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Topic: rave for sampler packs (13 msgs / 269 lines)
1) From: Tara Kollas
I just put in an order because my greens stash was getting way too low.  I
ordered:
Brazil Organic Camocim - Yellow Icatu -2 lbs
India Dewan Estate Kohinoor AA -2 lbs
Guatemala Antigua Peaberry -Maria Especial -2 lbs
Mexico Organic Oaxaca -Finca El Olivo -2 lbs
8-Pack Green Coffee Sampler
I'm anxious to try the coffees I know I'm getting, but I'm even more excited
to get the sampler.  I love the surprise of not knowing what it will be and
I love trying things I otherwise might not buy.

2) From: John Blumel
On Jul 17, 2006, at 3:02 pm, Tara Kollas wrote:
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I can assure you that you won't regret this one.
John Blumel

3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I always wanted to do a "blind sample pack" where the bags are simply 
numbered, then there is a folded paper with the "answers". I think it 
is fun to taste coffees with no preconceived notions (I guess its 
something I do every day on the cupping table, but not with normal 
daily brewing/enjoying).
Tom
I just put in an order because my greens stash was getting way too 
low.  I ordered:
Brazil Organic Camocim - Yellow Icatu -2 lbs
India Dewan Estate Kohinoor AA -2 lbs          
Guatemala Antigua Peaberry -Maria Especial -2 lbs
Mexico Organic Oaxaca -Finca El Olivo -2 lbs      
8-Pack Green Coffee Sampler
I'm anxious to try the coffees I know I'm getting, but I'm even more 
excited to get the sampler.  I love the surprise of not knowing what 
it will be and I love trying things I otherwise might not buy.
--
                   "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: Lissa
On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:38:33 -0700, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote
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Oh, please do, Tom! That'd be fun. Trying to find the right roast for them,
guessing what they might be, all of that. Maybe do it once or twice a year.
It'd also give one an idea just how far gone one was into coffee insanity.
Be well,
Lissa

5) From: Gerry Lawrence
Ah man, how would we know how to roast each one?  I'd be lost without SM's
notes, (cheat sheets) for the iroast.    Then again I'm pretty much lost
even with them.   Thank the lucky stars for SM's roasted subscription
service....
On 7/17/06, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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6) From: Justin Marquez
On 7/17/06, Gerry Lawrence  wrote:
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On the numbered labels...
#1 - City+
#2 - FC
#3 - CITY
etc....
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)

7) From: Brett Mason
Take a lb, break it into thirds...
Roast 1/3 to FC
Roast 1/3 to Vienna
Roast 1/3 just shy of City
Rest
rest
Cup
write it down...
You won't like them alkl, but you'll know what you got...
Brett
On 7/17/06, Gerry Lawrence  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

8) From: javafool
Tom,
I know I am getting old and probably senile but didn't you offer a numbered
coffee offering a long time ago? I don't remember folded papers (cheat
sheets) coming with the order, just bags with numbers 1 thru 4, I believe.
Then we discussed them on the list and you told us what they really were.
Maybe it was something talked about way back and I vividly dreamed you
shipped them to us for some nominal fee.
Terry

9) From: Robert Adams
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10) From: Brett Mason
If you want to learn your beans, then, yes...  You need a spectrum to taste
the full varietals of each bean.
Or you can do the Starbucks method - just burn the heck out of em...
Brett
On 7/17/06, Robert Adams  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

11) From: Steven Van Dyke
Tom,
The ever-indulgent wife and I have been having a *great* time working our
way through the sample pack that came with the GeneCafe.  Getting close to
the end of it, but I think I've got one bag left.   Just about time to order
some more greens.
The one thing I'd suggest on the 'blind' pack is to put the recommended
roast level on the bags - that's very helpful (at least to me).
Enjoy!
Steve :->

12) From: Ed Needham
Sounds like the Mystery Cup Challenge Barry Jarrett did back a few years 
ago.  Sent samples of several different beans to participants, with only a 
number on each envelope.  You had to guess the country of origin for each 
and register results on a web page set up by Doug Cadmus, who reared his 
head here recently.
He still has it up at:http://www.bloggle.com/coffee/articles/mystery-cup.php*********************
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"
ed at homeroaster dot com
(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
*********************

13) From: Michael Dhabolt
Ed,
Great read.  There is a tremendous amount of interesting information
at that link and the associated pages.  Had to save it - way to much
for a single reading.
Thanks
Mike (just plain)
On 7/19/06, Ed Needham  wrote:
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