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Machina have just emailed me about this: ETHIOPIA - WORKA WURI (BANANA PROCESS) - FILTER (MAP SERIES #2)

At almost £25/250g it is above my normal price point (I currently have some rare Colonna at the same £/g and feel slightly as if it's wasted on me). This does sound interesting though and I bet it would be enjoyable.

I can't quite decide if it's "legit" - I mean, there's "notes of banana" and then there's "we put banana in it". Is that a step too far? At what point does it become "banana flavoured coffee"? Thoughts?

https://machina-coffee.com/products/ethiopia-worka-wuri-banana-process-filter-map-series-2-250g?_pos=2&_sid=9c7d7ba46&_ss=r

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57 minutes ago, Jez H said:

Way over my budget unfortunately, but banana & blueberry sounds great to me!

 

http://www.theethiopiancoffeecompany.co.uk/shop/p/harrar-f9jk9

 

On 06/04/2021 at 21:17, hotmetal said:

Machina have just emailed me about this: ETHIOPIA - WORKA WURI (BANANA PROCESS) - FILTER (MAP SERIES #2)

At almost £25/250g it is above my normal price point (I currently have some rare Colonna at the same £/g and feel slightly as if it's wasted on me). This does sound interesting though and I bet it would be enjoyable.

I can't quite decide if it's "legit" - I mean, there's "notes of banana" and then there's "we put banana in it". Is that a step too far? At what point does it become "banana flavoured coffee"? Thoughts?

https://machina-coffee.com/products/ethiopia-worka-wuri-banana-process-filter-map-series-2-250g?_pos=2&_sid=9c7d7ba46&_ss=r

@hotmetal My thoughts exactly. Also I just don’t feel confident that I would get it dialled in before the bag was finished plus every time I had to purge I would just be counting the ££ pounds being wasted.  

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It sounds very tempting, but at that price it's something to think very hard about.

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From the website it looks like they add strips of banana to the fermentation tank, so probably similar to the cinnamon fermentation. It would be interesting to see how much the banana flavour comes through, and how it impacts the profile overall. I think it would be nice if there could be a side by side with and without this fermentation step to look at the impact, and to also see the quality of the original beans.

But for 90 quid a kilo I don't think I can justify it for myself

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4 minutes ago, Jez H said:

Hope you’re not going to eat that banana? 🤢

I’m gonna put it in my coffee and charge £80 a kilo for it! Perhaps more as it is being added late in the coffee value chain.

It was in my bag “it’s only a flesh wound”...

Also, if this is putting you off... imagine how said banana would look after life inside a fermentation tank!

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PMA all day!

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6 minutes ago, Kjk said:

I’m gonna put it in my coffee and charge £80 a kilo for it! Perhaps more as it is being added late in the coffee value chain.

It was in my bag “it’s only a flesh wound”...

Also, if this is putting you off... imagine how said banana would look after life inside a fermentation tank!

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1 hour ago, Jez H said:

Just ordered my 2nd bag of this incredible coffee. Again, a bit over budget, but he’s my local roaster so I can collect it & avoid delivery costs! And it’s a pink bourbon. Never smelled a coffee like it.

https://www.jollybeanroastery.co.uk/store/p/new-rare-lot-colombia-diego-samuel-bermudez-special-processing

 

 

I’ve had one by this farmer, can’t remember the name but something like “Diego Samuel competition lot” was very sweet and definitely my favourite I’ve ever had. Flavour profile described as “skittles”, keen to get hold of it again 

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12 minutes ago, RobDGio said:

I’ve had one by this farmer, can’t remember the name but something like “Diego Samuel competition lot” was very sweet and definitely my favourite I’ve ever had. Flavour profile described as “skittles”, keen to get hold of it again 

Well I can definitely recommend this one Rob. It’s a belter.

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First time suggesting on this thread so please be gentle if it’s not funky enough! 
https://www.northstarroast.com/product/honduras/

Really fruity, banana and mango coming through the flat white I made this morning 

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25 minutes ago, BenTenor said:

First time suggesting on this thread so please be gentle if it’s not funky enough! 
https://www.northstarroast.com/product/honduras/

Really fruity, banana and mango coming through the flat white I made this morning 

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4 hours ago, BenTenor said:

First time suggesting on this thread so please be gentle if it’s not funky enough! 
https://www.northstarroast.com/product/honduras/

Really fruity, banana and mango coming through the flat white I made this morning 

Has anyone had this through V60/pour over and was disappointed? I ask because they don't include this in their listings if you select the "pour over" filter on their main coffee page, even though they mention V60 in the description and give a pour over recipe. I ordered from them just yesterday and missed this completely even though it sounds right up my alley and I may have bought it instead of/alongside my chosen beans (the Ethiopia Malawo Yellow Honey) if I saw it.

Are they being too specific with their filters (or made an oversight) or is there a good reason that it isn't recommended for pour over? They also have different offerings recommended for pour over and Chemex. I know there will be a difference in taste/body due to the typically-used filters, but is it going to be so different that you might as well not even show it to those who use one but not the other?

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So glad to have stumbled across this thread.

A recent member here and only into own roasting and single origin for about 8 years.

Seem to have developed a taste for the ‘funk’ though only via Heart&Graft’s Miriam Perez and Rocko Mountain from Ancoats Coffee Co. a few years back.

Will most certainly be following up some of the recommendations here. 
Many thanks!

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