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Topic: UGH coffee, Guatemala Fraijanes Bella Cruz (3 msgs / 58 lines)
1) From: Ken Mary
I am probably alone in this, but I find this UGH coffee to be nothing less
than fantastic. Tom finds it to have several defects, you can check his
review.
I find that the flavors are smokey, spicy, and bittersweet chocolate, with
huge emphasis on smokey. I found none of the defects. No hint of the rubbery
taste, no baggy flavors, and the excellent aftertaste endured for a half
hour and never turned foul. One unusual character is the large amount of oil
that floats on the brew. This oil gives the cup a nice velvety/buttery
mouthfeel.
One possible explanation is that not all bags were similarly affected by any
presumed poor handling or storage.
Any others care to share their experience?
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2) From: Dan Comfort
Don't tell Tom, he might increase the price from its current $0.70 per pound.
On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 09:49:26 -0400, Ken Mary  wrote:
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I do have a regret with this coffee, that it is not obviously bad 
enough to be an UGH coffee. But do a cupping of Los Pastores, Huixoc 
and Bella Cruz and then see what you think of the aftertaste! Also, 
you can cover the flavor with a heavier roast so I would stick to a 
true City roast to detect the problem with this coffee.
Frankly, I could have done better in this case to find a coffee with 
a lot of "pedigree" (or with phony pedigree, since there are so many 
coffees sold online now that are called "estate" coffees, and aren't) 
and a poor cup quality. Bella Cruz is actually a nice operation and 
there was no intention to sully their name - just to say that good 
coffee can go wrong.
Tom
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