Tom, Thanks for the "coffee education" again on the SM site. The Kona trip has been posted. I learn more about coffee each time you do a travel log! I really liked the pics of the coffee cherries, and the cupping results. So which ones do you think might come our way? Were there any outstanding Konas. I noticed some of my favorites didn't make it to the top of the list this year. I am sorry about United. However, thanks to them I did get to visit last summer. Les
Les wrote: <Snip> Nice Tom!! I am glad you chose to model a pink hat, and not the oft discussed other pink item! ;-) -- There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I managed to get a half day drive through Kona country this week - the = limit of my kids' patience. We started at Greenwell - good basic tour = with a well informed guide. The only negative was that their sample = coffees included 2 flavored coffees - yech. We then drove north and = stopped at Blue Sky. The tour guide there didn't know much about = coffee, but did know about all the tropical fruits planted around the = estate including a cacao tree. The best tour of all was the one Tom recommended, Thunder Mountain. It = was a bit hard to find and far off the main road, but well worth the = drive. The whole area around it is dense tropical forest full of = flowers and birds. The family does the tours themselves - it's a family = run farm. There are no thermoses of pre-brewed coffee, they pull = espresso shots or cremas for each guest individually. One of the = highlights of the tour for me was their color sorter, a high tech = machine that kicks out defective beans based on small graduations of = color. We also toured the massive coffee plantation on Kauai last week - what a = difference! We head to Oahu next for a couple of days - not much coffee = there.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. There is of course Barry! From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Zara Haimo Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2007 2:23 PM We also toured the massive coffee plantation on Kauai last week - what a difference! We head to Oahu next for a couple of days - not much coffee there.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Yes Zara give me a call. My Brewtus is working fine now. (808) 263-7870