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Topic: indonesian flores (41 msgs / 695 lines)
1) From: Tara Kollas
I got a 1/2 pound of this in a sampler pack and roasted it on Sunday.
Today, it was amazing - I got a wonderful butterscotch taste.  My
husband said he really liked it and almost called me from work just to tell
me.  I'm going to buy more - just one more reason I love the samplers.  I
never would have thought to try this one.

2) From: Scott Miller
In the last 6 months I believe I have roasted more Indo beans than any 
other: PNG, Java, Sulawesi, and Timor. I have 3 or 4 of the current or 
recently offered Sumatras in my stash and am probably going to go on a 
Sumatra frenzy in the near future. In general I find the Sumatras too 
overpowering by themselves and prefer them in blends however I'm 
thinking a good 2 week binge may change that ...
And, sigh, I just may have to try the Flores now.
cheers,
ScoTTT
Tara Kollas wrote:
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3) From: Eddie Dove
How did you roast it and to what degree?
Eddie
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4) From: Tara Kollas
I have a Hottop - if I recall the rec. on the bag was City +.  With my
Hottop, usually Full City starts about 1 minute or so after first crack
ends.  I ended the roast just before 2nd crack started.
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5) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I have a Hottop - if I recall the rec. on the bag was City +.  With 
my Hottop, usually Full City starts about 1 minute or so after first 
crack ends.  I ended the roast just before 2nd crack started.
On 8/3/06, Eddie Dove <eodove> wrote:
How did you roast it and to what degree?
Eddie
I did a roast recently to Full City + and really enjoyed it; very 
balanced, mild, like an "island profile" coffee (Hawaii) but with 
more body. Anyway, it is almost gone, but new crop for Flores (and 
Timor, probably the most similar Indonesian to Flores in terms of cup 
character) is 2 months away.
With all the unrest in Timor, I thought we wouldn't see any 
availability, but actually a coop group has been able to mill their 
coffee and should be able to ship it without problems - good news for 
them (and us) because the loss of income from coffee would be a 
further blow, on top of everything else going on there.
Tom
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6) From: Les
All this talk about the Flores pushed me over the top!  Sipping a TV
brewed Yellow Bourbon sent me to the SM site and my order is in!
Harvey costs me 2 cents more than UPS and he wasn't any faster, so I
saved the 2 cents!  So I have a nice 10 pounder of Yellow Bourbon
coming as well as a 2 pound Indonesian Flores.  Tom just keeps those
great coffees coming!  Thanks Sweet Marias.
Les
On 8/3/06, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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On Aug 3, 2006, at 9:44 AM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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And Tom makes another sale.  I was sitting on the fence thinking of  
ordering some more of the flores.  Then he has to go and mention they  
are running low.  My order is in.
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I did a = roast recently to Full City + and really enjoyed it; very balanced, = mild, like an "island profile" coffee (Hawaii) but with more body. = Anyway, it is almost gone, but new crop for Flores (and Timor, probably = the most similar Indonesian to Flores in terms of cup character) is 2 = months away. With all the unrest in Timor, I thought we wouldn't = see any availability, but actually a coop group has been able to mill = their coffee and should be able to ship it without problems - good news = for them (and us) because the loss of income from coffee would be a = further blow, on top of everything else going on there. -- 
And Tom makes another sale.  I was sitting on the = fence thinking of ordering some more of the flores.  Then he has to go = and mention they are running low.  My order is in.
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8) From: Tara Kollas
Oh, man - I'm off to the pool - here's hoping there's still some when I get
back!
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9) From: Scott Miller
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Similar to Timor? SOLD! And, of course, one thing leads to another... 
I'll go stand by the mail box and wait for Harvey.
I will also look forward to the Timor when it comes in; sure am glad to 
hear some coffee is making it to export.
cheers,
ScoTTT

