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Topic: Blending at the source (32 lines)
1) From: David T. Borton
I asked:
 >>>"How on earth does a co-op (say this one in Chiapas) know that the 
beans they are tossing together actually will taste good together?" ...>>>
They don't.
 From Tom's preparatory notes before leaving for Peru:
"Organic and FT coffees might have good cup quality, but it is almost as 
accidental as non-certified lots having good cup quality. In very few 
Associations and Coops is there a cupper who actually roasts and samples 
each separate lot as they come in. Incoming coffee is mixed before it is 
ever evaluated, in most cases, which results in the lowest common 
denominator in terms of the cup..."http://sweetmarias.com/Peru2006/Peru2006.htmlThanks Tom!
DB
-- 
Lord, it is time. The summer was very big. Lay thy shadow on the sundials,and on the meadows let the winds go loose. Command the last fruits that they shall be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them on to fulfillment and drive the last sweetness into the heavenly wine.
-     Rainer Maria Rilke


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