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Topic: Brazil COE auction (17 msgs / 561 lines)
1) From: Justin Schwarz
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Online auction for December 2006 Brazil COE is next tuesday, wonder  
what our hosts will be bidding on.  I can't wait to add some new  
Brazils to my stash.
COE website here:http://tinyurl.com/yhrm5cJustin Schwarz
houstini
If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.
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Online auction for December =
2006 Brazil COE is next tuesday, wonder what our hosts will be bidding =
on.  I can't wait to add some new Brazils to my stash.
COE website = here:http://tinyurl.com/yhrm5c Justin = Schwarzhoustini
If there is anything worth = doing, it's worth doing right.

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2) From: Les
I checked out the auction.  I don't see Tom's name on any of the winners.
He might get in on some of the Stumptown coffees.  I sure hope he can get a
couple of bags.  I have really enjoyed the CoE coffees this past year.
Les
On 1/13/07, Justin Schwarz  wrote:
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3) From: Jeremy DeFranco
I noticed the same thing. I'll be interested to see if SM gets any lots this
year. I hope they do.
---I checked out the auction.  I don't see Tom's name on any of the winners.
He might get in on some of the Stumptown coffees.  I sure hope he can get a
couple of bags.  I have really enjoyed the CoE coffees this past year.
Les

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Les, OTH you may be glad if Tom "doesn't" get some current CoE Brazils.
Referring to your stash didn't you just moments ago say "Ethiopia and Brazil
are over represented!";-)
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately 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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 3:59 PM
	
	I checked out the auction.  I don't see Tom's name on any of the
winners.  He might get in on some of the Stumptown coffees.  I sure hope he
can get a couple of bags.  I have really enjoyed the CoE coffees this past
year.  
	 
	Les
	
	On 1/13/07, Justin Schwarz  wrote: 
		Online auction for December 2006 Brazil COE is next tuesday,
wonder what our hosts will be bidding on.  I can't wait to add some new
Brazils to my stash.
		COE website here:
	http://tinyurl.com/yhrm5c 
				Justin Schwarz
		houstini
		If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.

5) From: Brett Mason
How do you "check out the auction" - where do you go / look?
Brett
On 1/30/07, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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6) From: Les
Brazils will be roasted this week.  Some will be sent to my daughters for
stash reduction.  Some are the Dry Processed beans I use in my espresso
blends.  A pound of a CoE will fit in the stash.  I am still under my 125
pound limit.  I was going to roast Bugisu this week, but moved it down the
list by a few weeks.  I'll be drinking Misty Valley and Yellow Bourbon next
week.  Oh what a sacrifice!  I have a couple of Panamas resting as I type.
I just finished up some Yirg this morning and will be having a Yemen double
shot in about 20 minutes.  Being on vacation this week sure makes it nice
for enjoying coffee through the day.
Les
On 1/30/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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7) From: Tom Ogren
How do you "check out the auction" - where do you go / look?
Here
TO in VA

8) From: Jeremy DeFranco
http://www.cupofexcellence.org/CountryPrograms/Brazil/2006Program/AuctionResults/tabid/325/Default.aspx---How do you "check out the auction" - where do you go / look?
Brett

9) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I just wasn't that impressed, and didn't feel the coffees had good 
"Brazilian" character. I think I am doing better on my own, and 
finding a better "origin character" in these naturals than the more 
acidic washed and semi-washed coffees that are winning the top CoE 
spots. You'll notice our Fazenda Cachoeira Da Grama is in the top 20, 
and always does well. Brauna should be there, not sure what happened. 
One bad bean can get a lot booted. Anyway, I just didn't have a 
strong attachment to any of the coffees, so no SM Brazil CoE this 
season. BTW we have Daterra Yellow Bourbon coming soon, a really 
interesting coffee because the owner (who happens to be incredibly 
wealthy) also is a complete experimenter ... I have never seen 
cupping/sample facilities as impressive as the ones on this farm. 
Anyway, his special lots like this are all color sorted (not unusual) 
then color sorted again using blacklight(!) in a giant darkroom he 
built to look for signs of under-ripe and ferment in the coffee. Then 
it is vacuum bagged and boxed, no burlap, like our Colombia CoE lots. 
So it receives quite a unique post harvest treatment. Great nuance 
and consistency in the cup.
Tom
I noticed the same thing. I'll be interested to see if SM gets any 
lots this year. I hope they do.
---I checked out the auction.  I don't see Tom's name on any of the winners.
He might get in on some of the Stumptown coffees.  I sure hope he can get a
couple of bags.  I have really enjoyed the CoE coffees this past year.
Les
--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

