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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012, 4:06pm
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Got my order of Red Bird today, ordered in on Monday night, so it would probably take a extra day to get to FL to answer your question.....dzitt. Also in my order I got some Brazil Sweet Blue to I've got my machine warming up right now and getting ready to try it.

 
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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2012, 7:41am
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dzitt Said:

Is the Red Bird available widly in the US or you have to order and ship it ? Will go to Florida by the end of september, could be great to buy some good beans...

dzitt

Posted September 8, 2012 link

I've been drinking Red Bird for about 8 months. EVERY order I've placed has been roasted on the next business day and arrived at my home in Houston, Tx two days after that.

 
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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2012, 5:46pm
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And hopefully when the weather starts for cool down, you'll get a piece of chocolate for every pound you buy, and it's as good as the coffee..........hint, hint      :^)

 
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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2012, 2:37pm
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Got my 1st lb of Red Bird today. Ordered Sunday, roasted Monday, and delivered to Florida today. That is excellent service; best delivery time of any on-line roaster I've used in the past. Lookin forward to trying a shot or three or four! :-)

Question, how long shall I let it rest before brewing? It's only 2 days post roast now.

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2012, 4:26pm
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I start in on the first bag when I get it, usually two days pass the roast date. But the flavor improves after four or five days pass the roast date but that's with my taste buds.

 
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 6:07pm
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UGH!  I had it!  After experimenting on grind settings on the pharos I finally hit the sweet spot on this Red Bird (at least for me).  It was completely unlike what I had gotten from Red Bird before (went through about ~1 1/2lbs before this point).  Felt like I was drinking a liquid, coffee-fied bar of artisanal dark chocolate (Amedei, anyone?).   Found myself swishing it around every nook and cranny of my mouth trying to taste it in every way i could.  It was that good. Pulled about 5 shots in a row like this over 3 days and then I decided to F with it because I noticed a shot was taking around 31s to pull and "oh my god that's out of the 25-30s range.  If it's this good here how great will it be when I get it down a few seconds?".  Whelp I backed it off a bit, took ~28 seconds to pull and it was comparatively weak and it completely lost the heavenly chocolate taste.  Naturally I didn't bother marking down where I had it before and it's being a bitch to find again.  What an idiot. =(
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 6:42pm
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Vafan!....Just use a Triple Basket and be in Chocolate Heaven with every pull.  :)
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 6:31pm
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The weather must be turning cooler, because Jeff has started to put the chocolate candy back in the shipments, thanks Jeff. Got my two bags of Red Bird today.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 7:48pm
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Me too, Blue Jaguar Espresso yesterday, with chocolate.

 
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Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 1:24pm
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He must have run out of chocolate...or maybe it's because I live in Houston?   I just received an order...5 lbs Blue Jag, 2 lbs decaf espresso...I got hard candies, not chocolates :(

 
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