Today a super fresh Klatch Panama Carmen Estate 1750 Reserve is in my Cup.  The beans are starting to show promise with a bit of spiciness in the dry aroma and a hint of cherry in the wet aroma. at less than 24 hours old this one is not yet at it's peak but already there is white grape initially (and throughout) layering into graham cracker and brown sugar in the middle before leading into a very long semi sweet 

chocolate and white grape finish.  The body is medium light, delicate, and silky.  As it cools the cup pops more with the white grape and graham cracker - what an interesting yet delicious mix!

I only wanted to roast a sample of 85 grams so instead of using my Behmor I loaded the Popcorn Pumper fluid bed roaster last night.  The temps were a bit chillier than they were this summer so the roast would have taken longer anyway.  The popcorn popper draws air in from the bottom with a fan, sucks it by a heating element (glows at night too),  and exhausts it out the top where the popcorn or coffee beans sit so these become heated by the exhaust.  Think of it as a big hairdryer.

As I was getting my popper out of the garage I noticed a long outdoor extension cord. I haven't tried to extend the length of the roast by this method of adding resistance (the 30 foot extension cord) but I did read about it so along it went.  The net affect of the colder weather and the extension cord is that the beans took longer than usual to get into a rolling first crack. I was afraid of baking the beans since they rolled quietly past the usual 6 minute mark but I think they turned out OK. By nine or ten minutes in they were doing their thing and the roast was pulled at 12 minutes - an eternity for popcorn popper coffee roasting. 

These beans are available here on ROASTe too.  The difference is the pro's roast what you order so it  will be even better! 

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Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>You hear a lot more buzz surrounding other Panama offerings but this coffee makes a nice cup.

Submitted by wakeknot on
I once ruined a tool running it on a long extension cord that wasn't thick enough. I wonder if there is that risk with a roaster? I'd certainly be nervous with the Behmor or anything that high end (I realize that isn't the one you used)!

Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>Not sure if I damaged the Popcorn Pumper or not - I might play with it tomorrow with some old Sumatra beans to find out. The cord is well insulated for outdoor use and has powered a garden pump all summer. The pump probably doesn't pull 1250 watts though...

Submitted by jbviau on
I think I'd put your tasting notes under the "literary" header. ;)

Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>I feel honored to be in the same category as Intelligensia with my wording at least! ; )

Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>I like it a lot - for me this one is a good combination of body, sweetness and acidity and the price is reasonable too.

Submitted by yeahyeah on
This has been on my radar for awhile but for some reason I keep skipping it. I'll definitely give it a try soon.

Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>These are worth trying - so many central's are awesome - El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama rival the African offerings - especially since the introduction of the government run auction system in Ethiopia like the one in Kenya.

Klatch Panama Carmen Estate 1750 Reserve - in my Cup

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Today a super fresh Klatch Panama Carmen Estate 1750 Reserve is in my Cup.  The beans are starting to show promise with a bit of spiciness in the dry aroma and a hint of cherry in the wet aroma. at less than 24 hours old this one is not yet at it's peak but already there is white grape initially (and throughout) layering into graham cracker and brown sugar in the middle before leading into a very long semi sweet 

chocolate and white grape finish.  The body is medium light, delicate, and silky.  As it cools the cup pops more with the white grape and graham cracker - what an interesting yet delicious mix!

I only wanted to roast a sample of 85 grams so instead of using my Behmor I loaded the Popcorn Pumper fluid bed roaster last night.  The temps were a bit chillier than they were this summer so the roast would have taken longer anyway.  The popcorn popper draws air in from the bottom with a fan, sucks it by a heating element (glows at night too),  and exhausts it out the top where the popcorn or coffee beans sit so these become heated by the exhaust.  Think of it as a big hairdryer.

As I was getting my popper out of the garage I noticed a long outdoor extension cord. I haven't tried to extend the length of the roast by this method of adding resistance (the 30 foot extension cord) but I did read about it so along it went.  The net affect of the colder weather and the extension cord is that the beans took longer than usual to get into a rolling first crack. I was afraid of baking the beans since they rolled quietly past the usual 6 minute mark but I think they turned out OK. By nine or ten minutes in they were doing their thing and the roast was pulled at 12 minutes - an eternity for popcorn popper coffee roasting. 

These beans are available here on ROASTe too.  The difference is the pro's roast what you order so it  will be even better! 

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@yeahyeah

December 11, 2011 | by EricBNC


These are worth trying - so many central's are awesome - El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama rival the African offerings - especially since the introduction of the government run auction system in Ethiopia like the one in Kenya.

Panama

December 11, 2011 | by yeahyeah

This has been on my radar for awhile but for some reason I keep skipping it. I'll definitely give it a try soon.

I like it

December 11, 2011 | by EricBNC


I like it a lot - for me this one is a good combination of body, sweetness and acidity and the price is reasonable too.

This makes me very tempted

December 3, 2011 | by intrepid510

This makes me very tempted to buy it.

@jbviau

October 5, 2011 | by EricBNC


I feel honored to be in the same category as Intelligensia with my wording at least! ; )

Sounds good

October 5, 2011 | by jbviau

I think I'd put your tasting notes under the "literary" header. ;)

Not sure

October 5, 2011 | by EricBNC


Not sure if I damaged the Popcorn Pumper or not - I might play with it tomorrow with some old Sumatra beans to find out. The cord is well insulated for outdoor use and has powered a garden pump all summer. The pump probably doesn't pull 1250 watts though...

extension cords

October 5, 2011 | by wakeknot

I once ruined a tool running it on a long extension cord that wasn't thick enough. I wonder if there is that risk with a roaster? I'd certainly be nervous with the Behmor or anything that high end (I realize that isn't the one you used)!

A sleeper

October 5, 2011 | by EricBNC


You hear a lot more buzz surrounding other Panama offerings but this coffee makes a nice cup.

i ordered 1750 a couple of

October 5, 2011 | by donnedonne

i ordered 1750 a couple of times. chocolatey and toasty!

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