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    Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    roasted 200g 1st crack at 10:00, pulled at 15:00, a few seconds into rolling 2nd crack. Normally wouldnt take it in so long, but it was the first roast with this bean.

    2 days post roast
    aroma of beans...sewerage...seriously. haha. That was my initial impression on opening the bag. After some more thought i would down grade that to a musty, earthy, forest floor smell.

    1st tasting today on the La pavoni Pro lever however and i remember why indo beans are my favorite.

    Beautiful rich brown crema, easily the thickest pour ive had from any beans in a long while. Great body and mouthfeel with some awesome chocolate notes and an amazing lingering aftertaste that i can chew on for hours.

    Cant wait to see how this develops if im this in love after 2 days


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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    I have just roasted this bean and the smell (During roast) - it is what I imagine an Abysinian Camel Drivers armpit to smell like :o. But it roasted very evenly I roasted to just on second crack and will interested to see the flavour. I will undate when I taste it. Definitely a most unattractive bean.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    I roasted some on Saturday (350g), looking forward to trying it soon. It reminds me of the Kalossi I did previously, the smell is not as distinctive which is probably a good sign as the Kalossi was a bit OTT. I have roasted a smallish batch as I think it may be good to use in a post roast blend (if it is OTT).

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    I cant say it will be one of my favourites yet. Early brews were very grassy and lacking any mouth feel. 5 days down the track it has caramel and some cocoa but only a hint, but a creamy mouth feel with after taste hints of tanin. I think I will take it a bit darker next time I roast it as I went to CS8-9 with the first roast.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    ah yes, forgot to mention i took mine to 9/10 i would say.

    Im now 6 days in and really enjoying it. beans have moved into a very pronounced peanuty smell.

    Crema has backed off a bit as it has degassed. Flavor has developed stronger chocolate notes with a nutty hint at the end.

    Not my favorite as an espresso, but really enjoying it with milk

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    Tried this as an espresso (I normally drink Long White/latte and americanos). Tasted Sweet - apple and tanin/acid) after taste very pleasant toffee with a rusty but earthy touch. It was so sweet it did not need any sweetener

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    Only cracked open my first bag of this today (5 days post roast), but so far its a little too musty for my liking.

    Getting some very special (and pretty), honey-like pours out of it, though.

    Im going to let it sit for a few more days before giving it another go.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    Im really pleased with the results from my first batch of these. I wasnt that impressed for the first 4 or so days, but by 8 days this was really good. The earthy flavours are not over the top, the acidity was just right with a bit of chocolate, great mouth feel and lots of thick crema. I like this best as a long black or as a ristretto. Tried it in a cap, but its earthiness doesnt work in milk for me.

    Im not very good at describing what I am tasting, but I really like this bean.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    so what CS level are others roasting this to? Anyone tried a light roast yet?

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    Although it doesnít look like it in the photo, my roast was about CS 9 heading toward 10, Ill probably roast a little darker next time, attempt a solid CS 10.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    Quote Originally Posted by 50776977666D020 link=1309056897/8#8 date=1310298216
    so what CS level are others roasting this to? Anyone tried a light roast yet?
    I took my first batch to a CS8-9.
    Next time ill try a CS10 and see if the mustiness dies down.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    I will be taking it to CS 10 next time. I did not find it interesting at all and I have finished the 500gms I roasted. It did get better with age but I wasnt impressed. So I will try darker next time.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    I had some 3 weeks post roast.

    I liked it.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    I took this to just after rolling Second Crack CS 10 possibly a little darker as a Latte it is now producing strong Cocoa with a soft creamy feel on the tongue. It also is giving a caramel flavour and great aftertaste that just keeps going.

    Seems to like the darker roast.

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    Re: Sumatran Aged Late harvest

    Iím quite stunned by the description on here so far. When I first turn the roast on (5 x 110 gram batches in a popper this weekend), there is such a strong smell of honey it is akin to having your head dunked into a warm vat of honey! Perhaps musty is a description of later on in the roast. I tend to roast all my beans quite light on, normally very first hint of second crack or slightly before. Around CS8, with one or two batches out of the five CS9-10.
    I would describe this as quite acidic, and in milk drinks, they honey flavour comes through quite well. Definitely a good coffee. Iíll try and taste it more objectively later. I have the Flores research coffee resting while I work my way through this coffee, by then the FRP will be very nice.



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