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    Malawi Mzuzu+Indian Mysore

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Roasted 55% Mysore and 45% Malawi Mzuzu and 5 days after roast, Rich thick dark brown crema, excellent body earthy with good cocoa aftertaste and there is a slightly floral (pleasant) taste at the front of the mouth. I do not have a trained palate so I have trouble identifying the nuances some of the Snobs can.

    All and all a very good blend for milk based drinks. Discovered accidentally when I found I only had 300gms of Indian Mysore so I made up the rest of the roast with some Mzuzu. It looks an uneven roast but took it just into Second Crack at about 16 minutes. Some of the beans (about 10%) looked about CS 7-8 and then onwards to CS 10.

    I am now out of the Mysore :(

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    Re: Malawi Mzuzu+Indian Mysore


    Yes the Mysore is a great body low acid base to a blend and the Malawi Mzuzu is a ripper, the floral sweet cirtus I expect is what you detected.

    This week I asked the broker if he can get any more of the Mzuzu and very sadly the answer was no.
    :(
    ...so I suggest you be selfish with what you have and dont share it.

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    Re: Malawi Mzuzu+Indian Mysore

    I only have 1kg left but I will use it sparingly. Any hope of Mysore making another appearance as my partner is looking for more of the same in this blend. :)

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    Re: Malawi Mzuzu+Indian Mysore

    I havent tried the Malawi Mzuzu, but it does sounds reminiscent of an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (floral/citrus notes). This could be an alternative for your blend, Stan?

    While were at it, India Tiger Mountain sound like a possible substitute for the Mysore Nuggets...? I loved the Mysore I got in my starter pack - just got some Tiger Mtn so Im hoping theres some similarity (apart from in their descriptions...).

    Cheers
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    Re: Malawi Mzuzu+Indian Mysore

    I have had trouble with Yirg. My first roast with it was excellent after about 5 days but the second roast I went a slight bit darker and the flavours it gave were not very pleasant. I am not sure that roasting it my Mysore would work as Mysore is in my opinion best at about CS 10 whereas Yirg to me is best about CS 8. I havent got much Yirg left either so I will probably keep it as Single origin roasted to CS 8.

    The Mzuzu to me has a more earthy flavour to Yirg which to me appears to be brighter and more complex. Mzuzu is better with milk based drinks as well due to the stronger cocoa flavours from the darker roast. It will be a definite addition to my stash should more become available. It is easy to roast and it can stand alone as a single origin cup.

    I cant speak about the India Tiger Mountain as the budget ran out with only 4 of the 6 selections available this time. I will be looking for it as well in future Bean bays. (I hope the budget gets bigger) 8-)

    Unfortunately I am out of the Indian Mysore :( and will definitely be looking for it in future Beanbays. :-/

    Stan

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    Re: Malawi Mzuzu+Indian Mysore

    Hi Stan,

    Yes, I forgot you were pre-roast blending. Weve only ever roasted SOs but with one Corretto between three roasters (feeding two households full of coffee lovers), we dont have the problem of too much coffee when post-roast blending!

    The Mzuzu sounds very interesting. I seem to remember wanting to get some back in June (I think it was?) but by the time Id got my PNG Wahgi it was all gone :(. But what am I whingeing about; we have 45kg of prime greens under the house!


    About the Yirg. While I agree that its "best" (in terms of emphasising Yirg-ness) at about CS8-9, my favourite roast of our Yirg has been when we took it deep into second crack... I can hear people grinding their teeth and yelling "sacrilege!" as I type, but speak to the taste-buds, dude; it was great! FYI, the roast was quick to FC @ 9:45min, then nice and slow to SC @ 17:35, pulling the beans at rolling SC @ 20min. It was CS11 - though it didnt get oily until a couple of days later. Believe it or not, there was plenty of fruitiness left in the bean (which I attribute to the fast ramp to FC), as well as loads of sweet chocolate and smokey caramel. Yum.

    Since Ive got some India Tiger Mountain and Yirg left, Im going to give it a try! Maybe even as a pre-roast blend to ~CS10...

    Cheers,
    Stuart.

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    Re: Malawi Mzuzu+Indian Mysore

    Stuart

    Have fun, as I said, at CS 8 it was fine but still not really to my tastes as I do like the darker roasts. Coffee is an individual taste sensation and if you dont try something different to the next person you will never learn what is good for you. I think that if CS 11 is to your taste then go for it [smiley=thumbup.gif] I will not be roasting any Yirg for a while as I have some new beans to try. I just roast for the wife and myself (my friends havent got the courage to try my roasts yet - Wimps [smiley=cheesy.gif]).

    I will be roasting some Ethiopian Gambella this afternoon.

    Stan



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