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Topic: help picking a Columbian (19 msgs / 338 lines)
1) From: Sue
Hi, I need some help! I have a coworker that would like some Colombian
Coffee.  Has anyone tried these current varieties? If you were you were to
 choose only one, for drip coffee, what would it be?  These are Juan Valdez=
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canned coffee folks!
Thanks,
Sue

2) From: Woody DeCasere
I was going to say the hulia micro lot, but they are out of that and the
peaberry i love so much, sorry i cant be of more help.
BUt of this offering: Colombia Organic Reserva Don Telmo Tom says it tastes
like a classic Columbian Coffee so maybe that would be the way to go??
Woody
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3) From: Aaron Peterson
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I roasted up some Colombia Narino - Caracol del Abuelo last night, but
haven't tried it yet.  I'll post back my experience with it tomorrow
probably...
Aaron

4) From: Scott Miller
I have tried the Cauca FNC Excelso, but only had a 1/2 pound from a 
sampler pack. At a FC roast it was a coffee I really liked, but am not 
sure if it would sway a canned coffee drinker unless they were willing 
to experience something a little different than the same old-same old.
The description of the Don Telmo sounds like it might be what you are 
looking for, but I have not tried it.
cheers,
Scott
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5) From: Sue
Thanks Woody and Aaron. I don't know why, but I really have only tried a fe=
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Columbians, and none in the last year or so. Aaron, I look forward to your
review!
Sue
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6) From: Sue
Hhmm.... Thanks Scott, Woody suggested the Don Telmo as well.  I thought
about getting a pound of each to try, but there are just so many others I
want! I wish I could walk into the next room and have a cup of each one of
Toms  varieties sitting there ready to try!
Sue
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7) From: Dan Kellgren
I just roasted up some organic Colombian Mesa de los Santos.  Took it to
FC.  I brewed some up for a guest who drinks "Juan Valdez, canned coffee"
(as you put it) from an old 4-cup drip coffee maker (so you can only imagin=
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the quality of what she is drinking!).
Anyway, I French pressed it, so right off the bat, it was very different to
her.  And her first reaction was, "Oh - too strong.  Yuk".  I took it from
her (not wanting to waste such a beautiful cup of coffee) and she said, "no=
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wait now, I might try that again you know."  So she sipped some more and th=
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more she drank, the more she enjoyed it.
She had tried a few other brews of mine in the past (not knowing they were
fresh) and just thought my coffee was "too strong".  But something hit her
with this one, and in the end, she enjoyed it!
Personally, I'm going to take them a bit darker next time.  Oh, and I just
HAVE to put a plug in for the Brazil Cerrado 2nd Place.  WOW - best coffee
I've had yet (FC to FC+)
BTW - the woman trying my coffee above, was my 62 year old mother!  ;-)
Dan
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8) From: Jim Russell
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I agree Dan, I just ran some of this through Silvia and it's wonderful.
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maybe the coffee is so good even I can't screw it up.

9) From: Les
OK Dan,
All the Columbian coffee that Tom has is great.  I am looking forward
to ordering the new one because it is a Typica bean.  I like the old
cultivators.  His write-up has many of the key words in it as well.  I
may be flamed here for saying this, but there is nothing wrong with
pouring your mother 3/4 of a cup of coffee and filling the rest of the
cup with near boiling water.  I do this often with newbies to
homeroast who only know strong coffee equals bitter coffee.   Thanks
for the plug on the Brazil Cerrando 2nd place.  I was wondering which
of the new coffees in the stash to try next.
Les
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10) From: Barry Luterman
Les the Brazil Cerrado 2nd is excellent as an espresso. Tom says the 1st 
place is the better espresso but I disagree. I think it should be the other 
way around.But then again what do Cannibals know?

11) From: Aaron Peterson
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Well, the Columbian Narino has rested a bit over 24 hours now, so I
thought I'd give em a try tonight...  This is a city roast, and I
found Tom's description right on target for these beans:http://sweetmarias.com/coffee.southamr.colombia.html#CaracolDelAbueloAt city roast there is a bit of lime and nut flavors, but the tang is
what seems to stick around in the aftertaste.  I imagine this would
taste very different from what your friends would expect to taste from
Columbia since most common places people find Columbian coffee
(grocery store) carry darker roasted stale beans that mostly taste
like any other stale bean you might buy.  Overall, I wouldn't rate
this as one of my favorite coffees, but it is pleasant and certainly
still many levels above anything you would buy pre-roasted and vacuum
sealed for long storage.
Tom says you get more chocolate with a darker roast, but since I
didn't do the dark roast I can't confirm that.  He was right on for
the light roast though, so I'm sure he's right on for the darker roast
as well.
Hope that's helpful!
Aaron

12) From: Ed Needham
FYI...There are no coffee beans grown in Columbia.

13) From: Aaron Peterson
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Sorry, *Colombia*...

14) From: Woody DeCasere
Oy Sorry!?!?!
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15) From: Ed Needham
I should have put a smiley in there.

16) From: Ed Needham
No apologies necessary.  I made the same mistake too until someone corrected 
me.
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17) From: Woody DeCasere
Its all in fun :) i think its our american pronounciation
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18) From: raymanowen
Me, too:
pronunciation /pr"eIS(@)n/
 n. the way in which a word is pronounced. ro
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19) From: Steve Hay
Let me just second the Excelsio.  The stuff, to me, tastes like caramels..
Very good.
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