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    Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

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    OMG OMG OMG

    Im not an OMG person but geezus I think I just got my coffee-buds.

    This is the sweetest coffee I have ever tasted, no sugar and no milk allowed!!!

    The fruity flavour just jumped into my mouth, its incredible.

    I havent figured out what fruit yet or what the smell is when its ground but Im working on it.

    As the notes say it would go well with milk after drinking half of it I added some milk and for me it destroyed the flavour, Ill have to see what my OH says when he tries it as a cappuccino.

    This is seriously my all new favourite bean.

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    Cmon shifter, tell us what you really think.... ::) ;D

    No doubt about great Kenyans though, when it all comes together they can really blow you away. Have fun mate.... 8-)

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    ;D Mal

    I cant wait to get a twelve minute roast happening and seeing what its like then, that was only from a five minute roast, this one Im leaving for four days before I try it again, Ive never left one that long before trying it again.

    I can tell you I was very very surprised at the result especially after my disasters yesterday :)

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    Im envious, shapeshifter.

    Ive been really keen to roast this one based purely on Andys words but after reading this thread Im really going to struggle knowing I have to wait until the weekend to roast.

    This along with the new Sulawesi bean has got me as excited about my weekly roast as Ive been since I started down this path.

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    This is definitely one to get excited about and if I can get the taste I did out of a popper everyone else is going to get even more from there roasts.

    Id even put a point in that if someone doesnt like this bean I will buy it from them, that is how much I love the taste.

    I would be interested to know how it would go as a brewed coffee and also cold, Im going to try the cold brew in the way suggested in this months BeanScene.

    I havent got any hot brewing equipment yet, still waiting for the green Grindripper to come in :)

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    Quote Originally Posted by 667D746570667D7C73617067150 link=1298352793/4#4 date=1298378427
    I havent got any hot brewing equipment yet, still waiting for the green Grindripper to come in :)
    You dont need anything too flash you know shifter...

    I enjoyed fantastic coffee for years as a pour-over/drip style brew, using nothing more than a fine mesh Tea Strainer that sits over the cup (piccy below). Held two tablespoons of freshly ground coffee, over which I slowly drizzled about 100ml of hot water. Topped this up with more hot water and sometimes added a little milk. Absolutely beautiful.... 8-)

    Give it a go now, no need to wait.... ;)

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry


    Quote Originally Posted by 342F263722342F2E21332235470 link=1298352793/0#0 date=1298352793
    This is the sweetest coffee I have ever tasted, no sugar and no milk allowed!!!
    Yep, its a stunner.
    I was surprised it took a few days for someone to have their first epiphany moment with this one.
    ;)

    Our African shipment was split across 2 containers so there should be more of this in the next beanbay for those that missed out (but sadly not much).

    Enjoy the CS coffee journey!
    8-)

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    Thanks Mal, Ill have a look and see if Ive got something that has mesh small enough :)

    ;) Andy It really is that sort of bean, incredible.

    I can tell you I will have my finger on the button for the next BeanBay, (I got an unexpected bonus from somewhere so will be all in to get more)

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E757C6D786E75747B69786F1D0 link=1298352793/7#7 date=1298451705
    have a look and see if Ive got something that has mesh small enough
    If you cant, just fold up a piece of aluminium foil in half, and poke holes in it with pins :)

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    I couldnt find a strainer with small enough holes, on the plus side though Im hoping to have my new Hario TCA2 tomorrow so I can try it through the syphon then, Im really really looking forward to it.

    Huge thanks to beanflying :)

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    What roast depth did you take it to, shapeshifter? Also, what did your other half think of it through milk?

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    Ristrom, it was about an 8 maybe 9 at the most. I made him a cap this morning and he loved it, he said that it is the best coffee that Ive done. He couldnt wait for 4 days :)

    When its freshly ground it smells like sultanas, as a black I get an almost citrus type flavour (not completely sure of this yet) and with milk my OH said that its a caramel flavour, I asked him about a fruit flavour and he said no he didnt think so but definitely caramel.

    The milk we use is Pauls Farmhouse Gold.

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    Righto I got my Hario syphon today Yah :)

    So after a disaster of a first go, forgot to make sure the filter was firmly attached, dur - oh thats what the hook is for...

    I took some tips from here about timing, unfortunately the gas also ran out so it didnt get to 90 degrees, only just above 80 degrees...anyway...

    Soooo smell is definitely fruity again, not as strong, and the taste is again fruity, also not as strong and poppy but as it cools its getting fruitier, I still think Im tasting citrus.

    Its seriously a coffee for tea lovers as it has that lightness to it no matter how you brew it or pull it.

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    Im glad you didnt pick up banana otherwise Di will be here ranting away ;D

    I had some greens from a non sponsor and my notes came to definite citrus peel kind of character somewhat clouded by malt due to the C9 roast.
    I would have gone for a C8 roast to get more of that lovely citrus and green mango out of it through the plunger. :)

    Now looking for a syphon... :-/

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    Well Im glad Im not too far off the mark with my citrus thoughts.

    I got my syphon from a non sponsor but hopefully they will become a sponsor soon :)

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    Re: Kenya Kagongo Peaberry

    i found this amazing too. espresso as fast or slow pours were both great, i think the power of the sweetness allowed the gushers to retain a lovely taste. actually, this inspired me to try it as a long black which was probably my pick for this one, when i went back to espresso it was almost too sweet!

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    Roasted 1 kg of Kagongo three days ago, the green beans are actually over a year old already, 16 mins roast, unloaded (212 degree in a HG) few seconds after second cracks, to my surprise it is still quite sweet, nice for espresso, just hope it will stay sweet for two three weeks. In the past I roasted it to 215-217 degree(18 to 20mins) in the HotTop, different in temperature could be due to the positioning of the probe, might get some more Kagongo from beanbay to do a 212 vs 217 comparison , had a feeling it will become too dark if roasting to 217 degree in a HG. Wondering is there a easy way of measuring sweetness in espresso, some tools or kit that can purchase from chemist.

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    G'day mate...

    The instrument you require is called a Refractometer. There's a bit of a discussion about them here that might be helpful...
    Espresso Brewing Control Chart - Tips and Techniques - Page 2 • Home-Barista.com

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