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Topic: Wow lots of new offerings lately (9 msgs / 180 lines)
1) From: Woody DeCasere
I really am looking forward to ordering some of the Nic Pacamara Peaberry,
the Guat Peaberry as well as a few of the other Guatemalan coffees, looks
like some great finds.
-- 
"Good night, and Good Coffee"

2) From: Derek Bradford
I'm a huge fan of the Nicaragua Peaberry...  I strongly recommend it.  One
of my favourites.
On 6/20/06, Woody DeCasere  wrote:
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
It's been our sorta "private deal" with Limoncillo farm to get all 
the Pacamara Peaberry, but it looks like there was a larger crop this 
year and it is being offered around to other roasters too. I need to 
make sure Erwin (who runs the farm) knows we want it next year. 
Shouldn't be any problem with that - we have a good relationship. But 
in general it has been a problem for me lately: others, in particular 
Japanese roasters but also US, have tracked down some of my coffees 
that I get by special arrangement. It's fine as long as the farm puts 
the person first (me) who was there first. But I have had some rather 
bizarre experiences in C America lately where basically I discovered 
people were using my travel logs to track down coffee I buy, or even 
coffee I found that I havent even cupped yet. I had pictures from 
Nicaragua in January of a yellow pacamara, which I had never seen. 
When I returned in April I found out 6 Japanese had contacted the 
farm mby email wanting to buy "yellow pacamara". I mean, I never even 
cupped it, and have no idea if it is different in any way. And in El 
Salvador the same thing happened with orange bourbon - I went to see 
these trees that were novel (ripe coffee is orangey, not yellow or 
red) ... and expressed my interest. I come back, I do a travelog, I 
have pictures of orange bourbon. When I pursue the sample to see if 
it has any cup quality, I find out the coffee was sold to Japan! Now 
this situation was unfair, because I was never given the chance to 
cup/make and offer on the coffee. And I still have no idea if it was 
good (it would be a fairly low altitude comapred to other Salv. 
coffees I buy). Anyway, internet cuts both ways, and trying to be 
open about everything does too. (Not that I would change a thing 
about the way I do things - openness may result in a few snafus, but 
it is why you have customers and people who appreciate you too ... 
for me it is the absolute core of what we do.)
Oh, I am rambling again. Anyway, I am really glad to read that the 
Nica Pacamara PB has a following. The Guat Antigua Peaberry is very, 
very nice. It is just very balanced and sweet. It is VERY sweet. In 
the Guatemala CoE there were a decent amount of Antiguas in the top 
rankings, but actually it was surprising how many regions were 
represented in the top 10. It was interesting too that Huixoc from 
Huehue. , a coffee that was really nice about 3 years ago, was kicked 
out early. And then El Injerto won it all with a coffee that was 
pretty unusual/exotic (I think they really did some special 
picking/prep on this coffee, and that it wasnt a standard Injerto - I 
just cupped the Injerto last week and it was fairly average. We might 
be getting some of the pure Bourbon though, which will be a good 
comparison since it was Bourbon Injerto that was 1st place.)
Tom
I'm a huge fan of the Nicaragua Peaberry...  I strongly recommend it. 
One of my favourites.
On 6/20/06, Woody DeCasere < 
decasere> wrote:
I really am looking forward to ordering some of the Nic Pacamara 
Peaberry, the Guat Peaberry as well as a few of the other Guatemalan 
coffees, looks like some great finds.
--
"Good night, and Good Coffee"
--
The Uglyroast 3! Coffee Roaster.  ...Now 85% less ugly!http://uglyroast.atspace.com--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

4) From: Paul Goelz
At 01:00 PM 6/20/2006, you wrote:
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Oh, the fun you could have with this......... lead them on a merry chase!
Paul
Paul Goelz
Rochester Hills, MI USA
paul at pgoelz dot com
www.pgoelz.com

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
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LOL, yeah like post a travelog of Vietnamese Disgusta operations!-) Ok a bit
extreme...
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Pacific Northwest Gathering IVhttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/pnwgIV.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

6) From: Michael Boshes
On 6/20/06, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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Please, more rambling!
MichaelB

7) From: Woody DeCasere
Hmmm, orange coffee cherries, and not a chance to try them at all, i'm  abit
miffed also, part of my fun with coffee is varietals and trying to find out
all the info i can and taste the different types.
Oh well maybe next year.
-- 
"Good night, and Good Coffee"

8) From: Michael Dhabolt
On 6/20/06, Woody DeCasere  wrote:
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I'll line up, firmly, with Woody.
Really looking forward to the Bourbons.
Mike (just plain)

9) From: Greg C. Rose
Obviously Tom's opinion has a lot of clout when he can set foot on a
coffee field somewhere and causes another country's coffee fiends to open
up their wallets!
Greg
Currently perusing the SM coffee selection for another purchase!


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