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    Sumatra Lintong Blue

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    Theres a bit of a discussion for this bean in the home roasting section, but thought Id start one here.

    Roasted 500g to the first snaps of SC at around 17min. About CS9 (8-10 in spread as it roasts a little uneven).

    Left to rest for 1 week (I had a cold so it was easier to wait...I go off coffee when Im sick, its a good indicator that the world is not right).

    and WOW...can I use the word "buttery" for mouthfeel, rich dark cocoa and little acidity. very smooth. 400g of brown left and 4.5kg of green. happy days.

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    p.s. still waiting for more Waghi AA 8-)

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    ...a little uneven? A LOT uneven. It looks like a 3 bean blend at different roast depths but I agree, its great coffee.

    When we did the samples of this one I nearly didnt bother trying it after roasting as it was just too uneven but if there is one thing I have learnt over the years it is to taste it before rejecting it and Im glad I did.
    :)

    Good enough that I bought a bag for the Snobbery too. Same motley roast but great in the cup.

    PS: stop nagging about the Wahgi of Ill tell you how much I have in hte Snobbery stash.
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    (we have some Wahgi on the way but the Christmas shutdown at the ports and brokers will mean that it will slip till Feb I think.)

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Yeah...very uneven. Ill stop with the Waghi and wait patiently till February.

    cheers Andy.

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Is everyone on holidays? Its very quiet in here. I expect its because there was no December auction. Anyway, happy 2009 everyone!

    Just roasted some of these and they smell wonderful. Has anyone got any more thoughts to add to this thread? Roasting ideas? Cupping notes?

    I roasted the first batch fairly light - CS8/9 and will wait to taste before doing some more.

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    I did mine to just before second crack. *I jast had my first, with a little milk. *it made me feel like I was drinking a hot chocolate - I make my 2 year old daughter hot chocolates with teh one on beanbay (african) with half hot water, half cold milk, and it really did taste quite similar. *I cant put a term to it, but aftertaste I got sort of an overly thick feeling in back of my mouth. *Not what I would call heavy body, it was a sort of sticky thick (if that makes sense - maybe someone else gan give me a good term for what i am trying to describe!).

    I gave my partner a sip - and she really didnt want to give it back!

    Damian.

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    After a search on the net, I think this is what many people would call syrupy! This coffee really is quite different to most I have tried - I think it starts off quite like a brazilian (choc, light, simple,smooth), and then the sticky/syrupy body (which I have never had like this before) seemed to come to me more as an aftertaste. I have often seen the term viscosity used to describe coffees, but until this coffee, I never really understood what this means.

    Give it a try!

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    and then I saw this comment from Andy earlier!

    If I had to pick one "newbie roaster" from the list I might head to "Brazil Bourbon Bold" not becasue its an amazing coffee but it is easy to get a good result. Roasting for impact? Then try the Sumatra Blue Lintong, its the other end of the scale to the Brazil in the cup... HUGE.

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Im glad its not just me and my roaster that is getting an uneven roast.
    This is one of the first beans I have got that roast like this - so uneven, and with very little chaff I was sure I was doing something wrong. Also the beans look quite dry as they are roasting, its definitely a whole new experience for me.
    The end result, though, is fantastic, I do find the roast evens up a lot by the time I stop the roast - at the start of RSC.
    Definitely syrupy.

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    Ive had a few cups of this today (one wasnt enough). Its wonderful as a milk drink and Im very happy to have roasted fairly light - to just the first couple of crackles of second crack. Will try another batch a tad longer but suspect the lighter roast will be the go.

    Im going to also try it as a blend some time, just need to think about what it would go best with.

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E616B760F0 link=1229135614/1#1 date=1229137022
    ...a little uneven?A LOT uneven.It looks like a 3 bean blend at different roast depths but I agree, its great coffee.
    Only just found this thread. I roasted my first batch of this about a week ago. Couldnt believe how uneven it looked. I thought Id screwed up the roast, which for me would be nothing out of the ordinary ::)
    Anyway Ive had my first 2 shots from it today and I reckon its the best tasting coffee Ive had for a cuppla months!

    So it looks like I wont be too concerned if every batch I roast is all over the shop :)

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    My first roast of this is 9 days old now. I always roast just into 2nd crack. With my 90 gm popper roasts, thats where I hear a crackle then maybe after a minute I get 2 crackles in a row and out she goes. My 25 year old black and decker popper seems to be a bit weaker than the new ones. Most of my roasts go to 7-8 minutes on a 20-25 degree morning.

    Even done in my popper, this is an amazing coffee. I am unable to describe it in the proper CS terms but it is full bodied, a nice rounded flavor, not bitter and definitely always temps you to have that extra cup! :) I drink it as a latte. Im very glad Ive got most of my 2.5 Kgs left.

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    Yeah, very uneven.. I roasted 1300g of this at once on the weekend, as I was trying to put the corretto to the max to see how much I could do at once. It was a little too much as some overflowed from the bowl. Looking at it, I thought that Id just wasted a heap of good coffee, but from the sounds of it, it might still be awesome!

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Thats a big batch Humphrey, the biggest Ive done is 800g and I considered that a little too much for my breville, the roast was ok but a little uneven. Ive settled on 600g roasts as this gives me 500g that fit nicely in a 500g one-way valve bag. 300g batches fly all over the place and half the beans end up on the floor!! ;D ;D
    I picked up my Sumatran on Saturday at caffeinfreaks, will get them in Corretto soon....................

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    My roasted sample of these beans arrived today and the couple of shots Ive pulled using my 0480/6910 combo have been excellent. *I dont have a highly refined coffee palate yet but I know what I like and Im sure this bean will feature in future orders. *I certainly noticed the absence of bitterness and would also describe it as smooth.

    In a word: Yum! *:P

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Freak !! Just had a pour over (20 hours post roast). I even tried adding milk and sugar, but this animal could not be tamed. Not complaining just waiting impatiently for the smoke to settle ;D

    CB

    Keep ya posted ;)

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F4849574243481C1F1C2D0 link=1229135614/14#14 date=1241918490
    Freak !! Just had a pour over (20 hours post roast). I even tried adding milk and sugar, but this animal could not be tamed. Not complaining just waiting impatiently for the smoke to settle *;D

    CB

    Keep ya posted *;)

    Try mixing it with some 10 + day old Kenya Ritti or Yemen Bani Ismail

    Im in heaven

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Ive been using it in a blend--El Salvador, Blue Lintong and Ethiopian Yirgachef, comes up a treat. 50/30/20

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    50/50

    Yemen Bani and Blue Linton

    8 days Post Roast

    Pour over = Its one of those coffee tasting coffees A+

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    A blend I have found irresistible
    70% Ethiopian Gambella Naturals
    30% Sumatra Blue Lintong

    Thread is here
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1235391263/13#top

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    Re: Sumatra Lintong Blue

    Nice one KK, funny thing is I have those 2 monsters :D



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