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Topic: Favorite Holiday Blends? (9 msgs / 164 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
Given the current offerings, what are some recommended holiday blends?

2) From: RK
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there are so many to choose from its hard but here are couple that won't =
take you broke but will make a nice blend for Drip or pour over.
Colombia Excelso 13556 take to Full City 60%
Kenya AA Auction Lot 438 - Hiriga take to City 40%
Colombia Excelso 13556
1/2 Full city+
1/2 City
get ready for a multitude of replies

3) From: raymanowen
Order two (2) of the 8# sample packs on different days. When they arrive,
number each pack consecutively as you unpack it from the box. Follow Tom's
roasting notes and roast a small batch of Pack 1, Box 1; ditto with Pack 5
from Box 1.
Sample these coffees individually- Tom did. Unless "Hell, No!" red flags pop
up from your preliminary cupping, Mix 1 oz of Bean 1 with 3 oz of Bean 5.
Grind and brew to suit yourself. This will be your Odd [read, "interesting"]
For a nice Even Blend, wait for Box 2...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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4) From: mikeraz
raymanowen wrote:
Darn, I already unpacked and mixed up my sample pack.  What a Great Mix!http://www.patch.com/notepad/food/coffee/beans/SweetMarias/FirstShipmentAs soon as the thermometer arrives...
      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
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5) From: john nanavati
I understand the idea of ordering on different days - they may choose
different coffees to include in the pack. But why number them based on the
Sorry to be obtuse.
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

6) From: raymanowen
I've read about The Way to blend.
It didn't strike me that I really wanted to fool with Mother Nature!
Especially when a different harvest, roast, aging or brewing method
accomplishes the same end with the same bean.
Then I ran low on Horse and Sumatra Mandailing and put them together 1:1. My
Desperation blend.
If you want to duplicate the results of accidents, keep notes and follow the
If you don't assign numbers, arbitrary as they may be, you'd never
experience the [interesting] odd or nice, even blend.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?

7) From: Eddie Dove
Thank you, very much!
Anyone else?
On 11/27/06, RK  wrote:

8) From: Brett Mason
Here was my Christmas Blend from 2005:
   Java Djampit
   Brazil Fazenda
   Costa Rice La Candelilla Miel
      with a 1/3 dark 2/3 light melange.
 Really nutty and a little bit chocolate...  Worked out real well...
Here was my Christmas Blend from 2004:
  Uganda Bugisu
  Colombia Narino
  Indian Mysore and
  Brazil Mogiana...
     This was an amazing blend too - FC+
  Chocolate and wonderful.  I liked how the Colombia and Brazil tone down
the Indian Myzore
My 2006 Blend is still not yet established...
On 11/29/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:

9) From: an iconoclast
On 11/29/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
Zigzag blend similar to what Brett does.  I like chocolate and nutty.
Brazil Organic Cachoiera Yellow Bourbon - (Tom's out of this and I'm
devastated! I only have 70 lbs left)
Sumatra Mandheling or Iskandar based on frugality
Mexico Oaxaca Finca El Olivo
I just bought some Guatemala FTO Quiche - Maya Ixil and am going to
try this for the Central as I only have 12 lbs of the Mexico left.
I can't really leave well enough alone, though.  I want to try some of
the Java Djampit instead of or in addition to the Sumatra. So much
fun.  And I even bought red tin-tie bags for the holidays!
Take care,

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