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Topic: Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA (11 msgs / 394 lines)
1) From: Lesley Albjerg
Alfred,
This is a must buy for your growing stash.  Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA is one of those coffees that Tom only has in for a little while.   It is smooth, rich, buttery.  I can only imagine that it will be as rich and thick and creamy as half and half coming out of the Giotto.   ISH, Kona, Jamacian, and Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA are the four musts if you like Island coffees.  I can't believe no one else has talked about it yet.  Since I have more order in, I guess it  is O.K.
 
Les
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2) From: alfred
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To: homeroast 
  Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 10:36 AM
  Subject: +Re: Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA
  Alfred,
  This is a must buy for your growing stash.  Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto =
AA is one of those coffees that Tom only has in for a little while.   It =
is smooth, rich, buttery.  I can only imagine that it will be as rich =
and thick and creamy as half and half coming out of the Giotto.   ISH, =
Kona, Jamacian, and Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA are the four musts if =
you like Island coffees.  I can't believe no one else has talked about =
it yet.  Since I have more order in, I guess it  is O.K.
  Les
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3) From: DEchelbarg
I'm having another go at Tom's Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA.  I first roasted 
this at the time I got the Uganda Bugisu back in early April.  The Bugisu 
really grabbed me and I'm thinking that I did not let the Yauco rest enough at 
the time.  I recall taking them both down to the local coffee shop / roaster and 
everyone liking the Bugisu but not having much to say about the Yauco except 
that it was "grassy," and it was.
Well, this morning I roasted some more Yauco and am completely enjoying it. I 
know I might be influenced by suggestion, but Tom's description is exactly 
what I'm experiencing in this cup.  It is buttery and subtle.  Very, very nice.  
No, it doesn't light up your life -- but there are nuances that I'm enjoying 
as a counter point to my normal coffee.  
Next order I'll be buying more.  (I've roasted this to the 1st snap of the 
2nd crack; manual popper just over 16 minutes).  
Dave Echelbarger   

4) From: Lesley Albjerg
Dave,
 
I had a similar experience.  My first try with the Yauco was that I thought it was ho-hum.  This last time it was buttery and complex.  A nice smooth coffee.  I will order it again too.
 
Les
DEchelbarg wrote:
I'm having another go at Tom's Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA.  I first roasted this at the time I got the Uganda Bugisu back in early April.  The Bugisu really grabbed me and I'm thinking that I did not let the Yauco rest enough at the time.  I recall taking them both down to the local coffee shop / roaster and everyone liking the Bugisu but not having much to say about the Yauco except that it was "grassy," and it was.
 
Well, this morning I roasted some more Yauco and am completely enjoying it. I know I might be influenced by suggestion, but Tom's description is exactly what I'm experiencing in this cup.  It is buttery and subtle.  Very, very nice.  No, it doesn't light up your life -- but there are nuances that I'm enjoying as a counter point to my normal coffee.  
 
Next order I'll be buying more.  (I've roasted this to the 1st snap of the 2nd crack; manual popper just over 16 minutes).  
 
Dave Echelbarger   
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5) From: DJ Garcia
I like my PRYS about 25-30 seconds into 2nd crack. It gives it a bit of
an edge without taking the smoothness away, to my taste buds. But I am
making caps with it.
DJ
Close to the end of this PRYS roast batch

