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1) From: STP
since I nailed a basic roast profile, my wife has been encouraging me
to build a stash.  She's a coffee-a-holic as well.  I have a few
pounds of Yellow Bourbon on the way that we're looking forward to!
Has anyone tried the Cona brewing method?  I think I'll be saving up
from one of those....
Kevin

2) From: Alchemist John
It is a great "clean" method, and beautiful to boot.  I have lusted 
after a Cona since I first saw it.  The only "trick" is you need a 
good grinder do you don't stall the run, and on a similar vein, the 
beans need to be free of chaff.  Just a little and you can clog the rod.
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3) From: Jared Andersson
Kevin, I have had a Cona for a few years now and really like it.  I haven't
had much problem with clogging but also haven't used it as much as I would
like.  What prevents me from using it every day is that it is a bit delicate
to clean.  It is super easy to clean in a little dish water but still takes
a little more than every day attention not to break it.  Also I find it a
little cumbersome to preheat the water before starting the process.  When
you get the grind and coffee amount nailed down it is a great cup.  I think
my favorite part of the Cona is the reaction of my dinner guests.  Excited,
curious and a little nervous as the coffee moves between the chambers.
Jared
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4) From: Michael Mccandless
Ordered one a few months back.
The brew was so good, we started a
second pot beflre finishing all the coffee from the first.
McSparky
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5) From: Les
I had a bad headache today, so I thought I should do an annual stash
inventory.  Current stash is 110.75 pounds and 51 varietals.
So much for getting the stash down to less than 50 pounds before the next
round of new spring coffees.
Les

6) From: an iconoclast
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Good luck, Les. I'm at 179 lbs caff and 26.5 lbs decaf with my new arrivals.
26 different varieties. My last purchase until this week was in November, so
I'm proud of myself. Two months without a purchase! Tom really has had such
an abundant supply of great coffee, it's hard to not try everything that I
see. Especially when YOU start telling me how good they are. We seem to have
similar tastes in beans, so it's hard to ignore you.
Take care,
Ann
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7) From: Coffeenut
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A stash after my own heart.bless you my son,
Rick  
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I had a bad headache today, so I thought I should do an annual stash
inventory.  Current stash is 110.75 pounds and 51 varietals.
So much for getting the stash down to less than 50 pounds before the next
round of new spring coffees.
Les

8) From: Eddie Dove
I've got some catching up to do ... 59 varietals and 83 pounds.
Eddie
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9) From: Robert Joslin
Every time I think about trying to reduce stash I have these crazy thoughts
about some terrorist act closing the port of Oakland and I wind up ordering
more....
Josh
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Hey Les,
I'll be like way happy to help you get your stash down below 50  
pounds.  Send any excess my way .. :-{)
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On = 1/27/07, Les <les.albjerg> = wrote: I had a bad = headache today, so I thought I should do an annual stash inventory.† = Current stash is 110.75 pounds and 51 varietals. So much for = getting the stash down to less than 50 pounds before the next round of = new spring coffees. † †= Les = -------------- ††John F. Coffeyjohn††P.O. Box 524 = ††Blaine, WA††98231


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11) From: Floyd Lozano
And here I am feeling guilty about my 5 or 6 varietals, 3 espresso blends,
and maybe 16 lbs of coffee (7 pounds en route notwithstanding).  I shall
immediately let my wife know I have a lot of catching up to do.
-F
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12) From: Brett Mason
I am down to about 70+- pounds, 7 varietals.
This Mexico Nayarit totally rocks...
Brett
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13) From: Justin Marquez
Ya know, a cuppa coffee probably would've helped that headache.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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14) From: Gary Raabe
Hello All;
I finally did an inventory a couple of days ago just to see how much green =
I have on hand. I was SURPRISED (maybe even shocked) to find out I have 95 =
lbs of regular and 36 lbs of decaf (mostly SM of course). Lots of variety t=
oo since I've never ordered anything bigger than a 5 lb-er. I've been homer=
oasting for about 1-3/4 yrs. and am the only coffee drinker in the house.
