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    MTE microlot 205

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just received a sample roast and put it through the hario filter cone.
    Sweet and juicy very similar to Aidas Grand reserve for those who supported Square Miles fund raiser.
    Sweet pear/apple acidity IMO.
    Be interested in others impressions and also a slightly darker roast.

    Chris

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Hi Chris

    has it arrived and have you put any of this one in the roaster yet? Planning to do a batch tomorrow.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Thanks beanflying, good question...the MTE is starting to burn a whole in the calico bag and Im thinking about putting it in the Hottop soon, but not quite sure the best profile to take it without ruining it ;)

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    I had planned to treat it like the MTE Bin 35 as the description is a little the same. So just into SC for Espresso I liked the best. Lighter for Syphon was good too.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Thanks. Thisll be my first MTE so does it like good strong consistent heat early on followed by the slow ramp up of heat between first and second crack? If you dont mind me asking beanflying, what temp did you go to with your MTE Bin 35?

    Cheers

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    I got a roasted sample that was obviously very lightly roasted. From what I was told, treating it like Bin35 would be correct.
    My green MTE beans are still in transit.

    Good Luck !

    Chris

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    softly softly with this one.

    Its a low altitude, soft bean so go gentle with the heat else it will race away.

    The size grading is very good and it will roast really well.


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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Thanks Andy. Being a newbie its all greek to me but Im learning..

    :)

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    I have a lot of XP with Aussie coffees and find them to be less audible at first crack and can get away from you at the very end if not kept in check.

    What i do with my Aussie coffees is roast 2 batches with one of them a bit lighter than the other. Then blend the 2 together.

    I never personally go into a rolling crack with these sorts of coffees as they will loose the toffee apple appeal that they offer.

    Just my thoughts but having not bought this coffee...it could be a different case all together :)

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Im currently drinking the MTE 205 batch that I roasted at CafeBiz 12 days ago. It was pulled just before second crack.
    I started drinking it at Day 9. Then, there were somewhat wild fruity flavours with a fair bit of acidity. A hint of marzipan in the aftertaste - a bit like a Nicaraguan. Today, the rich toffee flavours that Aussies are known for emerged - quite sweet and worked well in milk.

    Also, I have had to set the grinder to a relatively coarse grind for this bean

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Do you find that MTE beans are still a bit on the "moist" side even after roasting?

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    Some of the MTEs are WET nearly rather than moist ;) The 478 in particular tries to go exothermic after first crack unless you are careful. The others I have tried havnt been as bad in the roaster but I still take it slow. On HB the Americans talk about the drying phase a bit which might work well with these extended a bit before really getting on with the roast?

    Rest period 1 week plus I like better. Courser normally than most other beans too due to the moisture?

    205 is in the bag awaiting next week :)

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    yep they should have left to dry another day or so.

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    Very similar grind adjustment as for humid days.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Well just sipping a ristretto of this and it is very enjoyable. The acidity is definitely there which doesnt cut through in the latte I had this morning. *Toffee apple with some earthiness - definitely pick out the apple this time. Not much body but a lingering pleasant after-taste.

    Quite morish. Ill resist having another shot today (but only just) Definitely works better as an espresso than in milk.

    I should add that this was not my first espresso of this. I tried some at day 9 but as I hadnt dialed the grinder in properly, it was over extracted. The next day, the espresso I made wasnt bad but the flavours hadnt developed so all I really got was the acidity.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Tried the MTE 6 days post roast as a double espesso, acidity dominated so Ill give it more time to develop!

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    MTE 8 days post via double flat whitesssss yes its a goody.
    I stuffed the roast up and it was all over too quick so if its this
    good in milk already wait till I hit the roast right.

    Not liking the short blacks so far (thin and too much acid) but more than likely my roasting.

    FC 9.40 SC 12.50 Pulled at 13 flat :-[ :-[

    In milk it is hard to believe its an SO its has so much to offer * ;)

    Chris

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B7C7D6376777C282B28190 link=1273122406/16#16 date=1275375027
    Not liking the short blacks so far (thin and too much acid) but more than likely my roasting.
    No, acidity + lack of body is what I noted as well, and mine was a slow roast in a KKTO.

    Have you got your HG up and running yet?

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    I roasted mine about 30 seconds into 2nd crack--but on a very slow temperature rise.

    After 5 days it made a great doppio ristretto--either straight or in a piccolo latté. Mid body, lots of flavour, not very acidic at all, and earthy.

    I like it.

    I took some to work for a go in the Aeropress and wasnt impressed.

    YMMV.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Yes HG has done 20+ roasts now, but this was 500g in the corretto
    partly getting away on me because i usually do 750g batches.

    In milk its very complex IMO excellent !

    Chris

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Just roasted my first batch of this. FC@12 minutes and SC@18. As is my habit I took it about a minute into second, but its ended up darker than Id aimed for. Ah well, I now have a baseline for my next roast :)

    Lets see how it tastes in a few days.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Try a lighter roast. I wouldnt be taking any bean that dark, let alone the MTE which is fairly soft and has so much more to offer between 1st and 2nd.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Yup, certainly wasnt the intent to take it quite so dark. Ive had pretty good results with other coffees taking this far time wise into second (the Venezuelan from last bean bay is spectacular in the cup at the moment) , but this was my first experience with this one & it got quite dark quite quickly at the end of the roast.

    Its ok though. Just more notes for the roast log & a little more experience under the belt.

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    Re: MTE microlot 205

    Id been liking this as a Presso, but not as a proper espresso, and was quite disappointed. So I roasted up a batch (and some other coffees) for my colleagues at work to enjoy while I went to Italy!

    I came back to work 4 weeks later to find that they hadnt even got around to opening the MTE, so I brought it home. Absolute YUM! as an espresso--and even better as a macchiato.

    I never would have though to age a bag for that long. Ill now be trying that with some of the other beans I find a bit too sharp.

    Greg



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