My rationale: Purchasing 20 lbs at a time saves approximately 23% over the 1 lb purchase price, 5 lbs saves approximately 13%. So, if I purchase 20 lbs of the Brazil Yellow Bourbon, I really purchase 15 lbs and get almost 5 lbs free. And the shipping cost savings is even more! I've got 20 lbs of the Brazil coming as well as 5 lbs of the El Salvador Pacamaral and 5 lbs of the Tanzania Peaberry decaf. Added to my current supply of 45 lbs, I will have 75 lbs on hand. That means I still have room for 25 lbs of new beans to try before I hit 100 lbs. Now that I am getting an idea of what I like it only makes sense to buy in minimum 5 lb lots. It's my 50th birthday today and it's my present to myself. I consider it therapy.....aromatherapy! Ann
Happy Birthday Ann!
Happy Birthday Ann! My wife's birthday was Tue. She is 2 years older than= you. Les On 9/15/05, an iconoclast wrote: <Snip>
Happy Birthday Ann, enjoy the coffee! My son's 17th birthday is Friday! I= tried to talk him into letting me buy coffee for his birthday, but he didn'= t go for it - he stills wants a ski pass! Sue <Snip>
Thanks, all. I've found yet another reason to have a good supply of coffee on hand: Disaster planning! We live in an area that will get lahars if Mt. Hood blows. We're up above the river about 100ft, so we'll have river front property for awhile. I figure it may take a month or so before civilization gets to us. And if California has an earthquake, there may be a UPS delay in coffee shipments from Sweet Marias (of course, SMs will have no damage). I hear it is supposed to be a hard winter, so will need to keep gas for the generator and propane for the BBQ in case I need to pan roast for awhile. Just planning ahead! Ann