Is that really the number one for $20? Didn't Tom buy that for $50? Same coffee? Well, with all the buzz about the Panamas this year, and having never tried any, I picked this up as my first foray into over $10 greens. Yum! -- 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."
Got the Hottop a couple of weeks ago & have a dozen roasts or so. It's pretty well dialed in. The Gesha arrived today. It went from front door to roaster (C+) to Technivorm. THE BEST CUP I'VE EVER TASTED!!! I can't imagine what it'll taste like after a little rest. Making this one last will be very difficult. McSparky At 09:12 PM 8/28/2006 -0400, you wrote: <Snip>
McSparks- from what I've heard of the Gesha so far, you did get at least a Fiver, didn't you? (For all of us indecisive types, Tom could list quantities as Kg, instead of pounds, unless you change the U/M in the order.) That way, the coffee of "THE BEST CUP I'VE EVER TASTED!!!" won't be- Doh! gone so fast... " Making this one last will be very difficult." You realize the coffees SM sells are orders of magnitude better than any coffee emporium can obtain. The folks sitting in Fourbucks thinking they're cool don't even know from superlative coffee. And you obviously know how to work the magic with a TV. A Fiver, at $20/ pound? That kind of Wipes Out a Ben, doesn't it? Rats- may the fleas of a thousand Camels invade the armpits of the borrower of my Trek 810. It's an oldie, but all the talk about bikes of late reminded me I hadn't ridden mine to work all summer. I was looking forward to the 6 mi on 60psi mountain tires- a fun ride. Gone- - Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! How much did motion lotion cost for the Land Barge last time? On 8/28/06, M. McCandless wrote: <Snip> "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
Unfortunately limit 2#'s. It's even better this morning. McSparky At 11:21 PM 8/28/2006 -0600, you wrote: <Snip>
I just ordered a couple pounds of this and I'm having my wife bring it back from the US with her next weekend, so I can't wait to try some next week :) I'm glad to hear you seem to like it as much as Tom. I had intended to save it for special occasions, but I know that will be hard to do... And Steve, to answer your question, no, this is a different lot than the stuff that went for $50/lb - here's a quote from Tom in the coffee notes: "This is our "regular" lot of Gesha from the Jaramillo plot, and I am the first to admit that it is a bit tamer than the 120 Lbs of Gesha from the competition. But the emphasis is on "a LITTLE bit" because this lot still would have blown the doors off the other coffees at the cupping table." Seehttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.panama.html#EsmeraldaGeshaSo, do you think this is the same beans being sold by Peet's for $25 per 1/2 lb? :) (Search for 'panama' on their website if you want to check it out). Didn't Peet's get part of the $50/lb. lot as well? I'm just curious if they'd be mixing the two lots, or just selling the cheaper lot, or what... Clearly they wouldn't sell the $50 lot at cost. -Jeff On Aug 29, 2006, at 6:44 AM, M. McCandless wrote: <Snip>
The Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha here now (and going fast) is our 8 bag "allotment" from the so-called regular crop, not the coffee that went through the auction. It is the picked from the same trees, at the same plot. I cupped the two against eachother and the differences were slight. I think they primped the coffee a bit more for the auction (well, clearly, they would ) and I think they might have selected a certain altitude band to harvest from (?). They said that the auction lot was simply picked from whatever was ripe at the time of the auction, which is held quite early in the harvest season for Panama. This 8 bags lot we have now is actually from the real "heart of the harvest" when the majority of the coffee cherry is ripe. Slight differences I experienced were a little less acidity, and actually a little more depth from the cup. I thought the body was better with this lot, but the auction lot had that very well-articulated brightness. Well, as you all noted, both lots are incredible. I think I spell it out in the review, but basically there are only 6 companies that have the privilege (i guess you could put it) to buy the Esmeralda Gesha. Peets has a big claim to the majority of it, and other than that it is Sweet Maria's, Stumptown, Groundworks in L.A. and ... hmmm, well its 2 more I believe. So it's a very limited coffee in that respect. Peets sells it roasted as their fanciest selection at something like $50 per 1/2 lb. Tom Is that really the number one for $20? Didn't Tom buy that for $50? Same coffee? Well, with all the buzz about the Panamas this year, and having never tried any, I picked this up as my first foray into over $10 greens. Yum! -- 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." -- "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