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Posted Mon Sep 19, 2011, 4:33pm
Subject: Deep Cello Nostromo
 

I am working with Deep Cello's Nostromo right now playing with temps - 202 F for now since it is a darker blend - what a cocoa/bakers chocolate finish on this coffee! As it cools I get sweeter milk chocolate initially - I wonder if I can get this milk chocolate all the way through the shot if I drop temps?  

I am new to the PID thing so any advice on which way to go would be a help!

Also - 9/15 roast date - is it too early to expect the best from these beans?

http://deepcello.com/

 
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Posted Mon Sep 19, 2011, 4:56pm
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I've never tried Deep Cello Nostromo, but it sounds delicious.  I'd like to learn more about this blend, too.
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Posted Mon Sep 19, 2011, 5:56pm
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I found out about them through ROASTe - thanks to ROASTe's recent facebook contest I received a sampler from Deep Cello.  Their Black Tie just picked up honors at the  "Best Oregon Coffee" festival so that one is next in the line up.  

Looks like people in Oregon have a lot of coffee related reasons to give thanks!

 
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Posted Sun Sep 25, 2011, 6:40pm
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ginalola Said:

I've never tried Deep Cello Nostromo, but it sounds delicious.  I'd like to learn more about this blend, too.

Posted September 19, 2011 link

I penned my impression of the Nostromo - here is what I have written:

The bag says "Nostromo" means trusted friend in Italian. The wonderful aroma coming from the bag (the postal package even) announces that a special friend has arrived indeed. Dated 9/15 and dressed in an unpretentious poly lined paper package, this friend comes ready for a nice visit.

The beans are dark with a bit of oil so perhaps more of a southern Italian style friend? I loosen the grind a bit from my last medium roast and let it rip. The pull at 200 F and 15g seems like a good place to start. I get a nice layer of crema and a dark chocolate/bakers chocolate taste in the long lingering finish but as the shot cools I get more of a milk chocolate middle joining the finish. Should I go for a lower temp?

I play around a bit looking for the steak and find a bit more bite finally at 203 F so maybe this is the chewy steak? I drop back to 200 since enjoy my chocolate bar even more. It is great as the base for an Americano, and the flavor is not so subtle that it is lost in milk - I not really surprised how nice the visit has been going though, after all should I expect any less from my "Trusted Friend"?

 
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Posted Sun Sep 25, 2011, 11:00pm
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As to temps several have quoted using; always trust your taste! I'd go towards the lower temps, 199 or 200...will be more forgiving, at said 14-15 gram dosing.  I am so used to roasting on the lighter-medium side of the Agtron scale that my partners had to hold a vac-pot to my head to get me roasting into the mahogany scale of things.  This has become one of our most popular coffees, so I guess there is a dark-roast following to meet up with out there, and welcome!  
There will always be an inherent sweetness/chocolatiness to Nostromo as the base coffee in the blend is a high-end natural process Brazil, 15-16 screen size, and the other coffees all have nice sweet spots even at the darker roast level.
Eric....are you using a Silvia?  In general I've found that with the one we have at the roastery...NO PID, btw...we let the macchina run a good half hour before attempting any shot pulling.  Our "surfing" is just a 1 or 2 second discharge, which seems to always get us to around 200 degrees when we pull the actual shots.
thanks for spreading the word, and appreciate the insightful comments here...will make myself available!---justin
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Posted Mon Sep 26, 2011, 8:27am
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Eric, what a beautiful description of your new trusted friend.....you have convinced me!  I shall place my order for Nostromo as soon as I put a dent in the 5 pounds of Red Bird that just arrived.  Thanks for your review.
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Posted Mon Sep 26, 2011, 4:17pm
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ginalola Said:

Eric, what a beautiful description of your new trusted friend.....you have convinced me!  I shall place my order for Nostromo as soon as I put a dent in the 5 pounds of Red Bird that just arrived.  Thanks for your review.

Posted September 26, 2011 link

Thanks for the kind words - one day I am going to try the Redbird too. I hear many good comments about it.

deepcelloroaster Said:

As to temps several have quoted using; always trust your taste! I'd go towards the lower temps, 199 or 200...will be more forgiving, at said 14-15 gram dosing.  I am so used to roasting on the lighter-medium side of the Agtron scale that my partners had to hold a vac-pot to my head to get me roasting into the mahogany scale of things.  This has become one of our most popular coffees, so I guess there is a dark-roast following to meet up with out there, and welcome!  
There will always be an inherent sweetness/chocolatiness to Nostromo as the base coffee in the blend is a high-end natural process Brazil, 15-16 screen size, and the other coffees all have nice sweet spots even at the darker roast level.
Eric....are you using a Silvia?  In general I've found that with the one we have at the roastery...NO PID, btw...we let the macchina run a good half hour before attempting any shot pulling.  Our "surfing" is just a 1 or 2 second discharge, which seems to always get us to around 200 degrees when we pull the actual shots.
thanks for spreading the word, and appreciate the insightful comments here...will make myself available!---justin

Posted September 25, 2011 link

Thanks for the reply Justin. I am using my new Quick Mill Silvano with the Nostromo.  I dropped temps today and played around with some different grinders to see what was what.  I like the way the flat burr grinder really punched the baker's chocolate in the finish right on through compared to my conical - conical ground shot was still good but had less clarity and faded faster in the finish.  I am down to my last 100g so tomorrow it is time to try the Black Tie.  

Dear lord, After reading about multiple grinders and temps and tastes in my own post I just realized I am starting to sound like a coffeegeek.

 
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Posted Mon Sep 26, 2011, 5:10pm
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Just finished up 2 lbs of their Black Tie and it was good, got it through Roaste. Ordered it on a Friday and received it on the following Monday, that's going from Portland,Or to North Carolina and that's with the old Postal Service and not UPS

 
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Posted Mon Sep 26, 2011, 5:55pm
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gbastiani1952 Said:

Just finished up 2 lbs of their Black Tie and it was good, got it through Roaste. Ordered it on a Friday and received it on the following Monday, that's going from Portland,Or to North Carolina and that's with the old Postal Service and not UPS

Posted September 26, 2011 link

Sounds like you know your way around this coffee and it sounds like you enjoy it  - what would you recommend as far as temp and dose starting off?

The beans I grind tomorrow morning will be my first "Black Tie" affair. : )

 
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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011, 8:09pm
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Hey Eric I usually start out with 15g and for temps I haven't checked since I don't have a thermometer and my machine is a Gaggia Baby, as for a grinder I've got a Cimbali Junior and have it set at 5. I get a good layer of crema also getting ready to order some more Black Tie but also going to try the Nostromo. The last time I ordered it, the bags were 1 lb size now I see that their 12 oz in weight but the same price.

 
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