UGH is baggy arabica? or is it robusta? Are there any other varieties besides those two? Seems like I remember reading about one from Lybia that is not often seen... Aaron Peterson Versailles, KY
Current Ugh! is Vietnamese Robusta. Cheers, Geary
On 4/4/06, Geary Lyons wrote: <Snip> Heh. It says that right on there. I guess I can't read tonight, so thanks for helping me out :-) Aaron Peterson Versailles, KY
Hi Aaron, UGH is a generic term Tom uses for beans that he sells as "not worthy" - he doesn't intentionally buy bad beans, but if beans don't live up to anything good, he "brands" them and sells them for experimental purposes... B On 4/4/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast ...who wants to sell his Silvia and pursue an espresso machine upgrade..= .
On 4/4/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> he <Snip> ng <Snip> That's interesting. I was under the impression he did buy them on purpose to help educate us. I actually think it would be cool if he could find some coffees that showed a lot of a single defect so I could understand exactly what some of the taste defects are. For instance, I really have no idea what baggy tastes like. Guess I'll find out :-) Thanks, Aaron Peterson Versailles, KY
Get one of the burlap bags that tom sells, stick it in your mouth, i think you'll get the flavor, at least thats what i think of YUCK. actually dont do this it might make you ill, just smell it. Just thinking o= f doing that kinda makes me sick to the stomach. <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
On 4/5/06, Aaron Peterson wrote: <Snip> Oh yes.. That Vietnamese Robusta was nasty stuff. I brought some into work and I had to swear never to buy communist coffee again.. I guess that what you get for having coworkers who made a living through the cold war by maintaining the military industrial complex--quite literally in this case. But I agree, I think it would be instructive if coffees could be found with single defects or with very much of one flavor attribute.. Sorta like learning coffees... Not sure if such a thing actually exists though... However, I have found the brighter Kenyas to be almost pure lemon peel acid= . -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
Illustrating particular defects is the (very) general idea of the Ugh! offerings. Take a look at the rogue's gallery of previous offerings:http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.thumbs-down.html. I'm sorry to have just missed the This Is BAGGY! one, but just a whiff (I wouldn't dream of tasting the _ _ _ _) of the current Vietnamese Robusta was extremely educational. I always check the Ugh! description when ordering because I'm looking forward to future lessons. Onward, Bill On 4/5/06, Steve Hay wrote: <Snip> rk <Snip> t <Snip> . <Snip> th <Snip> id. <Snip>