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    nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Has anyone else got into this one yet? I am loving it! :-*

    Roasted shy of SC in the Hottop - probably a CS 8 - quite light anyway.

    Dry Fragrance: malt, orange, something else I canít identify
    Aroma: sweet, malty, orange sherbert, something a bit nutty - hazelnuts?, chocolate
    Taste: orange zest, kind of underwhelming Ö maybe too fresh Ö until, the cup cools and all of a sudden itís much sweeter, fruitier and really quite lovely.
    Acidity: fresh and fruity; orange zest, apple?
    Body: creamy/chalky/dry (?)
    Aftertaste: nutty, orangey (weird combo?)

    I have since done a Genecafe batch, and I love it as an espresso. Orange and nuts; sweet, acidic, yumminess.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    sounds great michelle. i just picked up a bag of this from beanbay along with some Costa Rica Tarrazu. Cant wait to see if I can get similar results.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    Quote Originally Posted by smokeydeck link=1223076783/0#1 date=1224156043
    sounds great michelle. i just picked up a bag of this from beanbay along with some Costa Rica Tarrazu. Cant wait to see if I can get similar results.
    Think youll love the Tarrazu too SD... Bought some of this particular one a few years ago and it really makes an excellent cup. Naturally, I had to snaffle some more from BeanBay tonight ;)

    Mal.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    Ive been sampling some Nicaraguan Hacienda Santa Rosa roasted to just on start of 2nd crack CS9ish. As espresso it is slightly acidic to start with, rich mouthfeel, fruity/chocolate taste, as it cools it gets smoother and sweeter and leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    yeah...i saw in the wishing well that the tarrazu rated pretty high with some people.

    on another note, i think my palate is changing. 9 months ago i loved the yemen (which I still do), but i think im leaning towards beans with higher acidity and citrus/floral notes. the PNG Waghi is probably my fav all round SO to date. just more interesting?


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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    Any advice on profile for this one. Michelle mentioned taking it to an 8 so I guess thats just shy of SC. time to FC? total time?

    cheers,

    sd

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    Just had a cup of Ramacafe, brewed by Aeropress. Wow, this is a nice Typical Central American coffee. Sooo Balanced. No bitterness even at hot temperature from the first sip. Definitely bright fruity though not sure what sort of fruit... Very Sweet. Not big on aftertaste but its not a central American thingy because they are generally CLEAN. Would be also great as a Single Origin Espresso. But I still maintain that most central Americans would not be a good espresso blender bean as the flavour is just too delicate, and will be easily overpowered by Strong Origins like Mandheling or Harar.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    Love this coffee, roasted a couple of times to CS9, into second crack.

    Works wonderfully in milk drinks. *

    But also great for that double shot in the morning to kick start my day.

    I think you are right about blending, but then it is so nice by itself I intend to keep using it that way.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    I roasted this to CS8/9 7 days ago and in the cup this morning - Caramel/Malt and milk chocolate flavours. Good body with a slightly acidic touch (not to strong). I had it as an Americano with a dash of milk. Definitely an individual flavour. Lingering after taste of choc caramel with a citrus touch. Reminded me of caramelo chocolates. Works well with milk as a latte as well. :)

    I will definitely be looking to acquire more of this when it comes up on Greenbay.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    yep...definitely caramel as the dominant flavour. very smooth and sweet and with a light body.

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    Re: nicaragua ramacafe fine estate

    day 5 produced very clear notes of orange mixed with the caramel....reminded me of a (far superior) version of a charbucks mocha valencia I had a decade ago. fantastic.



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