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    12 day old Guatemalan

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    During today i have been drinking my 12 day old Guatemelan (Di Bella green beans)roast from my popper.
    I roasted 320g in 4 separate 80g batches all to about 15mins about 1-1.5 mins into SC.
    In a few words - fantastic.
    i tried at day 7 & 8 it was Ok but now it has much more flavour and body. The PNG & Guatemalan together was really godd also.
    The PNG i roasted was really nice at day 7 & 8 but on dyas after it was much better.
    I have just roasted some Nicaraguan, SC was at 12-13min , it looks like the best roast i have had so far - can`t wait to try it.
    just thought i`d share.
    I get all my green beans from Di Bella here in Brisbane just because it`s easier for me.
    Just thought i`d share my tiny triumph.
    After nearly 2 months with my new equipment (bz99 & m4) i am getting some great coffee, have gone to not having sugar in my short blacks & ristrettos , the flavour is fantastic.
    And to think all these years i have been missing out.
    Thanks Coffee Snobs *[smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    Nice to hear you are hooked on good coffee

    Is it a coincidence that the longer rest time of these great tasting beans has fixed the sour shots you were getting previously

    KK

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    Quote Originally Posted by 63474E4E4D4D7763475B4547280 link=1244805738/1#1 date=1244807693
    Is it a coincidence that the longer rest time of these great tasting beans has fixed the sour shots you were getting previously
    Thanks KK.
    I spoke to Chris at Barazi and explained what was happening, he gave me a few insights into the 99, and the next coffee out of the machine with his advice eliminated the problems i was having,.
    My cooling flush was too short & i waited too long to pull the shot after it so everything was too hot, it hadn`t occured to me, i thought everything wasn`t hot enough by the taste of the coffees sour notes.
    After that the same coffee came out brilliantly.
    Ever since then the coffee has been getting better and better.
    I haven`t had perfect shots, but i haven`t had anything that needed to be thrown down the sink either.

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    Good to hear you have it down pat
    Sounds like it will be good news from now on

    With crazy weather days that we have been having lately is hard get the grind right the first time

    Just today I have had to grind courser on 4 occasions as the day went on

    KK

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    I roasted some G. Huehuetenango on June 8 and only now its starting to develop a good smooth taste. I have enough to last another 4 days so I will see how day 12 goes. I cant describe the flavours but they have developed quite nicely from about day 7 onwards. *Ill keep watching it. It is quite an ugly bean with what I assume is insect damage (hollowed out beans). It seemed to roast quite unevenly in my popper, especially compared to the Peru Grace Villa I roasted on Sunday

    Perhaps a topic for another thread:. Im yet to try a bean that has been really enjoyable less than a week old - except for the Honduran Dennis (cuppacoffee) served me two weeks ago that was a day old post-roast. Why is it worth my while to sample roasts less than a week old when *I know it wont have developed enough for my tastes?
    The Honduran perhaps answers my previous question but is 1 - 2 weeks the optimum period for most beans?

    Similar to this question: if intending to participate in competition, how far ahead of the competition date would you roast to ensure the SO or blend *is at its best. Is there a competition rule or must the competitor stipulate the roast date or just use their own judgement?

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    I had the same Guatemalan from Di Bella a few weeks ago, great drop, that was before i installed my PID though on the silvia, so cant wait to try it again.....ps you must get some of their Mexico Decaf.....it is amazing!

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    Quote Originally Posted by 6763455C5C5946515E300 link=1244805738/5#5 date=1245149121
    you must get some of their Mexico Decaf.....it is amazing!
    Thanks for the tip. next time i`m there i`ll grab some.
    The PNG is also nice, about 9-12 days after roasting.
    I am looking forward to trying the Nicaraguan in a week or so.
    I tried it after 3 days , it`s ok - a little flat, it should taste better on the weekend.

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    12 DAYS!!!
    Sometimes Im lucky if I can wait 12 HOURS!

    I do notice that the tastes change over time, and for me the coffee gets mellower with age. What I havent decided is how old is best. Sometimes I prefer it young, usually about 3-5 days, usually about a week, although some of the perfumed flavours are diminishing by then.

    The exception would be the Monsoon Malabar, which just keeps improving up to two weeks. Ive not managed to keep any beans longer than that---maybe I need to do two roasts back to back. ;D

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D786F6D5D6578676B666E0A0 link=1244805738/7#7 date=1245156195
    12 DAYS!!!
    Sometimes Im lucky if I can wait 12 HOURS!
    Yeah - i like to wait - i usually roast 4-5 batches of 80g at a time and do it 2 days a week , mon & fri & or sat.
    I have tried it before 8 days but prefer drinking them after that depending on the bean. I like to wait for the glossy sheen on the bean before i drink it.
    I usually start at 8 days , if it`s not to my liking then i wait till 10 then 12 days and after.

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    Re: 12 day old Guetemalan

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F0C19190C630 link=1244805738/6#6 date=1245155773
    I am looking forward to trying the Nicaraguan in a week or so.
    I tried it after 3 days , it`s ok - a little flat, it should taste better on the weekend.
    Mmmm Nicaraguan is highly addictive strong chocolate after-taste

    One of my best blends was 50/50 of
    Nicaraguan High Grown bold &
    PNG Wahgi AA
    Cuts through milk like a knife through butter
    Chocolate after-taste lasts 20+ minutes

    Got to get me some more Nicaraguan
    KK


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    Re: 12 day old Guatemalan

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06222B2B28281206223E20224D0 link=1244805738/9#9 date=1245240170
    Mmmm Nicaraguan is highly addictive strong chocolate after-taste
    That`s what i am hoping for - sounds great.
    Quote Originally Posted by 06222B2B28281206223E20224D0 link=1244805738/9#9 date=1245240170
    One of my best blends was 50/50 of
    Nicaraguan High Grown bold&
    PNG Wahgi AA
    WOW that sounds fantastic, i did try the PNG Wahgi from bean bay and found it beautifully sweet. Mixed with Nicaraguan sounds even better.



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