JasonBrandtLewis Senior Member Joined: 9 Dec 2005 Posts: 6,257 Location: Berkeley, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -... Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -... Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup Drip: CCD, Chemex Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Mon Feb 28, 2011, 5:27pm Subject: New (to me) coffee from Red Bird -- Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue . . . wow!
I have no idea if it was beginner's luck or what, but I pulled two -- not merely good, but outstanding -- ristrettos this morning of Jeff's Brazil (Daterra) Sweet Blue . . . Oh, my! The first was a proverbial god-shot . . . the second merely outstanding . . . talk about a "chocolate bomb"! WOW!
Posted Thu Mar 3, 2011, 5:29pm Subject: Re: New (to me) coffee from Red Bird -- Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue . . . wow!
My order was roasted on Monday and arrived today. Jason, your assessment was right on the money. I pulled two shots today with a Elektra Microcasa a Leva that I recently bought (like I really need two espresso machines). The first was a double that was quite tasty. A few hours later I pulled a tight ristretto that was a rich, syrupy, sweet chocolate bomb. I have only had the Elektra for a few weeks but am quickly beginning to appreciate its ability to make first class espresso. In some ways I like it better than my mini Vivaldi II.
Jeff turns out some fine coffees, to be sure. His espresso blend is my favorite, and this is a very close second as an outstanding SO.
ginalola Senior Member Joined: 2 Jul 2009 Posts: 203 Location: USA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Alex Duetto II; Pasquini... Grinder: (2) Baratza Vario
Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011, 3:25pm Subject: Re: New (to me) coffee from Red Bird -- Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue . . . wow!
Same here this morning on the Duetto...a triple for a cappuccino. The Brazil Daterra was indeed a delicious chocolate bomb 90% of the way down, and it seemed to end on a slight fruity note. I'm not a big fan of SO...yet...but this was the best I've tried to date.
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