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    Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

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    I bought some of those from bean bay last month. Does anyone have any idea how to roast it?

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    I was just going to post the same question. :-?
    Im just finishing a corretto roast that was pulled at the first snaps of SC. I wasnt overly impressed. Some choc notes, little spice and rather bland really. not bad, just not very interesting. im sure i just need to hit the right profile.

    should i try pulling it earlier or let it enter SC?

    cheers,

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Thought this to be quite a hard little bean. Harder than some other SHBs...perhaps cause theyre so fresh? Wish Id bought more so I could put them away for a few months.

    Anyway, for mine, reasonably quick to 1st, then slower than usual to 2nd, +15sec. Try it in a plunger - I like it like that. Can also add interest to a blend.


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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    I have done a couple of roasts. First time to start of SC about CS8 - I found that at this roast it had quite a sharp acidic snap, low body - a bit harsh for my liking. So second roast took it a bit longer closer to CS10 - didnt make a lot of difference, very clean and still good acidity again.

    Have decided to try it in a blend as not to my liking as a SO - put 50/50 with some Panama Boquete for starters and that worked quite well to get more body and softened the acidity.

    A nice bean, no doubt - will use as a highlight in a blend! 8-)

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Hmmm,

    Found this bean produced an excellent cup with the AeroPress and the Syphon.... Has a real spicy apple pie (like Mum used to make ;)) initial hit, crisp acidity, medium body with a cinnamon backdrop then a short-ish finish. Couldnt stop at one and my young bloke Ian loves it as well.

    As far as roasting goes, just used my standby profile for SHB coffees (until I learn more about the bean) i.e. slow ramp to Rolling First Crack (RFC) of around 13-14 minutes then slowed further and stopped the roast just before Second Crack about 6 minutes later and cooled immediately. Bean colour would be at around CS8-9....

    Mal.


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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Cupped this a few weeks ago. Had it medium roasted and it highlighted a true clean coffee flavour. Sweet, clean and bright with a fresh lingering finish. Have to agree with cuppacoffee, it is golden in a plunger.

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Quote Originally Posted by cuppacoffee link=1226915168/0#2 date=1226922308
    Thought this to be quite a hard little bean. Harder than some other SHBs...perhaps cause theyre so fresh? Wish Id bought more so I could put them away for a few months.

    Anyway, for mine, reasonably quick to 1st, then slower than usual to 2nd, +15sec. Try it in a plunger - I like it like that. Can also add interest to a blend.

    Yep. Got some of Dennis Tarrazu last month and should have bought more! STUNNING plunger coffee, great lingering cocoa flavours and a bright clean body to it.

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Tried some today. I roasted it to CS9. Very interesting bean. I really like the spicy taste. Very high acidity but not aggressive.

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    The batch I roasted made a very nice coffee, with a nice mix of flavours, but I didnt think it was anything special as espresso or piccolo latte.

    I think it is just not "my style", although several people at work thought it was great.

    Greg

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Has anyone found this bean to be oilier than normal? I only have experience with a couple of other beans, using the same profile Im finding oil slicks in my cup. Im roasting for around the 19min (fc at 13) and my goal is for cs9. Ive got to roast this afternoon and am going to try a shorter roast 16min fc 11 to see what happens.

    Is there anything else i could try?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Quote Originally Posted by harrymanback link=1226915168/0#9 date=1231050059
    Has anyone found this bean to be oilier than normal? I only have experience with a couple of other beans, using the same profile Im finding oil slicks in my cup. Im roasting for around the 19min (fc at 13) and my goal is for cs9. Ive got to roast this afternoon and am going to try a shorter roast 16min fc 11 to see what happens.
    Welcome Trent..... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Id stick with the original profile for these mate and if you would like them a little lighter, just pull them before Second Crack (SC) starts or at the first few snaps and then dump the roast and immediately cool. These are quite a hard bean as it happens and the slower profile is probably the best to use until such time as you get a handle on how you like this one in the cup.

    Have fun... :)

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    Re: Costa Rica Royal Tarrazu

    Im not sure if this is the same bean thats still in beanbay recently or another different Costa Rica Tarrazu?

    Did a run of 325g in the Behmor last night on the 1lb setting, p2/b
    roasted to after 1st crack (no 2nd), seemed to roast really evenly finishing around cs9, stopped it with 2 mins left as I thought I could coast it into 2nd, but alas not

    first try 4 hours later it seems a bit acidic with some bitterness, but certainly the best ive had 4 hours post roast so far



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