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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodezone
    Ah yes, the infamous Panamanian Hacienda Gesha variety no doubt. I thought it was extremely good, but not earth-shaking. Certainly not worth the prices it has been bringing in. That just goes to show how widely individual tastes can vary eh?
    True enough.

    I've got authentic green Jamaican Wallenford Estate beans and authentic Hawaiian Kona (atleast the vendor says their authentic 100% and I trust the vendor) and the quality of the roasted coffee is very high. It roasts even with a red/bronze glow and grinds like butter even at a medium roast but in the cup it's not much better than some single origins that cost 1/2 to 1/4 less.

    The Hacienda seems to be the flavour of the past couple years and the reviewers are gushing over it. I haven't tried it but there's a consortium of states based buyers that picked up a lot and I think Sweet Maria's is one of them. Could be worth trying out just to say I did.
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    Yes, in fact I got some from Sweet Marias. It was very good, but I think the flavor profile of this bean favors those with highly-trained palates. The normal person drinking it would probably be underwhelmed as it has more of a classic taste profile.

    At this point I'd have to say I tend to favor the Ethiopian and Sumatran beans overall but coffee is a lifelong pursuit, so we'll see!
    -Nodezone

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    Ditto on the Ethiopian and Sumatran. Harrar was the first green bean I home roasted and you know what it's like when you get a taste of the good stuff for the first time: I've been chasing the experience since. Harrar is still one of my favourites.

    Bolivia Carnavi is also very good. It's a sweet jewel in an espresso blend. Papau New Guineau is quite good too but my taste in espresso leans towards sweet and spicy.
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    Bolivian? Interesting....if you can, please provide a reference where I can find some. I'd love to give it a try.

    The Harrar can be some of the finest, no doubt. I used to laugh at people when they said it reeked of blueberries, thinking that no sane person could ever confuse coffee with blueberries! Man, was I wrong. The first Harrar I ever roasted was alive and swimming with the taste and aroma of blueberries.

    In fact, it's been too long since I had some. Excuse me while I go travel the internet..............
    -Nodezone

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    This is my latest source close to home for Caranavi.

    http://www.birdsandbeans.ca/4DAction/wCoffee/Bol-CC

    The vendor I usually buy from has been out of it for almost a year.

    This is one of the first states based vendors from a google search:

    http://www.breworganic.com/index.asp?Pa ... tegory=346

    I like it. The quality has been consistent from two separate sources.
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    Thanks, and allow me to turn you on to what I have been salivating over for the past week or so: Ethiopian Kaffa Forest! It is some of the best I've ever had, but be forewarned, this is not your Father's cup of Ethiopian.

    It had character and a ton of it. Not the classicly cleaner Ethiopian you might be used to. Here's where I get it and I'm not sure if they still have any in stock, but I'm told the quality of Kaffa Forest beans varies widely since many still grow uncultivated. It does come from the heart of the Coffee Birthplace and I think you will love it roasted to full city (the wife likes it at city but what does she know

    http://www.paradiseroasters.com/etkafocottu.html

    Enjoy!
    -Nodezone

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    Thanks Nodezone,

    Kaffa Forest is new to me and sounds like something to try. I've tried a few Ethiopian varietals and like them all.
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    Wing of the morning Kona

    A long time drinker of this.. only available in medium dark. Blaze gets my award for best taste for the buck at $22/lb plus shipping .. Fresh roasted and fed-exed.. The entire house fills with the delicious aroma upon opening. But always open to try a new one with excellent repoire..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodezone
    Thanks, and allow me to turn you on to what I have been salivating over for the past week or so: Ethiopian Kaffa Forest! It is some of the best I've ever had, but be forewarned, this is not your Father's cup of Ethiopian.

    It had character and a ton of it. Not the classicly cleaner Ethiopian you might be used to. Here's where I get it and I'm not sure if they still have any in stock, but I'm told the quality of Kaffa Forest beans varies widely since many still grow uncultivated. It does come from the heart of the Coffee Birthplace and I think you will love it roasted to full city (the wife likes it at city but what does she know

    http://www.paradiseroasters.com/etkafocottu.html

    Enjoy!
    Have you tried Miguel's natural dried Yirg? This is a cleaner version of Harar. Blueberry and Piņa Colada. It's awesome.

    http://www.paradiseroasters.com/etyiidmiva.html
    You want cream and sugar?
    NO COFFEE FOR YOU! NEXT!

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    Have you tried Miguel's natural dried Yirg? This is a cleaner version of Harar. Blueberry and Piņa Colada. It's awesome.

    http://www.paradiseroasters.com/etyiidmiva.html
    Mr. Elpug....I am on acquiring that right now. Thanks a bunch for the tip!
    -Nodezone

 

 
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