Not sure about the acceptance of certain words on the list, but a coffee shop just opened up in town here (El Paso, TX) called Bad butt Coffee (I say butt, but it's a different word... apparently one that the lists rejects). They claimed to sell 100% Kona. It's like a Starbuck's only with a Hawaiian theme to it, and most coffee's are some blend of Kona, with a 100% option. But you all probably already know about them. Being the coffee lover I am, I had to try it out. Just to see. We've got our Starbucks and Jitters, but this place was something new and held the promise of Kona. I took the wife and kid. I ordered a cup of 100% Kona, they ordered Mochas. My cup had the Kona smell and a little of the taste, but it left a bad bitter aftertaste in my mouth. I think they are skimping on the coffee and extracted more of the acidity than I'm accustomed to, even from a local coffee house. That bitterness carried over into the mochas as well. My family is accustomed to my mochas, which are made from quality ingredients (Tom's Classic Italian Espresso blend, Land-o-Lakes half and half, and some good ol' Hershey's dark chocolate syrup) so this was pretty raunchy to them. I was talking to one of the family members of the owner and she explained to me that the coffee there was fresh; they grind it every day. I left an invitation to the owner to stop by my office in the mornings to taste what fresh coffee tastes like. Heck, if he lets me know before he comes, I could give him a fresh cup of my Kona. For most, I suppose it's good coffee. For those happy with having a cup of Folgers or Maxwell House or Farmers Bro's it doesn't really matter. And that's probably about 95% of the population. For me, it's pretty sorry when my El Salvador Organic Santa Adelaid tastes better than an institution's Kona. That El Salvador, by the way, is pretty darn good. Tom was right, it can handle some darker roasts exceptionally. -- Walter R Basil www.basilweb.net
--Apple-Mail-142--329911783 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed It's "fresh" because they GRIND it every day? Oy vey, do they ever have a lot to learn! On Aug 21, 2006, at 9:08 PM, Walter R. Basil wrote: <Snip> Sandy www.sandyandina.com --Apple-Mail-142--329911783 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset -ASCII It's "fresh" because they GRIND = it every day? Oy vey, do they ever have a lot to learn! On = Aug 21, 2006, at 9:08 PM, Walter R. Basil wrote:
Yeah everyone knows coffee is brewed, not ground.. Duh! :) On 8/21/06, Sandy Andina wrote: <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
These people are just plain stupid! All the way to the bank.... Brett On 8/22/06, Steve Hay wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
I first met someone with BassAdd Coffee while on Oahu - I told the gentleman that I was a homeroaster and he explained to me that it's illegal to export Kona from the Big Island..WHAT?!? This guy was fruit loops! He was selling a Kona blend but couldn't tell me when or where it was roasted. It's a franchise, the were recenlty in the news regarding decency issues becuase of their name - they opened a store near Bryant-Denney Stadium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. On 8/21/06, Walter R. Basil wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I bought some flavored coffee from this company a couple years ago before I discovered good coffee. We were on our honeymoon and they had a stand at the Aloha Stadium flea market. I think I used about half of the coffee before tossing it. Paul Andres pandres1
My wife was there this past June and they still have their stand at the Aloha Stadium flea market. She asked about greens and they said you needed a permit to take it to the mainland. She did not buy anything from them. Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog ----- Original Message ---- From: Howellite To: homeroast Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 7:38:52 PM Subject: RE: +Bad Butt Coffee I bought some flavored coffee from this company a couple years ago before I discovered good coffee. We were on our honeymoon and they had a stand at the Aloha Stadium flea market. I think I used about half of the coffee before tossing it. Paul Andres pandres1
Walter: Thanks for the great conversation about Bad Butt Coffee. I love trying "new places" that open just to realize how great my coffee is... We have an illy cafe opening in a month or so and I will be there on opening day for the free tasting!! I have had some great illy cafe cremas from their blends all over Europe, in tiny hole in the wall cafes that are in every town you drive through; some good, some great and some plain bad. Friends bring me cans of coffee when they return from trips; I keep telling them to buy me some greens when they see them for sale. My sister is in Africa now and i think she will be passing through the little desert village where she bought me the wild greens a couple of years ago; I cannopt wait for her return since she always brings me greens she gets for 60 cents a pound... Been thinking about going and getting a part time job at the new illy juts to see how they do things and have some fun. ginny ---- "Walter R. Basil" wrote: <Snip>