Replying to my own thread sad I know but I found this bit of info from last years batch and am wondering if this is what problem I have? Any ideas welcome :-/
Quote from Simon James blog
Unfortunately, I missed out on this gem. Well, I got to smell and taste a cup that had not been dialled in, but that was as close as I got. Although it hadnít been dialled in, it had an exquisite blackberry jam aroma, and great sweetness in the cup (but I canít remember any specific flavours). Another batch of 549 has since arrived at Veneziano, but itís from the new crop which (apparently) is not fit for roasting yet. I was at Veneziano today, training for next weeks Open Heats of the Australian Barista Championships, and David Seng had some of the new crop roasted for espresso. I have a cold at the moment, so my nose and palate arenít great. The aroma smelt a little enzymatic, but I didnít get to taste the espressos (those that did were spitting them out REAL quick - it wasnít great). David Seng ground some up for French Press, and the aroma changed completely - Much sweeter and fruitier, but the cup tasted charred to me. Iím told we have to wait a few months before itís good to roastÖÖÖ. hereís hoping.