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Topic: All your dreams come true! (17 msgs / 312 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Okay, this should end all the Luwak discussion (especially after I 
backed out of that last offering due to horrible cup/flakey seller) 
Here's the ultimate Luwak source, if you have the nerve...http://www.animalcoffee.com/natural-coffee/BTW: I communicated with the fellow and they are very nice folks. 
Now, does it taste good? Well, LOOK AT IT!
Tom
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             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom

2) From: Jeff Oien
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Hey! Look at this quote I found from somebody:
"This lot of Mandheling has the right cup character,
but it is also ugly as heck. But we don't enjoy coffee
based on appearance, and sometimes the fairness of the
green and the quality of the cup have little correlation."
Coffee poop isn't very appealing though.
JeffO

3) From: Cj. Aberte
At 11:44 AM 6/7/2005, you wrote:
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OMG!! That puts me off... well - anything. I may never be able to look at a 
coffee bean the same again! Certainly does it for me, if I ever had an 
inkling....
Cj. Aberte
Melbourne, FL  USA

4) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Thanks for the info, Tom.  It sounds like their luwak might contain
Arabica and not just Robusta, which is an interesting twist.  Two
thoughts:
1.  Apparently the civet is larger than I was picturing it.
2.  Looks like Payday candy bars.  Where do those come from?
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Brent
Still convinced he doesn't need to try Kopi Luwak
Roasting in an SC/TO
For a Drip/Moka/Presspot Brew
On 6/7/05, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
From: "Jeff Oien" 
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:45 AM
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Good point Jeff! I still contend that anyone who considers themselves a 
coffee connoisseur should try Kopi Luwak at least once. I must say that the 
prices they're charging is a bunch of marketing crap(i!) and makes the $150 
I paid for a pound Kopi greens from The Coffee Critic in '02 a steal of a 
steal of a deal!
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Sweet Maria's Home Roasters Gathering infohttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/pnwgIII.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

6) From: tom
OK Mike... no matter how you try to dress it up I still get this image of a
sweaty Indonesian guy standing at the edge of an alley saying "Are you sure
man, I got some really good shit!"
-admin] On Behalf Of miKe mcKoffee
Good point Jeff! I still contend that anyone who considers themselves a 
coffee connoisseur should try Kopi Luwak at least once. I must say that the 
prices they're charging is a bunch of marketing crap(i!) and makes the $150 
I paid for a pound Kopi greens from The Coffee Critic in '02 a steal of a 
steal of a deal!
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Sweet Maria's Home Roasters Gathering infohttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/pnwgIII.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

7) From: Greg Scace
A friend promised us some kopi Luwak for Christmas a coupla years ago, then 
backed out when he found out it was a billion dollars a pound and got us 
Ravensbrew Kopi Luwak tee shirts instead that said "good to the last dropping".
His Limerick, which accompanied the shirts:
When it gets here, I promise I'll give it.
It's better than Sprite or Glenlivet.
Though some folks may mock
You'll be first on your block
To drink coffee that's been through a Civet.
-Greg
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
And a certain Cheech & Chong skit keeps coming to mind;-)
miKe
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Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:44 AM
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9) From: Justin Marquez
On 6/7/05, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:
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"Eeeuuuu Naturel" coffee is more like it!  A curious contradiction is
found in the text on their website:
From the "Process" page:
"The natural coffee is then broken down into individual beans that
appear unclean yet still retain the pergamino (the thin skin
surrounding the coffee bean) which prevents the coffee bean itself
from coming into contact with anything else in the stomach of the
Luwak."
and later from the "Roasting" page:
"Because of the chemical processes that occur when coffee beans pass
through the stomach of the Luwak, the flavour of Luwak Coffee (r) is
much more subtle than regular coffee. Enzymes in the Luwak's stomach
leach out many of the proteins that give the coffee its bitterness
resulting in coffee that has a very gentle aroma and taste."
Hmmmmm. Wonder what that is a very gentle aroma OF...?
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.com

10) From: Les
Brent,
I checked out the price and someone is getting a real Pay DAY! I am glad I=
 
have already sampled this coffee and don't have to go there to complete my=
 
full coffee experience.
 Les
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11) From: Spencer Thomas
$1/gram.  What does that remind you of?
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12) From: Jared Andersson
Thanks for the great site Tom.  I am now a believer.  Those are great
pics and unlike some other sites I don't get a suspicious feeling
about what is being presented.  I still think it is weird that there
aren't other sources about Luwak that are this credible.  So much is
just hearsay in nature.  Thanks again.  Jared
On 6/7/05, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:
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13) From:
Ach, du Lieber - Scheisse! Wie schmeckte es?
Cheers -RayO aka Opa!
On 6/7/05, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:
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 Well, LOOK AT IT!
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Wichita WurliTzer

14) From:
Quoth
On 6/7/05, Justin Marquez  [1st 50%]:
. . . which prevents the coffee bean itself from coming into contact
with anything else in the stomach of the
Luwak."  
     
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"Because of the chemical processes that occur when coffee beans pass
through the stomach of the Luwak, the flavour of Luwak Coffee (r) is
much more subtle than regular coffee. Enzymes in the Luwak's stomach
leach out many of the proteins that give the coffee its bitterness
resulting in coffee that has a very gentle aroma and taste."
Hmmmmm. Wonder what that is a very gentle aroma OF...?
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15) From: Wandering Curmudgeon
Es, schmeckte was Sie erwartete crappy?
On 6/8/05, raymanowen  wrote:
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16) From: Dennis Parham
um.... er... Im out... LOL!!  hehehe
Dennis P
On Jun 7, 2005, at 1:51 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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17) From: Ted
... I've got a cat that vomits nearly every other day -- perhaps if I
switched the Purina chow with a few ounces of green coffee beans.... a new
and better use for Catimor..?
..or perhaps a melange would result in more balanced ... catfeine..?
meow.
--Ted (and Leon)


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