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« on: 15/06/2011, 11:31 AM »
Feel free to use this thread to post the details and descriptions of what caffeinated beverages you are drinking.

As for me, it is a good question. I don't know!
I picked up some browns from jeff at mycuppa the other day and, although I know what beans are in the blend, I don't know proportions or if it is one of his standard blends.

I ground most for cold process, and kept some back for espressos. The first shot was a pretty slow pour, but very frisky crema for a two week old roast, tasted less than stellar - cloying sweetness with a touch of sour/acid aftertaste. Second shot was pulled with temp set 1.5 degree higher and slightly coarser grind. Much improved, nice body and mouthfeel, but I'm not yet getting the best out of it.
Tried the cold processed as an americano today and am really liking it - the usual velvety smoothness I seem to get in cold processed, with a little chocolate and just a hint of dry pepper in the finish.


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« Reply #1 on: 17/06/2011, 07:51 PM »
I'm drinking this blend:

80g Bolivia
60g Nicaragua La Gloria Las Brisas
80g Rwanda Gisenyi
80g Java Ijen Sundried

That I did on the 12th of this month. It is amazing. Absolutely the smoothest blend I've ever made, but still has a lot of excitement to it, and a nice mouthfeel. It was taken just half way into second crack, and as I posted a second roast of it off to my sister today, I was really not wanting to let it go.
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« Reply #2 on: 17/06/2011, 08:56 PM »
I am drinking
Ethiopian Kuza with a hint (5%) of Ethiopian Gambala Naturals

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« Reply #3 on: 18/06/2011, 11:10 PM »
I was drinking this yesterday

peaberry side by Nic's Stuff, on Flickr

peaberry top by Nic's Stuff, on Flickr

and this today

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ghimbi top by Nic's Stuff, on Flickr
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« Reply #4 on: 22/06/2011, 04:43 PM »
In the grinder and cup at the moment I have

Colombian COE El Tiestero- Lot 14

Coco goodness with a ever so slight citrisy finish
Double ristretto flat white, and with Maleny milk............... makes Ronin happy after a long day at work
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« Reply #5 on: 25/06/2011, 02:04 PM »
Got a bag of Genovese Super Brazil to retry. The last time I had a bag or two there was a noticeable change (not in a good way) in flavour from what had been a very consistently good blend. Pleased to report that they seem to have got it together again. Couple of very nice double shot Lattes for the morning.  :)

Doesn't mean I don't love mycuppa Suuweet anymore either  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: 25/06/2011, 02:13 PM »
Uganda Busamaga.

Very nice for pourover and long blacks.  Bright and fruity as espresso, but a bit too much because of roast level (OH impression).

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« Reply #7 on: 25/06/2011, 05:41 PM »

Yemen Sanani Mocca from beangreen - really interesting caramel flavour in a latte.


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« Reply #8 on: 25/06/2011, 08:09 PM »
Yemen Sanani Mocca from beangreen - really interesting caramel flavour in a latte.


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« Reply #9 on: 25/08/2011, 10:04 AM »
Today I broke into the 1kg pack of Espresso that mycuppa sent in the package.  I know I know it still has 4 days to go before it should be used but I'd run out of everything else for my OH.

So here is the gauge reading and the end of the pour :)

http://youtu.be/QALWvhJEYe0

no idea how to embed it...
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« Reply #10 on: 25/08/2011, 10:11 AM »
Today I broke into the 1kg pack of Espresso that mycuppa sent in the package.  I know I know it still has 4 days to go before it should be used but I'd run out of everything else for my OH.

So here is the gauge reading and the end of the pour :)

http://youtu.be/QALWvhJEYe0

YUMMY!!!!!  I licked my computer monitor..... blurk~!
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« Reply #11 on: 25/08/2011, 10:15 AM »
LMAO Brett  ;D

I feel it blonded just a little too much, I used the double button and I think it goes slightly longer than 30 seconds but OH said that it tasted like dark chocolate without the sugar, it can only get better once it hits the right stage :)
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« Reply #12 on: 25/08/2011, 03:59 PM »
AM I haven't reprogrammed just yet, but did cut it short thank you and WOW, I have to admit I was hesitant about the blend, but it's fantastic, thank you Jeff  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: 25/08/2011, 08:37 PM »
Thanks Nic.

You know, that coffee is barely 4 days old and it will do your head in over the next week !

That coffee can need up to 12 days to sort itself out......sometimes it chucks a wobbly around day 10 or 11.

The Early Bird catches the worm.........and perhaps a good dose of grind/dose frustration......

Good vid as well - perhaps a little finer on the grind or updose a tad to slow the flow - should bring in more sweetness as well.

