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Topic: Third Traditional Offering - Aged Sumatra (42 lines)
1) From: Dan Kellgren
In the great spirit of the Traditional Offering, I offer to the list, a
tradition of greens.  We'll browns actually.  We'll get to that.
I had split a pound of Aged Sumatra with my brother.  I roasted half of that
up, but really couldn't get into it's unique flavors.  So I am left with a
mere quarter pound of it (3.6 oz. to be exact) that I will never roast up.
It's a very small amount, I know, but if you've never tried an aged coffee
and are curious, this is your chance.
This tradition goes out to only those who are interested in trying an aged
coffee.  If you have tried it before, please don't participate.  I'd really
like to see this (little as it may be) go to someone that is new to aged
greens.
This aged Sumatra coffee is a conventional Sumatra that has gone through the
traditional aging process in which it sits in a climate controlled warehouse
for 4-5 years. The practice of aging originates from the 19th century, in
which coffee from the Far East would ship to Europe in the hulls of sailing
vessels. The coffees were exposed to moist, humid, and salty air in these
voyages, and would age quickly. The modern aging process was developed to
replicate the characteristics that these early coffees obtained naturally.
During the aging process, the acidity of the bean disappears almost entirely
and, at the same time, body and mouth feel are greatly increased. The beans
look the part, too. They take on a distinct brown and weathered look.  So
when you get these, realize that they are UNROASTED, even though they are
brownish in color.
Ok - how to get in on it:  Email me - OFF LIST.  Off list means: don't
just reply to this at homeroast and say "count me
in".  You need to email me personally at dkellgren  Just confirm
in the email that you've never tried an aged coffee and I'll include you in
the drawing.  I'll do a simple random drawing, Tuesday October 24th at
10:00PM Eastern.  Be sure to email me prior to that.  The winner will need
to provide me with a mailing address and I'll get them mailed right out.
Good luck!
Also - I currently possess the "coffee library" and am finishing up.  Look
for this to be available on the list in a week or so.
Dan K


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