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Topic: Nicaraguan Cup of Excellence (18 msgs / 442 lines)
1) From: Wandering John
http://www.socialfunds.com/news/release.cgi/2763.htmlNicaraguan Cup of Excellence Winners are IN - TOM??
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John - loving life in the slow lane

2) From: alfred
One of the best I ever roasted

3) From: Wandering John
YOU have beans from this year's Cup of Excellence in Nicaragua? You must 
have been there for the auction!  So which farm did you manage to 
score?   I did some last year and wish I'd ordered more.  But then I'm 
not suffering - I've got a life time supply of Salvador 100% bourbon, 
CRLM and way too much Kona. 
On Thursday 27 May 2004 05:33 pm, alfred wrote:
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4) From: alfred
No mi amigo, yo tengo frijoles de la cosecha del ańo pasado.
Nicaraguan Cup of Excellence 22 de Septeiembre

5) From: Wandering John
On Thursday 27 May 2004 06:15 pm, alfred wrote:
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I know that they are frijoles but it sure seems strange to call them 
that - Wonder how they taste with rice :O)
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John - loving life in the slow lane

6) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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What do you mean in? :-)  Coffee still works in old world time scale, 
(the slow lane!) that means that lots in parchment in Nicaragua will 
take 2 months to get here to the store!
What impressed me is that the 3 top lots are from Prodecoop, who we 
have bought much coffee from over the years, including the FT/ORG lot 
we have now. You know I was a judge for this one too, but I had to 
leave after the final flight of coffees and before the award 
ceremony, and nobody knows the names of the winners, only the codes. 
I already know the 2 lots that were REALLY amazing IMHO, and 
oftentimes the really good lots are surrounded by some controversy 
(for example, the Brit judges may score it down, or the Japanese 
judges) so oftentimes a coffee in the 8th or 13th or 20th place could 
be an amazing cup. Total consensus doesnt always yield these coffees 
that have unique character, but something everyone can agree is an 
excellent cup. So we'll see. I would tell you the 2 I don't want to 
tip my hand...
PS; Nica COE coffees where incredibly good, EL Salvador was STELLAR 
so expect a good selection of coffees from both.
PPS: Something interesting about COE scoring. Notice a 3 point 
drop-off after No. 10? That is because we re-rank the top 10 coffees 
the last day and there is a tendency for those scores to rise since 
the whole table is so good. But in fact the original scores would 
have been seamless from the 11th to the 10th, probably less than a .2 
or .5 difference at most.
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7) From: Wandering John
On Thursday 27 May 2004 07:54 pm, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
wrote:
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Same mailboat that services ISH?? :O)   I'll tell you that if the El 
Salvadore is as good as last year I'm a convert!  I ordered 25# of it 
last year and I'm down to my last 3.5#    
When is the Panama cupping?
-- 
John - loving life in the slow lane

8) From: Ben Treichel
Is the San Fran as brilliant as 2? years ago?
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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9) From: Jeff Wikstrom
I think the Spanish for coffee bean would be grano.  Charlie?

10) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Jeff Wikstrom  wrote:
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 That's right. Only *we* call coffee grains "frijoles", or
beans.
 I mention this once a year, or so, on the list here. Granos de
café.
  Charlie
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11) From: alfred
Correct and thanks!
 We only spent three years living in Mazatlan where we operated a fishing
and cruising business. I only needed to learn the language well enough to
communicate with two of my crew who spoke very little English. My first mate
who spoke English used to correct me all the time.So to me "beans is beans"
I can, however, pretty much understand everything they say which is quite
handy when they are not aware of it.

12) From: Jeff Wikstrom
"We" being ignorant white people? :)

13) From: Jeff Wikstrom
They could probably understand much of what you said, which was quite =
handy
when you weren't aware of it.
jeff

14) From: Oaxaca Charlie
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  English speakers. I might be wrong about us being the only
ones to think of them as "beans", though. I don't know any other
languages than English, Spanish, and some Zapotec. What's the
French word for them?
 In the Spanish speaking coffee business, milled and graded
green coffee is also known as "oro" (gold).
  Charlie
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15) From: Allen Marsalis
At 10:57 AM 5/29/2004 -0700, Oaxaca Charlie wrote:
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 >  English speakers. I might be wrong about us being the only
 >ones to think of them as "beans", though. I don't know any other
 >languages than English, Spanish, and some Zapotec. What's the
 >French word for them?
I know a little French, but I know Google REALLY well:  ;-)
Google results for "grains de café"  4,310
Google results for "haricots de café"  only 2
So I think it is safe to say that the French refer to
Coffee beans as "Grains of Coffee" as well.
Allen
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16) From: Arien Malec
Allen Marsalis wrote:
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Les resultats de Google s'accordent avec l'usage francaise.
Arien

17) From: Jeff Wikstrom
Sounds about right!
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18) From: Bill Berry

For whatever it is worth... in Guatemala they call the green coffee "bean".

..Cafe en Oro..

Bill Berry   wcberry


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