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Posted Mon Feb 28, 2011, 4:27pm
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!

Rich, thick, sweet, unctuous . . . wonderful.

Cheers,
Jason

 
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Posted Mon Feb 28, 2011, 5:04pm
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That was enough for me.  I just ordered a pound.

Thanks Jason.

--Jerome
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Posted Mon Feb 28, 2011, 5:26pm
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That was enough for me, too; I just ordered a pound.
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JasonBrandtLewis
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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011, 9:25pm
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I look forward to hearing your impressions . . .

 
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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2011, 7:09am
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How many days post-roast did you begin?
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JasonBrandtLewis
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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2011, 7:22am
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5

 
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Posted Thu Mar 3, 2011, 4:29pm
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.

--Jerome
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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011, 2:25pm
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.  

Red Bird Blend continues on the top of my list.
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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011, 5:21pm
Subject: Re: New (to me) coffee from Red Bird -- Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue . . . wow!
 

Thanks for the tip, Jason.  Gonna order some and try it out on the pavoni and caravel.
Paul
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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2011, 10:42am
Subject: Re: New (to me) coffee from Red Bird -- Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue . . . wow!
 

Any Canadians able to find this coffee with reasonable shipping, or locally?
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