Monthly Archives: September 2010

Coffee Roasting: Guatemala Nueva Granada Estate

An RFA that’s consistently true to its Central American self. IMO, best roasted just (a few seconds) into second crack. It shows chocolate and caramel with a citrus (orange-like) note; sweet and fairly creamy in the mouth. A very well … Continue reading

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Heading east

Lamb backstrap is an amazingly tender (and yet flavoursome) cut of lamb in Australia. It’s delicious Morrocan-style: BBQed after marination in olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, coriander leaf/cilantro, cumin, garlic and sweet paprika. Dukka/duqqa is a great compliment. Pretty good … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-style BBQ pork kebabs

This is a dish for lovers of meat and greens. The “kebab” is pounded pork mince with soy sauce, fish sauce, lemongrass, garlic and chilli added. This is then wrapped in a lettuce leaf (I prefer something like oak leaf … Continue reading

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Coffee Roasting: Costa Rica Finca la Lia

From the Ureña family’s 30 ha farm in the Tarrazú region, grown at an altitude of 1400 to 1600 m. Given a relatively short roast at moderate heat to just into 1st crack. It’s not as lifted or citrusy as … Continue reading

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