I haven't posted much in the last month because of having the
Norovirus on my May vacation and a URI on my July vacation, along with
moving my daughter and grandkids back in, babysitting, working 90+
hours in a 2 week period and roasting multiple pounds of coffee each
For someone who usually drinks decaf, I've been craving caffeine.
But, I've been reading and listening. I was down to about 40 pounds
of caffeinated beans a couple of weeks ago and decided to spend some
of those nice paychecks to stock up. Now that I've put in my 2 orders,
I'll publicize my choices. I had to take a look at the Coffee
Production timetable to optimize my decisions.http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.prod.timetable.shtmlOf course, while incapacitated, the Colombia San Jose de Isnos
disappeared, but the Colombia Organic Mesa de los Santos was a pretty
good substitute....and now there is a 5 lb limit on the de los Santos
because somebody bought it all...Brett!
The Mexico Oaxaca Finco El Olivo is really good and my sis and
bro-in-law like that, so I ordered 5 lbs last week and 20 lbs this
I finally tried the India Matakadad Estate Peaberry and it is so
delicously sweet. I really miss the India Pearl Mtn PB from last year
and this is comparable. I bought 5 lbs last week and another 40 lbs
this week! You all been talking about it too much for it to last much
For some reason, I just don't like the Nicaraguan coffees. I've tried
several and there seems to be some bitterness about them.
I roasted the Ethiopia FTO Dry Process Sidamo 2 days ago, but haven't
tried it yet.
The Sumatra Iskandar Triple Pick is good, but too expensive to roast
for the masses. But, I have some for myself!
I haven't yet roasted the 2 lbs of Kenya Gethumbwini PB. It sure sounds good.
The Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu- Conquistador is a reliably good CR for
dark roasts and just bought 20 lbs. Someone just mentioned last year's
Costa Rica Select PB and it was one of my all time favorites.
I still have approx 10 lbs each of the Uganda, Brazil Poco Fundo and
Aprocam, blueberry Ethiopian Lot 30, Bolivia de Montana, Tanzania
Songea and Guat Maragogype from previous purchases, but the growing
array of addicts demand variety.
I also bought 5 lbs of the Java decaf and some Guatemala Santa Elena
decaf. The Java is awesome, but haven't tasted the Guat. I wish
there were more options for decaf. I am mourning my last lb of
Tanzania PB decaf. By the way, my daughter found a bag of Costa Rica
SHB decaf roasted on April 29 and stored in a glassine lined bag since
then. It was delicious even after all this time. Makes you wonder how
long beans sit in a store.
Grand total5 lbs caffeinated
20 lbs decaf
Can't wait to see what Tom and Maria get next!