[Homeroast] Summertime Acidity

g paris pchforever at gmail.com
Wed May 26 15:01:53 CDT 2010


Must chime in here. I like them all, all of the time. In the summer one of
the
dark fruited Africans are my favorite for iced coffee; poop who likes to
drink
water with a bit of color.

On the West Coast we are wild and crazy and do things a bit differently!!

hahahaha

ginny



On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 9:19 AM, mary deem <catechumenes at gmail.com> wrote:

> How serendipitous, I just happened to post about this very subject on
> another forum!
>
> Like yourself, I find myself craving dense coffees with chocolate, dark
> fruits, and spices during the winter.  Chocolaty Centrals and Wine soaked
> dark fruited Africans are my favorite during winter.  I also seem drawn to
> Indonesian coffees wtih earth, hummus, and smoke flavors as well.
>
> During the summer I crave South American Columbians with lots of white
> fruits like golden raisins, peaches, apricots and so forth.  Lately I have
> been drinking a series of fruity Columbian Tolimas from Sweet Marias like
> the Merediano Microlot and the Florestales - Maximinio Gutierrez.
>
> The only summer blend I have done was a 1:4 blend of Colombia Tolima
> Merediano and Colombia Tolima Florestales Maximinio Gutierrez.  Both
> coffees
> had very similar fruit profiles (golden raisins, apples, peaches) but the
> Merediano bought a nice slightly tart hazelnut note underscored the
> Florestale's faint tart appleskin notes.  I simply did this blend to use up
> the  last of my Merediano roast...glad I did since it was a nice combo.  I
> brewed it in a moka pot and drank as a café au lait (but with less milk
> than
> normal).
>
> Interesting subject...look forward to hearing everyone's elses experiences!
>
> Mary
>
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 1:59 AM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > During the winter I crave thick rich chocolates, dark fruits with
> > hints of spice. I tend to prefer more acidic lemon,orange, florals and
> > clean coffees/lighter roasts during the summer. Both in brewed and
> > shots. Kenyan and sweet new Centrals are my standards But will add
> > others that have some nice clean zing. Do others of you have seasonal
> > coffee crave changes?  Any thoughts of summer blends or SOs  for
> > brewed or shots??
> >
> > --
> > Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
> > Amherst MA.
> > http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
> >
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