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Topic: Panama Geisha (18 msgs / 339 lines)
1) From: jay hobaugh
Being new to roasting...I would like to try this panama but I was wondering if it will still be there in about a month so I could save some cash to make the harvey trip more worthwile 12 lbs instead of two lbs. does anyone remember how long last years expensive coe coffees were around? or should I bite the bullet and buy today?
  Steve
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2) From: Les
Steve,
Snooze you lose!  I am surprised it isn't all gone already.
Les
On 9/1/06, jay hobaugh  wrote:
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3) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Better get some now or it will be gone I have my 2#'s  being delivered
tomorrow....I will probably wait to roast it until I am more confidant
in my abilities and know I am not going to ruin it.  
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4) From: raymanowen
Jay, greetings! We're all kinda new to roasting and brewing because- I hope-
we'll always be learners.
You want to do right by Harvey? Get another Panama Fiver to compare and
contrast with the Geisha. Don't delay, but even if the Geisha is gone before
you send your order, SM doesn't have any Agent Orange coffees.
Also try one of the Ethiopians for a neat contrast, and draw your own
conclusions as to what "works" and what does not.
I think the Fives are good sample sizes, because the quantity allows one to
really evaluate differences in roast, aging and brewing methods, and how
they affect the palette.
Cheers, and Welcome again -RayO, aka Opa!
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5) From: raymanowen
Jay, aka Steve! greetings... sorry -ro
On 9/1/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Jay,
Do NOT wait!  Les warned me about that before and he was right!  Not to
mention the fact, that now that you've mentioned it, more orders have
probably gone in.  Seriously, get your order in as soon as you can now, Jay.
Eddie
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Who knows, it may or more likely may not be still available in a month. IIRC
Tom indicated it's already running low.
While I agree Tom doesn't carry any garbage coffees if the Gesha runs out,
the Panama Gesha is quite unique.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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8) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Steve - in this case, the coffee won't be around long. I give it 1 
more week at the most. If you wonder about the value of it, a lot of 
my review comments go to that point: is it unique, is it great? 
absolutely. Is any other coffee like it - yes, wet process ethiopian 
coffees have floral and citric elements like gesha. I am not saying 
they are the same, but belong to the same "family of flavors" in 
terms of coffee. So finding out how you like lighter roasts of a 
great yirgacheffe wet-process might be a more economical approach to 
knowing how you will rate the gesha.  -Tom
Being new to roasting...I would like to try this panama but I was 
wondering if it will still be there in about a month so I could save 
some cash to make the harvey trip more worthwile 12 lbs instead of 
two lbs. does anyone remember how long last years expensive coe 
coffees were around? or should I bite the bullet and buy today?
Steve
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9) From: an iconoclast
On 9/1/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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I have to agree with you, Ray.  I used buy 2 lbs for a sample, but by
the time I roasted, rested, and sampled, there was no more left.  Now
I buy 5 lbs.  If I have any idea I might like the coffee without
sampling, like the Brazil YB, I buy 20 lbs.  I liked it so much I
added another 40 lbs to the first 20 lbs!
There are no bad coffees at SM. If I get something I just don't like
as well as the others, I do some blending of a high acid coffee with a
low acid coffee and sometimes get a wonderful suprise.
Warning:  This is why I am currently at 245#.  But with roasting at
least 10 lbs per week, it goes fast.  I was at 250# last night.
Ann

10) From: Gerald and Beth Newsom
Ann, I'm glad you added that caveat that there are no bad coffees at SM.
That's because I failed to order the Brazil YB this week and opted for the
Brazil Carmo de Minas instead.  I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake.
Gerald

11) From: an iconoclast
On 9/1/06, Gerald and Beth Newsom  wrote:
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I don't think there are any bad BRAZILS at SM either, just different.
I have the Carmo de Minas-Aprocam, too.  It's just different than the
YB.  I just know that the YB last year was one of my favorites and
this year's is awesome.  I gave one of my customers a sample and they
ordered 1# of the YB and 1/2 # of their (possibly previous) favorite
the Brazil FTO Poco Fundo.  Since I only have 5# of  Poco Fundo left,
I'm glad they found another they like. And they've increased their
order size by 1/2#. I think I've got them!
Take care,
Ann

12) From: Les
You didn't make a mistake, you just passed up one of the most awesome
Brazils that has ever been offered, thats all!  The Carmo de Minas is
a good coffee, the Yellow Bourbon is an awesome coffee.  If you pull
shots, you really need to get some Yellow Bourbon for S.O. shots.
Les
This is my not so humble opinion.
On 9/1/06, Gerald and Beth Newsom  wrote:
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13) From: Gerald and Beth Newsom
Okay, Les, you and Ann did NOT make me feel any better!  :-)  Though my
order should arrive today, I definitely see a need to make another order
very soon.
As for everyone else on this list, pay no attention to what Les and Ann said
about the Yellow Bourbon.  :-)
Gerald

14) From: Eddie Dove
That's why its great to have a guy like Harvey ... keeps shipping cost and
duration down ...
On 9/1/06, Gerald and Beth Newsom  wrote:
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15) From: Brett Mason
Gerald,
We can only promise you great coffee...
Here's a couple tips:
  You won't buy "BAD" so
  Purchase 5 and 10 lb lots when you hear of something in your sweet spot
  Add 2 lb bags if the description sounds interesting
  Add 1lb bags if it doesn't sound great yet people rave...
I only have about 5lb of the Yellow Bourbon left, and I am disppointed...
Then I'll have to fall back to the Gethumbwini and Iskandar Triple Pick...
Yeah, I know I've missed some too.  Not missing many any more...
Brett
On 9/1/06, Gerald and Beth Newsom  wrote:
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Cheers,
Brett

16) From: jay hobaugh
thanks tom and all the responses to my question. I decided not to get the geisha. I have only been doing this for almost two months and have spent nearly 350$ so far.I already have 48# of green coffee. I had a lightbulb moment. this has to be done with moderation. Maybe on my next greens purchase I will get some WP africans. 
  Steve
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18) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Good thing you feel that way since it's all gone!
 
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of jay hobaugh
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 7:34 PM
thanks tom and all the responses to my question. I decided not to get the
geisha. I have only been doing this for almost two months and have spent
nearly 350$ so far.I already have 48# of green coffee. I had a lightbulb
moment. this has to be done with moderation. Maybe on my next greens
purchase I will get some WP africans. 
Steve


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