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    COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Does anyone have any cupping notes for this?

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    St Ali website:-

    Nectarine and stonefruit flavours, very delicate and well balanced {250g}
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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Quote Originally Posted by 687D6A6A61626E610F0 link=1295318103/1#1 date=1295347968
    St Ali website:-

    Nectarine and stonefruit flavours, very delicate and well balanced {250g}
    :)
    Sounds like a peach of a coffee ;D


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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    oooo do they sell green beans? The Honduras Pino de Oro sounds really nice as well. The smaller amounts I could afford.

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Quote Originally Posted by 4F545D4C594F54555A48594E3C0 link=1295318103/3#3 date=1295353430
    oooo do they sell green beans?
    Closer than you realise

    http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/ViewProduct.aspx/411-cup-of-excellence-nicaragua-2010

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    I had a laugh flynn, I meant more for the Honduras Pino de Oro. *Im saving my pennies for the La Bendicion off BeanBay, its a big decision, buy one bag of just one bean or buy several of different types, at this stage Im still wanting to learn about all types of beans so the latter wins and Ill keep saving for the La Bendicion *:)

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Ive tried two Nicaraguan COEs - one from 2007 and one from 2009. Neither was disappointing. I think you owe it to yourself to try one CoE coffee - go halves with someone if you have to

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Ive been enjoying this one at Maling Room quite regularly of late and i must say, its a pretty special bean.

    Kirby suggests it be served purely as an espresso but i convinced her to put it through milk and i find it works beautifully.

    Id just love to roast it and have considered buying it every time ive gone into Beanbay but i do worry that i might screw the roast up, something that wouldnt be ideal given the quality and cost of the bean.

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    When I first tried this one I was disappointed, I had been impatient and tried it too soon. Now with 10 days of rest since my second roasting I can see why it is a COE.

    I class it as the best single origin of my dozen bags of Andyís BeanBay greens.

    I roasted to CS 6-7 and drink it as a macchiato.

    My inadequate taste buds cannot pick up the fruit salad described by the COE judges, in Andyís notes. However I agree that the acidity is crispy, bright and balanced and that it has a long aftertaste. Yum.

    It may seem to be expensive at $39.50 per kg. But it is only one out of the 15 bags I have bought from Andy and it is a real great one. I can see why it has been awarded as a Cup of Excellence.

    Today I roasted some more. I will try to lose it for at least a couple of weeks to let it mature.

    If you are celebrating something special, hang the expense and buy a bag of the Cup of Excellence Nicaragua 2010, while it is still on BeanBay. I donít think you will be sorry.

    Barry

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Roasted up a storm with this one yesterday and the whole house smells citrus / floral - was very impressed with roast quality and evenness of the beans - cant wait to try it as a filter in the morning!

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Quote Originally Posted by 755645454E68734259545659370 link=1295318103/8#8 date=1305180336
    Now with 10 days of rest since my second roasting I can see why it is a COE
    Why does 10 days of rest necessarily make you Church of England? ;D

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    I roasted up some this morning.

    The beans are huge, possibly the biggest ive encountered.

    I used 225g, P2, A on the Behmor, with a one minute preheat.
    The beans really took off early, which tells me to avoid the preheat next time, however they stalled about 7 minutes into the roast.
    Not sure how to tackle both issues other than reducing the amount of beans in the hope of avoiding the stall.

    Regardless of those issues, i got a remarkably even, good-looking CS8-9 roast.

    Cant wait to put them through the grinder in 4-5 days time.

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    Re: COE Nicaragua 2010 - La Bendicion

    Today I have brewed the Nicaragua COE 2010 again.

    This time I roasted it to about CS 10 and it is great coffee after only 6 days post roast.

    I see that it is no longer here on BeanBay. Andy now has a Nicaragua Finca Dipilto Maragogipe. The last word means it is also an extra large bean. I must try some with my next order.

    Barry



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