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    Peru Segunda wilds

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Roasted up 500g in the corretto,bit of a surprise taste wise enjoying this as an espresso and wife likes her flat whites

    Anybody else drinking this as a SO ?

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    Hi Cadan,
    Yep, I love it. I am doing it as a single origin blend. I roast some to about CS 9.5 (a solid nine) although it can be a bit patchy looking and blend it with a nice CS 8 - 8.5 roast. I find it gives it a little bit more punch in a milk based drink. I have 2.5kg of greens left and will enjoy every drop. It doesn't tast quite as good as the Peru CdS Estate for mine but, regardless of its good value I thoroughly enjoy it too.
    Regards, Mariner.

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    I also like this one, was very surprised how good it was as a SO which also goes well with a variety of of beans. For the price you cant go wrong. I tend to like it between a late C8 to a late C9 depending on how im having it

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    I did a couple of roasts of this tonight but im unsure of how dark I should go..

    Attached is a pic of mine.

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    If you could comment on what I can improve on it would be appreciated.

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    Hi Neofelis,
    Photos can be deceiving but it looks like you have a single origin blend there. One lot to about CS10+ and another at about CS 9 and another at about CS8? This bean can look a little patchy though. As I said, photos can be deceiving as room lighting and white balance etc can give an incorrect color. What are you roasting it in? This bean drinks surprisingly well at most depths. I haven't tried it any deeper than CS 9.5 (which is about 30 seconds past the first snaps of second crack) so can't comment past that. I personally like it at about CS 9 the best - right at the onset of second crack. Put it in the grinder when it is ready and see how it tastes in the cup, i would love to hear what you think about it.
    Regards, Mariner

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    Well you're pretty much on the ball as this was from 3 different roasts.
    I still need to learn on the popcorn popper which i'm using. I'm finding it hard to tell what second crack sounds like.
    I'm assuming 6 mins is almost up to second crack on this one.

    I'll post my thoughts on this coffee in about 10 minutes

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    Well I tried some of this yesterday just after roasting and it was bitter and I could taste some rawness to it.. Perhaps it was acidity aswell.

    Today it's perfect - tastes like any other standard bean just $7.00 a kg instead of $30.00 for the vittoria which I used to drink. It does have an after taste which is hard to describe but it's not nasty and I rather enjoy this coffee.

    I think for $7.00 a kg you cant go past this.

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    Hi Neofelis,
    Couldn't agree more, at $7kg it is hardto beat. This brew punches well above its weight. Second crack sound more like a snap than a crack but should happen at about CS9ish. Although it is probably not that relevant to you as I use a different roaster to you, my times for my last three roasts of this bean are as follow:

    Peru Segunda Wilds

    Cold start. Approximately 150g.

    Start: 10:30:30
    SFC: *10:44:00
    RFC: *10:44:30
    SSC: *10:46:10
    Pulled: *10:46:30

    Roast Depth: *CS 8•5.*

    Peru Segunda Wilds

    Warm start. Approximately 150g.

    Start: 10:53:00
    SFC: *11:04:00
    RFC: *11:05:00
    SSC: *11:06:40
    Pulled: *11:07:00

    Roast Depth: *CS 9•0.*

    Peru Segunda Wilds

    Warm start. Approximately 150g.

    Start: 11:14:00
    SFC: *11:25:00
    RFC: *11:26:00
    SSC: *11:28:15
    Pulled: *11:28:30

    Roast Depth: *CS 9•0.*

    Hope that this is some help for you. It is a matter of personal taste but, if doing a single roast I definitely think that this bean is at its best when taken to a CS9, the first snap of second crack and then cooled quickly (within about 2 minutes) produces a surprisingly good quality cup.

    I think this brew develops more/better flavours after about 6-7 days. Can't really tell you more that a few days after this as I usually finish it in a little over a week.

    Regards, M



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