6) From: Robert Yoder
Greetings, group,
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I enjoyed this coffee and Tom has apparently decided not to carry it.  Whil=
e I scrupulously stick with Sweet Maria's coffees (and have never been disa=
ppointed) I find that I would like to have a little of it.  I did purchase =
some some years ago from another retailer and the quality was dreadful.  Ca=
n anyone steer me to a solid retailer for this coffee? =
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I mean nothing but the best for our hosts and seek only this one coffee.
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I would welcome replies off-list to robotyonderathotmail.com.
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robert yoder =
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7) From: Les
The problem is, if Tom doesn't carry this one, it isn't cause he
doesn't want to, it is because it didn't cup well, and there isn't any
good stuff to be found.  I don't recall, but I would say we are a few
months away from the current crop of Yauco, so what you got are able
to get right now would be a bit baggy.  Early crop is usually not
good, so unless you have emailed Tom off list and he said he isn't
going to carry it, I would wait.
Les
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8) From: Robert Yoder
Thanks, Les, for your response. I always appreciate and learn from your pos=
ts.
 =
If I recall correctly, Tom didn't think the coffee particularly notable, bu=
t Tom has vastly more refined criteria than I.  Some coffees liked by Tom a=
re not to my taste, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that, and even=
 a superficial reading of this list supports the notion that not all coffee=
s are favored by all folks.  That's what other folks do! I miss the Yauco w=
hich Tom did sell years ago.  I wonder if the Specialty Coffee area might s=
ometimes favor the esoteric.  This is not a criticism but perhaps more an a=
dmission of a plebian palate on my part.  I must say I did feel good when a=
nother regular list person mentioned it not so long ago, so perhaps I'm not=
 the only one who enjoys/ed this coffee.
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de gustibus non disputandum est (sp?)
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I will try to email SM's and ask again and I thank you for your notes about=
 optimum purchase period.
 =
robert
 =
Your wonderful and instructive post about the Espresso Summit with Alchemis=
t John was nearly enough to make me want to move north!
 =
robert> Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 20:34:48 -0700> From: les.albjerg>=
 To: homeroast> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Puerto=
 Rico Yauco Selecto AA> > The problem is, if Tom doesn't carry this one, it=
 isn't cause he> doesn't want to, it is because it didn't cup well, and the=
re isn't any> good stuff to be found. I don't recall, but I would say we ar=
e a few> months away from the current crop of Yauco, so what you got are ab=
le> to get right now would be a bit baggy. Early crop is usually not> good,=
 so unless you have emailed Tom off list and he said he isn't> going to car=
ry it, I would wait.> > Les> > On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 8:17 PM, Robert Yode=
r  wrote:> >> > Greetings, group,> >> > I enjoyed =
this coffee and Tom has apparently decided not to carry it. While I scrupul=
ously stick with Sweet Maria's coffees (and have never been disappointed) I=
 find that I would like to have a little of it. I did purchase some some ye=
ars ago from another retailer and the quality was dreadful. Can anyone stee=
r me to a solid retailer for this coffee?> >> > I mean nothing but the best=
 for our hosts and seek only this one coffee.> >> > I would welcome replies=
 off-list to robotyonderathotmail.com.> >> > robert yoder> >> >> >=> > Get thousands =
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9) From: Jim Gundlach
Robert,
        If you google, you will find some other sources but just to  =
warn you, what you get will most likely not be recognizable as the  =
coffee you are looking for once you taste it.  One of the hardest  =
lessons to learn about quality coffee is that it is a very  =
inconsistent agricultural product.  The beans from the same tree  =
processed the same way will not taste the same from year to year.  In  =
fact, the beans picked early will taste different from the later  =
pickings even if they are processed the same way.  That is why having  =
someone like Tom cup the coffee by batches is important.  The best you  =
can do is have a choice of the best coffees available at a given  =
time.  Efforts to repeat a wonderful taste experience based on brand  =
for producer is destined to failure.  I was told this many years ago  =
but I was too stubborn to listen so I had to learn the hard way, my  =
guess is that you will too.
     Well, watching a radar with showing a tornado vortex head my way  =
this morning.  The cell is about 40 minutes away, I'll watch and see  =
if it holds up.  Fay has already blown down more than half of my pecan  =
crop, hope it does not do more.
      pecan jim
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10) From: Edward Bourgeois
Robert
Some years a coffee like Yauco is just not available at an acceptable
cup quality usually do to weather conditions. As you mentioned it can
be dreadful if conditions are just not favorable. Tom could pickup the
best he could find during such times but you would be disappointed
with it and would have wasted considerable $ as this coffee is not
