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Topic: quick poll (31 msgs / 700 lines)
1) From: Kevin
I have a quick poll for the group.  If you were to order only one pound of
SM's current offerings, regardless of price, to roast for drip brewing,
which coffee would you order?
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2) From: Sandy Andina
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Whatever is still left that scores the highest.  Offhand I'd say the  
Gesha or Ididio Misty Valley, but I know the latter's gone and dunno  
if the former's still available. If it's gone too, then Aussie Mt.  
Top or PR Yauco Selecto. If those are gone too--then I repeat,  
whatever Tom & Maria rate their best. (I buy lots of Sumatra because  
that's what my husband likes--but my son is still pining for some  
more of that elusive Harar Horse).  Me, I like snappy, syrupy,  
floral, winy, chocolatey, fruity, whatever. I just love good coffee.  
It's like trying to pick my favorite wine. All depends on what I'm  
eating, how I'm feeling, the weather....
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Whatever is still left that =
scores the highest.  Offhand I'd say the Gesha or Ididio Misty Valley, =
but I know the latter's gone and dunno if the former's still available. =
If it's gone too, then Aussie Mt. Top or PR Yauco Selecto. If those are =
gone too--then I repeat, whatever Tom & Maria rate their best. (I =
buy lots of Sumatra because that's what my husband likes--but my son is =
still pining for some more of that elusive Harar Horse).  Me, I like =
snappy, syrupy, floral, winy, chocolatey, fruity, whatever. I just love =
good coffee. It's like trying to pick my favorite wine. All depends on =
what I'm eating, how I'm feeling, the weather....
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2006, at 2:24 PM, Kevin wrote:
I have a = quick poll for the group.  If you were to order only one pound of SM's = current offerings, regardless of price, to roast for drip brewing, which = coffee would you order?
-- Kevin =http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/"I got a fever and = the only prescription... is more cowbell!" http:/= /www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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3) From: scott miller
I have not ordered any in a while, but the Moka Kadir is great because it is
so versatile. It works best at a darker roast, so folks who think beans
should be dark roasted aren't put off by it (there will be some beans that
aren't quite so dark, however). It has plenty of chocolate flavors and
floral aromas... stuff to please lots of folks. In addition to working well
as a drip blend, I like it in a moka pot or for espresso. And it won't hurt
your wallet so you can buy plenty of it.
cheers,
Scott
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4) From:
Kevin great ?:
my vote:  Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon (Special screen-dry lot)
ginny
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5) From: Brett Mason
Brazil Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon
Colombia Excelso 13356
So, I can't pick one.  But these two are great.
El Salvador - The Juan Francisco Project
Ethiopia FTO DP Lekempti
OK, so there are a couple more...
Trouble is, Kevin, that we'd die for each of Tom's coffees...  They are just
way too good...  So which is yours?
Brett
On 12/4/06, Kevin  wrote:
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SM's current offerings, regardless of price, to roast for drip brewing,
which coffee would you order?
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

6) From: Don Harris
Kenya AA Auction Lot 764 - Ndaroini Nyeri
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7) From: Jeff Oien
Kevin wrote:
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Ethiopia Organic Dry-Process Sidamo which I haven't tried. Tom said
it's the best DP Ethiopia since the blueberry Harar (I assume he
meant the Harar Lot 30 which I thought was tremendous). I seem to
like most of the DP Ethiopian and Yemen.
JeffO

8) From: Sandy Andina
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It's a good'un!
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Ethiopia Organic Dry-Process = Sidamo