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I'm curious how this compares to others as they refer to their "stash."
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Thanks,
semi-lurking
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15) From: Seth Grandeau
Gary,
That's quite a collection!
I'm at just over 40 lbs, all regular, nearly all Sweet Marias (a few lbs
of Maui, Hawaii picked up on vacation last year).  I've been fighting to
avoid the temptation to buy more until I get back under 40.  There are
several new lots I want to try and a few old friends I want to restock.
I've started to bring coffee into work to share.  It's a good way to reduce
stash and clear out the ones that are good, but not great (great I save for
me!).
If you want to scare yourself even more, try to estimate how much you've
invested in "coffee futures". :)
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16) From: Carol Lugg
Wow, I think I am the "baby" of the group!  I pretty much wait until my sta=
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runs down to a few lbs., then I place an order of about 10 or so lbs.  Ther=
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have been times I have heard about a good coffee, and would like to get som=
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and then I would only get a lb., so I know if I like it.  When I feel this =
urge, I try to fight it, because of the shipping charges.  I just cannot af=
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to buy a lb. or two of coffee, and then add on the shipping charges.  That =
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really expensive in a hurry.  I really splurged in my last order, and got 5 =
lbs. of Puro Scuro, and 2 lbs of Espresso Monkey blend.  Normally, I only =
order a lb. of a particular coffee, and if I order two lbs., it is a really =
biggie deal to me!
As an aside, I ordered 1 lb. of the new blend It is called the Ophiolite =
blend. I roasted 8 oz. the other day, in my Hot Top, and while it was good,=
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didn't have near the sharpness of say, Puro Scuro or Espresso Monkey blend.=
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probably wouldn't want it again.  Has anyone else tried it and if so, what =
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17) From: Jon Segal
I have about 45 lbs.  I only need about 3/4 to 1 lb. of coffee per week for
me.  I usually only drink about 16oz of regular coffee or 2 double shots in
a day.  I don't really want more caffeine than that.  In the evening I like
to drink a decaf espresso or I've been enjoying decaf arabic coffee in my
ibrik.  The rest I give to friends and family probably almost 1/2.  So, I
figure I have probably 8 to 10 month supply.  Not sure if I want that much
in the future.  I feel like I shouldn't order any more coffee until I get
the inventory down.  The problem is I want to taste everything that's new.
Coffee won't keep forever as green.  BTW - I have started vacuum packing my
greens in 226 gram 1/2 lb servings in my foodsaver.  Just in case, this
should extend shelf life on the greens when I'm not able to contain myself
from purchasing more.
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18) From: Douglas Hoople
Yeah, the shipping thing does put a dent in things. I signed up SM's 20lb.
shipping offer last August, and that worked out quite well. I keep a list of
the coffees that I want in larger bulk, and buy 5lb. increments of those,
and then fill it out with 5 individual sample pounds to try the coffees that
sound intriguing. Or something like that.
The problem is that it leaves a lot of time between orders, and now that I'm
on this list, I'm finding that there are a lot of coffees that intrique me,
based on what members are reporting. It's making the habit worse, not
better! :-)
Right now, I've got about 30 lbs of coffee in the stash, and a surprising
variety of beans, considering that I've only been at this for about a half a
year.
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19) From: raymanowen
"...I ordered 1 lb. of... the Ophiolite blend.
I roasted 8 oz. the other day, in my Hot Top, and while it was good, it
didn't have near the sharpness of say, Puro Scuro or Espresso Monkey blend.
 I probably wouldn't want it again."
Let me get this straight-
You ordered One (1) pound of a Special Artisan blend of coffee, blew half
your wad on the Maiden Roast in a machine that is in a complete different
ballpark from an electric toaster toasting sliced bread.
