[Homeroast] Sumatra beans was: Re:behmor afterburner was: Behmor Fire

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 06:44:37 CDT 2012


Might we see a return of coffee from that idyllic sounding farm, the Idido
Misty Valley?

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
tom at sweetmarias.com> wrote:

> Yeah - its those really fresh Harar coffees we used to see that give the
> Blueberry notes but since the Harar Auction was closed down, it seems the
> lots sit too long and lose that character. Its too bad, but I think next
> year will have some developments for those Eastern Ethiopia coffees.
>
> Tom
>
>   On a side note, I am pleased to report that last week I roasted some of
>>> the
>>>  current Sumatra Tom is offering (the beans look kind of worked), and 2
>>> days
>>>  after the roast, it smelled and tasted of blueberries (super sweet and
>>>  fruity).  I've never experienced this before with Indonesian coffees,
>>> just
>>>  African.  It was a great surprise!
>>>
>>>  G
>>>
>>
>> Greg,
>> Which Sumatra was that? There are three currently listed but none
>> describe any blueberry aroma.
>>
>> My very first order from Tom years ago was a Harrar Horse. I got lucky
>> (since I didn't know what I was doing back then.Still don't for that
>> matter) and nailed the roast. The most intense blueberry aroma I've ever
>> smelled from a coffee bean.
>>
>> Frank Parth
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