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9) From: Jeremy DeFranco
    If your question is asking which of the special lots I would pick, given
the 1 pound limit, I would say without flinching El Inerjo if you didn't
order it already. If you meant one pound of any bean if you are for some
reason just going to order one pound, I would still stick with the Inerjo.
After the Inerjo, your choices might become a bit harder. But, if I were
you, and you are just going to get a pound, I would still go for any of the
special lots, esp. the COEs, because they won't be around too much longer.
Nyeri Ndaroini is excellent, as is the Hiriga, and at those prices, they are
a bargain. Can't forget Yellow Bourbon, my favorite, even the Rwanda
Bourbon, and then there's the Java Djampit (which is about to sell out
soon). Tom also recommends the DP Sidamo, which I have, but am specifically
waiting to use when my espresso machine arrives. I can't wait to tear into
that bean. I hope to do some blending with it as well. Anyway, I suggest
that you definitely order the El Inerjo if you haven't already bought it.
Cheers!
---I have a quick poll for the group.  If you were to order only one pound
of
SM's current offerings, regardless of price, to roast for drip brewing,
which coffee would you order?

10) From: Scot Murphy
On Dec 4, 2006, at 2:24 PM, Kevin wrote:
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Ethiopian Lekempti. It's still there, isn't it?
Scot "failing that, the DP Sidamo" Murphy
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11) From: Justin Marquez
On 12/4/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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I dunno.  Certainly any coffee that Tom rates 90+ will be an amazing
coffee and as long as I can buy one for under $10 a pound I will try
it out.  But some of the ones he rates 85-87 can be pretty amazing as
well.  (That "Colombia 13556" at 86.5 comes to mind immediately...)
Variety is always interesting to me.  What we do at our house is to
bounce between a Guat that we buy locally (and love a lot) and one of
Tom's coffees.  And we almost always blend it with about 40% of one of
 Tom's decafs - usually African Highlands or Harrar Decaf.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

12) From: Tim TenClay
This may seem odd to some, but we really like the monkey blend roasted
either to the point where 2nd crack is just up and running.
Grace and Peace,
  `tim
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13) From:
tim,
monkey is great just the way you describe, bouncing off of 2nd.
g
roast that # 30 horse the same way in the HT and let it sit
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14) From: Eddie Dove
I just had a cup.  Yeah ... you need to get Harvey to stop by.
Eddie
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15) From: Eddie Dove
Kevin,
Kudos to you!  Such a simple question and I have found it really difficult
to answer and I am not one that has problems making decisions.
Of the coffees I have tried and are currently available, I believe I would
have to choose the Kenya AA Auction Lot 438 - Hiriga.  I found this coffee
to be soothing and relaxing ... I often need something like that in my life
full of stress!
Eddie
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16) From: Kevin
Jeremy,
I'm looking for something to knock the socks off my in-laws on Christmas
day.  They're foulgers drinkers but, to their credit, they drink coffee
straight up.
On 12/4/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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17) From: Eddie Dove
What are some of their tastes?  Foods, deserts etc.  Properly rested, the
Djampit may fit the bill for Christmas.
Eddie
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18) From: Kevin
I was trying to nail down what to serve on Christmas Day.  I really wanted
something special and I wanted to see what the group thought.  Some of the
people here go through so much Sweet Maria's coffee in a short time that I
was banking on their expertise.  My stash is down to 9 lbs and I go through
roughly a lb of raw beans per weak.  I'm the only coffee drinker in the
house, my wife goes through Tom's decaf like water though.  Christmas day
the in-laws are coming over and they're foulgers drinkers.  Though, they
drink coffee straight up.
The question is always pertinent as Tom's offerings are ever changing.  If
you visit his competitors' sites they're pretty much stocked with the same
old offerings and no in depth review.  I haven't purchased from one of them
since I started roasting when I bought an iRoast 1 (Tom was sold out and the
IR2's hadn't arrived) which was in Sept.
I've narrowed my search down to the following (the front runners in bold
italics):
El Salvador CoE 2 - Los Planes
El Salvador CoE 12 - El Zapote
The Gesha
Brazil Yellow  Bourbon
Rwanda Migongo Bourbon
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Kevinhttp://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html">http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/"I got a fever and the only prescription... is more cowbell!"http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html

