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Topic: The impossible request? (15 msgs / 319 lines)
1) From: Thomas Terry
Hi-
I was hoping that someone might be able to point me in
the right direction. I need a recommendation of a
green coffee that Tom stocks that best fits three
specific criteria.
First it needs to have a flavor profile that is
considered tasty by a wide range of people from
novices to coffee aficionados. Nothing avant-garde
like Kenyas -- however complex would be a plus.
Second it needs to be tolerant of a wide range of
roasts, and thirdly affordable. 
I am planning on giving it away to people as a
marketing tactic. 
Thomas
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2) From: John Abbott
KENYAN AA
On Monday 12 July 2004 06:13 pm, Thomas Terry wrote:
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3) From: R.N.Kyle
Hello Thomas.
Here is some choices that should go over well. They all will accept a wide
latitude of roasts and have (what the general public foresees as a good
coffee flavor)http://sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.mexico.html#plumahidalgohttp://sweetmarias.com/coffee.southamr.colombia.html#narinodelabuelo">http://sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.costarica.html#costa.la.minitahttp://sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.guatemala.html#LosPastoreshttp://sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.mexico.html#plumahidalgohttp://sweetmarias.com/coffee.southamr.colombia.html#narinodelabuelo
RK

4) From: Lesley Albjerg
Thomas,
If it were me, I would go with the Uganda AA Bugisu ($4.30 a pound).  Two others that meet your criterea in my book would be the Papua New Guinea Kimel ($4.50 a pound) and the Columbia Huila - La Florencia ($4.50 a pound)  If most of these people are "Can Coffee" drinkers I would recommend the Columbian.  It is a coffee Juan Valdez only dreams  about!  If you are going to have a mix of espresso drinkers and regular drip drinkers, I would go with the Kimel.  Another coffee that is a real sleeper is the Mexican Oaxaca Pluma Hidalgo ($4.40 a pound.)
 
Les
Thomas Terry  wrote:
Hi-
I was hoping that someone might be able to point me in
the right direction. I need a recommendation of a
green coffee that Tom stocks that best fits three
specific criteria.
First it needs to have a flavor profile that is
considered tasty by a wide range of people from
novices to coffee aficionados. Nothing avant-garde
like Kenyas -- however complex would be a plus.
Second it needs to be tolerant of a wide range of
roasts, and thirdly affordable. 
I am planning on giving it away to people as a
marketing tactic. 
Thomas
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5) From: Chris Tacy
i sell folks tons of coffee (working in a coffee bar and all).
from experience, i'd have to say you're probably asking the wrong audience.
afficianados like you have here tend to go for the more "interesting"
flavours - whereas the average consumer really wants something less
challenging and more usual.
the big sellers (for us) tend to be the middle of the road Indonesians
(Sulawesi, Sumatra Mandheling), Guat Antiguas and Moka-Java blends.
these are all reasonably affordable (especially if you go with a Moka-Java
"style" blend), all are tolerant of a range of roasts.
-c

6) From: alfred
At my learning stage, the Brazils are my favorites. No bite with the
straight espressos and the best cappuccinos I have ever made.

7) From: Jim Schulman
A middle of the road coffee with not too acidic fruit, sweet 
roast taste, and ample body: Colombian or PNG come to mind. 
Yemens or Konas would also be great, but they are pricey.
Jim
On 12 Jul 2004 at 16:13, Thomas Terry wrote:
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8) From: Lissa
On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 19:13, Thomas Terry wrote:
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Papua New Guinea.  Forgiving, tasty, everyone I've served it to loved
it.  Also on the more inexpensive side.
Be well,
Lissa
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
I'm surprised no one, especially Les, mentioned Panama. It'd be my 1st
choice followed by Uganda, Timor & PNG.
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10) From: Lesley Albjerg
Mike,
 
I would have said Panama, but I have not sampled this years crop.......I am not counting the cupping at the PNWG 2!
 
Les
miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
I'm surprised no one, especially Les, mentioned Panama. It'd be my 1st
choice followed by Uganda, Timor & PNG.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

11) From: Jean
It isn't that the Brazils are my favorites, but for basic coffee flavor =
(which is what you want for your 'novice'), I'd also go with a Brazil.  =
Since you'd also like to appeal to a more experienced consumer, I'd go =
with Tom's Brazil Fazenda Ipanema "Dulce" - it is a mellow coffee with a =
bit of an 'ooomph' to it, IMO.  It can be brewed to the proper strength =
without overwhelming folks used to wimpy coffee, yet has a lot of depth =
and interesting layers for more experienced consumers.  Dulce isn't =
wimpy, but it isn't 'in your face', either.
Good luck with your project,
Jean  :~)
PS - this isn't a coffee you want to take really dark, so on 2nd =
thought, maybe it isn't what you are looking for.

12) From: Lesley Albjerg
I agree with your choice Jean.  I just hate to see Dulce served to folks who don't know what an outstanding Brazil it really is!  Call me a snob!  (I currently have 7 Brazils in the stash!)
 
Les
Jean  wrote:
It isn't that the Brazils are my favorites, but for basic coffee flavor (which is what you want for your 'novice'), I'd also go with a Brazil. Since you'd also like to appeal to a more experienced consumer, I'd go with Tom's Brazil Fazenda Ipanema "Dulce" - it is a mellow coffee with a bit of an 'ooomph' to it, IMO. It can be brewed to the proper strength without overwhelming folks used to wimpy coffee, yet has a lot of depth and interesting layers for more experienced consumers. Dulce isn't wimpy, but it isn't 'in your face', either.
Good luck with your project,
Jean :~)
PS - this isn't a coffee you want to take really dark, so on 2nd thought, maybe it isn't what you are looking for.

13) From: miKe mcKoffee

14) From: Peter Barnes
I agree 100%.  Personally, I give out Harrar, but PNG is perfect for 
what you're looking for...
Lissa wrote:
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15) From: GHHOLT
My CO-works and I really enjoyed Tom's Guatemala Fraijanes Palo-Alto-Azul 
roasted to 
Full City and brewed in a French Press.
George Holt


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