SMCR San Francisco Tecuamburro

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SMCR San Francisco Tecuamburro

Postby espressomattic » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:27 am

No.2 in my package was this blend.

Interesting and different would be my initial descriptor.

When I first tried it at about 14 days it was very oaty and meal like and really had a big nut finish. As described on the bag it came across as very clean. Very cocoa like and gave some of the best crema I have ever seen.

I tried as a Piccola Latte and the tobacco really came through and the nttiness was pretty sweet to taste. The oat like flavour was still evident and was sweetend by the milk.

A pleseantly different blend.
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RE: SMCR San Francisco Tecuamburro

Postby CakeBoy » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:08 pm

Sounds great mate. The beans clearly coped with the journey too. Nice one :P
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RE: SMCR San Francisco Tecuamburro

Postby lukas » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:57 pm

I really need to make notes. I remember liking that coffee in the french press very much, but not that much more ...
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RE: SMCR San Francisco Tecuamburro

Postby espressomattic » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:52 pm

I know what you mean about notes Lukas. I would love to keep cupping notes, but never get around to it. OK New Years resolution (Like to be early)

MUST MAKE CUPPING NOTES!!!!!
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Postby DC » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:31 pm

I asked them about this one and unless they've changed the roast, it's not really intended for espresso. Was advised to try low (14 to 16g) doses and higher temps but I never really nailed it.

Made an absolutely cracking FP though, as has all their coffee I've tried.
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Postby espressomattic » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:29 am

Hmmm...my bag stated 'Espresso'

Ho hom :)
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Postby kingseven » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:35 am

I think Stephen packed you a little of our espresso roast that we sent to the New Zealand roasters (as we didn't have enough WBC espresso left to trade kilo for kilo). We are considering putting it into the shop if there is enough good feedback.

The Muchoki is definitely not going to play nice in the espresso machine though! :)
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Postby espressomattic » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:46 am

Aww...I feel all special now :)

On further reflection it is one of the cleaner espressos I have had. I think the Tobacco combined with the nuttiness makes for a real good balance. I'll be honest and say that the body isn't that 'thick', but that was I think all part of the cup. Definately suited a smaller milk drink to really enhance some of those flavours.

The Muchoki is going in the press pot. I also have a 'new' 1960 Swan percolator that needs putting through it's paces. But because I am sad I will have to try a shot ;)
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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:58 am

espressomattic wrote:Aww...I feel all special now :)


Ahem, you are 'special' .... at least that is the polite term for your extraordinary talents :P ;) :lol:
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Postby espressomattic » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:13 pm

Oooooo you bitch ;) :P
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Postby syscrusher » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:05 pm

I actuallly used some of my non-espresso roasted SMCR San Fran Tec to make espresso based drinks. I know it wasn't intended for this purpose but I was running low on coffee in general.

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I can see how it could've used a darker roast for espresso, a little bit of greeness in the espresso. In milk though it is lovely.
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