[Homeroast] NY Day best of 2010 SO Espresso Shoot-out at the Roastery

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Fri Dec 24 17:19:40 CST 2010

Sounds fantastic mike.

Started off with tempering and molding 5 lbs of chocolate for gifts.

I and Logan are now making a pair of Dual origin mocha 
tortes  (remember those?) - Fresh made 80% Venezuelan Rio Caribe 
chocolate and Yemen Mokha Ismaili shots.  Talk about burst in your 
mouth raspberry (from the Rio Caribe) and chocolate (oddly, from the 
Ismali).  Just about to make up the dark Rio Caribe ganache to gild the lily.

Then onto the small greens, walnut, pear, double cream gorgonzola, 
with blueberry vinaigrette to take over to a friends for a 'simple' 
dinner of fresh dungeness crab (plus salad and torte of course).

Just keeping it simple :)

At 02:39 PM 12/24/2010, you wrote:
>Just finished roasting 15# (two batches) Ethiopia Jimma -Nigusie Lemma for
>NY Day SO espresso hopper. Guess what's in the roaster now that'll be in
>another SO espresso hopper for a head to head shoot-out? "Found" a 15# vac
>brick in the freezer of Ethiopia Haile-Selassie:) Ok, set it aside many
>months ago for just this purpose. Unfortunately didn't save any of the
>Ethiopia Maduro so no 3-way battle but that's ok. When I set aside the Haile
>figured it would be the main Star NY Day, but then Jimma came along and blew
>me away!
>Don't believe vac freezing greens works? You shoulda smelled the "9 month
>old" Haile through 1st development before and as it dropped, hasn't lost a
>step. It's gonna be a hell of a battle with Jimma duking it out with Haile
>NY Day! The betting line says it's too close to call.
>So what are you doing this fine Christmas Eve afternoon!
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