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Topic: New Offerings (30 msgs / 658 lines)
1) From: Lesley Albjerg
Our coffee pusher is up to it again!  Tom, not the Java Djampit!  I finished the last of my supply about 6 weeks ago.  Becky's comment was, "That sure was good, I hope you have some more!"  In all seriousness, this is a must try for all you newbies.  Hey Alfred!  Dr. Crema says, you need a prescription of Java Djampit!  If you want a Mocha - Java blend this is one that is a winner.  Too bad I have 5 pounds of other stuff to use up before I can justify adding some to my stash.  I can only hope there is some left!  I am down to one pound of the Panama La Belina in the stash!  This is another wonder bean.  Tom, thanks for all the hard work and spoiling us.  I hope you don't grow too big to continue to supply us with all these unique coffees.  Some on this list don't really know how good we have it.  If you want to find out, order a pound from one of the Ebay sellers and see what you get!  Better yet invest in the "YUK" offer that Tom has at the end of his list.  It would be chea
 per and
 might even be better coffee!
 
Les
 

2) From: AlChemist John
I am about to order as my selection is getting low.  I definitely have to 
pick this one up.  And although it is an older one, the Columbian "Caucano" 
is really pleasant.  I like the malty tones to it.  I recall talking to Tom 
about this coffee at the PNWGII and he said it is not a great seller as the 
bag(s) are always "still there".  I will happily take advantage of that 
fact for at least 5#, although 10# sounds appealing, but then there are too 
many appealing coffees.  Abbott, you are sure to love it.
Sometime around 09:34 PM 9/29/2004, Lesley Albjerg typed:
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
A note on the Caucano- this is from the second delivery of the season 
(not Colombia "fly crop" meaning the small second harvest, but from 
later in the main picking) but it just arrived. I read the note and 
just realized that I don't think I changed the arrival date to 
reflect this. I will do it now.
The coffee is very consistent with the earlier lot so the review has 
no other edits.
Tom
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4) From: Lowe, David
I don't know, Tom may be the head coffee pusher, but you guys (as well =
as others on the list) do a pretty good job of "pushing" too :-) Now if =
I can just find room for a little more coffee...
Dave Lowe

5) From: alfred
Yup.I caught my new order in time to add Djampit. I'll send you one of my 
socks when it blows them off.

6) From: Phil Ferrante-Roseberry
But now for the bad news... in submitting my order a few minutes ago, 
I discovered that the Brazil Poco Fundo is no more!!! I nearly cried 
right here in the office!
Oh well, life goes on... and I can't wait to try the Puro Scuro Blend 
everyone's been raving about.
Phil... who's increasingly finding that nothing does it like a good 
dry processed.
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7) From: Les
One nice thing about having fellow homeroasters around is doing some swapping.
Alchemist is going to order some Djampit and I am going to trade him
some Sumatra DP.  A win win for both of us!
Les
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 14:19:57 -0700, alfred <2391> wrote:
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8) From: R.N.Kyle
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Snip from Les Albjerg
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adding some to my stash.
Les getting rid of the 5 lbs before reordering is just a really one big =
drum roast or 2 smaller roasts. Less then 1 hours time and you can order =
more. Go on you know you want to, as a matter of fact go ahead and place =
your order tonight and roast the 5 lbs this week end. :o0)
RK

9) From: Sharon Allsup
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Hey, there's always trading it w/someone for the newer stuff.

10) From: Jeff Oien
This is terrible news. I'm going to make my first SM's order within a 
month and I couldn't wait to try the Poco Fundo everyone is raving about 
and use it as my base for espresso. I would suppose it's out for the 
rest of the year?
Jeff
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11) From: Lesley Albjerg
Yup it is in all likelihood out for the year.  Best to let Tom respond.  The Brazil Dulce is a much more forgiving bean and would highly recommend it to a newbie.  The Patrocino would be a good espresso base too.  I love the DP Brazils.  I have not been blending my Dulce because it is so good all by itself.
 
Les
Jeff Oien  wrote:
This is terrible news. I'm going to make my first SM's order within a 
month and I couldn't wait to try the Poco Fundo everyone is raving about 
and use it as my base for espresso. I would suppose it's out for the 
rest of the year?
Jeff
Phil Ferrante-Roseberry wrote:
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12) From: Les
Warning!  If you don't have a C-note, to spend on the tempter's site, you
may want to avoid the SM site!  Wow what an awesome selection of new
offerings.  I need to thank Tom for the delete button.  You would not
believe what my order looked like before I trimmed it down to the
"essentials."  I still have some Idido Misty Valley, so I can hardly wait to
do a head to head taste test.  The new Colombians were a no brainer.  I also
keep saying, "Constraint!  Constraint! there are more goodies on the way!"
So have fun, but don't forget there are CoE's coming too!
Les
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13) From: John and Emma
I agree Les,
I have been holding off till the new Costa Rican's showed up. Unfortunately,
I could wait no longer. I spent the week narrowing down what to order by
reading all Tom's reviews. Then when I went to place my order yesterday
there were a bunch of new additions. I had to realize that this is a new
hobby and that I am going to be roasting for many years to come so I don't
have to get everything this time. If it is gone the next time I order there
will always be new additions and there is also next year.
My initial thought was to order by region and this way I can experiment to
see if I prefer specific regional coffees. After reading Tom's reviews and
knowing that when something sells out it's gone, I decided to order based on
the reviews.
What I ordered was:
El Salvador Matalapa Estate
Guatemala Fraijanes-Finca Agua Tibia
Guatemala Finca La Florencia
Nicaragua Limoncillo Java Longberry
Brazil Carmo de Minas-Fazenda Esperanca
Colombia Tolima-Finca Las Florestales
Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza
Kenya Peaberry Kirinyaga-Gakuyini
Yemen Mokha Sharasi
Yemen Mokha Sana'ani
I heard great feedback on the Limoncillo. Anyone else have comments on any
of the above.
All the best.
John H.

