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Topic: 'A' list >was +Puerto Rico, Yauco Selecto (8 msgs / 177 lines)
1) From: Jeff Oien
John Abbott wrote:
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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

2) From: John Abbott
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
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3) From: Jeff Oien
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
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4) From: Aaron
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

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
From: "Aaron" 
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 5:13 PM
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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.

6) From: Sue
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
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7) From: Alchemist John
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:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

8) From: David Pichner
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
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