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Topic: There's a Tooth in my Coffee! (26 msgs / 546 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
You're not going to beleive this... I found a TOOTH in my bag of Hiriga! At
first, I thought it was a kernal of corn, but at closer look, it is
definitely a tooth (way to hard, and calcium-like)! Looks like Herbivore to
me. Wander what kind of animal it was from... Here's the
link(although
picture quality is poor, sorry).

2) From: Lynne
Cool! Sure beats the Cracker Jacks prizes!
Lynne
On Nov 30, 2006, at 10:18 AM, Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
Jeremy, in the spirit of developing all of our cupping skills, we need your
help.
Can you describe the nuance in the cup?  For example, did you notice more of
an earthy pungent taste, or was it similar to a monsooned carnivore flavor?
Is this ia feature of the cup that we can expect to achieve as well?
Does Hiriga mean "Dentistry" in another language?
Thx,
Brett
On 11/30/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Jeremy DeFranco
I'd say the taste is more molar. The dry aroma, however, was more
reminiscent of bad breath. Surprisingly, though, the cup was very balanced
overall. I'd share some with you, but unfortunately there's not enough to go
around. Keep an eye out for the goat tooth varietal, though- I hear it is
even better than this mystery one I've got here. Cheers!
---Jeremy, in the spirit of developing all of our cupping skills, we need
your
help.
Can you describe the nuance in the cup?  For example, did you notice more of
an earthy pungent taste, or was it similar to a monsooned carnivore flavor?
Is this ia feature of the cup that we can expect to achieve as well?

5) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Yeah, this one's definitely a keeper!
---Cool! Sure beats the Cracker Jacks prizes!
Lynne

6) From: Justin Marquez
On 11/30/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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A cup with a real bite to it....
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

7) From: john nanavati
Jeremy:
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Tom / Maria: A tooth!! What's it doing there?
Jeremy: The backstroke.
;- )

8) From: Jeff Oien
A tooth also showed up in this thread:http://bbs.stoneworks.com/rgbbs/viewtopic.php?tS79JeffO

9) From: Barry Luterman
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I imagine the coffee had a bit of a bite to it.

10) From: Jared Andersson
The blurry nature of your pics suggests to me that it is a tooth from some
sort of Bigfoot creature.   Jared
On 11/30/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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11) From: Jeremy DeFranco
     I initially thought it was a piece of corn, but then I looked at the
interior structure, and it seemed way too hard, and calcium-like to be able
to resemble any dried piece of corn I had ever seen. At second look, though
it is missing the root structure you would expect to see in a tooth. I just
started picking it apart, though, and it does break much more easily than
you would expect a tooth to break. It is also missing a friction surface on
the side that you would think is the chewing surface. I guess I figured it
was the tooth of some foliage-loving animal. It very well could be that it
is white corn, but honestly, it is really hard to tell. Now I keep looking
at it, and one second I'm convinced it's a tooth, and the next I'm convinced
it's corn. You would certainly know better than I, though. It sounds like
you've already pondered this one before. Oh well, I thought I had a really
cool souvenier, but it looks like I may have been mistaken. You know a few
teeth or bones every now and then would really be pretty cool, though...(so
long as no one was harmed in the making)... Anyway, thanks for providing
some of the best coffee in the world. Jeremy
---Hey- send that back! I knew I lost my tooth somewhere, but ...
Anyway, I gotta ask: are you *sure* that is a tooth, because I have
found a lot of white corn in coffee, and at fist I always think it is
a tooth. But what I suggest is that you look at a tooth image:http://grok.ecn.uiowa.edu/Internal/medsim/medsim_images/tooth.bmpa real tooth has long pointed roots, much greater in length than the
exposed tooth we see. Given that, the blurry picture really doesn't
look like a tooth
tom

12) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
really, i had the exact same experience a couple months ago with 
something that (i finally decided) was corn, but could swear was a 
tooth ... it was so dense, it really seemed like tooth enamel. hey, I 
am not saying what you have isn't a part of a tooth! i mean, coffee 
comes from the countryside and there are animals and ... well, i am 
sure kenya doesn't have the best (nor worst) dentists in the world, 
so I am sure teeth are falling-
By the way, the most outrageous thing I heard of in coffee was a car 
battery, well most of it). and they discovered it when they dumped 
the coffee from the roaster! it was at a huge commercial roastery.
tom
      I initially thought it was a piece of corn, but then I looked at 
the interior structure, and it seemed way too hard, and calcium-like 
to be able to resemble any dried piece of corn I had ever seen. At 
second look, though it is missing the root structure you would expect 
to see in a tooth. I just started picking it apart, though, and it 
does break much more easily than you would expect a tooth to break. 
It is also missing a friction surface on the side that you would 
think is the chewing surface. I guess I figured it was the tooth of 
some foliage-loving animal. It very well could be that it is white 
corn, but honestly, it is really hard to tell. Now I keep looking at 
it, and one second I'm convinced it's a tooth, and the next I'm 
convinced it's corn. You would certainly know better than I, though. 
It sounds like you've already pondered this one before. Oh well, I 
thought I had a really cool souvenier, but it looks like I may have 
been mistaken. You know a few teeth or bones every now and then would 
really be pretty cool, though...(so long as no one was harmed in the 
making)... Anyway, thanks for providing some of the best coffee in 
the world. Jeremy
---Hey- send that back! I knew I lost my tooth somewhere, but ...
Anyway, I gotta ask: are you *sure* that is a tooth, because I have
found a lot of white corn in coffee, and at fist I always think it is
a tooth. But what I suggest is that you look at a tooth image:http://grok.ecn.uiowa.edu/Internal/medsim/medsim_images/tooth.bmpa real tooth has long pointed roots, much greater in length than the
exposed tooth we see. Given that, the blurry picture really doesn't
look like a tooth
tom
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             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

