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Topic: Maui Moka (6 msgs / 116 lines)
1) From: Ed Needham
Just before Christmas, I received this short note from Maui...
"We had to do extensive pruning and had some strong winds for a week or so, 
therefore a lot ended up on the ground. I have yet to pick the small amount 
that remains. Next year should be excellent for the Moka crop. I will inform 
you when we have something available from this year. Enjoy the holidays, 
I asked him to send me a few pounds to sample, but it must have gotten 
shuffled off his priority pile.
Ed Needham
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2) From: Les
Thanks for the update.  I have something to look forward to in 06!
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 00:25:59 -0500, Ed Needham  wrote:

3) From: Leslie H. Smith
Oh Yay!  I loved the Maui Moka, and thought they would never produce any again.
   - Leslie

4) From: Andy Thomas
Some of you fellow list geezers -- hi, Ed :-)-- may
remember this coffee. Sweet Maria's carried it for a
while, and then the plantation went belly up a few
years ago. When I bought mine I had to get it from
another source and it was already a couple of years
old. (SM would never carry a product that was that far
gone, I'm sure.) Well, I found a pound or so buried in
my stash and roasted some this morning in the P1.
Expectations are low because of its age, but it was
once pretty good, and definately distinctive,
especially compared to other Hawiian coffees. Cupping
notes to follow in a day or two.
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5) From: Zara Haimo
You just reminded me to check the bottom of my stash - I think I have a
pound or two of Maui Moka vac packed.  If yours comes out any good, I'll
roast some for the SF Bay area gathering next Sunday.
Speaking of which, it looks as if the heat wave we've had will break tonight
and we'll have very pleasant weather next Sunday.  Anyone who'll be in this
area then is welcome to join us for an afternoon of coffee and more.

6) From: Ed Needham
heheheh...I have about a pound left of the most recent crop, sent from the 
farm...gloat, gloat.  Wonderful chocolaty stuff.
All of the crops the past two years were bought up by local roasters or 
foreign companies.  I've been trying to convince them that there is a niche 
market for those wonderful beans among homeroasters.  Things move much 
slower in Hawaii though, so stay tuned.  Tom might be able to convince him 
to let go of a few bags.
Ed Needham®
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