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Topic: Estate and lots confused? (4 msgs / 101 lines)
1) From: Claus Thøgersen
Hi,
I was looking at the coffee bbooks and then over some of the many different
coffees at the SM site, suddenly I found out that the concept of a lot of
coffee really for me is strange.
I understand the difference between what I would call a single coffee farm
the estate or the smaller farms where you mix coffees together before going
on with the preparation at the  mill. But how can an estate or maybe even
the small cooperatives have more than one lot of coffee?
Basically how to define a lot is it volume or how do the grower decide how
much of the harvest to put into one lot to sell?
Claus Thøgersen

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
A lot of coffee to me was when stash was over 250#:-) 
Ok, you had a serious question! I suspect that since coffee trees have
multiple pickings during the harvest season, a lot from a specific farm
might be a specific picking, even narrowed down to just from a =
particular
area of the farm as in the Carmen Estate 1800+. Not saying that's the =
answer
just an edumacated guess.
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3) From: Ed Needham
When buying green coffee, you request a sample.  It arrives and says it is 
from a particular 'lot'.  You order from the same lot to increase your 
chances of getting something that tastes like your sample.
Each bag is tagged with a 'lot' number.  It could be a lot that was a single 
origin or a lot that was blended from many farms at the mill.  Either way, 
all the bags in that lot, if stored and shipped properly should taste the 
same.
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4) From: Alchemist John
That does about define it.  It is a grouping of 
coffee that is supposed to be homogeneous, be it 
from a single picking, single patio, farm, co-op 
or whatever.  So you could have a single bag lot or a single container lot.
At 21:36 7/6/2006, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
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