Been somewhat remiss about posting coffee related stuff recently due to the silly season hitting with a vengeance, but this week have had some variety of coffees.
Bh blend, laos bolaven farms, yirg special prep, png robusta, columbian decaf.
Decaf - first sampled 15 min post roast. One word - foul. Several days later - less foul. We've all seen those pours (usually from pressurised baskets) where it starts thin and watery and gets worse from there.
Next roast of this one will be darker and much finer grind. I'm not expecting miracles, but should be able to get something less disgusting for no 2 daughter to drink in the evening.
Yirg special prep - I really can't be bothered with this one as an espresso, but makes a nice aeropress long black. Wish I had a syphon as I susoect that would suit it well. Refreshing, quite acidic (citrusy?).
Bh blend - espresso, aeropress and cold processed. For me, this is a good 'workhorse' blend. Seems to work well in everything. There is nothing about it that overpowers, nor Is anything obviously missing. The flip side is that it doesn't have that Wow! factor of some single origins, but so far I am very happy with this one.
The cold processed (CP) was a couple of days back, but I recall chocolate, vanilla and a hint of pepper in the finish. Very refreshing on a 30 degree day. I normally dilute at one part CP to 3 parts water for a long black. This was one part CP, one part cold water, two parts ice.
Laos bolaven farm - unusual one this, quite a herby, grassy scent and taste, also rather acidic. It is rather a light roast. ok as a ristretto, a bit confronting as a lungo. Not tried other brew methods with this roast.
Png robusta. Just opened bag this morning. Will also post a thread under roasting as this was a bit different to other beans I've roasted. Quite an eye opener in more ways than one. Only had one cup as aeropress long black. Serious body, hard to described taste really, but bold is one word that springs to mind. Hardly any acidity, quite sweet a bit of nuttiness perhaps.
Will be trying as single origin espresso in a day or so and also in some grinder blends.
If you are buying from beangreen in the near future, I suggest you order a kilo or two.