[Homeroast] Espresso blending?

Sergio Kusevitzky sergio_kuse at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 18 05:18:32 CDT 2010

Thanks Derek.
Indeed, IMHO there is no reason to blend more than 3-4 coffee types in a single 
The statistics of this article shows that it is hard to get consistency when 
getting into the lower percentages.
My preferred blends include a basis (Brazil) a good body strong contributor 
(i.e. Java) and then something special (each one gives a different coffee!)... 
El Salvador, Ethiopia, Uganda, Bali, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Indian Malabar, 
Sometimes I add a top notch  robusta or Yemen to create some intriguing taste.

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Sent: Fri, September 17, 2010 12:52:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Espresso blending?

To follow up on Sergio's comment, this is an interesting article from Roast
magazine from Jan/Feb 2008 on statistical variations in coffee blends.  Jim
Schulman has a table in it showing a spread of shot-to-shot variation for
blends at different doses.  I have them in PDF format (the article reprints,
not the entire issue), but I can't remember where I got them.  If anyone
would like them, send me an email and I'll email them to you.


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Sergio Kusevitzky
<sergio_kuse at yahoo.com>wrote:

>        * There is no reason to start with 5 (five!) different coffees for
> your first
> time!. How many beans are in 7 gram??? ;) Seems a better strategy to start
> with
> 3 and then, once you master the tastes, go and add the others.

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