10) From: Tara Kollas
Just ordered four pounds and two of the Green Stripe, because I'm a sucker
for Harrar.  I needed more filters and other assorted goodies.  No Harvey
option, alas.
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11) From: A.C. Jayne
delete my address
On Aug 3, 2006, at 8:29 PM, Scott Miller wrote:
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12) From: Brett Mason
Hi AC,
This is a self-service list, and you need to initiate the unsubscribe
yourself.  The info is at the bottom of all the emails that come from
this list...  Apologies, but nobody can do this for you.
Regards,
Brett Mason
On 8/4/06, A.C. Jayne  wrote:
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Brett Mason
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13) From: Eddie Dove
Thanks for the info ... I do appreciate it.  I will
probably be roasting this with some others this
weekend.
Eddie
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14) From: Tara Kollas
Let us know what you think.  I was stunned that my husband liked it so much
- he usually drinks it and likes it but doesn't comment.  My next shipment
is due to arrive on my birthday.  Happy birthday to me!
On 8/4/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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15) From: Eddie Dove
I'll let you know ...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
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16) From: Michael Wascher
Happy Birthday to you!
On 8/5/06, Tara Kollas  wrote:
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17) From: Brett Mason
Happy Birthday Dear Tara
On 8/7/06, Michael Wascher  wrote:
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18) From: Tara Kollas
Thanks!
On 8/7/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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19) From: Brett Mason
I am still waiting for someone to contribute the last sentence of the song.
I took care of line 3...
On 8/7/06, Tara Kollas  wrote:
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Brett Mason
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20) From: Eddie Dove
I roasted some today ... I will let you know my
thoughts after a few days rest.
Eddie
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21) From: Scott Miller
Harvey brought the Flores, Guat Peaberry Maria Especiale, Guat Finca 
Agua Tibia, Panama Lerida, Kenya Lot 503 (the Scooby Doo stuff), Rwanda 
Rusenyi, and Sulawesi Toarco. Basically, I got a "sampler", though a 
couple of the coffees are 2 pound bags.
In addition to being excited about the Flores, I really want to get a 
good roast on the Rwanda; Tom's notes say it has a narrow band where the 
flavors he describes are evident. A couple weeks ago, I was at a coffee 
shop that does roasting in house and they had a Rwandan that was roasted 
pretty dark. My mom had been to the shop a couple days before and bought 
me a 1/2 pound of the dark roasted Rwandan. Although it was a fresh 
roast, I'm wondering what I missed had the roast been lighter.
The place that she bought this is one of those really cool locations: in 
a restored warehouse on the fringe of a town where lots of growth is 
happening; wonderful atmosphere, a nice menu of sandwiches & salads; 
good music; a porch on the back with a view of the nearby mountain 
stream... it seems that the owner/roaster has put together a really nice 
place and happens to also roast coffee... sometimes getting it right, 
roasting-wise, but sometimes just plain missing the boat or not really 
knowing a whole lot about the beans he's got:
- a month ago I got some "Panama Baru - High Indian Estate, Medium 
Roast". Really nicely roast, fresh and full of tremendous aroma and the 
great, snappy acidity I was hoping for. Two weeks ago the same bean was 
bagged & labeled "Dark Roast". When I asked the cashier about the 
different roast she said the owner will roast any bean they offer to 
different levels "depending on his mood." [I'm thinking when he borks 
the lighter roast level, it becomes "dark roast"]
- the day after I see the dark roasted Panama, the varietal being 
offered is a Guat Huehue. Very nice cup, but I don't need any roasted 
beans at home, so I pass on buying any. As I'm headed out the door, I 
look over at the Deidrich roaster and see the bag marked "El Injerto". 
So I go back to chat with the owner and say again how much I enjoyed the 
coffee and just saw that it was from El Injerto. He had no idea what I 
was talking about, so I told him that I've had great beans from that 
farm several times over the last couple years. His response was, "oh, I 
don't know anything about what farm it comes from, I just check off the 
box on my order sheet and fax the order to my supplier." --- yikes, I 
guess he's got a broker who really takes care of things for him; nowhere 
in the store is a sample roaster to be seen.
cheers,
ScoTTT --> hoping the coffee angels will look after me, too!
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22) From: Justin Marquez
On 8/9/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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  Tough roast, eh?
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)

