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Topic: Why so little.Puerto Rico AA!!! (5 msgs / 176 lines)
1) From: Myron J
It is rare that i get SM beans sent to Israel..actually this may have been 
the first time..and i only order two bags, one pound each..
Kona and Puerto Rico AA YS..Only??
Well, looking at the shipping bill makes one think i got a few pounds of the 
stuff..so I understand in my mind why i limited myself..
So today, on the eve of Shavuot, I roasted my first batch  preparing for a 
hopeful revelation.
Buttery? Creamy?? Just the thought of it..and so appropriate for the 
holiday.
As i poured the beans onto the scale watching the needle approach 150 grams 
I felt how little one pound is...only THREE roast batches..How will i be 
able to experiment..it will be gone before i begin.
The roast is finished...i bit into a bean..i must say that it was different 
than any bean bite i have done so far...I think it may be a very fine cup.
So...to those who celebrate Shavuot and those who celebrate Pentecost and 
those Italians who celebrate Republic Day tomorrow...
Cheers! Lehaim!
Myron
Myron Joshua
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
90912
Israel

2) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Cheers! Lehaim!
Myron J wrote:
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3) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
Lehaim, Myron.
A week ago my wife and I returned from a three week study tour of Israel.
We were amazed at the things we learned and saw and experienced there.
You live in a beautiful country!
One part of my experience was not so wonderful - the lack of good coffee.
When coffee was served (some places, only at breakfast) it was almost 
always instant coffee in little envelopes, to which hot water was added.
A few times, we were served Arabic-style coffee, which I found interesting.
I'm curious about the reasons for the absence of quality coffee during 
our trip.
Is it about the cost of shipping to Israel, or something only tourists 
would experience, or is it a cultural issue?
Dave S.
p.s. Our tour bus stopped in the Valley of Elah, so that we could walk 
to the dry brook, and find five smooth stones to take home as reminders.
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4) From: Sandy Andina
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You need to ask for "cafe filter" (pronounced "feelter"). What you  
will get is a little disposable plastic single-cup pourover filter  
preloaded with a packet of ground coffee, and a little pot of hot  
water. You add the water and wait for it to drip. Not as good as  
fresh drip made in a Fetco, but far more palatable than instant. (I  
realize that in the States, Folger's "coffee singles" baglets have a  
little instant blended in, but I don't think the foreign pourovers  
do). If you just order "coffee," you will get Nescafe, which is what  
most folks there drink when they don't have access to Arabic coffee  
(which is AMAZING there).  Some places also have espresso--never  
hurts to ask.
On Jun 1, 2006, at 9:52 AM, Maryann & Dave Schellenberg wrote:
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You need to ask for "cafe =
filter" (pronounced "feelter"). What you will get is a little disposable =
plastic single-cup pourover filter preloaded with a packet of ground =
coffee, and a little pot of hot water. You add the water and wait for it =
to drip. Not as good as fresh drip made in a Fetco, but far more =
palatable than instant. (I realize that in the States, Folger's "coffee =
singles" baglets have a little instant blended in, but I don't think the =
foreign pourovers do). If you just order "coffee," you will get Nescafe, =
which is what most folks there drink when they don't have access to =
Arabic coffee (which is AMAZING there).  Some places also have =
espresso--never hurts to ask.
On Jun 1, 2006, at 9:52 AM, =
Maryann & Dave Schellenberg wrote:

One part of my experience = was not so wonderful - the lack of good coffee.

When coffee was served (some = places, only at breakfast) it was almost always instant coffee in little = envelopes, to which hot water was added.

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5) From: Maryann & Dave Schellenberg
Unfortunately, we had little opportunity to do any "ask"ing.
As a group of 32, we always used the hotels and guesthouses with buffet 
service.
Sometimes that buffet was awesome, as in the Dan Panorama in Eilat, but 
it still included no coffee of any kind at dinner.
Someone suggested this was connected to the rules of Kashrut, but no one 
really knew.
Dave S.
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