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Topic: Uganda Bugisu Ooops.... (7 msgs / 202 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hi all - This is something that should not affect anyone on the 
list... I have sent emails to everyone who I know was affected,  but 
just in case you have bought Uganda between 6/14 and 6/21 this would 
concern you.
We had a new employee that was filling coffees this past week and 
they had prepared a bucket of Kenya Karugwa to fill, then mislabeled 
it as Uganda Bugisu. This is basically my worst nightmare! I caught 
the problem several days later, because it takes an experienced eye 
to catch the differences in green coffee without any labeling clues 
... and especially when you expect it to be right.
So basically we are asking you to look at the web page listed below 
and identify if you received the right coffee. If you didn't then we 
can arrange for you to return the "Uganda" you received and ship you 
the right stuff, or you can keep the Kenya Karugwa (an excellent 
coffee I might say, and a good deal at the Uganda price), or you can 
do both (if you keep it, you can pay for the true Uganda we ship you, 
but not for the shipping cost). Maria or Allison will help you with 
that.
The web page ishttp://www.sweetmarias.com/problem.htmlMy deepest apologies ... this is a small mistake, but a bad mistake 
nonetheless.
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thomspon Owen george

2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hi all - This is something that should not affect anyone on the 
list... I have sent emails to everyone who I know was affected,  but 
just in case you have bought Uganda between 6/14 and 6/21 this would 
concern you.
We had a new employee that was filling coffees this past week and 
they had prepared a bucket of Kenya Karugwa to fill, then mislabeled 
it as Uganda Bugisu. This is basically my worst nightmare! I caught 
the problem several days later, because it takes an experienced eye 
to catch the differences in green coffee without any labeling clues 
... and especially when you expect it to be right.
So basically we are asking you to look at the web page listed below 
and identify if you received the right coffee. If you didn't then we 
can arrange for you to return the "Uganda" you received and ship you 
the right stuff, or you can keep the Kenya Karugwa (an excellent 
coffee I might say, and a good deal at the Uganda price), or you can 
do both (if you keep it, you can pay for the true Uganda we ship you, 
but not for the shipping cost). Maria or Allison will help you with 
that.
The web page ishttp://www.sweetmarias.com/problem.htmlMy deepest apologies ... this is a small mistake, but a bad mistake 
nonetheless.
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thomspon Owen george

3) From: Jim Schulman
On 24 Jun 2004 at 17:01, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Hmmm, nice; but what's with all the lemon and flowers?

4) From: AlChemist John
This is something that was a  new experience for me at the Gathering.  Tom 
was evaluating some greens and roasted beans based on their appearance, 
noting how they were formed, the shape, the width of the line in the 
center. It was amazing the amount of information he garnered from "just" 
the appearance.  I have seen differences in beans but never tried to 
correlate information with them.  Tom, your base of knowledge is really 
amazing. I'm glad you are on "our side"
Sometime around 05:01 PM 6/24/2004, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

5) From: Myron Joshua
Well, My friend from SF is on the way with a couple of bags of coffee from
SM...My last batch of Uganda was great, a bean i knew i would have to order
again. But that Sumatra Lintong is altogether unique..and i think there was
a new bean i thought i should try-gotta experiment here and there...
So, did i or didn't I order the Uganda? Being over the hill, my memory is
not what it used to be. I might have a copy of the order in my mailbox..but
then how great to wait until Monday when the beans will arrive.
I just might have to enjoy the Kenya Kerugwa  and have Tom ship out some
Uganda as well. (Tom, seeing that shipping will have to be to Israel-do we
split the shipping costs?? I couldn't unload the whole cost on you,now,
could I?)
Such tension!
Best, Myron
PS. Thanks for the great photos for the comparison.

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Excellent recollection John. Impressive to say the least. I remember
observing Tom do that and thought wow, way over my feeble coffee knowledge
head. Yeah, just adds another notch to the high respect I have for Tom's
expertise. IMO Tom's good, VERY good, probably one of the best in the World
at his coffee craft. One of Tom's attributes that convinces me is not saying
he knows it all like some "experts", but saying he doesn't and that he keeps
learning, which tells me he is a real expert! We get so much more dealing
with Sweet Maria's than just a source greens.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

7) From: Jean
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
When I got my first sampler pack from SM, I was amazed at the =
differences between the beans - especially the fragrances!  
Jean :~)


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