The winner of Alfred's Library is Scott Miller. Scott please send me your address offlist, and the library goes to you... Please keep and enjoy, then after a season or two, send it along... I am also throwing in a pound of Colombia Huila - San Jose de Isnos. Tom says "San Jose de Isnos is a town equidistant from Pitalito and San Augustin in Southern Huila. It is between the ranges of the Cordillera Central and the smaller Cordillera Oriental, and the coffee producing region ranges from 1700 meters to 1850 meters. San Jose de Isnos is at 1750 meters itself, well into the higher altitudes of specialty coffee production. This microregion was one I cupped in Colombia last year, and (while it was very good), it didn't jump out at me. Same was true for the arrival samples I received in Oakland last year. Now, with this years crop my reaction was 180 degrees opposite. I was cupped quite a few Colombias on the same table (mostly Huila and Bucaramanga coffees, including the Palestina we had last year), and was really impressed in general; when I got to this coffee I was blown away. Wow, what character! The dry fragrance is sweetly fruited, with raisin, berry and plum. It has a light mollasses overtone, and that comes through in the wet aroma too, but there is a spicey, piquant accent added. The cup has a resinous, chewy character (one of the first times "chewy" has made sense to me!) It's thick, dense, and the darkly fruited notes provide a lot of depth; plum, raisin-currant, and berry. It finishes sweet, all tenor and base note in the finish. If it was wine, this would be a Syrah with all the plummy spice, viscosity, and depth." Enjoy! Thanks to all who participated in Alfred's Library Tradition! Brett On 4/9/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> scribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> ... <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast ...who wants to sell his Silvia and pursue an espresso machine upgrade..= .
I dance a happy jig of joy! And send you an email.... I know I'll enjoy the reading and the San Jose de Isnos since I don't have any myself. Thanks! cheers, ScoTTT Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
Congrats Scott! I am a little bit envious... That's quite a selection of Coffee...think of it as a homework assignment...with fringe benefits! On 4/10/06, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> -- "I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt." MM
ScoTT: I wish you had been here to sign the Martini napkin for Alfred. What a great guy... ginny <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Gary, I am excited about the books and the beans that Brett is adding! Since I already have a copy of Ken Davids' "Home Roasting", there is a bit less homework... BTW I got the book from the SM sale page, it was there because it had a ridiculously minor cosmetic imperfection. So I picked it up for about 2/3 the cost. Any time I put in an order from the site, I try to remember to check the sale page to see if there's a bargain on equipment or accessories I "just have to buy." cheers, ScoTTT Gary Townsend wrote: <Snip>
Tom must hate the pandering of this list - you know we are so darned supportive of his business (oh, and we like what we get too)... OK there's another place to check... always read the main page to see what just came in - and what the cupping notes are... I personally got frustrated with not buying the newbies in time (hint hint folks - you want at least a little of the new ones each time....) Cheers, Brett On 4/10/06, Scott Miller wrote: <Snip> e <Snip> or <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast ...who wants to sell his Silvia and pursue an espresso machine upgrade..= .
pchforever wrote: <Snip> Alfred always had such good questions, it seem appropriate to have a floating library in his honor. <Snip> -- 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.