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    Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

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    I gotta say, I really like this bean. Very easy, even roast. Really nice taste, both as an espresso and in milk. A definite single origin for me.

    Roasted it to just short of second crack (11 min to FC, 17 min to nearly SC). Fairly chaffy. Just done my second 500g batch, will let it rest about at least a week.

    Congrats to all involved in the Rononi bean production and processing [smiley=thumbsup.gif], and thanks Andy for getting it in for us. It was a great idea to limit supply to one 2.5 kg bag per snob, so that it gets shared around (but I wish I had some more :().

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    I agree Greg... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    A beautiful bean and already another bean to add to my list of favourites. The list is getting quite long... ;)

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Quote Originally Posted by 794C5B5974693E0 link=1262568366/0#0 date=1262568366
    Roasted it to just short of second crack (11 min to first crack, 17 min to nearly SC). Fairly chaffy. *
    Yep.. Found the same... *Actually the only bean to date that I have had some chaff be carried over to my cooler..

    I think they got to about day 4 or 5 and then it all went... in the next two days... *Must be me, but still like my PNG AA or it is the way I am roasting... *Will need to give them a second go and pull right at the start of SC.. * Due to the method I follow, I usually get to dump to teh cooler about 20 or 30 sec into SC..



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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Quote Originally Posted by 172235371A07500 link=1262568366/0#0 date=1262568366

    Just done my second 500g batch, will let it rest about at least a week.
    Quote Originally Posted by 113E3735221D313E3137353D353E24500 link=1262568366/2#2 date=1262602279

    I think they got to about day 4 or 5 and then it all went...
    Roasted this a week or 2 ago, started at day 4 and found after day 7/8 was a huge improvement. Not all Africans are the same. This one needs at least 7 days.

    After 7 days, amazing :)

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Got my bag of this today from Andy in Melbourne, did a roast of it a few minutes ago in the popper army

    Like everyone has said a *lot* of chaff, most ive seen on any bean so far

    Noticed though that the popper seemed to struggle to agitate these as well as other beans ive roasted, possibly due to the smaller size of the bean, subsequently ended up with an inconsistent roast with the odd bean at cs7-8 and the bulk of the roast around cs10

    Whats a pointer to use when roasting this bean, should I use a smaller batch size or try and lengthen the roast time a bit?

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Well ive got anxious to try my strange roast of Rononi, was quite full as its had only 24 hours to rest, but a very sweet taste overall I found, overall a nicely rounded SO even if the roast wasnt perfect

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Ive had it in the grinder for the past few days, just keeps getting better each day (now at day 6 post roast) - even it keeps improving at this rate I may never blend again! :P

    Actually reminds me a little of the Kenyan Rititi I also loved - good caramel/chocolate finish!

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Roasted and drunk 2 lots of 200g, both roasted to ~CS9. In the first week, just another cup of Andys coffee (which is of course a rather good standard, but Im getting harder to excite!). By the 7th day it had changed, and at 2 weeks it was really wonderful..., just as I was running out, sigh.

    I wont touch the next batch for at least a week to 10 days.

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Due to an over supply of roasted beans I still have a little of this at 4 weeks post roast from Andy. Stil producing good Crema and I reckon it is still holding up well. Might have been a little sweeter at week 2-3 but a really good bean into week 4.

    For those with Green might be worth trying some comparison resting do 2 batches 2 weeks apart and then wait another week (if you can ;) ) but it seems a little longer rest works well with this one.

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Quote Originally Posted by 64636768606A7F6F6861060 link=1262568366/8#8 date=1269038929
    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack
    Reply #8 - Today at 10:43:49 Mark & Quote Quote
    Due to an over supply of roasted beans I still have a little of this at 4 weeks post roast from Andy. Stil producing good Crema and I reckon it is still holding up well. Might have been a little sweeter at week 2-3 but a really good bean into week 4.

    For those with Green might be worth trying some comparison resting do 2 batches 2 weeks apart and then wait another week (if you canWink ) but it seems a little longer rest works well with this one.
    I found that to be the same for me I thought it to be very ordinary in the early days but improved to be a very nice drop when left to rest longer :P

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Only tried the bean from Andy roasted which was very impressive and defiantly a crowd pleaser so missed out on having a crack myself ill have to wait until next time anxiousanxiousanxious !

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Roasted another batch of this to cs10 / cs11
    Still the same lovely sweet notes from it, really sweet citrus flavours

    compared to when I roasted it to around cs9, the darker roast is better by far, the darker roast was perfectly drinkable a couple of days post roast

    Will there be anymore of this one by any chance?

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    Re: Tanzania Rononi FairCrack

    Quote Originally Posted by 233B213C20272A313C3A530 link=1262568366/11#11 date=1279284218
    Will there be anymore of this one by any chance?
    No chance!
    Well, not this season anyway as we bought the whole crop at auction last season, a total of 660kg.

    ...yeah, these are seriously small scale farmers but that 660kg is nearly their entire income for the year. Which is why us paying a fair price and helping them via FairCrack is so important.

    8-)

    Twas damn fine coffee too!




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