[Homeroast] Aster Bunna Ethiopian coffee from Addis Ababa

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sun Jan 23 13:46:32 CST 2011


Yep, it may just fall apart.  Save nameplate and roll a new roaster 
under it.

On 01/23/2011 12:36 PM, raymanowen at gmail.com wrote:
> When a machine is run by just a specific few people and looks
> cobbled-together with coat hangers, (Duesenberg hose clamps) Smart
> money doesn't try to improve it. Attempts at repair or rebuilding
> often have an undesired effect.
>
> To steam clean might be to destroy. -ro
>
> On 1/21/11, Rich<rich-mail at octoxol.com>  wrote:
>> That thing needs a real good steam cleaning...
>>
>>
>> On 01/21/2011 02:27 PM, Tom&  Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
>>> Interesting comments. In general the best coffees are not held for the
>>> local market, they are exported. So it is very hard to find a coffee in
>>> Ethiopia with a cleaner cup flavor. The problem is how they roast too.
>>> Look at this machine in Dire Dawa Ethiopia (see the next 5-6 photos
>>> after it too - there is one their of typical local Harar coffee with
>>> lots of black beans in it):
>>> http://www.sweetmarias.com/Ethiopia_Dire_Dawa_Harar_2008/Ethiopia_Dire_Dawa_Harar_2008-Pages/Image63.html
>>>
>>>
>>> Anyway, I like tasting local coffee - even if it isnt the best. It puts
>>> things in perspective...
>>>
>>> Tom
>>>
>>>> I friend of mine went to Ethiopia to adopt a baby and he brought back 2
>>>> kilos of roasted coffee in the bean for me, one normal and one dark.
>>>> It is the Aster Bunna mark. Still degassing, and had a nice bloom so it
>>>> wasn't all stale.
>>>>
>>>> As usual, it has that rustic, old world, and odd complexity of an
>>>> Ethiopian
>>>> DP. However, I could easily taste why this would be a coffee Tom would
>>>> reject. In the lighter roast (and hence the one that reveals more flaws),
>>>> there is a definite trace of...well...dirt or earthiness. I know too that
>>>> the cup consistency is probably going to be low. So the future cups
>>>> could be
>>>> different. It is still a drinkable cup, but compared to the Jimma, the
>>>> old
>>>> IMV, Bonko, etc. DP lots that SM has been offering, this is a far distant
>>>> cry away. I know I'm spoiled when it comes to coffee, but I don't mind!
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