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Posted Mon Nov 24, 2008, 10:49am
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Anyone else try this? what were your impressions? I really enjoy it....it has a full, hearty taste, pours beautifully, and is sweeter than most S.O.'s I've tried. It's interesting how the beans are such a different shape from most! (they're small and round.)
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Posted Mon Nov 24, 2008, 1:52pm
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It's a high quality Indian Robusta. I tried some last winter as a S.O. shot that was roasted by Paradise  and was not impressed - nor were the other four coffeegeeks at that particular informal tasting session.

I tried it on a different occasion as roasted by a different roaster to a different profile (I think it was darker on the second roast)  and although it was much tastier it just didn't compare for me to the arabicas I favor.  That second roaster - a guy here in town - is serving it as a drip coffee in regular rotation in his cafe and people seem to like it.  OTOH - I've had it in an espresso blend and liked what it added to the blend very much.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 24, 2008, 3:06pm
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interesting. I just had another shot of it...still enjoyed it alot...it has a really nice nuttiness to it. also, the crema is awesome (guess because its a robusta!)
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Posted Mon Nov 21, 2011, 4:53pm
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I know this thread is old, but just had to throw in that I just ordered a bag and look forward to trying it!  I did enjoy another 100% robusta offering that Paradise once had, (Ethiopian, I think...) so I have high hopes.
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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011, 7:56am
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bigdaddyrox4574 Said:

I know this thread is old, but just had to throw in that I just ordered a bag and look forward to trying it!  I did enjoy another 100% robusta offering that Paradise once had, (Ethiopian, I think...) so I have high hopes.

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Since the ancient thread was resurrected, and I put my comments wrapped up in another topic which I won't repost here, I'll like to another thread where I discussed my experience with it: "Anyone give up on their VST baskets and revert back to their old ones? Why?"?Page=9

In short, when tamed, it was extremely good, though it's not a bean I would drink daily, or even often...it is worthwhile as something different, and quite enjoyable.  I'd let it age quite a bit though...the expansion foam is an unsettling appearance :)  And it leaves quite a mess in the grinder (not oil...just clingy grinds and the classic "burnt rubber" odor of Robusta (without the classic burnt rubber flavor....)
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