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    Aussie MTE 549 January 2009 CS Batch

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    Hi all,

    this is a roasting/cupping question, has anyone else roasted and tried this batch yet?

    First batch roasted Slow ramp to FC (about 12 minutes) just into the first snaps of SC (about 5 minutes) lovely even looking roast.

    PROBLEM it tastes ordinary :P Seems overly acidic and not well developed for flavours tried at 10 days and now at 14 and still not good.

    I have been doing a little reading around here on older batches of this and other sites mentioning that more time is needed (Green) before roasting this bean.

    Also seems to still have a lot of moisture in the bean (had to wind the grinder out a lot) so would more drying or an even slower ramp to FC be better?

    Time to go back to the 478 in the meantime :)

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    Re: Aussie MTE 549 January 2009 CS Batch

    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.


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    Re: Aussie MTE 549 January 2009 CS Batch

    I think I know where I went wrong. It has taken me 2 months to have another go at this bean after the last rubbish one.

    Paid careful attention to the roast this time rather than set the timer and leave it for the first 10-12 minutes. FC is soft and only gives a few at that. SC in nearly inaudible even in the Hottop and there is nearly no chaff. I think in hindsight I may have mistaken FC for SC?

    Suspicions are that with it being a double washed bean and looking wet in green form it has lost most of the parchment already and may benefit from a slow ramp to FC to help take out a little of the moisture along the way.

    Roast is still very even and around CS 8 at the first snaps of SC.

    Tasting to follow.

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    Re: Aussie MTE 549 January 2009 CS Batch

    and then?

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    Re: Aussie MTE 549 January 2009 CS Batch

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1214986173 :)

    In short YUMMY and SWEET :)

    Did another one tonight just short of SC to try and get a little more acidity for milk drinks. Finished about 30 seconds before last weeks roast.

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    Re: Aussie MTE 549 January 2009 CS Batch

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    700gm

    FC: 11.00
    SC: 16.45

    Pulled at 17.20

    Clean but a little light in flavor IMO :)



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