First off, here‘s the thread on the Anokhi Liberica at Sweet Maria’s blog.
My thoughts and findings:
– First, I accidentally drank the Liberica on Wednesday; I mislabeled my jar! For reference, it was brewed in a Chemex.
– That cup was very unusual. The flavor changes were beyond anything I’ve ever had. The initial cup at home was good, somewhat bright. I didn’t record my thoughts, so I can’t remember much now.
– As the cup cooled, I found the coffee that particular morning undrinkable. There was an element that was too strong that day. I can’t solidly blame it on the coffee either – we’ve had bugs crawling through everyone at home, so I’m not sure I was 100%. All I know is that I couldn’t drink the cup – left about half of my 16oz travel mug.
– This morning, I had a blend of the Anokhi with a 50/50 blend Colombia and Kenyan. The Anokhi made up about 60%-75% of the total bean mass in the grinder/brewer. Once again, it was in a Chemex. What I’ve found today, however, is that the overly strong element that was problematic on Wednesday is discernible, but muted. The net effect is that the coffee is nice, balanced, and somewhat sweetly bright.
– Will I try it again straight? Yes. I’ll probably roast it darker next time, however. It’ll probably be a while before I roast it again as well. In all this, I didn’t overtly detect anything like the barnyards I’ve been in. Maybe I’ve been in the wrong ones. 🙂
The coffee experience is still fun, even if not perfectly pleasant.
Solo Deo Gloria,