23) From: Lynne
Scott -
I don't get it.
How does someone, anyone, put so much effort into a business, yet seems 
to care so little about the product they are selling??? I've seen it 
with so many businesses out there.
Guess that's why we appreciate small, DEDICATED companies like Sweet 
Maria's so much...
(If I was there, at that coffee house, I would have felt like giving him 
a swift smack on the side of his head - "LEARN ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT, 
goofball!.... and by the way, you have a really, REALLY nice setup here..."
;-) ;-) ;-)
Lynne
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24) From: Brian Kamnetz
Good one, Justin!
Brian
On 8/9/06, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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25) From: Eddie Dove
That's funny!
Eddie
On 8/9/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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26) From: Tara Kollas
Happy birthday to me!  (I thought maybe a "you smell like a Monkey" might be
appropriate, too!)
On 8/7/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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27) From: Brett Mason
Thanks for finishing the verse!
On 8/11/06, Tara Kollas  wrote:
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Brett Mason
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28) From: Michael Wascher
Don't you mean "you smell like Monkey Roast"?
On 8/11/06, Tara Kollas  wrote:
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29) From: Eddie Dove
This is a good cup of coffee ... not sure my wife cares for it though ...
unique aftertaste.
I am roasting some Dry Process Yirgacheffe ... and some others today.
Eddie
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30) From: Gerald and Beth Newsom
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Good luck with the Yirgacheffe.  My wife wouldn't even try it after =
smelling it brewing.  I thought it was great!

31) From: Eddie Dove
The Yirgacheffe (and Elephant) is for me, although I'm sure she will at
least try a cup.  She will not try the Elephant again, though ... last time,
she dumped it down the sink, but I really liked it!  I did roast some Brazil
Cerrado for her.
Eddie
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32) From: Eddie Dove
This coffee is also good when it cools ... curious if it would made a good
iced coffee ...
On 8/12/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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33) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 8/12/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Personally, I think all Sweet Maria coffee is good cool (I'm actually
starting to like all of it it cool as well as I do warm), and am
assuming that each would be very good, in its own way, as iced coffee.
Brian

34) From: Tom Bellhouse

35) From: Michael Wascher
IIRC Tom's notes say Liquid Amber has a "modicum of Robusta". I haven't
noticed bitterness when it cools or when used for iced coffee.
On 8/12/06, Tom Bellhouse  wrote:
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36) From: Lynne
Maybe the answer lies w/in the fact that Tom & Maria's coffee is fresh, 
and the others... well, we all know..
Lynne
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37) From: Tara Kollas
The only coffee I've had from SM I didn't like was the aged sumatra.  Just
not my thing.  Got my two pounds of the new Green Stripe, so I might try
roasting that next.
Words cannot express how glad I am to be back with my cable modem.  Comcast
stinks sometimes.  But at least I don't get a zillion popups when I sign
on.  How my inlaws stand AOL is beyond me.
On 8/12/06, Lynne  wrote:
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38) From: Lynne
Tara -
When we moved from Massachusetts to Arizona a few years ago, I got AOL 
just for the ride.
My computer crashed a short time after, and I was convinced that it was 
because of AOL. I may have been wrong - but, heck, I was ready to crash 
when I used it. Oh, it is SO annoying.
Needless to say, when we moved BACK home to Massachusetts again, I did 
not make that same mistake. 
Also, now I use Firefox browser - which I love SO much. I downloaded a 
bunch of extensions (which I also love). One is Flashblock - so I don't 
even have to watch Flash ads on webpages, unless I click on to 
intentionally watch them.
Lynne
Tara Kollas wrote:
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39) From: Lynne
And I think all of good Sweet Maria's coffee is cool.
:-)
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40) From: Tara Kollas
My mom just converted to cable modem, and she was on the phone for 30
minutes, just trying to cancel the service.  Which is insane.  All I can
think is they'll have a class action lawsuit filed one of these days (if it
hasn't happened already).  I should have brewed more iced coffee this
summer.  I really like it, but not with just ice, I have to add milk.  Which
I never do to hot coffee.  Weird.

41) From: Eddie Dove
Huh ... my wife really likes the Yirgacheffe ... it has a disctint and not
at all subtle aroma and taste of cherry.
On 8/12/06, Gerald and Beth Newsom  wrote:
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