HomeRoast Digest


Topic: 1st exposure to homeroast (4 msgs / 78 lines)
1) From: Les
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

2) From: Peter Schmidt
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 ;-)
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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
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4) From: David B. Westebbe
 I enjoyed answering his 
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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.


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