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    Ethiopian Ghimbi

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    Roasted this one to second crack. *Slightly darker than what I would normally do.

    1 day post roast, *the aroma jumps out of the hopper and up your nostrils but for the life of me I cant put a name to it, *heaps of body - on a naked pour it looks like jelly, low acidity and best of all a HUGE chocolately aftertaste.

    I read somewhere its supposed to have some cherry / strawberry notes but I couldnt pick them. * Might try another roast slightly lighter to enhance the fruitiness.

    A very nice bean and great in milk.

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    Re: Ethiopian Ghimbi

    Sounds great Borat, I havent roasted any of mine yet but Ill take heed and do a lighter roast to bring out the fruit and berry notes ;) ;)

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    Re: Ethiopian Ghimbi

    Interesting reading this thread.

    Seems to follow the science of the effects of roast profile to the cupping.
    Roast dark and the roast characters take over meaning chocolate dominate. Roast lighter and the bean character as well as the character origin is highlighted.

    Am hoping to get a siphon in order to enjoy lightly roasted coffee like the Ghimbi to the fullest.

    Hoping to get this one at the next Beanbay sales if it;s available ;)

    Gary at G

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    Re: Ethiopian Ghimbi

    Quote Originally Posted by 352F222331273F3535460 link=1297928031/2#2 date=1298103990
    Am hoping to get a siphon in order to enjoy lightly roasted coffee like the Ghimbi to the fullest.
    Definitely worth trying Gary....

    Love BeanBay Ethiopian coffee taken to the edge of 2nd-Crack, allowed to rest for at least a week and then stoke up the Syphon... Absolutely beautiful, is the only way to describe it 8-)

    Mal.

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    Mal, one of these days Ill have to get around to buying a syphon.

    3 days post roast and it just keeps getting better.

    At 3:30am this morning when I got up for work, I opened the bag, stuck my nose in and sucked in the goodness.... Reckon I could smell strawberries & cream. :) Similarities with the Haiti grand cru aroma.

    Also tried it at lunch in the Aeropress. Incredibly smooth with a delicate sweetness.


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    Its a beautiful bean alright Borat... 8-)

    Can never have too much Ethiopian Coffee and this Ghimbi is one the nicest Ive had for a while. Already gone though one bag of green so might have to slow up a bit with the second bag ::) ;D Probably aint gonna happen though :P

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    Re: Ethiopian Ghimbi

    Quote Originally Posted by 6469746772373435060 link=1297928031/4#4 date=1298112355
    Also tried it at lunch in the Aeropress. Incredibly smooth with a delicate sweetness.
    Gday Mal and Borat.

    I have a Aeropress and have some Limmu but no Ghimbi. Ill in the meantime try a light roasted Gunna Limu just for the heck of it.
    Any similariities in character between the Limmu and the Ghimbi?

    Gary at G

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    Re: Ethiopian Ghimbi

    Roasted 800g yesterday just prior to second crack. It got the better of me today so I decided to pull a couple of shots and try it out. Espresso had an intense cocoa hit, low acidity, smooth and viscous and left a pleasing aftertaste--it should only improve from here onwards!!
    Flat white produced a lovely creamy chocolate hit, smooth with good body--I think Ill be keeping this batch as single origin and see how it develops over the coming days. The aroma coming from the grinder really caught my attention :o :o :D :D

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    Re: Ethiopian Ghimbi

    Quote Originally Posted by 627875746670686262110 link=1297928031/6#6 date=1298202588
    Any similariities in character between the Limmu and the Ghimbi?
    The Limu probably has more in common with Yirgacheffe than the Ghimbi but being a dry processed bean tends to retain more of its intrinsic wildness and intensity. Some berries in the initial aroma hit, some dried stone-fruit and soft spiciness in the cup (as with a lot of Ethiopians) and a quite pronounced dark chocolate finish.

    Keep in mind though, that this is what my palate picks up. My son has a much more discriminating palate than mine and is able to identify more singular flavour traits. Theyre all good though. Also, if roasting for the AeroPress and maybe some other manual brewing methods, I usually pull the roast short of 2nd-Crack and leave for a week to ten days before cracking open the bag. Lots of complexity in the cup by then.... 8-)

    Mal.

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    My last roast (taken to second crack), had a dramatic improvement at about day 4; the sweetness and long long chocalately aftertaste just kept on getting better all the way up to day eight when the bag ran out....

    Just did another lighter roast (I posted a graph in the roasting thread), this time pulled prior to second crack. Noticeably lighter than the first batch.

    First impressions at day 2 are a little bright, and nothing to write home about. Certainly no fruit present in the taste, although the bag aroma is definetely strawberries & cream, moreso than before.

    Will be interesting to see how it turns in a few more days.

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    Re: Ethiopian Ghimbi

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C514C5F4A0F0C0D3E0 link=1297928031/9#9 date=1298528814
    My last roast (taken to second crack), had a dramatic improvement at about day 4;* the sweetness and long long chocalately aftertaste just kept on getting better all the way up to day eight when the bag ran out....
    Just pulled an espresso and flat white of the Ghimbi I roasted 7 days ago to just on the first snaps of second crack. No fruit notes but huge choc/cocoa hit, nice and sweet with lingering aftertaste. Brilliant in milk giving a lovely chocolatey/creamy sensation. Next roast I will go a lot lighter and see what surfaces :) :)

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    Day 5 of the lighter roast.* The brightness has mellowed quite a bit, and the sweetness is there, with the taste a little more refined than it was before.* *

    The big chocolatey hit at the end is much less than before, and unfortunately no fruit.

    Will see how it improves over the next week, but at this stage, for my taste I definetely prefer it taken slightly darker to second crack, with the huge chocolate hit.



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