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IMAWriter
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
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Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sun Feb 16, 2014, 12:36pm
Subject: Bodka Coffee Idido Misty Valley
 

This new coffee roaster is slowly but surely making a name for himself, at least at HB.com! LOL
I purchased 5#'s of this wonderful coffee, not having had it for a couple of years.
Fully expecting the sort of "strawberry-ish" thing from 2 years ago, I was totally surprised by what was, instead a blueberry treat. More refined, not quite as in your face as the years ago famous LOT 30 from SM's. The smell from the grounds is amazing.

In my cup, there is just a hint of lemon, not mouth puckering but actually a welcome addition, like one of those blueberry-lemon tortes, HEAVIER on the blueberry!
As the coffee is "aging" a nice light chocolate essence is emerging at the aftertaste.
So far my prep has been strictly Kalita, Behmor Brazen. I am waiting till 7 days post before pulling Strega shots. As this coffee is what I'd call a medium roast, somewhere between city and city plus, I'd guess a moderate 200f temperature would be a good start.

As we all know, not ALL coffees work as drip/vac/French press AND as espresso.
Even if this iteration of Idido falls short there, at David's price per #, this coffee is a steal, a MUST for anyone wanting a coffee easily as tasty as was his Konga roast. In fact, this is my favorite Ethiopian roasted this year. I may edit this after pulling some shots the next few days.
Highly recommended.

Note: I do not, nor ever have worked for Bodka Coffee. I do freely admit to my belief this fellow has done a fine job so far as regards presenting fine roasted coffee at very fair prices. IMO, Bodka is a welcome addition to the burgeoning artisan roasting community.

http://www.bodkacoffee.com

 
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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014, 12:14pm
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How were the shots?
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IMAWriter
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014, 12:35pm
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masonjer Said:

How were the shots?

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So far, I'm liking a more "Italian style0 shot, that is lower dose. My favorite so far was an 11.5 gram shot in the Strega single basket, pour on the slower side, but not "drip drip drip."
Less blueberry, but nicely balanced, with the citrus coming to fore a wee bit.
I will say my "normal" double (18 grams) 7 count lever up, slowish pour still has the berry thing going at day 9, though overall the shot is actually a wee bit brighter.

I'll say my Forte (and Preciso Esatto combo) has liked grinding this coffee. No odd pours and the I've only tightened a couple of Micros on the Forte from day 6.

 
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Roaster: Hottop 8828B-2-K
Posted Wed Jun 4, 2014, 5:14pm
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I have been a big fan of Ethiopian Misty Valley in the past. My order of Bodka Coffee Idido Misty Valley should be here on Friday! I am excited to try it, and will post  my thoughts soon.
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Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Wed Jun 4, 2014, 5:41pm
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boulderbrew Said:

I have been a big fan of Ethiopian Misty Valley in the past. My order of Bodka Coffee Idido Misty Valley should be here on Friday! I am excited to try it, and will post  my thoughts soon.

Posted June 4, 2014 link

Cool. I didn't know Bodka had any left.
Yes, keep us posted, especially how you're brewing...Kalita, Brazen, etc, and/or espresso.

 
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Roaster: Hottop 8828B-2-K
Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014, 6:09pm
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Got the coffee in today, great recommendation Robert! The batch I received sounds like it was roasted very similarly to yours, right around a medium city+ roast. I usually prefer my pour over coffees to be roasted on the light side (pulling the beans 30-45 seconds after first crack slows/stops in my gene cafe) regardless, I brewed a cup in the Kalita tonight and really enjoyed the change of pace. Tonight's brew was very upfront with strawberry like acidity. I tasted the blueberry that you made mention of, but it seemed to take a backseat to the strawberry in my preparation. The aftertaste had a thick chocolate quality to it (perhaps that's why David referred to it as dark chocolate frosting) that lingered in my mouth for awhile. I am admittedly new to espresso and have a beginner set up with the Rancilio silvia w/auber PID and an OE Pharos grinder. However, I pulled some shots that I really enjoyed tonight, using a 17 gram dose and 200 degree brew temp. I found that I actually like this coffee even more as espresso. The shots I pulled tonight showcased the berry flavors extremely well and the velvety chocolate body was delicious, reminded me of licking the cake mixing bowl as a kid!
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014, 8:52pm
Subject: Re: Bodka Coffee Idido Misty Valley
 

boulderbrew Said:

Got the coffee in today, great recommendation Robert! The batch I received sounds like it was roasted very similarly to yours, right around a medium city+ roast. I usually prefer my pour over coffees to be roasted on the light side (pulling the beans 30-45 seconds after first crack slows/stops in my gene cafe) regardless, I brewed a cup in the Kalita tonight and really enjoyed the change of pace. Tonight's brew was very upfront with strawberry like acidity. I tasted the blueberry that you made mention of, but it seemed to take a backseat to the strawberry in my preparation. The aftertaste had a thick chocolate quality to it (perhaps that's why David referred to it as dark chocolate frosting) that lingered in my mouth for awhile. I am admittedly new to espresso and have a beginner set up with the Rancilio silvia w/auber PID and an OE Pharos grinder. However, I pulled some shots that I really enjoyed tonight, using a 17 gram dose and 200 degree brew temp. I found that I actually like this coffee even more as espresso. The shots I pulled tonight showcased the berry flavors extremely well and the velvety chocolate body was delicious, reminded me of licking the cake mixing bowl as a kid!

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David (Bodka's roaster-in-chief) found the sweet spot on the roast. (IMO) Idido likes a wee bit past first crack, not stopped during.
Your impressions sound EXACTLY what I remember a previous lot to be, STRAWBERRY the main point of interest. This was a comment of many.
You might want to post on the Bodka website your descriptors, as it sounds like he really nailed this batch, and others will want in! LOL

 
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Drip: Chemex, Hario V60, Kalita...
Roaster: Hottop 8828B-2-K
Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:12pm
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IMAWriter Said:

David (Bodka's roaster-in-chief) found the sweet spot on the roast. (IMO) Idido likes a wee bit past first crack, not stopped during.
Your impressions sound EXACTLY what I remember a previous lot to be, STRAWBERRY the main point of interest. This was a comment of many.
You might want to post on the Bodka website your descriptors, as it sounds like he really nailed this batch, and others will want in! LOL

Posted June 6, 2014 link

agreed, nailed it. It is always a good time of year when the Ethiopian offerings come back in stock :)
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