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    Red Sea Blend

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I remember getting some spectacularly awful roasts with this last year, then nailing them and getting incredible shots, then running out very short after. Andy, boy do I wish that you would grab us some of this. What ... you read my mind?! Incredible!

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Red Sea Blend

    What roasting profile do you recommend for this blend?

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    Re: Red Sea Blend

    Hey Wushoes,

    After I posted this, I remembered that there was a thread in the cupping room, so I dug that up:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1146616958/3#3

    The beans are quite small, so you might want to take whatever ramp youve got happening and slow it down a touch. It might be tricky to judge the finishing time on this one because there will be quite a lot of chaff, which might make it seem smoky.

    Like I said in the cupping room, this is a blend that really does need to be allowed to sit and degas in peace for a while.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Red Sea Blend

    Partly based on your recommendation Luca I went back for seconds and picked up a kilo plus some of the Rwanda

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    Re: Red Sea Blend

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey link=1172230660/0#3 date=1172297573
    Partly based on your recommendation Luca I went back for seconds and picked up a kilo plus some of the Rwanda
    Whoops; dont get me wrong, I dont know anything about the Rwandan coffee, Id just like to try some. My curiosity has been piqued by the PEARL project, which is basically fair trade ideology, but actually making a difference. Instead of sitting back, certifying stuff and creating a brand that people can use to justify relatively huge markups over here, PEARL actually got their hands dirty and helped set things up on the ground

    As for the Red Sea blend, yeah, Im looking forward to it! You do have to keep an eye on it while youre roasting, though.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Red Sea Blend

    Sorry didnt mean you recommnded the Rwanda, I just decided to get some of that. It was the Red Sea I was talking about. :)

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    Re: Red Sea Blend

    Alan Frew has some positive comments on Rwanda in his
    Feb newsletter.

    I went back to beanbay and got some. That and Red Sea blend.
    Should be interesting.

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    Re: Red Sea Blend

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Yep that and Andys tasting notes are the reason behind my second dip at the Rwanda.



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