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  • An Unlikely bean blend combo

    A blend I have found irresistible
    70% Ethiopian Gambella Naturals
    30% Sumatra Blue Lintong

    However the Ethiopian Gambella is rosted to CS8
    Sumatra Blue Lintong is roasted to CS9 at oil sheen stage

    When mixed they look like white and dark chocolate (funny)

    Left for 10 days to degas

    WOW fantastic as an espresso & even better as a milk based drink

    I tried them prior to the 10 days rest but got a metalic taste but after 10 days it is heaven in a cup
    now on day 14 and its even better

    Aroma - Rich, Chocolate, Earthy
    Acidity - delicate
    Body - full and creamy
    Very balanced

    I need to roast more as I only have 200grams left
    An Unlikely bean combination

    KK

  • #2
    Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

    Very similar to the venerable "Mocha Java" KK......

    Mal.

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    • #3
      Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

      Out of curiosity, why is it unlikely?

      Seems like a mocha-java blend, no?

      I do a similar one with 50/50 Djimmah and the Blue Lintong. Seems to work quite nicely.

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      • #4
        Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

        Beat me to it Mal

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        • #5
          Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

          And I thought I stumbled onto something good   errr I did

          As you all know I have been roasting away testing the new roaster with different beans (as one does) had plenty of roasted beans
          I just decided to mix it up a bit and fluked it big time

          Its unlikely that I did it on my own
          (I think those Veneziano cupping sessions must be working)
          I have never tried mocha-java so I will take your word for it

          Anyway It is a most enjoyable experiment? that produced nice drop of coffee

          KK

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          • #6
            Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

            Originally posted by 0F2B222221211B0F2B37292B440 link=1235391263/4#4 date=1235397693
            Anyway It is a most enjoyable experiment? that produced nice drop of coffee
            Too right KK, one of the main benefits of roasting your own at home..... Pretty hard to beat 8-)

            Mal.

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            • #7
              Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

              Is the classic Mocha Java a recognised blend of particular beans in a specific proportion or is it simply a term for a blend of Yemen (or maybe Ethiopian) and Indonesian in whatever ratio one likes?

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              • #8
                Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                Originally posted by 44514A4E50415A230 link=1235391263/6#6 date=1235533818
                Is the classic Mocha Java a recognised blend of particular beans in a specific proportion or is it simply a term for a blend of Yemen (or maybe Ethiopian) and Indonesian in whatever ratio one likes?
                It referred originally to pretty well any Yemeni bean exported out of the major shipping port of "Al Mukha", variably shortened to Mocha, Moka, etc that was subsequently blended with more or less any bean out of Indonesia shipped through their most significant port on the island of Java...... http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/yemen.html

                The ratio of the primary components and their actual origins for that matter, probably depends a lot on which beans are being used and the major characteristic(s) that the blender is looking for. I actually use a combo of two different Indonesian beans blended with ~30% Ismaili or Mattari Ban depending on which one I have the most of on hand. If I dont have a Yemeni origin on hand, then I look for an Ethiopian that comes close. It just seems to be a blend that works with each origin complementing the other. Give it a go Grimsby and see what you can come up with....

                Mal.

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                • #9
                  Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                  Im going to give that blend a go KK. Itll be the first blend Ive ever done with my green-to-roast stock. Youre honoured. Ill call it the "Kosmo" blend.

                  I happen to have those two in my stash, but never thought to blend them, let alone wait 10 days to try the blend. Both are in my good body but need to be blended pile. Thanks for the inspiration.

                  And my Yemen should arrive from Green BeanBay next week. Alls good in this roasting house.

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                  • #10
                    Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                    Thanks Mal for your informative reply.
                    I actually tried some Harar and Sulawesi Torajah mixed 50/50 this morning and while it was quite nice, it didnt really do it for me.
                    I have some Yemen that I roasted last weekend so I will try that with the Torajah in the ratio you suggested and see how that goes.
                    I had some Mocha Java from Jason at Pioneer a few months back and it was stunning. If I can get close to that Ill be happy.

                    Cheers,
                    Alan

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                    • #11
                      Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                      Originally posted by 485D46425C4D562F0 link=1235391263/9#9 date=1235550615
                      I had some Mocha Java from Jason at Pioneer a few months back and it was stunning. If I can get close to that Ill be happy.
                      Youd be doing extremely well if you manage to do that Alan.... Id hate to estimate the time, effort and discards that went into arriving at this final blend

                      One thing to keep in mind though, most Indo beans are vastly different to Yemeni or Ethiopian varieties so if youre planning on a blend of these, roast each separately and then bag separately too. In fact, you get a much better outcome if you also stagger the roast times as well as most of my Indo beans are fully developed by roughly 5-7 days whereas the Yemeni and Ethiopian beans may take take in excess of 10 days to achieve their flavour plateaux. Experiment a bit with small batches first, ditto for the ratios in the blend and then do a bit of cupping via a plunger, syphon or pour-over as time goes on. Its worth the effort... 8-)

                      Mal.

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                      • #12
                        Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                        I have Yemen green beans coming

                        So I will give it a go again and mix them with Sumatra Mandheling or Sumatra blue

                        KK

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                        • #13
                          Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                          Thanks for the tips Mal. Ill keep plugging away at it. I like a challenge.
                          Hey, maybe Ill get lucky and fluke it!
                          I agree with you on the Yemen though. I usually put them away for about two weeks before using. I have found that they need the time to develop.

                          Cheers,
                          Alan

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                          • #14
                            Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                            I made a real Mocha / Java blend

                            Yemen Bani Ismail 40% (12 days post roast) & Sumatra Mandheling 60% (8days post roast)

                            mmmmmmmmmm nice
                            So nice I am placing this blend in the top 3 category

                            Off to roast another batch but this time I will try the Yemen & Sumatra Blue Lintong

                            KK

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                            • #15
                              Re: An Unlikely bean blend combo

                              Ok I just did another combination

                              *Yemen Bani Ismail 50%
                              PNG Wahgi AA 50%

                              And a few other % for example *40/60

                              I have to say its thick and syrupy with chocolate spice

                              But I prefer for my pallet if only marginally the Yemen/Sumatra Mandheling Combo better

                              KK

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