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    Not an expert at roasting/cupping these (or any other beans for that matter), but have done 2 x 300g corretta roasts of Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade, each of which has been my favourite so far. The first came out darker CS10ish and after only 24hrs rest tasted terrible, very earthy, but after 3-4 days they smelt and tasted delicious, quite sweet after taste.
    The next batch i roasted lighter at cs8-9 ish, and these were even better. More acidic this time, Is it just me or do these have a citrus/lemon after taste (not unpleasent, for me anyway).

    All other beans i have roast (only 5-6 batches to date) have been consistent in colour. While these roast evenly, the crack/\/split bit of the bean (I dont know what its called) is yellow/white. When i bite the bean it is still dark inside. Should it be like this or am I doing something wrong. If I am, i may continue to do do it as these are amazing.

    Recommended all the way, and at this point in time there are still some available on Beanbay. Hope this becomes a regular. ::)

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    sounds like a bit of chaff stuck in the bean. Its not abnormal.

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    but it happens with every bean on two different roast profiles :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4B584141424B5D4C434C4E45482D0 link=1255081833/2#2 date=1255083675
    but it happens with every bean on two different roast profiles :-?
    Yep - the silverskin (which becomes chaff) starts off sort of "folded" inside the cleft of the green beans. It is normally released as the beans expand during roasting. But sometimes the beans cling on to it. For example, PNG Wahgi does this, in my experience. See pics of adzo64s roast of the PNG Wahgi here. Is that what youre experiencing?

    If so, its completely normal. Different bean structures will give different results.

    Feel free to post pics of your beans if youd like some more advice.

    Cheers
    Stuart.

    ps. the CS Usual Suspects will generally answer questions of this sort with "if it tastes good to YOU, then youre doing the right thing". Thats good advice - but dont let it stop you asking good questions like this!

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    yes thats exactly what im getting. thanks stuartgrant

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    Hey guys,
    Had my first ever popper roast with some of these. Did 3 batches of 100g, all turned out around C8 after a 16 minute roast.
    I have cupped this roast this morning after roasting on Saturday night, i.e 3 daysish, and I love it. I didnt taste any of the acidity that has been mentioned above, but had more of a delicious buttery after taste with a more nutty flavour at the start. What ever it was I like it and it has only been three days.

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    Hi Imani.

    Was this espresso? Milk based etc? Planning to roast some tomorrow and looking forward to this one.

    sd

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5646515A50555A6B445B5A40340 link=1255081833/5#5 date=1256002847
    Hey guys,
    Had my first ever popper roast with some of these. Did 3 batches of 100g, all turned out around C8 after a 16 minute roast.
    I have cupped this roast this morning after roasting on Saturday night, i.e 3 daysish, and I love it. I didnt taste any of the acidity that has been mentioned above, but had more of a delicious buttery after taste with a more nutty flavour at the start. What ever it was I like it and it has only been three days.
    likewise I have also found it very low in acid, with buttery caramal and nutty flavours. Throughly enjoyable as a contrast to fruity African and Indo coffees

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    Im glad everyone is enjoying it. I liked it too (errr, which is why it was here!)

    Quote Originally Posted by 67746D6D6E6771606F60626964010 link=1255081833/0#0 date=1255081833
    Hope this becomes a regular.
    Sadly I dont like your chances. It came from a small lot directly imported from an American broker, sampled, ordered and paid for way back in April/May and the rest of that crop would be well gone now.

    Enjoy it while its here though.
    8-)

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    Quote Originally Posted by 495755515F435E5F59513A0 link=1255081833/6#6 date=1256006066
    Hi Imani.

    Was this espresso? Milk based etc?
    It was stove top espresso. I am a purist so I dont do milk :P so it was black no added water, no adulterations, straight from the stove to tantalizing my taste-buds

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    I am a purist so I dont do milk

    or should that be:

    I dont do milk, so I am a purist

    Lindsay (the impurest, but not lactating)

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    I just cant get over this coffee. Its practically impossible to do a bad roast and it has a huge window of time where it is good to drink. So forgiving yet soo good.


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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    Can i ask a favour of someone, could you please check if there is any more of this in beanbay, im at work and the server blocks beanbay......i cant express how much this sux! I had a laugh

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    Quote Originally Posted by 1B1F392020253A2D224C0 link=1255081833/12#12 date=1264561323
    Can i ask a favour of someone, could you please check if there is any more of this in beanbay, im at work and the server blocks beanbay......i cant express how much this sux! I had a laugh
    All sold :(

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    Re: Bolivia Caranavi Organic Fairtrade

    Thanks chris.......stop teasing Muppet! :-[ ;D



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