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Topic: My First Stash! (6 msgs / 175 lines)
1) From: gin
Great start Brent;
Let me think a minute there is another you may like. My mind is gone this afternoon.
g

2) From: Oaklandguy
While the first blush of excitement of homeroasting may have worn off,
I'm very excited about my first real, honest-to-goodness stash.  After
trying a variety of SweetMaria's beans, I've decided my first long-term
stash will be 5 lbs. each of:
Columbian Huila Natural Decaf
Ethiopian Harar "Horse"
Ethiopian Organic Sidamo
Poco Fundo was terrific, too.  But it was gone when ordering time came
around.  The Sidamo seems to fit the bill, though.  Placed the order
with SM today.  
Kinda surprised at my leaning toward African beans - the cups always
seem a little thin or watery to me.  The Central/South American beans I
tried (except for the Huila) didn't really give me results as consistent
as the African beans.  Of course, the roaster could have contributed to
that.  ;)  But the mixed roasts of the Huila and the Sidamo gives a
nice, full flavor.  Tom's review of Horse and everyone's comments on
list helped decide the final bean.  Thanks.
Now that I've got some good standards in the bag, it will be nice to do
some more bean exploring.  And trying to put together the SC/TO roaster
and giving that a shot.
Brent
Roastin' in a PII for a drip brew

3) From: Oaklandguy
While the first blush of excitement of homeroasting may have worn off,
I'm very excited about my first real, honest-to-goodness stash.  After
trying a variety of SweetMaria's beans, I've decided my first long-term
stash will be 5 lbs. each of:
Columbian Huila Natural Decaf
Ethiopian Harar "Horse"
Ethiopian Organic Sidamo
Poco Fundo was terrific, too.  But it was gone when ordering time came
around.  The Sidamo seems to fit the bill, though.  Placed the order
with SM today.  
Kinda surprised at my leaning toward African beans - the cups always
seem a little thin or watery to me.  The Central/South American beans I
tried (except for the Huila) didn't really give me results as consistent
as the African beans.  Of course, the roaster could have contributed to
that.  ;)  But the mixed roasts of the Huila and the Sidamo gives a
nice, full flavor.  Tom's review of Horse and everyone's comments on
list helped decide the final bean.  Thanks.
Now that I've got some good standards in the bag, it will be nice to do
some more bean exploring.  And trying to put together the SC/TO roaster
and giving that a shot.
Brent
Roastin' in a PII for a drip brew

4) From: Wandering John
Brent,
   These are early symtoms of a profound disorder.  The bad news is
that there is no known cure.  But the good news is that there are so
many beans out there!!  When you hit the 200# level there are several
of us who will share the names of our shrinks.
   You might want to begin planning now as to what you can do away
with in your home to create more coffee storage.  My wife has informed
me that the next thing to go will be my bed because I'll have
absolutely no use for it if I bring another bean in the house.
John - Loving life in the slow lane - - wonder what she meant by that?
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:05:25 -0700, Oaklandguy  wrote:
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5) From: Justin Marquez
My first stash is due in today from SM's.  Some Costa Rican Tarrazu,
Moka Kadir Blend, and a little Costa Rican Decaf (my wife insisted on
the decaf - I keep telling her that those jitters are a GOOD THING,
really!).
This evening, the ol' heat gun "fires for effect".
John - Maybe what she meant is that if you drink all that coffee you
won't be able to sleep.... ya think?
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.comOn Fri, 15 Oct 2004 13:21:14 -0500, Wandering John
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6) From: Arien Malec
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:05:25 -0700, Oaklandguy  wrote:
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It's all over....
Arien (now in stash reduction mode, and missing SM's)


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