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Topic: Great to be on the Forum (5 msgs / 133 lines)
1) From: David Clarke
Hey Guys,
I have really enjoyed the first 2 days of being on this forum - I can see
this will be a place to learn more about my longheld passion for great
coffee.  Just started roasting and enjoying the results ­ I am a real fan o=
f
espresso, can anyone recommend some of the best beans for espresso for me t=
o
try so I can start to get used to what SM has ­ just got my first 8 samples=
,
but looked at the long list of choices and just donšt quite know where to g=
o
after the ones I have so far.
Thanks
David
David Clarke
Director of Business Development
Office: 817 722 8188
Toll Free: 877 243 0663
Cell: 817 703 6859
Fax: 817 722 8188

2) From: Brett Mason
Hi David,
Get a lb of Monkey Blend and another of Liquid Amber - both from Sweet
Maria's.  These blends are very good.
At the same time, work your way slowly through your 8-pack.  Make notes
about each coffee, how long you roasted it, what roast level you achieved,
how you like it, specifically what you like about it.  These notes will hel=
p
you find teh single origins (SO's) that you like best, and will help get yo=
u
further down the road.
You may find some coffees you love, and others are so-so.  You will likely
find others on this list who agree, and some who can't agree at all.  Coffe=
e
is a lot about personal taste.
Welcome to the pursuit of the perfect cup...
Brett Mason
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Welcome to the List! I'd agree Tom's Monkey Blend a great espresso blend.
Had a quite delish Monkey ristretto earlier today. In truth I haven't tried
any of Tom's other espresso blends primarily pulling SO or my own blends.
I'd also suggest ordering an 8# sampler every order 'cuz it won't be the
same every time. Read Tom's review of each that's included. In time you'll
get to know how Tom's reviews correlate to your tastes and buy accordingly.
And of course tastes can change over time. Just be careful and don't get
carried away or you greens stash can get very large very fast:-) 
BTW just curious, what grinder and espresso machine are you using? Also how
are you roasting? (method/appliance)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL 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.
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of David Clarke
	Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:30 PM
	
	Hey Guys,
	
	I have really enjoyed the first 2 days of being on this forum - I
can see this will be a place to learn more about my longheld passion for
great coffee.  Just started roasting and enjoying the results - I am a real
fan of espresso, can anyone recommend some of the best beans for espresso
for me to try so I can start to get used to what SM has - just got my first
8 samples, but looked at the long list of choices and just don't quite know
where to go after the ones I have so far.
	
	Thanks
	
	David
	
	David Clarke
	Director of Business Development
	
	Office: 817 722 8188
	Toll Free: 877 243 0663
	Cell: 817 703 6859
	Fax: 817 722 8188

4) From: Woody DeCasere
i like the other 2 suggestions, but want to throw in with the Moka Kadir
Blend, prob my favorite from Tom works for espresso and other methods well.
On 7/13/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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5) From: Michael Wascher
I like Monkey the best, but Moka Kadir is very good to. It also does well in
a press pot.
On 7/14/06, Woody DeCasere  wrote:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce


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