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Topic: American Coffee vs African/Indo (5 msgs / 80 lines)
1) From: Michael Wascher
Have you tried Guatemalan coffees? Nice body, rich taste. I'm sipping a
Coban El Tirol now, roasted just into second. Very good, even with just one
day rest (work, the bane of the coffee class). Over the next few days it'll
get deeper body, lose some acidity, really make a rich cup.
I gave some to a friend a few years back, she kept it while she used up her
6 month old beans, but she still raves about it. She now gets all of my old
& over-roasted beans!
On 2/3/07, george  wrote:
"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to
laugh at him." -- Thomas Szasz

2) From: Ken Mary
We may have the same taste in coffees. I have not sampled many Mexican 
coffees, but I have a less bright very chocolatey bean from a non-SM source=
It was so good I bought some more. Below is some history of coffee in
Mexico. It is a bit dry so brew a fresh pot before you start.
www.maketradefair.com/ en/assets/english/MexicoPerez-.pdf
Guatemala and Nicaragua have been among my favorites, but Honduras and Cost=
Rica have poor coffees IMO, so I never buy them any more. To really
appreciate the centrals, you should roast lighter. The longer drum roast
will take care of the brightness. My suggestions from the SM coffees are
Guatemala Fraijanes, and Nicaragua Matagalpa Pacamara. The Pacamara coffees
are always good so you may also want to try the Honduras.

3) From: Jeff Oien
I was thinking exactly the same thing. Guatemala usually stands up
to a darker roast and the Cobans often have a smokiness. 000 <-- my
cat just wrote that, not sure what it means. It would be hard to find
any earthiness in a central but Sumatra/Guat is a nice blend. I would
try the Guat at FC for that.
Michael Wascher wrote:

4) From: Lynne Biziewski
Obviously, you deserve some CSA points for having a cat who wants to share
an opinion on homeroasting.
On 2/3/07, Jeff Oien  wrote:

5) From: Laura Micucci
Hi Lynne!
Well, if that's the qualification for CSA points than I need a bunch of
those!  My two girls are ALWAYS sharing their opinion on the keyboard and
most of the time I have to type "blind" because they are standing in front
of the screen.  BTW, what *are* CSA points?  Most importantly can you trade
them in for greens??
On 2/3/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:
Laura Micucci

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