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#1 Sneakeater

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:43 PM

Since a few of us now have subscriptions, I thought it might be worth starting a thread where we can compare notes.

 

Aptly, this month's package came just as I was finishing the local blend I bought to tide me over after finishing the second of last month's.

 

Boy, is it different.  When you get used to drinking light roasts, heavier roasts -- even medium -- can seem cloying and overdone.

 

I started with this month's primary offering, the Karogoto from Kenya.  Their cupping notes say, "Intense floral & black currants".  That seems right to me.  It's just remarkable how much more nuanced this is than my stopgap.


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#2 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:16 PM

What is your stop gap? I normally drink African stuff from George Howell.
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:25 PM

Mine this month was Irving Farm House Blend, used only because it was on the shelf at a very close local store.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:04 PM

Do you check the roast dates on the package before you buy that stuff?



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:34 PM

Yeah. The whole reason I chose that particular bag was that it had the most recent roast date of anything in the store.
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:35 PM

Yeah. The whole reason I chose that particular bag was that it had the most recent roast date of anything in the store.
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:35 PM

(A couple of days before purchase.)
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:48 PM

(A couple of days before purchase.)

Not bad.

 

In the interest of science, I just purchased a 6-month subscription.

 

I'm not as much of a fan of super, super light roasts, but am looking forward to trying and comparing this with some of the other coffees I regularly grind and brew.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:35 AM

I'm finding this month's second bag -- Bourboncillo from the Caballero family in the Honduras -- surprisingly deep for a light Nordic roast.  That's not a bad thing!  Very complex as well.

 

This is from lower down the mountain than this producer's Geisha -- which I would now dearly love to try.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:29 PM

Once again my stopgap coffee -- this month, Toby's Rwanda, an objectively fine, fruity single-origin, just the kind of thing I previously liked -- comes across as cloying after weeks of lightly roasted coffee from Wendelboe.


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#11 taion

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:38 PM

Well, Toby's is bad, so there's that.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:09 PM

"Bad" as in Orik's "disgusting" (or whatever).


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:20 PM

You want to talk about "bad" coffee, go to Daly Pie up the street from my apartment (where I've been going as I await my next Wendelboe package -- which better come fucking soon).


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:21 PM

I don't think the pies are that good, either.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:21 PM

Also, I now realize that I kind of hate hipster-type coffee shops.


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