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    Tapachula El Tacana

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    Apparently this is pretty easy to roast as my cupping experience pretty much matched Andys description...light body, low acidity, a very clean flavour with cocoa predominating.

    Next roast I will probably take it a touch slower and deeper (see roasting thread), but this batch is very enjoyable.

    Days 1-5 the flavour has been improving. It was always pleasant but today (day 5) has seen the richest cocoa.

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    Re: Tapachula El Tacana

    Just did a roast of this and is it only me or does this bean appear lighter in colour for the same stage of the roast? I took it into second crack just before rolling second and the beans appear as light as a typical african bean just before second crack hits.
    Also, dont know if my temp probe needs re-calibrating but first came at 190C as opposed to 201-205 for my other beans. Will be at least 5 days before I try it.

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    Re: Tapachula El Tacana

    Quote Originally Posted by 567D6F4C775D6B686A7D6B6B77180 link=1243546671/1#1 date=1243648685
    is it only me or does this bean appear lighter in colour for the same stage of the roast? *
    no...in my roasting thread I commented on the fact that I took this into SC and it still only came out at about CS9. *This is lighter than normal and Andy mentioned in Brown Bay that its the darkest roast he does so it might be worth taking further into SC. Im happy with the flavour now but will take is a little darker next time.

    let us know how you go in a few days.

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    Re: Tapachula El Tacana

    Just opened the bag 2 days post roast for a sniff and I struggled for a while to try and discern the smells I was getting... It was nothing like the smell of Ethiopians and Yemen beans Im used to... a bit similar to the Guatemalan Huehuetenango but more pronounced... Its a hazelnutty chocolate type of smell... very much like Bacio flavoured gelati... I wonder what its like in the cup but Im resisting the temptation to try them.

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    Re: Tapachula El Tacana

    Quote Originally Posted by 012A381B200A3C3F3D2A3C3C204F0 link=1243546671/3#3 date=1243809238
    similar to the Guatemalan Huehuetenango but more pronounced
    That ones hard enough to pronounce (couldnt help it).

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    Re: Tapachula El Tacana

    Couldnt wait for the weekend to try this so I made a latte out of this one today... Im not expecting this to be an accurate description of the taste because I made this one in the office where I keep my Carezza and Breville BCG450 grinder modded to grind finer which results in a bit of dust.
    Got a nice chocolatey flavour from this one but not anywhere near the same as the chocolate from the Yemen. Whilst the chocolate flavours from the Yemen is more like a spicy cherry liqueur dark chocolate, this one is more like a lighter nutty milk chocolate.... very much like the smell of Bacio gelati (chocolate hazelnut) or a ferrero rocher type chocolate. Mind you, I have my coffees with milk so.... In short... its nice!



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