cheap. The good thing with Tom is the fact that he is careful for OUR
benefit.
Ed
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:00 AM, Robert Yoder  wrote:
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 another retailer and the quality was dreadful. Can anyone steer me to a solid retailer for this coffee?> >> > I mean nothing but the best for our hosts and seek only this one coffee.> >> > I would welcome replies off-list to robotyonderathotmail.com.> >> > robert yoder> >> >> >> > Get thousands of games on your PC, your mobile phone, and the web with Windows(R).> >http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com>> Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20>>>> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast>http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffe e.com> Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20<Snip>">http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/108588800/direct/01/>>> > Homeroast mailing list> > Homeroast> >http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com>> Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20>>>> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast>http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffe e.com> Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20<Snip>
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11) From: Robert Yoder
Jim,
 =
It seems that a lot of my learning has come the hard way, and, as I reporte=
d, my one foray into "aftermarket" Yauco had the predicted hard landing.
 =
Sorry to hear of the havoc Fay has brought to you.
 =
robert> From: pecanjim> To: homeroast=
.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 08:40:08 -0500> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Puert=
o Rico Yauco Selecto AA> > Robert,> If you google, you will find some other=
 sources but just to > warn you, what you get will most likely not be recog=
nizable as the > coffee you are looking for once you taste it. One of the h=
ardest > lessons to learn about quality coffee is that it is a very > incon=
sistent agricultural product. The beans from the same tree > processed the =
same way will not taste the same from year to year. In > fact, the beans pi=
cked early will taste different from the later > pickings even if they are =
processed the same way. That is why having > someone like Tom cup the coffe=
e by batches is important. The best you > can do is have a choice of the be=
st coffees available at a given > time. Efforts to repeat a wonderful taste=
 experience based on brand > for producer is destined to failure. I was tol=
d this many years ago > but I was too stubborn to listen so I had to learn =
the hard way, my > guess is that you will too.> > Well, watching a radar wi=
th showing a tornado vortex head my way > this morning. The cell is about 4=
0 minutes away, I'll watch and see > if it holds up. Fay has already blown =
down more than half of my pecan > crop, hope it does not do more.> pecan ji=
m> On Aug 24, 2008, at 11:00 PM, Robert Yoder wrote:> > >> > Thanks, Les, f=
or your response. I always appreciate and learn from > > your posts.> >> > =
If I recall correctly, Tom didn't think the coffee particularly > > notable=
, but Tom has vastly more refined criteria than I. Some > > coffees liked b=
y Tom are not to my taste, and there's certainly > > nothing wrong with tha=
t, and even a superficial reading of this list > > supports the notion that=
 not all coffees are favored by all folks. > > That's what other folks do! =
I miss the Yauco which Tom did sell > > years ago. I wonder if the Specialt=
y Coffee area might sometimes > > favor the esoteric. This is not a critici=
sm but perhaps more an > > admission of a plebian palate on my part. I must=
 say I did feel > > good when another regular list person mentioned it not =
so long ago, > > so perhaps I'm not the only one who enjoys/ed this coffee.=
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 and ask again and I thank you for your > > notes about optimum purchase pe=
riod.> >> > robert> >> > Your wonderful and instructive post about the Espr=
esso Summit with > > Alchemist John was nearly enough to make me want to mo=
ve north!> >> > robert> Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 20:34:48 -0700> From: les.al=
bjerg > > > To: homeroast> Subject: R=
e: > > [Homeroast] Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto AA> > The problem is, if Tom >=
 > doesn't carry this one, it isn't cause he> doesn't want to, it is > > be=
cause it didn't cup well, and there isn't any> good stuff to be > > found. =
I don't recall, but I would say we are a few> months away > > from the curr=
ent crop of Yauco, so what you got are able> to get > > right now would be =
a bit baggy. Early crop is usually not> good, so > > unless you have emaile=
d Tom off list and he said he isn't> going to > > carry it, I would wait.> =
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mail.com> wrote:> >> > Greetings, > > group,> >> > I enjoyed this coffee an=
d Tom has apparently decided > > not to carry it. While I scrupulously stic=
k with Sweet Maria's > > coffees (and have never been disappointed) I find =
that I would like > > to have a little of it. I did purchase some some year=
s ago from > > another retailer and the quality was dreadful. Can anyone st=
eer me > > to a solid retailer for this coffee?> >> > I mean nothing but th=
e > > best for our hosts and seek only this one coffee.> >> > I would > > w=
elcome replies off-list to robotyonderathotmail.com.> >> > robert > > yoder=
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