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Topic: Tom's Cupping Log (6 msgs / 119 lines)
1) From: Les
Thanks Tom for the Cupping Log.  It is nice to see the behind the
scenes at the hard work you do for us.  It is interesting to me and
answers the questions about why there is no Bali Shinzan this year. 
It also gives us an idea of what might be coming down the road!  I
hope you keep posting it.

2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I set it up as a no frills Excel file that automatically saves as a 
web page - so keeping it up won't be hard. The problem is that I cup 
a lot of samples and I think it will become very large after a few 
months. Actually, what you see now is some old samples from about 6 
months back and then about 40 recent additions. The reason is that I 
started the file way back and then became too busy. So the Bali was a 
sample from like 6 months ago, but the bottom 40 or so are from the 
last 2 weeks.
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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

3) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
 I hope that means that the Oaxacan Finca Olivo cupping is from
a fresh sample and not last years crop review. When I visited
that farm in late November none was ready yet. It was one of the
latest ripening farms. Beautifull estate, happy workers-tame
deer walking around, which is a nice touch. Not a bean that's
best at city roast, IMO, but quite satisfying at full city and a
lot darker, too.
Brick Oven Roasting in British Columbia 
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4) From: HeatGunRoast heatgunroast
The log a fine idea and makes interesting reading.  I was the
recipient of one of Tom's special packages of 20+ lbs of odds and ends
and samples of coffees he'd collected--all amounts too small to offer
as regular sales. Mostly, as I understand them, worthy coffees that he
didn't purchase.  It has been  great working my way through the
variety that I'd never experience if I were buying in 1 or 2 lb
amounts.  Which brings me to the log.  The only thing missing from the
samples was Tom's cupping notes:  what to look for, special
characteristics.  Not being a highly skilled cupper, I rely on Tom's
"directions" and scaffolding.  Seems like the log would would be a
great addition to another similar sample purchase.
On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 11:17:27 -0800 (PST), Oaxaca Charlie

5) From: Jeff Oien
I didn't notice this until yesterday but there is a note
at the top of the log in blue stating that the log won't
be updated until a problem is worked out.
I was wondering if Tom could give any kind of an update
of what might be around the corner. There was an interesting
Sumatra in the log, and how about PNG, Honduras, Java etc.?

6) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Yep the "Log" is now basically driftwood, since the Excel file is 
corrupted and I can't seem to recover it. When I have time I will 
work on it more...
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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
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom

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