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Topic: travelling to mexico(and coffee there) (2 msgs / 62 lines)
1) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Sue  wrote:
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 I suggest that you bring some of your home roast to get
through the first week or two, and you can pack some
greens-the odds of hitting the green light at Mexican
customs are good-and finding a friendly little family cafe
that will roast some greens for you on their comal. Or, buy
a little comal and roast some at your brother's house. Buy
some greens in the local market and see how they roast.
Late december is mid harvest time in the best coffee areas
in Mexico. I'm going to be helping to dry mill and select a
container load of primo beans in february, after they have
not only been picked and dried, but also rested in their
parchment for 6 weeks or more. That will be exiting, 'cause
I get to  mark  any bags of "!wow!" that I find(there are
always some that really stand out) with a big "X!" to have
sent here from Seattle when they arrive in May (or
thereabouts). I will send Tom (and only Tom) some samples
of anything that seems up to Sweet Marias standards, if
there are more than a few sacks of "extra primo". There
will be greens from the highest growing spots in Pluma
Hidalgo and Loxicha to choose from, small producer, shade
grown, and top price paid directly to the growers. I'll
post a link to some photos I'll be taking in feb. if I find
a good enough internet connection there.
  Oh, shoot--it's snowing outside, and I have more roasting
to do today. Where did I stash those long johns?
  Charlie
  
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2) From: Bill Morgan
Charlie,
The first time I ever saw (and smelled!) coffee being roasted was in
the courtyard of a coffee shop in Oaxaca City.  Little did I know...
We only made it out of the city to visit a couple of archeological
sites, but next time I want to get out more.  Whenever that comes
around, I'll be bugging you for tips on places/people to visit.
'Til then,
Bill
On 11/7/05, Oaxaca Charlie  wrote:
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