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Topic: First days after roasting the Yemeni beans (3 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: Frank Parth
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that I bought a kilo (2.2 pounds, for us Westerners) at a souq in Doha, in Qatar. Gotbackhome to southern Cal last Saturday and roasted a batch in my GC on Monday. I let them rest for about a day and tried apot out of my French press. They were good, but not what I expected.
Two days later I had to fly back to the East Coast for three days. When I got back yesterday morning I made anotherpot and WOW, much stronger and richer flavors than before. Tom's notes say that a Yemen coffee doesn't need much rest before it hits its peak, but after five days the coffee was definitely better than after a 24 hour rest.
Later this week I'm heading up to San Francisco for three days and then to Lake Tahoe to do some skiing for a week.I'llhave to roast a couple pounds of this and bring my Aeropress with me. Maybe I can figure out how to make it work 
Frank Parth

2) From: Frank Parth
Dennis,
In Dubai the Gold Souq and the Fabric/Clothing Souq are in the same area, so you can shop around at both.
The price of gold is fixed by the government so you can't bargain on that. But you can negotiate on the price of the workmanship that went into the piece. There are scores of shops selling gold jewelry, everything from simple bracelets to shoulder-wide neckpieces that cover the entire chest.
If you're interested in rugs, don't shop there. Everything is machine made. Take a cab (or rent a car/driver) and go tothe Islamic souq (aka the Blue souq) down in Sharjah. Lots of shops selling authentic hand-made rugs from that part ofthe world. I picked up two beautiful silk rugs. Probably overpaid for them, but I don't bargain well if I really like something.
Have fun.
Frank Parth
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3) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
	Well I can't tell you where we are right now but Qatar isn't
going to be too far away so... Rumor has us going to Bahrain and Dubai
sometime in the next few months. I hope to hit the gold souq and get
some good deals. 
	My AP will head ashore with me, if we ever see another port (2
canceled so far)  
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 XXXXXXX unable to say XXXXXX
 "On station and on point 142 and counting down..." 
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that I bought a kilo (2.2 pounds, for us
Westerners) at a souq in Doha, in Qatar. Gotbackhome to southern Cal
last Saturday and roasted a batch in my GC on Monday. I let them rest
for about a day and tried apot out of my French press. They were good,
but not what I expected.
Two days later I had to fly back to the East Coast for three days. When
I got back yesterday morning I made anotherpot and WOW, much stronger
and richer flavors than before. Tom's notes say that a Yemen coffee
doesn't need much rest before it hits its peak, but after five days the
coffee was definitely better than after a 24 hour rest.
Later this week I'm heading up to San Francisco for three days and then
to Lake Tahoe to do some skiing for a week.I'llhave to roast a couple
pounds of this and bring my Aeropress with me. Maybe I can figure out
how to make it work 
Frank Parth


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