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LSOL September - CHC Exclusive [Rare Varietal]

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Made a few earlier, two on the M3 and one on the EK. Ended up going really fine on the M3 with a 30+ seconds pre-infusion, and a 77 second shot (18 into 42). Smoother than my previous attempts, but being full of cold, tasting notes are lost on me. The EK shot pulled in a slightly quicker time and was on the sweeter side if a little thinner bodywise. Again. tasting notes meant nowt.

 

Going to make a flask of instant to take to work, as beans are wasted on me at the minute. :(

 

Urgh, colds and good beans.. what a drag. Look forwards to hearing how you get on with the Niche settings on the la Pav if you give it a try, once you are over the cold.. good luck with that.


pavoni europiccola + niche zero / feld47 : now using James Bond's *coffee* steaming technique

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So, I was gonna order some more coffee from CHC, but my wife appears to have thrown out the discount card that came with the bag! Could someone kindly PM me the code? :)

 

done :)


pavoni europiccola + niche zero / feld47 : now using James Bond's *coffee* steaming technique

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Urgh, colds and good beans.. what a drag. Look forwards to hearing how you get on with the Niche settings on the la Pav if you give it a try, once you are over the cold.. good luck with that.

 

Not any-time soon I'm afraid as it's stashed away now. Maybe one day I'll dig it out for a play.


Input: 'Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + Mahlkonig EK43 Turkish burrs + Niche

Output: KVdW Speedster + V60 + AeroPress + Syphon + Bialetti Induction Moka Pot + Bialetti Mucka Express + jar of instant for visitors..

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Cool. If I hadn't been pinned down in decorating/ikea building hell I was going to chip with a Panamanian Java guess so pleased with that. I sometimes worry that I enjoy researching and reading about mystery LSOL beans more than drinking them !

 

Up side of a weekend in doors was a few extra espressos and found this to be delicious around 14>40 in 30 seconds.

 

Anyone played around with temperature?

 

Thanks for another great coffee Tom.

 

I'll be back to the office Aeropress later today. Can't wait as the first V60 was top and I think this is going to be a bean I prefer as filter.

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Is it a washed??!!

 

That would be my guess, yeah.


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Just opened these & they taste superb even though I haven't got them quite dialed on yet (hope my mignon can go fine enough ). Is it too late to change my guess to a washed Java varietal from you Nicaragua?


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I'm late to the party once again.

 

Just started these beans as espresso and long black

 

First mouthfull - buttery

 

As the coffee cooled, chocolate. Probably more cocoa than chocolate

 

Will pay more attention with the next cup. Think I'm going to enjoy these !


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Nice find :coffee:I see they have started including the java as there offering now! Super progressive growers, amazing operation.

What flavour notes would you use to describe it?

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Nice find :coffee:I see they have started including the java as there offering now! Super progressive growers, amazing operation.

 

Jeez Tom - I just spotted 3 guys in the photos toting automatic weapons! guarding the workers? Didnt realise your adventure was quite so hairy, brave man!

 

Cant link to the gallery but theres a link under '04 Dry Milling' - photos 10 & 12..

http://www.santaritacoffee.com/general-facts.html


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Jeez Tom - I just spotted 3 guys in the photos toting automatic weapons! guarding the workers? Didnt realise your adventure was quite so hairy, brave man!

 

Cant link to the gallery but theres a link under '04 Dry Milling' - photos 10 & 12..

http://www.santaritacoffee.com/general-facts.html

 

unfortunatly this is the reality in the more rural area's, they are actually protecting the coffee would you believe. When coffee leaves the drying mills they have an armed escort. The coffee is very precious as the cost of Labour is higher then you think... so its basically easier to knick it...

 

To be honest, if you dident see someone with a shotgun outside a restraint then its unusual. Its a very safe country but you must have contacts out there, despite that you regularly see American hitchhikers!

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unfortunatly this is the reality in the more rural area's, they are actually protecting the coffee would you believe. When coffee leaves the drying mills they have an armed escort. The coffee is very precious as the cost of Labour is higher then you think... so its basically easier to knick it...

 

To be honest, if you dident see someone with a shotgun outside a restraint then its unusual. Its a very safe country but you must have contacts out there, despite that you regularly see American hitchhikers!

 

Wowzers.. had no idea, thanks for opening my eyes. Glad to know its safe there but goes to show what we take for granted sometimes needs a different approach.


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I was nearly correct. Washed Nicaragua. I was never going to guess the bean variety though. All in all an excellent bean and a very educational month of LSOL.

Thanks to all concerned. Loving it!!

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Hello!

 

We get a juicy complex acidity with notes of Jasmin, earl grey and vanilla :)

 

Just finishing off with a V60, and getting tea notes plus vanilla, Ground a bit tighter than this morning's brew and got rid of the tannin taste I was getting. Nice and soft this one, especially as it cools. Nearly gone now.. :(

 

18g and 300g BWT Mg water. Bloomed at 50g then two pours, one stopping at 150g (with a swirl and tap) then the rest up to 300g.


Input: 'Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + Mahlkonig EK43 Turkish burrs + Niche

Output: KVdW Speedster + V60 + AeroPress + Syphon + Bialetti Induction Moka Pot + Bialetti Mucka Express + jar of instant for visitors..

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Hello!

 

We get a juicy complex acidity with notes of Jasmin, earl grey and vanilla :)

I'm finding that these floral tea notes are really coming through now and to me its tasty juicier and less chocolatey. Really nice stuff :)

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Tried a longer shot this morning 18=>50g and didn’t get any roasty ness. Really liked this LSOL offering.


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So I was really interested in the Java varietal, having never had one before and Tom assuring me the cup quality was close to Geisha.

Subjectively I would agree with that, I've found this offering was really something a bit different.

 

For those that are interested to learn more about the Java varietal go here https://varieties.worldcoffeeresearch.org/varieties/java

Summary info:

 

It was originally thought to be a Typica selection. But genetic fingerprinting of molecular markers has revealed that Java is a selection from an Ethiopian landrace population called Abysinia.

 

It represents an interesting alternative to the Geisha, which high cup quality but is more resilient for small farmers with better tolerance of coffee leaf rust and CBD.

 

Really interesting stuff! To me anyway :D


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I finished this today and I think my last cup was my favourite. I found it much more citrusy with the jasmine and earl grey notes being much more prominent. Its a shame its gone but as they say, all good things much come to an end.

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Just finishing these off now but really nice bean, last few days they seem to be improving.


What's the point...it'll only change soon!

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