Category Archives: Blending

Coffee Today – OP Blend Again

This morning, I had the almost empty jars staring at me, with two jars of last nights roasts resting in the wings.  Would the two stray jars hold enough for a FP brew?  They weighed in at 42 grams, two … Continue reading

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Pre-Roast Blend

To follow-up on my yet another Opportunity Blend, I ground, pressed and drank a rare (for me) pre-roast opportunity blend.  This past Sunday evening, I was digging through my greens for something relatively new, something I hadn’t had in a … Continue reading

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Opportunity Blend

The leftovers this morning formed a nice 50 grams, so the FP OB was not something I’d normally do: Mexico and Colombia. No varietal names now – not in front of me. But nice! Smooth with a hint of spice … Continue reading

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A Blend Result

In a word, it was a non-event.  This morning, I grabbed the jar with the Cameroon-Java Monsooned blend.  Ground and pressed; it did, however, steep a bit longer than normal.  I generally steep my FP for about 2:30, but this … Continue reading

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Blends, etc

Well, last night was my roasting night.  Of the five batches, I had two beans that weren’t actually enough for a stable roast.  If you’ve never roasted in a popper, too little bean mass is a concern in addition to … Continue reading

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Opportunity Blend, Again

The great fun of home roasting is what to do with those little bits of coffee left in the jar.  This was one of those mornings.  I had a less than a pot full of El Salvador Orange Bourbon, a … Continue reading

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Finally, Sweet Anohki!

Well, this morning was an opportunity blend morning.  All I had roasted was a Rwanda Kinunu Bourbon and a bit of Indian Anohki.  I’ve been dreading the Anohki for a while, so it’s been sitting for longer than typical, close … Continue reading

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Blending, yet again

Last night, I was due for a roasting session.  I only had a bit, approximately two scoops of a Tanzania left.  So, I went down to the workshop, and dug through my meager stash.  Ended up with a Nicaragua FTO … Continue reading

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Opportunity Blend – Yet Again

Well,  this morning was cleanup day.  Cleanup the last of last week’s roast.  It’s my weekly chance to see what I can do when forced to blend.  I’ve read most of what Tom’s written on the subject, but have never … Continue reading

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Opportunity Blends

This morning, I pulled out my roast log, looked at my jars and realized I must blend.  So this morning’s blend was a mix of Tanzania Mount Meru Nkoanekoli and a bit of a Mexico Organic Nayarit Terruno.  Wonderfully sweet.  … Continue reading

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