I took the requested all-in-one photo of the roast levels. The higher res image of it is not going to be as detailed as the single images, but its a good reference. I tried to actually pick out what I believe to be the larger, longer seeds from each roast sample (I think it is Kona typica) so the size variation is a little less extreme than the individual photos. I should have done that in the first place, but after re-shooting 4 times , each taking about 2 hours, I am not doing it again!!! :-) Tom -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters" Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting - Tom & Maria http://www.sweetmarias.com Thompson Owen george
At 12:19 PM -0700 8/19/04, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote: <Snip> Tom, You are sooo cool. That is great. Thanks for all the work, Edward p.s. I just realized that my sense of the original photos being 'washed out' was because I was seeing 300 dpi images on my monitor. When I went to photoshop and set the dpi to 72, the colors looked right. I guess I am a little unsophisticated and got fooled by 'apparent saturation' shift.
On Aug 19, 2004, at 3:19pm, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote: <Snip> Great picture, especially the large version. John Blumel
On Aug 19, 2004, at 1:19 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote: <Snip> Tom - That is a great shot! I like the precision that you use in selecting the beans for the photo. It gives a good sense of the continuum and then down in the guide you see close-ups of the individual stages. I found your original guide to be very helpful in figuring out what the roasts were supposed to look like. I still snicker at the coffee providers that put "French Roast" on the bag as if it is a kind of coffee. My immediate reply is always, "French roast what?"
Israel Rosencrantz [israel] wrote: I still snicker at the coffee providers that put "French Roast" on the bag as if it is a kind of coffee. My immediate reply is always, "French roast what?" I like the Dunkin Donut commercials about their espresso being made from "real espresso beans". Staying on topic, I agree, the pics and descriptions on the new page are great. Bill bill
On Aug 20, 2004, at 3:10pm, Bill - dejazzd wrote: <Snip> They must be using Coffea arabica var. espresso. John Blumel