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    Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

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    Tried these today 5 days post roast. Roasted to CS 9/10 total roast time 19 minutes. Excellent body and lingering chocolate aftertaste. Some citrus notes . Certainly one to keep in the stash. [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Totally agree.
    Great smooth coffee both as latte and long black.
    From memory i roasted to CS9 but am due to do another tomorrow so will take more notice this time.

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    I normally take it to CS 10 but went a little lighter this time and the flavour seems more intense. But that is an individual thing. I have purchased it from Brown Bay before and it was a little darker and still tasted great. I only drink Lattes and it is a winner in that milk drink area.

    Good luck with the next roast Mal

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Yep pumped the first one of these out last night. I was firstly impressed with the cleanness and semi-gloss appearance of the green bean, quite similar to a Monsoon Malabar in that regard, and the similarly low quantity of chaff at the end. Roasts nice and evenly too.

    Likewise stopped around CS9; must admit I reverted to the Hottop P controller for this roast as I was turning tampers at the same time (thats right kids, never leave the roaster unattended - well OK it was in the shed with me and the lathe so I could check on it pretty easily :)) so needed to be able to leave it to its own devices somewhat, but the result is still very encouraging. Looking forward to tasting this one!

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    I am just about finished the Peru and it just keeps getting better. Dark rich crema, and the body is thick and creamy. The lingering aftertaste is sweet chocolate with citrus tones.

    In the roast I noted that there was less chaff than other beans. All in all one I would put it up there with Ethiopian Gambella which I thought was the best coffee I had tasted. [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] I will probably roast some more of this this weekend :).

    Greg, I am amazed at your talents at Multitasking. ;)

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Just finishing off the bag of last years PGVE - roasted to 30 secs into second crack at about 16 minutes.

    Drinking at 5 days plus amplifies all of the above - a lovely smooth balanced coffee which cuts through milk well. Beautiful lingering chocolate tones on the palate long after the last sip.

    Sounds like there is consistency between the latest snob-lot and the one before that.

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    Hrm okay, sounds like a goodie, i just roasted some today and it went pretty crappy.. took a long time to get the beans dry, like they had a higher moister content - they are wet processed arent they? Then it also took ages to get to first crack.. I tried to get it going quicker, so upped the heat and ended up slightly burning some of the beans. Bugga ay.

    Anyway I ended up doing a pretty bad roast but hopefully theyll turn out okay in a few days time. Next roast should go better.

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Need to have patience "Grasshopper".... ;)

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    haha... well, i know.. see, i was so keen, i came home in my lunch break which is only supposed to be 45min just to do the roast.. thats really why I was in a hurry! haha

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    hello

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Hi alx002 and welcome to Coffee Snobs.
    Yours must be the briefest first post that Ive seen.
    Or maybe you were in a hurry?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    They are better with a constant increase in temp. *but after the initial ramp at the start back it off to about 7-8 degrees aiming for first crack at about 14 - 15 minutes. *I stopped mine just on second crack at 19 minutes. *;)

    Welcome alx002 - none one for a lot of words *:)

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Off to the roast room I go with these bad boys cant wait !!! :D

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Is this the Peru Grace Villa Estate that beanbay sells roasted? I bought a half kilo from bean bay and just loved it. Very difficult decision each morning to reach for this bean or the PNG Wahgi. :)

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Was initially a bit dissappointed, but at 8 and 9th day all good Espresso and in milk. Definately one to wait a bit longer for IMHO.

    Cheers !

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    Re: Peru Grace Villa (Organic)

    Perhaps waiting longer is the key - I found both the Peru Grace Villa (Organic) and the PNG Wahgi pretty mild in milk drinks - a bit top end oriented (aromatics) with not much oomph in the lingering flavour department. Thought I might have to get used to them as Espresso-only varieties (still predominantly a milk drinker). Ill try roasting them both in a week or two and see what I think with the longer wait.

    Theyre both in my mild, needs to be blended, maybe espresso only green pile. :D



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