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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I paid a visit to Cuppacoffee today and enjoyed my
    (a) first taste of JBM Mavis Banks estate., and
    (b) first taste of syphon espresso

    So, in order (as it is a JBM thread)

    (a) JBM Mavis Banks Estate
    This is simply stunning coffee. I tried JBM when Den (from Cuppacoffee) had some available to celebrate the opening of his new shop in February last year. It was "Yeah, not bad but Ive tried better and cheaper beans". I dont think that was a Mavis Banks lot.

    The MBE is one of the best coffees I have tried; very deserving of its reputation and price tag. True, you could buy cheaper beans that provide an equivalent flavour but I couldnt fault this at all. The first cup Den made was prepared in a syphon and there was an immediate wow on the first taste. He also made a piccolo latte on a JBM MBE base and it as equally flavoursome. It cut through the milk quite nicely.
    How to describe the flavour? Well to my flu-ravaged senses, the first words that come to mind are sweet and well balanced. I couldnt detect one dominating factor, and I can still taste it one hour after consumption.

    Apparently, PNG Wahgi uses ex-JBM stock. You can google PNG Wahgi to find the site I referred to but, to quote, "Plantations were established in this rugged area in the 1950s and 1960s, using seedstock from the fabled Blue Mountain region of Jamaica. "
    To compare the MBE to Wahgi, well yes, I can detect elements of Waghi but the MBE is smoother, sweeter and well balanced compared to the more intense Wahgi.

    I didnt buy any of the JBM Andy had in stock up to recent times but now I wish I had. But dont worry, Den has a fair bit in stock at a fair price. Check his CS page. I dont think his introductory offer still applies but you wont be disappointed in adding this to your stash. Even if you arent keen to roast a bean where mistakes may become expensive, you can buy 250g of pre-roasted at worthy price and Den has roasted this beautifully.

    (b) Hario Syphon:
    After trying a brew from the syphon, I had to buy one. Such an interesting brewing technique with the result of a beautifully clean cup. Probably not recommended for those who can only drink milk-based coffees but a good choice for those wishing to venture into black coffee and exploring unadulterated coffee flavours.

    Anyway, Im not sure Ill be able to drink another cup of coffee today; Im afraid it just wont rate against todays experience. My taste buds are still dancing the calypso [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by 3D372235353A2E285B0 link=1179800232/8#8 date=1285984746
    (b) Hario Syphon:
    After trying a brew from the syphon, I had to buy one. Such an interesting brewing technique with the result of a beautifully clean cup. *Probably not recommended for those who can only drink milk-based coffees but a good choice for those wishing to venture into black coffee and exploring unadulterated coffee flavours.
    Absolutely Steve....

    Love my Syphon and is my preferred brewing method for imbibing the black brew..... 8-)

    Mal.

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1A37333F325E0 link=1179800232/9#9 date=1286027373
    Love my Syphon and is my preferred brewing method for imbibing the black brew
    Ill have to get myself one and see what all the fuss is about.

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by 050F1A0D0D021610630 link=1179800232/8#8 date=1285984746
    I didnt buy any of the JBM Andy had in stock up to recent times but now I wish I had. But dont worry, Den has a fair bit in stock at a fair price. Check his CS page. I dont think his introductory offer still applies but you wont be disappointed in adding this to your stash. Even if you arent keen to roast a bean where mistakes may become expensive, you can buy 250g of pre-roasted at worthy price and Den has roasted this beautifully.
    Quote Originally Posted by 050F1A0D0D021610630 link=1179800232/8#8 date=1285984746
    After trying a brew from the syphon, I had to buy one. Such an interesting brewing technique with the result of a beautifully clean cup.
    Thanks for your comments Steve. I really enjoy the theatre aspect when using the syphon to prepare coffee and the resulting cup can be absolutely wonderful.

    I think there is so much voodoo written about the process that this can quickly turn people off giving it a try. Yet, as you witnessed yesterday, we were able to make a lovely coffee without the need of a thermometer, a bamboo paddle, or a Gregorian chant playing in the background. ;D

    Cheers
    Den


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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by 2432373726242821212222470 link=1285984747/3#3 date=1286081321
    we were able to make a lovely coffee without the need of a thermometer, a bamboo paddle, or a Gregorian chant playing in the background. *;D
    What!! :o

    I must be doing something wrong..... ::) ;D

    Mal.

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    http://vimeo.com/16574600

    Starring the one and only.................

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by 033F2239333225303833570 link=1285984747/5#5 date=1289269323
    http://vimeo.com/16574600

    Starring the one and only.................
    How did you find that? :o

    I only saw it myself for the first time yesterday! 8-)


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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    awesome!!!

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    wow, an ad for JBM, cuppacoffee and Has Garanti!

    Good one Den - lovely roast.

    (well spotted TG!)

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Good stuff, Den. Lookin good!

    (My computer has a bit of a problem with vimeo but.)

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E686D6D7C7E727B7B78781D0 link=1285984747/6#6 date=1289273376
    How did you find that?
    I have my sources. ;)

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Bloody awesome Den!! [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

    Mal.

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    Re: Jamaica Blue Mountain

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    tried JBM from yahava, not sure what the fuss is all about, their PNG is far better to my taste at a quarter the price:(



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