Guatamala Gesha

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Guatamala Gesha

Postby butch burton » Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:46 am

WOW:
Just brewed Gesha roasted 2 days ago and wow is it fantastic. I am a wine lover and this coffee is truly the Grand Cru Classe French Burgundy of the coffee world. For those unfamiliar with great French Burgundy - the quality and price is astronomical - have several bottles in my cellar with values over $30K each.

The flavor is huge but soft and round. Last year SM ran out quickly - see it is still in stock. For those of you who ask "Is it worth the price". A real steal I say. This year's Gesha is better than last year's. Coffee from Yemen used to be my #1 - now it is Gesha!

Will finally send pics of my home built roaster - after 20+ years.

Butch

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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby jfutral » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:36 pm

What are you roasting with?

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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby Kashbroo » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:55 pm

Hey Butch,

I roasted some about a couple weeks ago myself using a Whirley Pop. Nothing fancy here except the coffee. It is just as you described.
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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby butch burton » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:14 am

Over 20 YAG I built a drum roaster from fairly heavy gauge cold rolled steel. Had some friends who owned a huge metal fabrication business - they made metal covers for huge mining track hoes. Ran the steel through a slip roller. It weighs about 20#. Got a 30 rpm gear motor used for $30 - new over $250 - and use a large gas fired bbq grill.
Since thermometers are all over the place, I try to hit the roast spot before second crack by watching and listening and then using a bean thief to see color. Typically the roast is done around 18 minutes. BTW have roasted at -20F and wind is more important than temp. Typically I roast 2.5# at a time - too much probably but works for me. Get some welders gloves - 400F will fry skin.

Use a bean cooler made from a box fan - thanks to Ed Needham for this great low cost bean cooler.

I only drink coffee at home - have to travel a lot - Cafe Du Monde in a couple of weeks - at midnight the customer question becomes species.

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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby butch burton » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:27 am

Well just ordered 20# of this wonderful coffee. For those that haven't tried this coffee - get in gear and with the program. WOW it continues to be great.

Never ever drink anything but my own coffee.

Once ran out of SM's coffee - bought some canned crap - went to my neighbors who are smokers and can taste nothing.

Ignorance maybe bliss to some but the difference between every day and exception is well worth experiencing.

Butch

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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby butch burton » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:22 am

Tried to post some pics of my roaster - can't files are way too large for even a single pic. If U want to see pics - use this forum to request the pics and will try to find a place to post them for you.

BTW just tried another roast of Gesha - went just a bit into second crack and wow is it wonderful.

Tom/Maria keep Gesha in stock please.

thanks

butch

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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby Rookieroaster » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:47 am

I would like to see your roaster and re-sizing is easy to do. I think most hosting sites have re-sizing tools. Here's what my roaster looked like newly built. It has about a hundred roasts on it now, so a nice patina forming. :) I use Photobucket and this is a screenshot of what you see when you edit a photo.This would be a good place to post your roaster photo.

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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby alanw » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:50 pm

Burgundy lover here, too, DRC especially. Unlike La Tache, I don't think Gesha is worth the extra $ but Guatemalans from Huehuetenango are my favorites. Behmor 1600+ is my roaster. Nice thread.

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Re: Guatamala Gesha

Postby butch burton » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:09 am

Well it is one year later and just roasted the new batch of Gesha and WOW WOW - as per usual it is fantastic smooth understated power. it is like having 500 quiet horses under the hood. Roasted it to Full City and that be the place IMHO.

I have been around a long time and let me tell U, life is too short for bad wine or coffee!

Butch


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