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    Kenyan Rititi AA

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    Pulled my first shots today of this bean from the latest Bean Bay. An impressive looking bean that was dead easy to roast, very even - took it to CS9 about 30 secs into SC - heat gun dog bowl.

    The morning after the roast the beans were already letting off a very nice aroma - a strong cocao - and this was even more intense off the grinder. I had to jump into these just a day post roast due to a bean shortage.

    What was noticable though was a very balanced smooth profile start to finish and again a lovely chocolate cocao flavour just like the tasting notes. Not as much acidity as i was expecting from an African bean and just medium bodied but still very enjoyable as a SO and suspect it will improve further with a few days rest! In a blend it may do well with something like a PNG or a Mandheling...
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    Re: Kenyan Rititi AA

    Hi,

    Thanks for the post as I am waiting for the same bean to arrive from beanbay (should be here toomorrow) carnt wait to roast it.

    What roasting methond do you use?

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    Re: Kenyan Rititi AA

    Heat Gun (hand held) dog bowl - the Kenyan roasted pretty quickly - all done in about 14 minutes, both cracks very obvious - looks like it would stand up to a darker roast but taste profile at CS9, just into SC pretty agreeable.... ;)

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    Re: Kenyan Rititi AA

    Just had a first taste of the Rititi tonight and I have to say its super smooth front to mid palate. Was expecting a bit more fruit but got more Chocolate instead... Maybe went a bit deeper with the roast ::) Acidity is definitely present but not as strong as I was expecting for a Kenyan bean, again probably because of the roast. Its got a relatively narrow flavour profile (since I tried the Yemen Ismaili, everything else has became a bit bland... my palate is kind of spoiled at the moment ;D ;D), so I will probably use it as a blender bean as its got such a nice mouth feel.

    It was roasted 20sec into 2nd crack before rolling 2nd crack, so Ill try go a bit lighter next time probably just before 2nd crack.

    Overall a good bean, not super special but pleasant enough.



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