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RoastinRey
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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013, 9:55pm
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What is your opinion of this particular green bean? What notes do you pick up, fruity, cocoa?
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013, 1:57pm
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Funny-I love the coffee, just went to buy 10lbs more but its gone...

BUT-I have looked around once or twice to see where the dog left the mess while a cup of this was sitting on my desk, its the oddest thing. The coffee tastes pretty much exactly as described, dark fruits, honey, etc but at times, not always, I get a very strong "dogs**t" aroma from it. Thought it was me until I just read the linked thread.

I don't think the coffee is bad, just earthy/funky. Seems best at a c++
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RoastinRey
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013, 2:29pm
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This is what makes coffee roasting so intriguing. Many different opinions for the same bean.
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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013, 3:10pm
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FWIW, I brew espresso exclusively, which might tend to concentrate the aroma.

The greens smell absolutely like a fruitstand....
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RoastinRey
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:26pm
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Worka makes great espresso at a City/City+ roast. A dark espresso roast will only incinerate the delicate notes in this bean.
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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:03pm
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Roasted this coffee last weekend. It had a very earthy flavor. For some reason or another, the chaff also did not leave the bean very easily (probably my fault).
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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013, 8:10pm
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The outcome in the cup seems to be extremely variable.  Initially there was a huge component of blueberries that was more abundant than any other Ethiopians that I have previously bought, then that seemed to disappear when going through a 20 lb bag, but occasionally popping up as much less blueberry.  There is probably a reason why Tom did not list blueberries as one of its flavor components because one can't be assured of getting it from roast to roast whether it be C+ through FC.  I am using a Behmor 1600.
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RoastinRey
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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:23pm
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I was roasting exclusively on an iRoast II for approx 5 years then purchased a 1kg Toper Cafemino using LP in May, 2012. I have noticed that the Cafemino can produce a consistent roast and cup that excels compared to the iRoast. Worka is consistently fantastic out of the Cafemino.
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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:25pm
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I roasted some a while back and remembered a slight over ripe strawberry flavor at a c+ fc produced some dark chocolate overtones and some blueberry. what I done was mixed the 2 and it made for a interesting shot of espresso after 7 days rest. I ordered this varital a few times but grew tired of the flavor profile.
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