Posted Sun Feb 16, 2014, 12:36pm Subject: Bodka Coffee Idido Misty Valley
This new coffee roaster is slowly but surely making a name for himself, at least at HB.com! LOL I purchased 5#'s of this wonderful coffee, not having had it for a couple of years. Fully expecting the sort of "strawberry-ish" thing from 2 years ago, I was totally surprised by what was, instead a blueberry treat. More refined, not quite as in your face as the years ago famous LOT 30 from SM's. The smell from the grounds is amazing.
In my cup, there is just a hint of lemon, not mouth puckering but actually a welcome addition, like one of those blueberry-lemon tortes, HEAVIER on the blueberry! As the coffee is "aging" a nice light chocolate essence is emerging at the aftertaste. So far my prep has been strictly Kalita, Behmor Brazen. I am waiting till 7 days post before pulling Strega shots. As this coffee is what I'd call a medium roast, somewhere between city and city plus, I'd guess a moderate 200f temperature would be a good start.
As we all know, not ALL coffees work as drip/vac/French press AND as espresso. Even if this iteration of Idido falls short there, at David's price per #, this coffee is a steal, a MUST for anyone wanting a coffee easily as tasty as was his Konga roast. In fact, this is my favorite Ethiopian roasted this year. I may edit this after pulling some shots the next few days. Highly recommended.
Note: I do not, nor ever have worked for Bodka Coffee. I do freely admit to my belief this fellow has done a fine job so far as regards presenting fine roasted coffee at very fair prices. IMO, Bodka is a welcome addition to the burgeoning artisan roasting community.
So far, I'm liking a more "Italian style0 shot, that is lower dose. My favorite so far was an 11.5 gram shot in the Strega single basket, pour on the slower side, but not "drip drip drip." Less blueberry, but nicely balanced, with the citrus coming to fore a wee bit. I will say my "normal" double (18 grams) 7 count lever up, slowish pour still has the berry thing going at day 9, though overall the shot is actually a wee bit brighter.
I'll say my Forte (and Preciso Esatto combo) has liked grinding this coffee. No odd pours and the I've only tightened a couple of Micros on the Forte from day 6.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.