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  • Re-creating the Red Sea...

    I have a little bit of Yemeni left, not really enough to roast as a batch...

    I was remembering how much I loved the Red Sea blend we had on CS a while ago, which, I think, was a blend of Yemeni and Ethiopian coffee. So, I thought, great, I have Ethiopian coffee, Ill blend up that little bit of Yemeni with some Ethiopian...

    But which Ethiopian?

    I have some Yirgacheffe, Harrar, Ghimbi, and Sidamo.

    Any ideas on a blend of these with my handful of Yemen Ismaili?

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    Not sure MW, but with some Yemeni coming shortly I think a bit of experimenting is in order.

    The Red Sea blend is a lovely piece of work.

    Id start with 1/3 Yemeni, 1/3 Harrar and 1/3 Ghimbi and take it from there ............

    With the name of Red Sea, you wonder if there are any Egyptian or Saudi Arabia coffees out there :

    I hope others have a more educated guess though


    Belinda

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    • #3
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      Heck, throw all of them in. Your base will probably be Sidamo. Pity you dont have any Limmu.

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      • #4
        Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...

        Thanks for the help, I decided on:

        3 parts Ethiopian Sidamo
        2 parts Yemen Ismaili
        1 part Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
        1 part Ethiopian Ghimbi
        1 part Ethiopian Harrar

        Theyre all hanging out together in a jar for a few days.

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        • #5
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          There could be Tanzanian, Malawi, Ugandan, Rwandan etc beans in that blend too.

          .... might try a heap of them together.


          Belinda

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            Not too sure about the Yirg or the Sidamo (unless it was the dry process one) in the Royal Red Sea Blend.

            I dont remember anything "floral" in the aroma, more earthy bean flavours like the Yemen, Ghimbi and Limu.

            Great coffee but I doubt Royal will part with the contents list!

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            • #7
              Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...


              A quick google reveals: from an unspecified roastery on MonsterMarketplace, so who knows exactly who does this -----


              Red Sea Blend - (Blend of three Ethiopian beans…Mocha Harrar, Sidamo, and Yirgacheffe) Bold, earthy, slightly sweet taste with a clean finish.


              Belinda

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              • #8
                Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...


                I remember finding a list which went something like: Yemen Matari, Ethiopian Harrar, and Ghimbi... It was a 3 bean blend with one Yemeni.

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                • #9
                  Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...


                  You guys might have found someone elses take" on a red sea blend.

                  The original bag is on the wall at the Snobbery (bottom right)


                  Royal Coffee
                  http://www.royalcoffee.com/

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                  • #10
                    Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...

                    I think this is the description I found:

                    Blended by our Importers at Royal coffee, this is an extreemly sweet, fruity sharp Afican blend. Wine-like Ethiopian Harar, Mocha Yemen Sinani and Ethiopian Yergacheffe are combined in equal parts to create this coffee. Highly Recommended!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...

                      Will we see some more of the original in the (near-ish) future, Andy?

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                      • #12
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                        Dont know. The Red Sea only ever seems to be a "container filler" and when the broker gets a couple of bags they let us know first!

                        Never seems to be more than a couple of bags available at anytime either so maybe its a barter bean?!?!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...


                          Ever thought of preblending our own Coffeesnobs green bean blends?

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                          • #14
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                            I do... but I turn them brown before sending them!


                            I guess I could one day, it would be a pile of extra work during the bagging process unless someone can find a clean cement truck to do the preblending.


                            Ill think about it.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Re-creating the Red Sea...

                              How about blends in kit form?
                              You supply the beans in the right percentages and the customers blends them upon arrival.
                              Saves the cost of a cement mixer.

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