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« Reply #14 on: 26/08/2011, 01:27 AM »
LOL Jeff lucky I've got a kilogram, it will last for a while, we'll get to taste it at all it's stages :)

I made one for myself, as you know, this afternoon and it hit the right spot in terms of gauge, timing, etc, I got 40-50ml in 30 seconds and yes you are absolutely right it was sweet.

I will always give the good, bad and ugly of everything I do, what's the point of not doing that, you can't learn and people can't learn from you :)

I originally said I was going to do a blog for the DBD and was excited about doing it, well :P to Breville and ;D for Sunbeam.  People can actually watch and learn from people doing blogs like mine!
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« Reply #15 on: 31/08/2011, 09:38 AM »
Suuweet blend from mycuppa, cracked open the bag and got a huge whiff of super sweet vanilla.
Very very smooth, large mid body and suuuweeet!
Not my style of coffee but a sublime, excellent blend. A bit like a Genovese coffee but much better quality.

A blend that I made up: 2 parts Laos, 2 parts El Salvador, 1 part Yirgacheffe Harfusa.
Light milk chocolate, large mid body with a sweet clean "granny smith apple, lime" finish. Nice.

And enjoying the Harrar that I roasted from the beans that Jeff very kindly gave away. Big fat stewed fruit.
Thanks Jeff!

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« Reply #16 on: 31/08/2011, 02:40 PM »
I'm drinking the Espresso from mycuppa.

Using the Synesso basket, 22g of Espresso and woah talk about chocolate :D

I did try the last of my Rononi, I only had 20.54g and not thinking I put it in the Synesso basket, big mistake, ended up with a sink shot, I should have just used the normal Sunbeam double basket and it would have been right, oh well, live and learn :D
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« Reply #17 on: 02/09/2011, 04:16 PM »
Equal parts of the following

Colombian Andes Santa Rita
PNG Waghi AA
Ethiopian Harrar

Roasted together, pulled first snaps of second crack.
10 days post roast.

Full flavoured coco, mid body, berry finish with a lingering almost pineapple taste.
Very nice as dbl rizz flat white
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« Reply #18 on: 02/09/2011, 07:52 PM »
with Brekkie - Tanza TEC Estate AA - Berries and butter melted in my mouth.

10am - Bolivia FTO - sweet caramel and choc, just like a molten mars bar.

midday - Honduras CoE.......what can I say....

2pm - Sidamo Haile Selassi.......refined sweetness and super long finish

2:05pm - Sidamo Mormosa - massive fruit attack. Think I prefer the balance of the HS

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5pm - Sumatran Lake Tawar - brewed in syphon - delicious

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« Reply #19 on: 02/09/2011, 08:37 PM »
Mmm think I might have to come and spend the day with you one day, sounds varied and delicious :)
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« Reply #20 on: 02/09/2011, 08:44 PM »
10am - Bolivia FTO - sweet caramel and choc, just like a molten mars bar.


Mmmmm. Just roasted up 500g of this on Wednesday. Cracked it tonight. Mmmmmmmmmm. So good in milk.
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« Reply #21 on: 02/09/2011, 11:01 PM »

Mmmmm. Just roasted up 500g of this on Wednesday. Cracked it tonight. Mmmmmmmmmm. So good in milk.

Did I mention you two suck  :P I can't eat Mars Bars anymore, actually can't eat much that has caramel in it due to the barley which has gluten in it, I want some of this!!!

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« Reply #22 on: 03/09/2011, 12:12 AM »
Im drinking some Nicaragua Mierisch pure Pacamara pulped natural - there aint much of it to go around and at these prices I can see why!

Havent tried it as espresso yet (waiting for a few more days age on it) - but it drinks a treat as filter...

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« Reply #23 on: 03/09/2011, 09:22 AM »
Equal parts of the following

Colombian Andes Santa Rita
PNG Waghi AA
Ethiopian Harrar

Roasted together, pulled first snaps of second crack.
10 days post roast.

Full flavoured coco, mid body, berry finish with a lingering almost pineapple taste.
Very nice as dbl rizz flat white

Still impressed with this one.
Pulled a little shorter this morning with a smaller cup.
Still flat white, more caramel this morning, some dark berries in the background too.
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« Reply #24 on: 07/09/2011, 03:40 PM »
Two different ones today.

First was a short black of Brazil Monte Alegre (mycuppa). Silky smooth, good mouthfeel, but something is missing - always seems to be the same when I have a brazilian.
I got the beans with the intention of using as a base for blending, but thought I'd better try as a single origin as well.

Second was an aeropress long black of my blend #1 (monte alegre, san isidro, tiger mtn) - works quite well, but I think the blend needs some adjustments for the aeropress rather than espresso. Will try slightly more brazilian, less costa rican, maybe a touch of harrar.
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