John Abbott wrote: <Snip> What if it has "Guatemala" in the description? :) I'd like to know what people's A list is. Here's mine: -Yemen (often with some Java) -Harar -PNG Arokara (sometimes comes back) -Mexican Oaxaca "Pluma Hidalgo" (maybe El Olivo will replace it) -Colombian Narino del Abuelo -Some Brazils Decaf: -Sumatra -Peru -Colombia-Last year's
Jeff, My A list has to be written on a Magic Slate (write on - pull the cover and= erase) it changes so often. But: ISH Panama - any that Tom stocks Gutamalan -Huehuetenango and then any other Costa Rican - CRLM, Tres Rios Kona - Purple Mountain El Salvador 100% Bourbon Harrar Monkey Blend Samatra And ANY Central/South American Cup of Excellence winners On 6/27/05, Jeff Oien wrote: <Snip> <Snip>
Sorry, I thought you were the one who doesn't like Guatemalas. Thanks for the list. You spelled Sumatra wrong. I just wanted to point that out so that I would feel superior. JeffO John Abbott wrote: <Snip>
Sigh. Im too new to have friggin lists. I like too much of the greens i bought.' Maybe I am too much of a noob and am still in shock from the taste of real coffee. Then again, maybe I have not gotten through my 60 plus pounds of greens to get snobbish enough to decide which will do and which will not. The main problem i see here is, tom listed a LOT of coffee's. to try to learn as much as I could and experience what all of you were talking about, i tried to order everyone of them, so at the very least I could feel like part of the group and say, umm yeah, I had that too. the only problem here is, every time I turn around, he has NEW coffees on the list, and one of the older (err BwaaP BwaaP un PC statement there) umm I mean, one of the more ... 'rested' list members drops a hint about a 'superior' bean he just got. now me hating to pay shipment on 2 pounds of beans when I can get 12 pounds of beans for the same shipping price... orders a ton of them.. Mixing and matching of course.... Then there are so many ways to cook a bean, if one way dont work, try another... my little black book is filling and I have yet to find something that i didn't like somehow. guatemala, sumatra, boobatra... yeah I like them too. but I don't want to dwell on one, for fear that I might miss another goodie out there.... I guess I am doomed to never fully understand, and like just about all the beans i come across. Oh well, at least I can die happy with a good coffee buzz.. Aaron
From: "Aaron" Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 5:13 PM <Snip> Contrar, IMO you entirely understand. Liking virtually all the coffees Tom offers only means you like variety drinking the best of the best coffees possible rather than limiting your tastes to a few. miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path traveled by many. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
I think my "A" list would be something lke this: Almost all of the Guats (esp. Huehuetenango), Costa Rican LM, Dota, CR "SM= Select" Peaberry (it's back), Panamas, Brazilians, Mexican Plumas, El Salvador Miel, oh who am I kidding ! Almost anything from Central or South= America ( that passes Toms high standards) !!!!! Also PRYS, ohh... can't forget the Aussie, Harar, and I think Kona if I had a little experience wit= h it. I've only roasted one pound of it have one left. A little pricey for me= ! Oh yeh.. Rwanda Seven Lakes and Indian Peaberry! Just a short list! Sue On 6/27/05, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> <Snip> m <Snip>
Nope, that is me - have yet to find one I like. So, tell me Tom, do any of your blends have a Guat in them on a regular basis? That might be the one time I like them as I like most of the blends. At 19:02 6/27/2005 -0500, you wrote: <Snip> John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
My 'A' list is very small ... one entry ... whichever of Sweet Maria's beans I have just brewed and am currently drinking ... that said I do lean towards the centrals. As with Aaron, I attempting to work may way around the world via Tom's Greens so I have a better understanding of coffee. Rejoicing always David On 6/27/05, Jeff Oien wrote: <Snip>