BTW- I whipped out a loaf of bread this morning- after the shot of 65%
Monkey Blend/ 35% Horse Green Stripe 12 hours after the Fresh Roast Inferno
of 19 minutes for the Primate and 16:35 for the Horse- using bread flour
with toasted/ fresh ground Oats and Hard Red Winter Wheat.
1st slice out of the 10 inch muffin shaped loaf, slathered with butter and a
nice slice Cheddar cheese made me appreciate the juvenile roast and the fact
that I've roasted these coffees before and could tinker around with very
small batches of each one.
What made you think you would like the results when no time was spent
working up a Roasting/ Aging/ Grinding/ Brewing regimen? The only coffee I
was sure of the flavor before I brewed it came from a grocery store. I must
be sitting in the rong pew.
If you started with a Fiver of the Ophiolite blend and do 8oz batch sizes,
you better be able to work it up with just a couple of roasts. Otherwise,
"...wouldn't want it again" will prevail if you push the rong button again.
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Hapon -RayO, aka Opa!
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20) From: Sandy Andina
Yike!  I'm down to about 12 lbs.
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21) From: Les
If you know how much you have in the stash, it isn't enough!  I have
no clue.  I do know that I have over 50 pounds.  I have roasted one
pound of a 20 pounder of the Brazil Tree Dried.  I have two pounds of
the new Ethiopian coming.  I have at least 10 pounds of Columbians.  I
don't keep track.  I have some coffees for "my consumption only," and
the others I share with friends and family.
Les
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22) From: MikeG
I'd guess I have 100 lbs on hand, 90% of which is vac sealed in small
packs.  I have 40 lbs each of my two favorites.  I tend to order in 20
lb lots, 10 lbs at a minimum even for new beans even though we only go
through 1 lb per week.
I'm glad to have coffee that we love to drink, which requires no
thought or experimentation on my part to produce.
I won't look to buy more until this summer or even later.  I'd like to
bring in 10 lbs of a good Sumatran, not too mossy but one that
differentiates itself from the 25 lbs of Java Tatal I have on hand in
some noteworthy way.
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23) From: Coffee
I've got 35 lbs on hand (all vac packed in .5 lb batches)... Christmas  =
gifts made for good stash reduction. I prefer variety, so I almost  =
never order more than a pound of each. For a while I was trying to  =
keep up with Tom's new offerings, but I just can't drink it fast enough.
-Peter
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24) From: John Grubbs
I'm right at 32 lbs. now, including some decaf. I keep my stash listed in
Excel with the beginning size of each type in pounds. Each time I roast, I
enter the amount roasted of each type, and Excel keeps a running total of
what's left. I can enter the roast amount directly in pounds or, as is often
more convenient, in grams. When Excel sees an entry in grams, it
automatically converts it to pounds. One of these days, I'll get around to
programming Excel to read the roast payload directly from my roast log and
apply it to the inventory sheet.
John, in Birmingham
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25) From: Jim Russell
I was down to just a few dribs and drabs left.  Probably 3 pounds total of 5
or 6 coffees.  Just received 27 pounds from SM, 15 of espresso blends, 12 of
SO coffees.
I'm a big fan of variety, so my plan is to make smaller, more frequent
orders instead of just 2 or 3 big orders a year.  Some of the coffee I'm
finishing off is from February (when I received it, not the crop date) and
there is some noticeable flavor degradation.
Jim
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26) From: David Martin
My stash is currently at around 14lb regular and 2lb decaf, comprising
a total of 10 different varieties. I try not to let my stash size grow
over 30 lbs, by forcing myself to avoid ordering until my stash gets
really low. My typical order size is 16 - 20 pounds.
-Dave
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27) From: Gary Foster
I have about fifty lbs on hand with about ten varietals.
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28) From: R Nepsund
Six pounds.  I will need to reorder in about three weeks when all my 1
pounders are gone.
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29) From: Bill Van Huis
Don't even want to look.  Its gotta be close to 100 lbs.  Ignorance is
bliss.
Plan is to hold off on further purchases until the 2009 Centrals start
rolling out.
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