13) From: Kit Anderson
As a dentist, I thought I would chime in. I'd say without a doubt that 
is looks like one of those fuzzy flying saucer pictures that is really a 
Frisbee. That's my diagnosis and I am sticking with it... like plaque on 
a Mt Dew drinker.
Kit, DDS
Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
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14) From: raymanowen
Wow! You know what? You're right-
"You're not going to beleive this... I found a TOOTH in my bag of Hiriga!"
On 12/1/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

15) From: Tom Ufer
Doesn't Mt. Dew reveal plaque on teeth, with that neon green color, you'd
think it would be just as good as those tablets you can chew  ;-)
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16) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I popped my first corn kernel last week in my Z&D found it in the
Ethiopian Yirg I was roasting (then the debate became do I stop or just
let the roast finish...)
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
CS/CS-5 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
Man of many hats! 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 155 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!" 
Jeremy: 
 
	You're not going to beleive this... I found a TOOTH in my bag of
Hiriga! 
 
Tom / Maria: A tooth!! What's it doing there?
 
Jeremy: The backstroke.
 
;- )

17) From: scott miller
Now all this talk of teeth, foreign & domestic critters, body parts and the
like is interesting. However NOTHING compares to what I found tonight:
I was at a friend's house tonight. He drinks *$ and was at the end of a bag.
As he was loading the last beans into his whirly grinder I stopped him...
there, right on top of the mass of oily beans was one lone bean that
appeared to be roasted to something less than 3rd crack. Upon closer
inspection, that's exactly what it was.
I was trying to be a polite guest, so I pretended to drink a cup... 2 or 3
sips, then dumped the rest when he wasn't looking. I did tell my friend
there was a definite quality control issue with that bag of coffee and he
should be more careful with his bean purchases in the future.
I found a small amount of Kenya Mchana Peaberry on the shelf a couple days
ago and roasted it. I'll take some to my friend and see what he thinks.
cheers,
Scott
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18) From: Aaron
You'll never believe this!!  A few days ago I was roasting a bag of 
beans that someone sent me.... and I found Elvis in my roaster!!! 
Back when I was in band camp..... someone found jimmy hoffa in theirs.  
You never know what you will find in these bags disguised as coffee.
Why can't I find a wad of $50's  and $100's in a bag of coffee, now THAT 
would be a good find.  Or even the proverbial finger with a big fat 10ct 
diamond ring on it.
Oh well, I guess Wendy's has the monopoly on fingers... drat.
aaron

19) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Lol!
---You'll never believe this!!  A few days ago I was roasting a bag of
beans that someone sent me.... and I found Elvis in my roaster!!!
Back when I was in band camp..... someone found jimmy hoffa in theirs.
You never know what you will find in these bags disguised as coffee.
Why can't I find a wad of $50's  and $100's in a bag of coffee, now THAT
would be a good find.  Or even the proverbial finger with a big fat 10ct
diamond ring on it.
Oh well, I guess Wendy's has the monopoly on fingers... drat.
aaron

20) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Wait, Mountain Dew Causes Plaque? 
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
CS/CS-5
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
Man of many hats!
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 155 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!"
As a dentist, I thought I would chime in. I'd say without a doubt that 
is looks like one of those fuzzy flying saucer pictures that is really a
Frisbee. That's my diagnosis and I am sticking with it... like plaque on
a Mt Dew drinker.
Kit, DDS
Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
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21) From: john nanavati
ROFL!!!!
This thread is too much fun.
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

22) From: Sheila Quinn
I found a bean that looks like Jesus. I'm putting it on ebay! :)
Sheila
Aaron wrote:
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23) From: Brett Mason
You'd get more if it looked like Mary....  What if you flip it over - what's
that side look like?
Brett
On 12/1/06, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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24) From: Sheila Quinn
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Awww... let's see. Well, what do you know? Mary is on the other side!!! ;)
Sheila
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Awww... let's see. Well, what do you know? Mary is on the other side!!!
;)
Sheila
Brett Mason wrote:
  You'd get more if it looked like Mary....  What if you flip it
over - what's that side look like?
  Brett
  
 
  On 12/1/06, Sheila Quinn <quinngraphics>
wrote:
  I
found a bean that looks like Jesus. I'm putting it on ebay! :)
    
Sheila
    
    
    
Aaron wrote:
    
> You'll never believe this!!  A few days ago I was roasting a bag of
> beans that someone sent me.... and I found Elvis in my roaster!!!
Back
> when I was in band camp..... someone found jimmy hoffa in
theirs.  You
    
> never know what you will find in these bags disguised as coffee.
>
> Why can't I find a wad of $50's  and $100's in a bag of coffee, now
> THAT would be a good find.  Or even the proverbial finger with a
big
    
> fat 10ct diamond ring on it.
>
> Oh well, I guess Wendy's has the monopoly on fingers... drat.
>
> aaron
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25) From: Justin Marquez
On 12/1/06, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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How can you resist using it in espresso, thus making the definitive G*d shot?
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

26) From: Tara Kollas
I found a bone once (different vendor - that'll teach me).  It's a bone chip
of some sort.  I'll have to post a photo one of these days.  I kept it
'cause I thought it was funny, and a little creepy.
On 12/1/06, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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