19) From: Kevin
Typical dinners at their place are chicken and pasta dishes.  Especially
Chicken picatta...my mother-in-law likes red wine and my father-in-law is
big on St. Paulie's Girl beer.  Not much to go on but I think a choclate
coffee with a twist (something unique) would be a hit.
On 12/4/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Kevinhttp://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html">http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/"I got a fever and the only prescription... is more cowbell!"http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html

20) From: Don Harris
I know I will be flamed for this but Gesha makes me wanna puke. Too
bright and tea like for my tastes.
I would guess for a Folgers drinker the Brazil or Rwanda on your list
would be the best choice. A big change from their normal will be
greeted ...uhmmm...warmly
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21) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Kevin,
Here's my list in order from what I would pick first to last (these are only
the beans I have tried):
Brazil Yellow Bourbon
Rwanda Bourbon
Gesha
I have not yet tried the Los Planes or El Zapote, so someone else will need
to input there. I definitely don't think you could go wrong with a Brazil
Yellow Bourbon or a Rwanda Bourbon for fresh-roast first-timers. The Gesha
might not be the best for first-timers, and also it can be finicky, and be
flat for the first few days after the roast (and "pop" later on), which may
not be good to experiment with if this is your only chance to serve them
fresh-roasted coffee. Brazil Yellow Bourbon and Rwanda Bourbon, though are
great right out of the roaster, and then will continue to improve upto ~ day
5, and then slowly fade (hard to mess up as far as resting goes). You can
take either of these to City+ or FC+, or anywhere in between. I, personally
love FC+, even for drip, but I haven't yet tried it at C+, so I can't tell
you what to expect there. At FC+ for each of these, you will get nice sweet
chocolate taste, and oily body that coats the mouth.
---I've narrowed my search down to the following (the front runners in bold
italics):
El Salvador CoE 2 - Los Planes
El Salvador CoE 12 - El Zapote
The Gesha
Brazil Yellow  Bourbon
Rwanda Migongo Bourbon

22) From: Kevin
Don,
I hear that!  I like floral/bright/tea like coffee as a change-of-pace
coffee.  For a pre-work workday/commute coffee I like chocolaty/full bodied
coffees.  I really liked the Brazil Yellow Bourbon but I wanted to try
something different.  Maybe I should go with the El Salvador CoE 12 - El
Zapote b/c of the choclate flavors mixed with the fruit...
Thanks a lot SM for offering such a wide variety and making my choce so much
more difficult!   :-))
On 12/4/06, Don Harris  wrote:
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23) From: Kevin
Jeremy,
I tired to add the Brazil YB but the system (cart system that is) said they
were sold out!!!  Argh!!  I guess he who hesitates truely is lost!
On 12/4/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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Kevinhttp://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html">http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/"I got a fever and the only prescription... is more cowbell!"http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html

24) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Kevin,
     Don't underestimate the Rwanda Bourbon! I enjoyed this just as much as
the Brazil YB. I also just realized when I looked that it even scored
slightly higher than the Brazil YB. I'm sure both of those COEs would be
great as well, however I haven't tried them yet, so I couldn't tell you what
to expect or how long is needed to rest. Or, If you want some Brazil YB,
I'll send you a pound??
---Jeremy,
I tired to add the Brazil YB but the system (cart system that is) said they
were sold out!!!  Argh!!  I guess he who hesitates truely is lost!

25) From: Brett Mason
You Rock - And underscore a specific principle of Coffee...
It's you who tastes, and you who decides.
Plenty of folk like Gesha!
I'm more of a Brazil / Colombia fan...
  and I'm pretty cheap too!
      Brett
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26) From: Jim De Hoog
My vote is for the Ethiopia Organic Dry-Process Sidamo.  I received a pound=
 from SM's in my last sampler pack, like it so much I ordered 10#.
Jim=
 "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog
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From: K=
evin 
To: homeroast 
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2006 2:24:05 PM
Subject: +quick poll
=
I have a quick poll for the group.  If you were to order only one pound of =
SM's current offerings, regardless of price, to roast for drip brewing, whi=
ch coffee would you order?
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Kevinhttp://homecoffeeroastblog.bl=ogspot.com/
"I got a fever and the only prescription... is more cowbel=
l!"http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html

