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Topic: A little OT. A Hi all. Newbie (3 msgs / 177 lines)
1) From: Spencer Thomas
Hi, Leo.
Welcome to the forum/list.
I think you should try a variety of brewing methods to find the one
that gives the flavor that *you* like and/or has the convenience
features that fit your lifestyle.
I tend to auto-drip in the morning (Capresso MT500 makes great coffee
IMO, but is pricey).  Convenience is key here.  Grind coffee, pour
water, press button.  Continue getting breakfast, kids out of bed,
etc.  Pick up pot, pour a cup.  Pour a travel mug to go.  Dump &
rinse, I'm done.
When I'm travelling, I use FP because I can heat water and brew in my
hotel room.  Either I haven't gotten the technique down, or I just
don't like the character of FP coffee as well, but to me it has an
"edge" that doesn't appeal.  But it's still infinitely better than the
stuff from the pot in the lobby / breakfast room.
At my parents house I use a Melitta manual drip (because it's what they hav=
e).
During the day, I'll pull a shot or two of espresso (Krups Gusto --
low end but it works and was cheap) at work.  The advantage here is I
can get a "cuppa" quickly and without "wasting" the rest of the pot.
A few weeks ago we had a 4-day (all-day) on-site class at work.  I
brought a freshly ground baggie of coffee each morning and brewed
using the piped-in Bunn into an airpot.  Again, convenience was the
key.  And sharing some "real" coffee with co-workers.
All of these make fine coffee.  Yes, there are differences, and I have
my preference.  And, I can tell from reading this forum, my preference
is different from those of others.  So my recommendation might not
work for you.
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2) From: Les
Sandy,
You might want to give the *Timor Organic Gr. 1 Maubesse *a try.  It is an
Island coffee almost halfway around the world from JBM, but it has that
awesome Island coffee flavor at 1/3 the price.
Les
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3) From: Sandy Andina
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Thanks, Les. I also notice some similarities to JBM in the El  
Salvador COE Pacamaral, Australian Mt. Top and in some Yauco Selecto  
I got as a gift.
On Nov 29, 2005, at 2:16 PM, Les wrote:
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Thanks, Les. I also notice some =
similarities to JBM in the El Salvador COE Pacamaral, Australian Mt. Top =
and in some Yauco Selecto I got as a gift.
On Nov 29, 2005, =
at 2:16 PM, Les wrote:
Sandy, You might want to give the = Timor Organic Gr. 1 Maubesse a try.  It is an Island = coffee almost halfway around the world from JBM, but it has that awesome = Island coffee flavor at 1/3 the price.   = Les   On 11/29/05, = Sandy Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: Welcome, = Leo.  It is heady indeed to be able to declare your independence = from the Mermaid, the Moose and those coffee-burners from = S.F.  Speaking of the latter, I was in a Peet's last week (I = was out shopping and needed a fix) for a macchiato and looked at = the "Reserve Offerings" board--Jamaica Blue Mt. is going for forty = bucks per HALF pound there. I began giggling until I realized people = were staring at me. But now I checked the SM site and tried to = order more:  it's GONE!!! Oh, well, it's only temporary. Might as = well enjoy the half-lb. or so I have left. On Nov 29, 2005, at = 11:55 AM, Diablo wrote: > Hi, my name is Leo.  I'm = enjoying the education I'm getting from > exposure to > you = all.  So glad I found this wealth of knowledge. > > Have = to start with a HUGE thanks to Tom and Maria.  Eyes have been = > so opened by > them, their kindness and willingness to = share information. > > Took some of last weeks esspresso = roast from Sweet Maria's to a > local shop and > fanagled = them to make me an Americano.  Was very late at the shop > so = I tried to > make it easy to get a cup of good coffe out of = them(they had dumped > out what > they were selling at the = counter already, I guess I kinda timed it > that way:). > = They ground the beans in a small grinder, I watched them so closely = > the entire > way.  She even showed me the beatiful = crema atop the shot when it > was done. > What a wonderful = aroma(I'll learn cupping and all the terms real > soon, I = want > to be so picky).  WAS THE BEST CUP OF COFFEE I EVER = HAD.  Even let > the barista > taste it, her eyes = popped out of her head and a little head nod > like holy = moly. >  She told me one time about how a bag they buy for = coffee had mold > in it.  You > can only imagine how old = it may have been. > > Now, who snobs starschmucks, = ME.  Learning so much on coffee and > enjoying > reading = all the comentary here.  My coffe today from them is way > = crappy, bitter > and burned, and dare I say not fresh.  If I = had to compare it to > the Americano > I had last night = anyhow.  And that was an Americano, not a coffee > so you = can > only imagine. > > Will start my own roasting = soon and hope to be half as astute as > Tom and Maria > and = you all here someday.  Plan on starting with a = popper.  Should > I just get a > french press?  Drip = brew good enough?  Who's dripper do you all > = prefer?  I > think french is the way to go.  Starting be = so impatient about this > all.  Going > to a thrift = shop to look for a popper soon as I have time.  Gone to > = alaska > tomorrow night so I won't be able to start anything for a = while. > > Happy Holiday's, > Leo > (diablo is = an old nickname from a race track, just a mean driver:) > = > homeroast = mailing list > =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast> To = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, > = unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/ > = maillistinfo.html#personalsettings Sandy www.sandyandina.com= homeroast mailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change = your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go = to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-36-374675012--


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