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another 36 hrs! thats gonna change the weight.. :p
From: Dan Kellgren [mailto:dkellgren]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:21 AM
Subject: +Library Tradition Reminder
Reminder for the Library Tradition - all entries are due by tomorrow at
I've received 16 entries for the library thus far. Guesses have ranged as
low as 2.58% loss to as high as 18.08% loss.
I roasted the Sweet Maria's Nicaragua Matagalpa Pacamara Peaberries Tuesday.
WOW This is one fragrant coffee! While degassing, the whole kitchen is
filled with the sweet smell of fresh roasted coffee like none other I've
done before. I haven't brewed it yet, but wow - this is a pungent coffee.
CAN'T WAIT! :-)
Here's the list of entries I have so far. If your name is not on this list
- email me right away.
George Wilson, Barb Leazier, Leo Zick, Jim De Hoog, Dennis True, Jay
Hobaugh, Demian Ebert, Dave Ehrenkranz, Ginny, Shelia Quinn, Jon Rosen, Lisa
Carton, Chad Fry, Douglas Strait, Terry Titsworth, and Bill Morgan.
I did weigh it just after I roasted it and the final weight is... [gotta
wait another 36 hours!] Good luck to everyone.
Here's the original post again in case you missed it:
Just in time for Thanksgiving, comes the renowned "Coffee Library". The
Coffee Library consists of 6 books dealing with roasting, brewing, griding,
storing, growing, selecting, and just about any other coffee / espresso
related term you can think of. I don't know who started the original
collection or how it has evolved, but I was the last winner and it's time
for me to pass it along to the next lucky willing roaster. The other
veterans of the list probably know the history of it better than I, but the
idea of this one is to pass it along from list member to member.
The six books of this fantastic collection are:
"The Perfect Cup" - 1991
"Coffee, A guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying." 2001
"Espresso - Ultimate Coffee" 1993
"Buzz, The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine" 1996
"Home Coffee Roasting" 1996
"Coffee, It's History, Classification and Description" from 1894!
If you are interested in possessing the library, email me **OFF LIST**. I
will email you back a confirmation that I received your request. Who's name
will I pick? I will be roasting exactly 5.42 ounces of Sweet Maria's
"Nicaragua Matagalpa-Pacamara Peaberry". Who ever can guess the roasted
weight the closest, will win. For those of you who don't know, as green
coffee is roasted, the total weight of the beans are reduced. So my roasted
coffee will weigh less than 5.42 ounces. Be sure to send your guesses in to
the "hundredths" (just as my greens weigh in at 5.42 ounces). In the case
of multiple winners, I'll just do a random drawing from that group of
Again - email me OFF LIST with your roasted weight guess. Deadline is this
Friday, November 17th, 10:00PM Eastern to email me.
I roast with a stove-top Whirley Pop Jr. on my porch over a gas stove. A
typical roast for me is 10-14 minutes. The ambient air will likely be in
the lower 40's when I roast.
(Correct me if I'm wrong here) Anyone interested should realize that this is
a traveling library and should be passed along to another list roaster via
the tradition when they're done reading them. I don't believe it's meant to
be kept permanently. It's just too good not to share.
Good luck to all!