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    Mocha Arabica – which green bean?

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    Hi there, I am a relative newbie in the roasting…Have a Corretto set up – all the usual stuff with the bread maker/heat gun/fan/digital thermometer. Done few roasts with Nicaraguan Mountain (second crack after around 15-17 minutes at around 230C+ 20 seconds)

    In office I normally use Mocha Arabica which comes somewhere from Blaclava Rd (can’t mention shop name as it is not a sponsor) – and make long black (Silvia large double). I have the same setup at home (Silvia+ Rocky) but somehow coffee in the office tastes better. It seems to have richer body. I presume that the difference due to the bean.

    Which green bean would be similar to the Mocha Arabica? I realise that it is not possible to predict which beans will be available next Bean Day but still…
    Should I try getting coffee from some particular country/area?
    What would be similar?

    Or may be I should play with the roast?

    Cheers,

    Viktor

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    This is from Sweet Marias (hope thats ok, mods?)

    Now, what is Mokha? Al Mokha (Al-Mahka) is the port city that Yemeni coffee ships from! It has nothing to do with chocolate. Why is the coffee called Mokha? Because in the coffee trade it was too complicated to name all the little sub-regions where the coffee is actually grown, even though they do produce notably different coffees in terms of the cup. Many of the dry-process Ethiopian coffees will also call themselves Moka: Moka Harar etc. ...I believe to associate themselves with the taste profile they share with Yemens. How the heck do you spell Mokha? Well, it is spelled usually Mocca or Mocha or Moka ...but in fact the most correct spelling is the one you will never see: Al-Mahka, which is the truest to Arabic spelling

    So, a Yemeni or dry-processed Ethiopian should give you the taste youre after.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Mocha Arabica – which green bean?

    Ethiopian Harar could be the way to go..........

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    Re: Mocha Arabica – which green bean?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenman link=1213143118/0#2 date=1213145448
    Ethiopian Harar could be the way to go..........
    Agreed!

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    Re: Mocha Arabica – which green bean?

    Thanks, will try Ethiopian Harar whenever it is available in the beenbay.
    Any places to get it NOW?


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    Re: Mocha Arabica – which green bean?

    Both The Coffee Barun and CoffeeHit have them - see the site sponsors list on the left.

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    Re: Mocha Arabica – which green bean?

    is Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Kochere similiar to Ethiopian Harar?

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    Re: Mocha Arabica – which green bean?

    Nope. Theyre from different regions of Ethiopia.

    Yirgacheffes are high altitude wet processed while Harars are dry processed.

    Someone correct me if im wrong :P


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    Behmor Coffee Roaster

    not wrong Gavin1... spot-on.

    They are VERY different in the cup too, both great but not even close to the same coffee.




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