Aldi German roast -mild.First try,not bad.
Kenya (Gachirago, whatever that means) from my local roaster, Zumbar Coffee.
Lavazza Gran Crema Espresso
Last edited by Champion of Capua; 06-11-2012 at 11:20 PM.
Chi Chi, get the yayo
I made the same Kenyan from yesterday. However, the first few sips gave me a distinct scent/flavor of Arlington AS. I've noticed this before but thought I'd mention it here in an appropriate forum. Anyone else detect their AS when they sip coffee/tea in the morning?
Staying on topic, I'm going to make a second cup of the Kenyarlington now.
This morning was an Aeropress of El Salvador Metalapa - Tablon El Naranjo roasted to FC by myself. :) Yum!
Baroida Tairora Smallholders, City+. Really delicious coffee, sweet in the way most fruits with white flesh are (apples, pears) without having (for me) a single, precise fruit note. Overall sweet, less spice than my last Baroida. But of course, it's early. Poor planning means I'm drinking this on less than 36 hours rest. Lately I catch myself realizing I need to roast after I get my next-to-last portion of beans from the jar (which means I'll roast that night, finish off the "old" stuff the next morning, and be into the new stuff the following morning). Gotta get better about that...
Chock Full O' Nuts, in a perc.
Guatemala Sierra Las Minas Farm (Microlot 75) brewed in my new Bunn Phase Brew HG (one of the four auto-drips approved by the SCAA).
It's different to just make a pot of coffee, as normally I do a V60 or Clever Dripper, but it was nice to get the kids' lunches packed and get dressed while the coffee was brewing and then, just pour and enjoy.
Here was my cupping notes from the sample in March, just got the 2 bags I ordered directly from the farmer...it was nice to do business directly...
Aroma – sweet hardwood, like a freshly cup apple tree, apples
Acidity – Moderate acidity, like a snappy piece of fruit, but appropriate
Body – Very smooth mouthfeel, and easy to drink, slippery (is that a description of body? haha)
Flavor – apples, with a bitter wood note
Aftertaste – Long finish, smokey with a bit of wood and tobacco
The Mrs. and I enjoy waking up to a cup of Yauco Selecto Gourmet Ground Coffee from Puerto Rico (4 Tbsp of coffee per 12 cups of water in our "Mr. Coffee" Automatic Drip Coffee Machine), is primo.
Because in our pinion, this coffee is full bodied (and gets you going in the morning!!!), with a creamy and rich taste with almost no distinguished aftertaste,
"I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon". President Ronald Reagan
Christopher ~ The Marquis of Quotes ~ Member of the Order of Pinaud, Face Latherers Club United, Alliance of Merkur, League of Extraordinary Mild Shavers and the Voskhod
This morning's mug was filled with an Aeropress of Ethiopia Illubabor Camp Coop, roasted in my popper to FC. This one, I tried grinding a bit finer than usual, and I used a bit less grounds in the Aeropress. It seemed to over extract pretty easily, and turned out to be more bitter than usual. Not terribly impressed with the acidic taste, but seeing as I have more grounds of the same fineness, I will make another with more grounds, and shoot for 1:30, as opposed to my normal 1:55.
Edit: Second Aeropress today was a bit better. Still more Acidic than usual, but I used 3 1/4 scoops as opposed to the 2.5 earlier, and I finished the press at 1:39, rather than my usual shot for 1:55.
I suppose it could be the bean, or my roast as well. I will have to try it out in a couple different grinds and roasts before I pass judgement.
Last edited by Everett529; 06-20-2012 at 09:20 AM.
Hey everyone, good to see so many like minded people around here. The count of Merkur even lives in the same city, small internets. Like many of you I enjoy sharp things and tea.
Upton imports, Yunnan special grade. Some of my favorite teas have to be steeped perfectly for the flavor to come out, this is one of the more sensitive.
Kenya AA, espresso grind.
It is just soap, hot water and a sharp blade. It isn't rocket science or a Zen ritual.
Chock Full o' Nuts coffee.
Welcome here Rider675! Happy first post!
^^ Interesting read for those of us that drink a lot of tea daily.
I tried a new Darjeeling today (Upton), steeped it much too long but it was good anyway. Thinking about getting an electronic kettle..any recommendations?