14) From: Bill
oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man.
crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap.
I just ordered 40 lbs of coffee that showed up on Wednesday.  Lots of fun
and exciting stuff.
But now... oh no...  I just looked at the arrivals, not even the reviews.
 The Panama Carmen will be hard to avoid, the bird coffee will be difficult,
and the 2 ethiopians will be hard...  I honestly don't know what I'll do...
Hmmmmm....  will have to read the reviews.  the rationalizations start
flowing faster then.
bill in wyo
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15) From: Barry Luterman
Lucky me. Still in stash reduction waiting for the Geisha and COE's.
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16) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Tom wrote in his notes for the Ethiopia Organic - "Menno's Misty  
Valley":
"My test roasts were in the FC to FC+ range, and I will be returning  
to this coffee with a C+ roast soon to see the brighter side of the  
fruited character."
When he returns and does the C+ roast where would one look for his  
comments at that level?
Darn, I finally got my stash under 30 lbs and then bought some of the  
Yemens and now I am again over 40 Lbs. But this Misty Valley and the  
Yirg are sure calling for me.
Thanks,
dave
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17) From: Seth Grandeau
Excuse me, I have to go roast something.  I have way too much coffee and now
all this???
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18) From: Bill
Just unpacked my latest shipment with a few pounds of coffee... It
overloaded my coolerdor by about 5 pounds... which means that I can't buy
any new coffees until I roast a pound or two... or ten or so...  So here's
the decision: no one can buy the yirga cheffe until July, so that I can get
my stash reduced!!!
bill in wyo
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19) From: Seth Grandeau
Perhaps Tom should offer a warning service, to let you know when there are
less than 100 lbs of a particular coffee left...
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20) From: Les
If you watch the list, he sort of does that by giving a low stock warning.
That said, many of the coffees in the last offering are very small lots
and I doubt they will be around long.
Les
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21) From: Bill
yeah, those colombians look real intriguing... new rating system, farm gate
deals, vacuum sealed, microlots.  all very intriguing.  lots of interesting
stuff happening in coffee...  figure it's the caffeine that keeps it always
hoppin?
bill in wyo
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22) From: raymanowen
"...a warning service, to let you know when there are less than 100 lbs of a
particular coffee left..."
One already exists- I suggest you reread Tom's cupping notes and correlate
them with Les' poetic waxings. You know thew coffee's days are numbered when
Les can't understand the continued existence on the offering list...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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23) From: Paul Helbert
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24) From: Larry English
"thew" is a prepresent particoupled article (archaic), frequently
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25) From: Bill
Dave, as far as I've seen, Tom doesn't edit or change his cupping notes.  He
mentions the characteristics of the cup in the C/C+ range, so it's enough to
go on.  If I bought any of that (still debating), I would go for a C+, but
that's because I really enjoy the fruited character of these coffees.
I feel your pain about the coffees. My stash is too big.  I'm gonna roast a
bunch this afternoon to reduce it...
bill in wyo
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26) From: Bob Hazen
But that's a >good< problem.  Imagine the pain of having >no< stash!
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27) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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I terms of priorities, the "Menno's misty valley" is a very small 
lot, so i expect that to go fast. 2 of the Colombias are extremely 
small, one just a bit bigger, but we have those limited to 1 lb to 
try to make them last. They are VERY good - was drinking them all 
weekend. Amazing in the vacuum brewer. Colombia is a place where the 
vacuum packaging has a huge positive impact on the quality of the 
coffee after shipping, and of course these are just great coffees to 
start with. Jacu Bird coffee is a vacuum packed too (by the way, that 
means we get it vac packed, but we can't ship it that way after we 
re-bag it. It saves the coffee from the trauma of variable humidity 
as it goes down to port, and then in transit. This has proven, at 
least from a few origins, to take a big toll on final cup quality. 
Other origins, it hasn't proven so important, i.e. the Yemen vac pac 
tests we did earlier this year.)
Tom
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28) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Bill,
Thanks for the response. I do not see where Tom mentions the  
characteristics of the cup in the C/C+ range but I agree that is where  
I will most likely go when I pick some up.
A am not sure how long I can wait for my stash to decrease before  
getting this and the Yirg
dave
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29) From: raymanowen
No exkuces. I type fastest when I use both thumbs. Then I wish there were
keyboards with big keys like the phone sets with big buttons. -ro
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30) From: Bob Glasscock
This might help...http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?productID391
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keyboards with big keys like the phone sets with big buttons. -ro
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