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Topic: Best of Panama again (it's not getting drunk *sigh*) (2 msgs / 42 lines)
1) From: Sharon Allsup
What's the list policy on announcing our own Ebay auctions in here?
I'm looking to sell the rest of my Best-of-Panama set, because my
husband doesn't enjoy it $100 worth, if that makes any sense.  He
likes his coffees taken into second crack, which is anathema for the
Gesha.  I scored 5 pounds of the Carmen 1800+ meters when it was
available, and he actually prefers that to the Gesha (the Carmen also
takes very well to a darker roast, so I don't feel like I'm butchering
a nice bean).  So much for spending 15 minutes hovering over the
roaster, chewing my nails, following Tom's instructions exactly (no
second crack!! no second crack!! OMG is that an outlier hit cool
turnitoffturnitoff!!!), worrying about ruining a 1/4-lb of the most
expensive coffee I've ever gotten ...
In hindsight, I shouldn't have gotten this coffee for someone who
likes his stuff darker.  Over the years he's gotten weaned off of
Starbucks-style roasts, and now enjoys coffees that have been stopped
during second ... but he's got a ways to go before he'll properly
enjoy coffees that haven't even touched second crack.
I'd like the Best Of Panama set to go to someone who'd actually
appreciate it properly.  It's wasted sitting in a drawer here, and it
goes against my grain to inflict hard second crack on a bean like this
(not to mention the $$).  The #2 and #3 bags haven't been used; the #1
bag weighs 345 gms, so that's about 338-340 grams of beans (that's
right on par with my average roast size being 110-120 grams).  It
seems like a crime to have good stuff like this sitting in a drawer.
Sharon

2) From: Eddie Dove
I don't know the strict rules about this, but I would think there might be
some grace for trying to keep these treasures in the family ...
Eddie
On 11/21/06, Sharon Allsup  wrote:
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