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Topic: Coffee Connoisseir Test (4 msgs / 58 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Here's what I don't understand. According to this
article, the
beans are still in the parchmant when found in the feces. How then
could the enzymes of the civet digestive tract penetrate the parchment, and
actually manipulate the flavor of the bean?! I hypothesize that IF there is
ANY flavor modification it is solely due to the AROMA of the feces getting
absorbed by the green bean still inside the parchment. Possibly the feces of
the civet smells different than the feces of other animals due to unique
enzymes in digestive tract, and maybe that imparts a unique aroma to the
bean. BTW, Mr. McKoffee, you failed to mention whether the taste was
distinctive or unique in any way. What were your thoughts about the final
cup? Cheers!

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Interesting contradictory hypothesis. On the one hand speculate enzymes
wouldn't penetrate the mucilage layer and at the same time speculate any
flavor change is caused by feces aroma penetrating the same mucilage
layer... 
miKe
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Jeremy DeFranco
	Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 1:20 PM
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	Here's what I don't understand. According to this article
  , the beans are
still in the parchmant when found in the feces. How then could the enzymes
of the civet digestive tract penetrate the parchment, and actually
manipulate the flavor of the bean?! I hypothesize that IF there is ANY
flavor modification it is solely due to the AROMA of the feces getting
absorbed by the green bean still inside the parchment. Possibly the feces of
the civet smells different than the feces of other animals due to unique
enzymes in digestive tract, and maybe that imparts a unique aroma to the
bean. BTW, Mr. McKoffee, you failed to mention whether the taste was
distinctive or unique in any way. What were your thoughts about the final
cup? Cheers!

3) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Aaron, I don't know, I never checked to see if the inside of the corn was
digested or not (haha). What about flax
seeds, though, apparrently they remain completely intact after passsing
through the GI tract. Wow this
conversation is starting to get smelly.
-"Seems the skin is still intact on some of the kernals if you wolfed it
down yet the innards are digested"

4) From: Eddie Dove
Are you happy now, miKe?  You started this!
On 9/21/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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