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Just an observation.

Postby petikas » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:45 pm

I recently got some Yemen Mokha Mattar from HasBean and tried it in a few ways. This is the first time I'm trying a Yemen coffee and I wasn't impressed. I thought that this coffee is just not for me but it tasted like it would be good for espresso, but I can't try that at the moment as my espresso machine is out of order at the moment.
I then thought that if I mixed it with some Yirgacheffe then it wouldn't go to waste. I tried 9gr of Yemen and 9gr of Yirgacheffe, in the aeropress and to my extreme surprise the results was far better than I expected.

A clear case where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts!!
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RE: Just an observation.

Postby Jasonscheltus » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:47 pm

was it better than the yirg by itself?

it seems to me like a funny thing to do - to try to dilute something you don't like rather than move on to something else.

good that it worked out though, nice one.
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RE: Just an observation.

Postby petikas » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:35 pm

I like it better than the yirg by itself because i find it more sweet and mellow. The yirg by itself was somewhat acid for my taste and the yemen by itself had a taste I couldn't really define but I didn't like it.
I didn't move on because I like to experiment with stuff and because I knew that there was nothing wrong with the coffee, being fresh and from a good source.
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RE: Just an observation.

Postby toma » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:27 pm

I found something similar with the matari mokka in espresso. I enjoyed 50%/ yemen 50% sumatra blends much more than either one alone.
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