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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 9:18pm
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So, I tried some fresh roasted Ethiopian Sidamo natural reserve coffee at one of my favorite coffee companies "The Roasterie" Brewed in a chemex...I was so blown away by how the coffee tasted, compared to normal drip brew! It was one of the strangest coffee's I've drank ever. And it was pretty strong! I've never really had pour over coffee before...My goal is to drink coffee from every coffee brewer possible. Thoughts?

 
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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 11:56pm
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

So, I tried some fresh roasted Ethiopian Sidamo natural reserve coffee at one of my favorite coffee companies "The Roasterie" Brewed in a chemex...I was so blown away by how the coffee tasted, compared to normal drip brew! It was one of the strangest coffee's I've drank ever. And it was pretty strong! I've never really had pour over coffee before...My goal is to drink coffee from every coffee brewer possible. Thoughts?

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Perhaps you might want to elaborate a bit on what you were actually tasting.

It might not be so much the brew method as it was the bean variety and roast, although pour over being does bring out the best in coffee.

Ethiopian beans are my favorite for their fruitiness. And when roasted light they can be almost too fruity for regular coffee.  But in espresso it's great.
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 7:06am
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weebit_nutty Said:

Ethiopian in espresso it's great.

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Ain't that the truth!  The Harrar is my all-time favorite SO espresso.
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:17am
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Almost limitless ways to brew coffee. One of the best tastings I've been to was the same coffee brewed in different brewers: French press, Chemex, Kalita Wave, Aeropress and V60 and ceramic cone. Very interesting.

My favourite brew method though is a batch brewed quality coffee in a Fetco for example, freshly roasted and ground. Still to be beaten by any pour over. Not very home friendly though since I only ever brew one or two 10oz mugs at a time.
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 2:40pm
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Well the taste description from the coffee company was "A fruit forward natural with a syrup-like body, lower yet well-structured acidity and notes of sweet ripe raspberries and dried blueberries that transform into a unique long lasting apricot finish." This is definitely how I would describe the taste of the coffee. The apricot finish was very noticeable and so was the syrup-like body.

 
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