Letter to Uncle Sam due on the 15th is done! I had a board meeting this morning and being smart, I volunteered to bring the coffee. I brought 2 day rested Panama LaBerlina (Thanks again to my soul buddy on the list who likes Panama too.). It was drip pot brewed. One of the guys had never had homeroast before. Now let me qualify this guys response before the flames get turned up. He is a high school science teacher. He is a super nice guy. He was Wowed by the homeroast. He asked me how I added the vanilla and the other flavors he tasted to the coffee.(My initial internal response was true coffee snob, with all hackles up, until I realized this was a totally new experience for him without a reference point.) When I told him those were natural flavors he couldn't believe it. He was also surprised at how smooth it was. He asked me how he could enjoy such a strong cup without the bitterness. I enjoyed answering his questions and see the light bulb go on as he realized what true good coffee tastes like! I have not had this much fun in a long time. Les
Smooth move Les! What an interesting response, "How'd you add the flavors?" Letting someone try the Panama, drip-brewed was the right thing to do too. I've french-pressed some coffees for newbies, and it was too much. They were overwhelmed, too much flavor, too much mouthfeel. And how nice of you to share your precious Panama! peter schmidt ;-) <Snip> unsvbscribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings
Great post Les. Great coffee really is, well, great fun to share! I type while sipping an after dinner GW Alexander 5+5 Americano 3&1/2 day rested and man oh man is it gggggoooooodddd! (First roast of this GW Alexander, I think it knocked Napoleon's Valley down to #2 this go round, again followed by Coffee Grounds then Blueman's) I swear this is the only coffee that can beat a top Kona for my cup of choice. If you were here I'd gladly make you a cup! Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
I enjoyed answering his <Snip> You did a Good Thing. Few people really know what coffee tastes like. But because they've drunk brews every day, and because some of them had hints of real coffee flavor, they know, sometimes with only one sip, what they've been looking for all these years.