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Topic: what has been your favorite (26 msgs / 482 lines)
1) From: Patrick S. Harper
I know a lot of you have been roasting for a long time, if you had to pick a
favorite coffee of all time what would it be?   Just a curious question from
a noob, so far mine changes a lot but I have only been at this a few months.
Right now I would have to say the Blue Batak, it just tastes what coffee
should taste like to me.

2) From: Brett Mason
I have to pick one?
Colombia Excelso 13556
Brett
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3) From: Kevin
Patrick,
So far I have two that I love equally but for different characteristics:
Ethiopian Organic Idido Misty Valley --fruity and floral notes for me
Guatemala Fraijanes Finca Agua Tibia -- mild milk chocolate notes
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4) From: Julie Tieszen
So far....the Congo Kivu Peaberry.
Julie
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 roasting for a long time, if you had to pick a
favorite coffee of all ti=
me what would it be?   Just a curious question from
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hanges a lot but I have only been at this a few months.
Right now I would=
 have to say the Blue Batak, it just tastes what coffee
should taste like=
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5) From: Kevin
Julie,
That bean is in my queue.  After your post, I'm really looking forward to it!
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
All time favorite coffee? Island of St. Helena.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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7) From: Silvia Marsh
I have two so far...Misty Valley and Peru Norte Especial (with the congo
kivu peaberry being a close third).
Granted, that's a relatively higher percentage of my experience than the
majority of the other list members...
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8) From: David F Iseminger
Monsooned Malabar is my favorite at just over a year of roasting.  I also
like the misty valley but I have not had as much of that
David

9) From: Tom Ogren
Man what a cruel question! Hmmm...Roasting for about 10 months now...doing
profiles for four months....have roasted  forty types of coffee, give or
take... Favorites for french press have been Mexico Oaxaca Finca el Olivo
(understated & elegant, sweet and clean...cleanest prep I've seen...could
drink every day), Kenya Gethumbwini Peaberry (huge character...winey fruit
explosion...lots of character--too intense for everyday, but extremely
memorable), Sumatra Iskandar (deep, complex, foresty but clean; with the
longest lingering aftertaste I've experienced) and more recently the Blue
Batak, which is more approachable and balanced than any Sumatra I've
had...already an all-time favorite. The Colombia San Jose de Isnos was
phenomenal too and I hope it comes around again this year as nice as last.
TO in VA
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10) From: Barry Luterman
Sumatra Gayo Mountain

11) From: Les
Saint Helena is my all time favorite.
Les
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12) From: Jeff Oien
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Brazil Cerrado -Lot 142 Carlos Piccinhttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.reviewarchive.a-col.html#142piccinTo me also had a malty sweetness and blackberry is one of my favorite
fruity flavors. Probably will never be seen again. :(
The lot 141 was talked about a lot on the list but I liked the 142.
Runners up:
2005 Brazil CoE DP #2 (offered last year)
2003 Yemen Mokha Mattari
2005 Yeman Ismaili
2005 Harars (the blueberry bombs)
Java Prince
JeffO

13) From: Gerald Newsom
My favorite is a coffee that came and went all too quickly.  It must have
been a very small lot because when I discovered how good it was and tried to
order more, it was already gone.  It was the Kenya AA Auction Lot 434-
Kithungururu.  Easily the most complex coffee I've had in 13 months of
roasting my own.
Gerald
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14) From: Jeff Bensen
At 10:40 AM 2/22/2007, Patrick S. Harper wrote:
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*Very* tough question. There have been so many favorites, so many
fond memories. I've been roasting about 3 years and an SM customer
for the last two.
After due reflection, here is my choice:
Yemen Mokha Ismaili (Hirazi) -- January 2005 arrival.
 From Tom's write-up of the January 2005 lot:
"I would say that this is not as high-pitched in tone or pointed in
flavor as the Ismaili of 2003 and early '04 (hence you see a drop in
the score) but when you put this side by side with other Yemeni
samples it still rocks them hard.  This is, even when it is just a
shade off it's game, a great Yemeni coffee."
Boy, I'll say! It was a pungent, complex coffee with a somewhat
woody-earthy-spicy-dry fruit tone, yet not overbearing to my palate
in the way that a bold Sumatra strikes me. I can still taste it in
my memory.
My Runners-up (in date order):
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Brazil Cerrado -Lot 144 Edson Nobuyasu  -- February 2005 arrival
Hawaiian Kona -Moki's Farm              -- March    2005 arrival
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (MAO)             -- April    2005 arrival
Guatemala Huehuetenango -El Injerto     -- May      2005 arrival
Brazil Organic Cachoeira Yellow Bourbon -- June     2006 arrival
Kenya AA Auction Lot 434 -Kithungururu  -- August   2006 arrival
I've been in stash-reduction mode, so have not sampled much of the
current offerings. I did recently snag the Misty Valley and Peru
Norte, but have not roasted them yet. Reports from list members
indicate they should both be excellent.
- Jeff Bensen
   Surrounded by bags of green beans in Palm Bay, FL