27) From: Les
Why the question?  If you are planning on serving this at Christmas to
the uneducated, I would get the Columbia that is less than $5.00.
Most can coffee that has good beans will have Columbia in it, so your
guests will be blown away by your Columbia coffee.
Les
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28) From: Kevin
I was also going to be drinking the coffee so I wanted something a little
special. I think I'm going to order the 2 lbs of Rwanda Bourbon and 1 lb of
El Salvador CoE12.
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29) From: miKe mcKoffee
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
I was going to say the Brazil YB for a mild mannered pleasing sweet coffee
but you're latest post changed my mind. Go the Panama Gesha, roast to first
touch of 2nd (preferably 12 to 14min profile if possible),  5 days rested
for Christmas brewing. You'll get excellent Gesha bright varietal character
with some good deep toned body. Besides they're your in-laws. Only the best
will do!
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 3:53 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +quick poll
Typical dinners at their place are chicken and pasta dishes.  Especially
Chicken picatta...my mother-in-law likes red wine and my father-in-law is
big on St. Paulie's Girl beer.  Not much to go on but I think a choclate
coffee with a twist (something unique) would be a hit. 
On 12/4/06, Eddie Dove  wrote: 
What are some of their tastes?  Foods, deserts etc.  Properly rested, the
Djampit may fit the bill for Christmas.
Eddie 
On 12/4/06, Kevin <   hokies1999>
wrote: 
Jeremy,
I'm looking for something to knock the socks off my in-laws on Christmas
day.  They're foulgers drinkers but, to their credit, they drink coffee
straight up. 
On 12/4/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote: 
    If your question is asking which of the special lots I would pick, given
the 1 pound limit, I would say without flinching El Inerjo if you didn't
order it already. If you meant one pound of any bean if you are for some
reason just going to order one pound, I would still stick with the Inerjo.
After the Inerjo, your choices might become a bit harder. But, if I were
you, and you are just going to get a pound, I would still go for any of the
special lots, esp. the COEs, because they won't be around too much longer.
Nyeri Ndaroini is excellent, as is the Hiriga, and at those prices, they are
a bargain. Can't forget Yellow Bourbon, my favorite, even the Rwanda
Bourbon, and then there's the Java Djampit (which is about to sell out
soon). Tom also recommends the DP Sidamo, which I have, but am specifically
waiting to use when my espresso machine arrives. I can't wait to tear into
that bean. I hope to do some blending with it as well. Anyway, I suggest
that you definitely order the El Inerjo if you haven't already bought it.
Cheers! 
---I have a quick poll for the group.  If you were to order only one pound
of
SM's current offerings, regardless of price, to roast for drip brewing,
which coffee would you order?
-- 
Kevinhttp://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/ 
"I got a fever and the only prescription... is more cowbell!"http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html
-- 
Kevinhttp://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html">http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/"I got a fever and the only prescription... is more cowbell!"http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html

30) From: Lynne
Anything SM sells. Seriously, I haven't been disappointed w/anything. 
Well, I didn't like a Kenya I got in my very first sample box, but 
heck, did I know what I was doing, roasting-wise? Someday I'll try one =
just to see (heck, I might have some in the multitude of bags that were =
given me!!! I'll have to check...)
Lynne
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31) From: Lynne
Kevin -
No, because SM's really does have SO many good - no, great - coffees. I =
felt the same when the Bolivia Montana Organic Peaberry was sold out, 
but have discovered so many others that are also terrific.
I've tried many (seems like most) of the coffees people recommended to =
you. I won some, here on the list, from some extremely generous 
members. Have been having the time of my life trying them out - now 
that our house coffee consumption has increased from one - me, to two - =
me & my daughter - and now three - my coffee loving son just moved in, =
I'll be trying more.
So I'm sure I haven't helped at all...
L.
No -
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