Thursday, September 07, 2006


thursday care packages!

big thanks to everyone -- all great surprises!

  • andrew b's ecco brazil cerrado, 2005 quality competition #1
  • jessica's batdorf dancing goat, my husband's favorite for cappuccini
  • tracy allen's zoka:
    • espresso paladino, regular & decaf
    • the tangletown house blend
    • colonel fitzroy's blend

long-time readers will recall that it's been a great, great while since i've had any paladino around; my husband didn't like it last time, but now we'll see what he thinks of it this weekend!

but back to oren's guatemala antigua finca retana from yesterday -- i want to write a whole bunch more about this later. right now it's 3 days old.

oren likes to call his coffees full city, and that does describe the color. but his coffees always taste "lighter."

this is due to his unique and wacky custom roasting set-up, as devoted readers know. so i'd quickly describe it as snappy, with a floral fragrance, passion fruit aroma, toast nose, dark-honey caramel aftertaste and a slightly dry finish. medium-bodied, for sure.

i brewed it at the "oren proportion" in the chemex, as usual, but oren suggests may be even pushing this to 2.25 oz. per 26 oz. water. . .

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