I just got my latest order of greens from SM -- all African this time. I notice that they are now placing a little letter in the corner (bottom right) of each label. It looks like all of the bags from my most recent order have the letter "a". I looked at some of the bags that I had received in the fall and I see the letter "j". I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the letter represents the month (a = Jan, b = Feb, etc). I'm sure that we can verify this given how busy some people have been keeping Harvey. Cameron
Cameron, There has been a code on the order form that tells SM who loaded your order so they can help an employee who made a mistake. This may be an extension of that. Bob
Hi Bob, I was hoping that others would be able to take a look at the labels from their orders and see if the lettering is consistent with my month hypothesis. I only have two data points to go by at the moment. My thinking was that if it is a month code, people who have ordered a bean more than once will know which bag arrived when. As for who filled the order, I seem to recall seeing one or two sets of initials on the order form. I'll have to have a look. Cameron On 1/31/07, Bob wrote: <Snip>
I think you may be on to something. I've only made 2 orders from SM, the first was my initial sampler in Dec and there is an "L" in the corner of the tag. The other is my second in Jan and has an "a" in the corner.Cameron -- Dave Some days... It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps On 1/31/07, Cameron Forde wrote: <Snip>
I am not too sure, I got some blue lintong, Idido misty valley, and Sulawesi all with the letter A in the corner but I also got the letter L on some juan fransiscan project...? All the same order placed the day the IMV came in. Maybe the El Salvadorian coffee was bagged in Dec and put aside for some reason... Steve --------------------------------- TV dinner still cooling? Check out "Tonight's Picks" on Yahoo! TV.
Thanks Dave. Always like to see data that support my pet theory. Cameron On 1/31/07, Dave wrote: <Snip>
Hmm... I think that we can make this data fit the theory. Thanks Steve. Cameron On 1/31/07, jay hobaugh wrote: <Snip>