10) From: Aaron
Thank you for the reply Tom.
Given what you once said before, a lot of politics play into the 
whole... who's the best of the coffee thing, im not suprised that some 
names fade in while others fade out...
Thankfully we can count on you to actually sample the stuff and order 
what you know is good, rather than just go on a name or someone elses 
hot air saying,  oh this is the best, yadda yadda.
Personally I don't care what friggin label or 'award' they put on a 
coffee, if it taste good, that's good nuff for me!!  and so far, you 
have guaranteed that for all of us..
I believe in this one rare instance I can speak for the whole of us when 
I say.....Thank you
aaron

11) From: Les
Thanks Aaron, I agree.  However, I support the CoE concept if it continues
to raise the level of good coffee coming to maket.  When farmers get
rewarded for doing a good job that is a good thing.
Les
PS Thanks for finding the good stuff for us Tom.
On 1/30/07, Aaron  wrote:
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12) From: Jeremy DeFranco
What you say does make sense- you've been sourcing some real amazing coffees
of late. It really is hard to imagine better tasting coffees, CoE or not. I
too prefer the less acidic, more traditional Brazils. If it's a choice
between CoE Brazils not true to origin character or SM current choice of
Brazils, I'll stick with SM choices any day. Thanks, Tom for being true to
the cup! I'll be looking forward to trying out the new Daterra Yellow
Bourbon, as well!
---I just wasn't that impressed, and didn't feel the coffees had good
"Brazilian" character. I think I am doing better on my own, and
finding a better "origin character" in these naturals than the more
acidic washed and semi-washed coffees that are winning the top CoE
spots. You'll notice our Fazenda Cachoeira Da Grama is in the top 20,
and always does well. Brauna should be there, not sure what happened.
One bad bean can get a lot booted. Anyway, I just didn't have a
strong attachment to any of the coffees, so no SM Brazil CoE this
season. BTW we have Daterra Yellow Bourbon coming soon, a really
interesting coffee because the owner (who happens to be incredibly
wealthy) also is a complete experimenter ... I have never seen
cupping/sample facilities as impressive as the ones on this farm.
Anyway, his special lots like this are all color sorted (not unusual)
then color sorted again using blacklight(!) in a giant darkroom he
built to look for signs of under-ripe and ferment in the coffee. Then
it is vacuum bagged and boxed, no burlap, like our Colombia CoE lots.
So it receives quite a unique post harvest treatment. Great nuance
and consistency in the cup.
Tom

13) From: Brett Mason
There's a CSA value to telling my friends,
   "I don't think this year's Brazil Cup of Excellence meets the high
standard I maintain for my home roasting."
Harumph!
Cmon Debbie, we must be off to the Polo Grounds!
Brett
On 1/31/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

14) From: Tom Ulmer
Brett,
The polo season thus far has been simply horrible with the equine herpes
virus outbreak not to mention the Village of Wellington simply does not
offer a decent espresso anywhere. I assure you however the scenery remains
impeccable. While I have yet to receive a single social invitation I remain
hopeful that someone soon will realize that under this shoddily shaven,
sandaled, and impressively wrinkled linen and cotton exterior beats the
heart of old money sod with great coffee tastes and appropriately my event
calendar will fill.
Best wishes,
Tom

15) From: Brett Mason
In fact, if I ever DID find polo grounds, they'd probably be robusta, and
they wouldn't let my 24 year old car inside the gate anyway...
Cheers!
Brett
On 1/31/07, Tom Ulmer  wrote:
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16) From: miKe mcKoffee
CSA ruling: Adding one pounders doesn't count towards increasing stash. For
clarification, it does counts towards stash size once received but current
stash size isn't taken into consideration during the ordering process for
one pounders, even 8x1# Sampler doesn't count. So even if OVER your stash
limit you can always order a CoE pounder.
Now if you happen to order a one pounder of EVERY green Tom offered at that
moment it would then count. Oh and immediate CSA points awarded of 10x the
number of different greens ordered:-) If 5 pounders ordered of every green
offered 50x, 10 pounders 100x, 20 pounders 2000x!
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately 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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 4:12 PM
	 
	Brazils will be roasted this week.  Some will be sent to my
daughters for stash reduction.  Some are the Dry Processed beans I use in my
espresso blends.  A pound of a CoE will fit in the stash.  I am still under
my 125 pound limit.  I was going to roast Bugisu this week, but moved it
down the list by a few weeks.  I'll be drinking Misty Valley and Yellow
Bourbon next week.  Oh what a sacrifice!  I have a couple of Panamas resting
as I type.  I just finished up some Yirg this morning and will be having a
Yemen double shot in about 20 minutes.  Being on vacation this week sure
makes it nice for enjoying coffee through the day. 
	 
	Les

17) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Hey Tom, 
	Thanks for keepoing us so well informed. Your nuggets of
knoledge are so wonderful, I can drop information to my coffee addicts
and help them understand how I get the greatest coffee in the world each
and every time!!!!
With heartfelt thanks!
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the southern hemisphere (tomorrow is the
clensing of the Wogs!!!!!)
 "On station and on point 114 and counting down..."


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