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Topic: Troll Alert: favorite coffee by region (18 msgs / 347 lines)
1) From: Felix Dial
not much traffic on the list ... so here goes.
Central America: Honduras Selin Recinos (03)
South America: Bolivia Fair Trade "de Montana" (04)
Asia: Papua New Guinea Organic A (03)
Africa: Yemen Moka Haimi (04)
Islands: haven't roasted any
blends: starts with a "P" ends with "uro Scuro"
decaf: working on it
Cheers,
  Felix -- not roasting, grinding, brewing, drinking anything at the moment.

2) From: Felix Dial
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:53:05 -0800, Felix Dial
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pretty ineffective trolling ... I guess I should have stated at the
very end: "So what are your favorites?"
-Felix

3) From: John Blumel
On Dec 14, 2004, at 4:46pm, Felix Dial wrote:
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Sorry, still not inflammatory enough.
John Blumel

4) From: Michael Vanecek
H'bout:
So, where do you get yer Folgers? Wal-mart? Costco?
Giggle,
Mike
--http://www.mjv.com/John Blumel wrote:
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5) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Folgers!  I'm still using up the stash of black and white cans of
generic coffee that I bought in the 80s.  And generic coffee rocks!  :)
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
For drip, moka, and presspot brew
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6) From: Felix Dial
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:53:08 -0500, John Blumel
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okay, how about: "My preferences are the Cup of Excellence Yardstick
by which all your pathetic Triage Preferences should be measured.
Acidic High Toned Coffees RULE! And the best way to roast these
wonderful coffees is in a popper. Drum roasters got crappy crema in
their espresso.  And, did I mention that my grinder is better than
your grinder."
better?
By the way, I love drum roasters. Some of my closest friends are drum roasters.
Cheers,
  Felix--yet another lame attempt at humor on my part.

7) From: Brett Mason
I suppose favorite coffees should not include "Grande" or "Venti", and
maybe not French Roast or Full City ?
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 16:58:26 -0600, Michael Vanecek  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
 HomeRoast
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   _(( )_  Please don't spill the coffee!

8) From: Jeff Oien
You are the worst troll I've ever seen on the Internet!
Do you not know how to not be nice?
Anyway, in the spirit of trolling, I just had some Honduras
Marcala. My first roast of it was frankly a little boring.
(I've been finding a lot of my popper roasts are kind of flat
and can't figure out why. It should be the opposite.) Anyway,
people were always raving about Poco Fundo after it was taken
off the list (now back with a new crop) so I'll gloat about
how good my second roast of the Honduras is. (It's off the list
now.) I roasted it darker this time to FC++, I know that's
a little dark, but it tastes like buttah. Carmelly and buttery.
Like candy. I drank it too fast.
Jeff
Felix Dial wrote:
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9) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Just got this fantastic buy on a case of five  ten pound cans of 
expired surplus U. S. Army coffee.
      Jim Gundlach
On Dec 14, 2004, at 5:21 PM, Brent - SC/TO Roasting wrote:
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10) From: Brett Mason
Nope.
Mine is a Zass, grinds better and costs less than your feeble grinder.
Drinking Mysore Nuggets - and boy do they hurt.  Roasted to a Vienna,
and brewedin a press pot - kind of a bold spicey taste to them...
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 15:21:35 -0800, Felix Dial
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Regards,
Brett Mason
 HomeRoast
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   _(( )_  Please don't spill the coffee!

11) From: John Blumel
On Dec 14, 2004, at 6:32pm, Brett Mason wrote:
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My current favorite starbucks story can be found in the review of the 
Nissan insulated cup holder on CoffeeGeek:
  http://www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/detailed/thermosnissan/uniqueHere's the relevant excerpt:
   The Starbucks crew at the shop I went to [...] barely took notice of
   [the insulated cup holder] at first, after I got over the confusion of
   sizing... "you  want grande, venti, what size sir?". I want a 20oz  
cup.
   "We don't  have that size, sir. Grande? Venti?..." Uh, a 20 ounce cup,
   please.
OK, maybe it's not clear exactly what size grande is, but venti? Of 
course, I'm still not sure which is bigger.
John Blumel

12) From: John Blumel
On Dec 14, 2004, at 6:21pm, Felix Dial wrote:
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You're starting to get the idea.
John Blumel

13) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Interesting poll - shows a certain pattern of taste:
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I like the Las Marias CoE lot but it is basically out of stock - not 
much left. Unfortunately it was a bit higher prices because I had to 
airfrieght the coffee from Honduras to prevent damage to it when the 
hot/humid weather came along...
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This coffee actually won the competition this year, but I cupped the 
auction samples and didn't think it was the best. I liked the No.7 
but felt like I could get better Bolivian coffees outside of the 
auction based on samples I had cupped so (in fact, a Bolivian sample 
arrived today)
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I had a real disappointment this year with the Organic New Guineas: I 
had a Purosa Estate Organic pre-ship sample that was excellent. When 
the coffee arrived it was plain old ordinary. I thought for sure I 
was going to have a really, really extraordinary PNG Organic but it 
just didn't happen. Still looking....
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I like the Haimi too but the last 2 crop samples were not that nice. 
Sort of like the Raimi that was so nice for a while and then just 
dropped off in quality.
-Tom
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            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george

14) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
From this, is it safe to draw the conclusion that at *$s, size matters?
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
For drip, moka, and presspot brew
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  http://www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/detailed/thermosnissan/uniqueHere's the relevant excerpt:
   The Starbucks crew at the shop I went to [...] barely took notice of
   [the insulated cup holder] at first, after I got over the confusion
of
   sizing... "you  want grande, venti, what size sir?". I want a 20oz  
cup.
   "We don't  have that size, sir. Grande? Venti?..." Uh, a 20 ounce
cup,
   please.
OK, maybe it's not clear exactly what size grande is, but venti? Of 
course, I'm still not sure which is bigger.
John Blumel

15) From: John Blumel
On Dec 14, 2004, at 7:06pm, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Tom,
Speaking of island coffees, what are the odds we'll every see a decent 
Dominican coffee again?
John Blumel

16) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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Oh boy - there are really only 2 options out there and they haven't 
been good. The Montana Verde has had a really musty unpleasant 
quality lately and my suspicion is that the coffee gets rained on 
while it is supposed to be drying on the patios, and that produces a 
moldy taint in the cup. But I have not cupped it lately so I will 
check them out again and see if there is some improvement.
BTW: we just got a really nice Rwanda from the Gatare region. It's 
not on the list but I will get the review together in the next 2 
days. Also, this particular lot of Poco Fundo we just got is great. 
My experience is that the Poco Fundo has one really good lot per year 
and the rest are so-so and a couple are downright bad. There are 
other nice Brazils coming too, but this is the one with the most 
fruit in the cup.
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george

17) From: Les
Stash reduction!  Stash reduction!  Stash reduction!  Get behind me
Tom!  Lets see, maybe I should be giving 2lbs instead of half lbs for
Christmas presents.
Les
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 16:52:32 -0800, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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18) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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Good point - this is a once-a-year opportunity to trim the pounds - 
of coffee that is.
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george


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