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Topic: bean size? (7 msgs / 122 lines)
1) From: Scjgb3
hello all,
     when a green coffee is described as a 17/18  screen, what does this 
mean? Bean size?
 
joel

2) From: Brett Mason
big beans
On 8/30/06, Scjgb3  wrote:
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Cheers,
Brett

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
It means the beans are 17 to 18/64" in size. A series of incrementally
varying size screens are use to size sort the greens. 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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	From: homeroast-admin
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	Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 5:58 AM
	
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	     when a green coffee is described as a 17/18 screen, what does
this mean? Bean size?
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4) From: Leo Zick
if they are all of the same origin, why do they have to be sorted?
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5) From: Brett Mason
The bigger beans are for bigger coffee cups.
...something about price, consistency, etc.....
On 8/30/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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Cheers,
Brett

6) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
hello all,
      when a green coffee is described as a 17/18 screen, what does 
this mean? Bean size?
joel
check out my recent test of ethiopian yirgacheffe for screen size in 
relation to cup:http://www.sweetmarias.com/articles.shtmlTom
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                      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

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Tom's Yirg' screen cupping play mirrors my own way less systemtatic reached
conclusion I've come to over the years. I usually prefer single "Estate
Grade Kona" (which isn't actually a recogonized "grade") containing all the
beans from the picking with only the defects removed versus size graded
Kona. Usually more complex cup. Possibly one the biggest hits in the cup of
the normal size graded Kona is the peaberry is removed and considered a sort
of defect in the grading system! (Peaberry is considered a different "type"
Kona and graded separately)
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.
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