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Topic: New Origin (3 msgs / 110 lines)
1) From: Lesley Albjerg
Ecuador EScafe Co-op is a fantastic cup of coffee.  I roasted a Brazilian and the proper rest time had taken place for a super cup.  My wife brewed the Ecquador that I roasted yesterday by mistake.  I thought it was a Brazil that had many qualities of a good Columbian an excellent cup of coffee by any standard.  Tom,  I did not find it thin like your write-up.  However, I roasted it to a city not full city roast.  I doubt I will ever take this one any darker as it was sweet and full of chocolate notes and very complex.  This is a winner.  If you like island coffees and centrals like the Panama, you really want to give this one a try.  I'll be ordering more when the Uganda Bugisu (YES!!!!) :>))) is ready to go.  I can taste it now, a 25% blend of Ecuador with 75% Uganda Bugisu double shot!
Les
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2) From: Les
I just got my Panama coffees and Tom drops a new country on us, Cameroon.
Part of this hobby for me is to try coffees from all the countries that I
can as long as it is good coffee.  I got some non-SM coffee from the
Philippines and it was not a satisfying experience at all!  So now that I
have spent almost $150.00 on eight pounds of coffee he sneaks a unique
coffee in for less than $6.00 a pound!  This is how stashes are built!
However sending 2 pounds of homeroast to Dad,  2 pounds to the son-in-law,
and 2 pounds to my other daughter only resulted in a net gain of 2 pounds
with the last order.   I'll be roasting up one of the new Panama coffees
tonight!  Exciting to say the least.  This gets me down to only a net gain
of one pound with that last order, so by Wed. of next week I will be
officially back on stash reduction!  So when that next CoE comes along, the
Cameroon will just have to join it with a ride up I-5 from Oakland to my
house.

3) From: Stephen Carey
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Les,
I know this is kind of a late response, but I love the way you 
explain the elements of this passion of yours.  It always teaches me 
new things, makes me think of ways to enjoy this hobby - no, it is 
more than that now - but anyway, ways to explore this roasting of 
beans, from the purchase to the brewing.  You help in all areas.  I 
love it when you post and I have to admit, I copy much of what you 
do, though I do add some of my own ideas into things to make it kind 
of mine.  But so much of what I do stems from what you and others have shared.
I, too, like to try coffee from as many countries as possible.  Many 
I have never tasted and I don't know what to expect.  Like today, I 
brewed my Columbia Cup of Excellence, from beans I bought from 
SM.  While I have had Columbian coffee many times, wow, what an 
experience.  I really can taste the flavors Tom described.  I doubted 
if I would be able to taste the tobacco flavor he described, but it 
is there, even though I brewed it at about 18 hours after the 
roast.  Tomorrow it should be even more of a wonder.
Thank you for your willingness to share your ideas and to help us new 
to this hobby, advocation, passion, whatever - for me, it seems to be 
more than just a hobby now. Not sure what, but it does.
Stephen
At 08:53 PM 8/4/2007, you wrote:
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Les,
I know this is kind of a late response, but I love the way you explain
the elements of this passion of yours.  It always teaches me new
things, makes me think of ways to enjoy this hobby - no, it is more than
that now - but anyway, ways to explore this roasting of beans, from the
purchase to the brewing.  You help in all areas.  I love it
when you post and I have to admit, I copy much of what you do, though I
do add some of my own ideas into things to make it kind of mine. 
But so much of what I do stems from what you and others have
shared.
I, too, like to try coffee from as many countries as possible.  Many
I have never tasted and I don't know what to expect.  Like today, I
brewed my Columbia Cup of Excellence, from beans I bought from SM. 
While I have had Columbian coffee many times, wow, what an
experience.  I really can taste the flavors Tom described.  I
doubted if I would be able to taste the tobacco flavor he described, but
it is there, even though I brewed it at about 18 hours after the
roast.  Tomorrow it should be even more of a wonder.
Thank you for your willingness to share your ideas and to help us new to
this hobby, advocation, passion, whatever - for me, it seems to be more
than just a hobby now. Not sure what, but it does.
Stephen
At 08:53 PM 8/4/2007, you wrote:
I just got my Panama coffees =
and
Tom drops a new country on us, Cameroon.  Part of this hobby for me
is to try coffees from all the countries that I can as long as it is good
coffee.  I got some non-SM coffee from the Philippines and it was
not a satisfying experience at all!  So now that I have spent almost
$150.00 on eight pounds of coffee he sneaks a unique coffee in for less
than $6.00 a pound!  This is how stashes are built!  However
sending 2 pounds of homeroast to Dad,  2 pounds to the son-in-law,
and 2 pounds to my other daughter only resulted in a net gain of 2 pounds
with the last order.   I'll be roasting up one of the new
Panama coffees tonight!  Exciting to say the least.  This gets
me down to only a net gain of one pound with that last order, so by Wed.
of next week I will be officially back on stash reduction!  So when
that next CoE comes along, the Cameroon will just have to join it with a
ride up I-5 from Oakland to my house. 
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