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Topic: Kona Gluttons! (10 msgs / 208 lines)
1) From: James
Placed an order today and tried to order the Kona and was informed that it =
is no longer available. It seems y'all have cleaned SM out of Kona in less =
than a month!!! This is a public service announcement reminding you that gl=
uttony is one of the seven deadly sins.
  
At least I was able to get t=
he new misty valley and most importantly, I scored 5# of the Yemen Moka Mat=
tari. This weekend is going to be good.
  
James in Southern CA.
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2) From: Floyd Lozano
I was considering buying more of this too.  I don't know whether to cry or
thank folks for saving me the 16 dollar expenditure.  Perhaps I will just
buy some similarly good tasting panama or guatemalan for 1/3 the price!
-F
On 1/31/07, James  wrote:
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3) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Bloody Hell!  Looks like I got my order in just in time!  It is due to 
be here in the morning!  Thought it might come early, so I got a lil' 
"antsy" every time a diesel truck went by the house today.
Michael
L. Michael Fraley, MD
Placed an order today and tried to order the Kona and was informed that 
it =
is no longer available. It seems y'all have cleaned SM out of Kona in 
less =
than a month!!! This is a public service announcement reminding you 
that gl=
uttony is one of the seven deadly sins.
  
At least I was able to 
get t=
he new misty valley and most importantly, I scored 5# of the Yemen Moka 
Mat=
tari. This weekend is going to be good.
  
James in Southern CA.
 
  ==
Looking for earth-friendly autos? 
Browse =
Top Cars by "Green Rating" at Yahoo! Autos' Green 
Center.http://autos.ya=hoo.com/green_center/

4) From: Brian Fowler
I'm glad I accidently hit the 2lbs button on this one.  I didn't even 
realize it til Harvey arrived.  Do the Konas always go that quick?
Brian

5) From: Les
First Kona of the year usually goes a bit faster.  All of us Kona lovers
were running low in the stash.  There should be some more coming.  It is
still early in the season for the good ones.  Tom usually brings us three or
four good ones.
Les
On 1/31/07, Brian Fowler  wrote:
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6) From: raymanowen
"...gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins"
And if it's not deadly, it's no bloody fun.
Eschew minor sins. Where's the challenge?
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"...the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate,
contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive--of our
forebears. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of
thought."* - -John F. Kennedy, Yale, 6-11-1962*

7) From: Kevin
Please, please tell me this isn't so!  I only bought 1 pound of Kona!
Will more be arriving in the near future?
On 1/31/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

8) From: Eddie Laperruque
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amen, Floyd!
earl

9) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
The Kowali did go very fast. We are still in an ideal crop "window" 
for Kona, and there is another shipment en route from Skip and Rita. 
The other farms we have worked with in the past, Purple Mountain and 
Moki's, are looking up. I wasn't sure how things were going early in 
the season  but the latest round of samples on these coffees was very 
good.
as to the comments on cultivars: I always take it into account AFTER 
cupping, because certain cultivars have other implications (i.e. a 
catimor only has potential for 3 years or so, from about 3-6 years of 
the plant life). I prefer the way certain cultivars roast but this is 
always relative to the altitude they are grown at, ie a Bourbon is 
only has that great bean density when you get above 1500 m. As far as 
a wholesale endorsement or condemnation of a particular cultivar, 
it's just impossible. You could get the most technical and accurate 
cuppers in the world together and ask them to pick out cultivars in a 
blind cupping, and they couldn't. I have had beautiful coffees, then 
found out they had 25% catimor in them, I even was fooled by a 
robusta once and couldn't recognize it: it simply tasted like a 
mapley, rustic-sweet indonesian. We know how cultivars contribute or 
detract from the agronomy of coffee, and we want long-lasting, 
healthy plants. We don't want production placed over cup quality, as 
many farmers would like to do. But in the cup, the effect of cultivar 
is not as clear cut ... this isn't wine and plant material just 
doesnt have the effect like it does in vinoculture. Anyway, I try to 
remain openminded, because if I try, when cupping or traveling or 
meeting farmers) to have a pre-set, heavyhanded opinion, I am too 
often unable to back it up on the cupping table (... the cupping 
table is after all the place that keeps us/me honest! )
Tom
--
                   "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: Floyd Lozano
I am predicting a run on the next Kona Tom brings us ;)
On 2/1/07, Kevin  wrote:
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