[Homeroast] Mountain Regional Barista Competition

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Sun Feb 14 18:14:45 CST 2010

I find it interesting that he did so well with a blend of two roasts  
of the same coffee.  About five years ago I won a roasting contest  
with a blend of three roasts of the same coffee, the two major  
components were simply different levels of roasting and the third,  
which made up less than a sixth of the blend, was somewhat unevenly  
roasted directly over a pecan wood fire.
     pecan jim
On Feb 14, 2010, at 5:05 PM, David T wrote:

> Looks like Sweetmarias (coffeeshrub) had a good showing of their  
> coffee offerings at the MRBC this weekend.  I heard a couple using  
> Brazil Sweet Yellow and El Salvador.  I roasted for two of the  
> competitors, one didn't make the finals because he used a extract in  
> his sig. drink, but his was the Brazilian sweet yellow with the  
> Ethiopian dp s.h.  For the other competitor, Ian, was 100% of the  
> ethiopian S.H. I roasted and blended together at two different roast  
> levels.  He went over the time allowed but still placed 3rd!  Good  
> results start with Great coffee.  It's a long process of trying not  
> to ruin the efforts of growers etc.  Thanks for carrying killer  
> coffee guys!
> -Gary
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