers or works against) other feature beans in a blend.
Suggest matching the MM with a high-grown, hard bean from Central America to add sweetness then throw in a fruity Ethiopian to counter the pungent MM aromatics.