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Topic: Remember that great SM Costa Rica Peaberry? (32 lines)
1) From: dbennett
Hi All,
I'm new to the list. I've been roasting in a Poppery-compatible
Toastmaster for two years because it's fun, easy, cheap, and I like
fresh-roasted coffee. I'm miles from being anywhere as discriminating as
Tom or folks on the list--I'll drink anyone's coffee if the pot's fresh,
and I'll usually like it, though I generally like mine better. My ability
to discern flavors is basically "like it," "don't like it," and "it's
okay." (In fact, I still have some of the "ugh-the coffee" I got with my
first order from SM--I couldn't bear to throw it away because for me it
fell into the "it's okay" category and I figured I could use it in a
pinch.)
That said, in my two years of roasting there was one coffee where I felt I
could discriminate the flavors Tom described in his review. It was my
first home roast and, I think, still the best. (Or was the jolt from
store-bought to home-roasted just so great that it just seems the best?)
Anyway, it was two years ago--a Costa Rican, Sweet Maria's special
selection (or something like that), I think it was a peaberry, and Tom
described it has having flavors of cinammon and cardamom. And I actually
tasted those flavors! It was really exceptional. Anyone remember it? Is
there anything comparable on SM's list currently?
Thanks,
Dan


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