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Topic: Thanks, and thanks. (7 msgs / 134 lines)
1) From: Chris Diersen
Thanks all for the info on the Solis and  encouraging words on Cafe West.  I shall call them this afternoon  regarding my quandary.
  
 On another subject, am I the only one  here who believes that the the July 2005 lot of Harar Horse that SM's  had a little while back makes the finest cup of coffee on the  planet?  I got only one pound of it before it was gone, and am on  my second to last pot.  (when, oh when will it be back?!?!)
  
  When I saw the FTO Harar Oromia Coop on SM's recently, I jumped on it  hoping it would have the same tart, sharp blueberry flavor and  "earthiness" that the Horse had, but alas...though the Oromia is  awesome, it seems more refined than Horse, and lacks the really  in-your-face flavors of Horse.
  
 I'm enjoying a vac-pot cup of  the Harar Horse right now, and can't help but think that I'm a heck of  a lucky guy: How many people will wade through life never knowing the  delight of a cup of coffee like this?  I owe a big thanks to all  the people I continue to learn from in the homeroasting community, and  of course to the folks at SM's, who do all the hard work of tracking  down these exceptional beans so dummies like me can know what really,  really good coffee tastes like!
  
  Thanks, 
  
  Chris
  
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2) From: Jeff Oien
Chris Diersen wrote:
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I think last year's Harars, especially the FTO had even more
in-your-face blueberry. I remember smelling blueberry in the
beans before grinding. I do think this year's summer Harar
Horse is pretty spectacular. I still have a pound of it. The
blueberry is very present but to me it is more balanced overall
than last year's. It goes great with 1/4 Sumatra too.
JeffO

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I would have to nod my head to the 2004, I think it had more, much more blueberry.
ginny
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4) From: B. Scott Harroff
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I hear ya on the Harrar.  I have one pound of the Horse left and 5 of the
FTO Harar Oromia Coop.  They are both very good, but try as I might I can't
get blueberries from the Oromia like I can the Horse.  Horse is "reserve"
now.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Chris Diersen
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 3:21 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Thanks, and thanks.
Thanks all for the info on the Solis and encouraging words on Cafe West.  I
shall call them this afternoon regarding my quandary.
On another subject, am I the only one here who believes that the the July
2005 lot of Harar Horse that SM's had a little while back makes the finest
cup of coffee on the planet?  I got only one pound of it before it was gone,
and am on my second to last pot.  (when, oh when will it be back?!?!)
When I saw the FTO Harar Oromia Coop on SM's recently, I jumped on it hoping
it would have the same tart, sharp blueberry flavor and "earthiness" that
the Horse had, but alas...though the Oromia is awesome, it seems more
refined than Horse, and lacks the really in-your-face flavors of Horse.
I'm enjoying a vac-pot cup of the Harar Horse right now, and can't help but
think that I'm a heck of a lucky guy: How many people will wade through life
never knowing the delight of a cup of coffee like this?  I owe a big thanks
to all the people I continue to learn from in the homeroasting community,
and of course to the folks at SM's, who do all the hard work of tracking
down these exceptional beans so dummies like me can know what really, really
good coffee tastes like!
Thanks, 
Chris  
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5) From: Rick Copple
Chris Diersen wrote:
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I came in on the tail end of 2004 Harrar Horse, everyone was raving 
about but I didn't get to expeience. When this years lot came along, I 
didn't hesitate to just buy 5# of it. I've not been disappointed. 
Roasted a pound last weekend and have been enjoying it, along with 
Brazil Yellow Bourbon all week. Though right now I'm sipping a French 
Press of Kenya G, whatever.
But yea, the Horse is very good and I've enjoyed it almost every time 
I've roasted it (one time it didn't come out well, but that was in the 
popper and it tasted baked and flat, at least it was a small batch).
Like a lot of others, I have one more pound left unroasted. Will look 
forward to 2006's lot(s).
-- 
Rick Copple
Marble Falls, TX

6) From: Sandy Andina
On Dec 8, 2005, at 2:20 PM, Chris Diersen wrote:
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of course, of course .  It was amazing, wasn't it?
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

7) From: Tara Kollas
I'm going to load up when it comes out - by far my favorite coffee.  At
least 10 pounds, I'm thinking.  Wish I'd gotten more.
On 12/9/05, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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