Originally Posted by Kirosia
I finally got your beans today, Ku. It still tastes similar to my other beans, except much less bitter. (And there is a bit of a "bite" at the end) The problem must either be my technique, equipment, tongue, or all of the above. How would you describe them (taste-wise) via press? I'm gonna keep modifying my technique, and I need something to compare.
(And once again, thanks for beans!)
EDIT: I thoroughly cleaned my press and kettle a few days ago, but I haven't done so with my grinder. Perhaps Baratza sent it to me tainted? Oh, and would it be alright to use uncooked jasmine rice to clear out the inside? (I should of ordered some grindz with the grinder...)
sorry it's not to your liking. i roasted them medium (full city/full city+) so they're much lighter than your intelligentsia. i didn't taste this roast so i don't know what that bite is...i just roasted a new batch of the nicaraguan so i'll taste it tomorrow or friday and report.
could it just be that you don't like the taste of this kind of coffee? it sounds like you don't know what to expect, but what you do get is not what you want. there are some good cafes in boston...go to one and order a plain coffee. black. then tell us what you think...
other than that, i don't know what else to say. hmmm...