15) From: Sam Tregar
On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, Patrick S. Harper wrote:
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I'm a noob too, but for me it has to be the Yemeni Mokha Mattari FC+.
It may not taste like anything I've ever tasted before, but I love it!
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Ooo, good to hear.  I just roasted my first batch!
-sam

16) From: Scot Murphy
On Feb 22, 2007, at 9:40 AM, Patrick S. Harper wrote:
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All time? The 1876 Yemen Mocha was pretty good. ;)  Seriously, my  
favorite was the 2003 Ugandan Bugisu, which Jim Schulman called the  
"chocolate bomb." Hasn't been as flavorful and robust a bean since.
Scot "chewy, not floral" Murphy
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17) From: Cheryl Alexander
I'm a relative newbie---only roasting for about a year---and my favorites h=
ave been from Ethiopia, especially the Sidamos. However, recently I picked =
up a couple of pounds of Kenya Auction Lot-Gethumbwini Peaberry to round ou=
t my Hold For Harvey order, and am still kicking myself for not buying at l=
east 10 pounds! WOW that's good coffee! But alas, it is GONE from the site,=
 and I only have about four precious ounces left. 
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=
AAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheryl
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little time...http://www.gcwr.org/
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18) From: Patrick S. Harper
I am making a list of things to try on my next hold for Harvey order, so
many great comments and as a newbie I really appreciate them.  I am going to
wait for the next batch of new beans to get posted and I will be doing more
ordering.  I am just thankful that I am not anywhere near having to do stash
reduction and drinking 2 or 3 pots a day really helps me go through it
pretty quick

19) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 2/22/07, Patrick S. Harper  wrote:
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Daniel,
I do that too, cut and paste into a word doc, but when it comes time to
order, I always end up getting an 8-pound sampler and 2 2-pounders...
Brian
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20) From: Sheila Quinn
My favorites are almost always anything from Ethiopia. Number one right 
now is the Idido Misty Valley, but the DP Sidamo and WP Yirgacheffe are 
both outstanding also. Heck, even the decaf Ethiopian coffee is awesome! 
You'd never know it's decaf. :)
Sheila
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21) From: George Miller
Lets see. one chipias, one kona, one jamican, two different harrars one of =
a lot of things (thats types not pounds).  Ahhhh, 4  different Sumatras wit=
h another  on order soon.   Guess it's the Sumatras of any "flavor".
 
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George       the MadHemi Roaster of CNY
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Subject: +what has been your favorite
I know a lot of you have been ro=
asting for a long time, if you had to pick a
favorite coffee of all time =
what would it be?   Just a curious question from
a noob, so far mine chan=
ges a lot but I have only been at this a few months.
Right now I would ha=
ve to say the Blue Batak, it just tastes what coffee
should taste like to=
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22) From: George
Lets see. one chipias, one kona, one jamican, two different harrars one =
of a lot of things (thats types not pounds).  Ahhhh, 4  different Sumatras =
with another  on order soon.   Guess it's the Sumatras of any "flavor".
 =
George       the MadHemi Roaster of CNY
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From: Patrick S. Harper 
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Subject: +what has been your
 favorite
I know a lot of you have b=
een roasting for a long time, if you had to pick a
favorite coffee of all=
 time what would it be?   Just a curious question from
a noob, so far min=
e changes a lot but I have only been at this a few months.
Right now I wo=
uld have to say the Blue Batak, it just tastes what coffee
should taste l=
ike to me.=
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23) From: Coffeenut
This is an easy answer going back to October 2003 that I got from Sweet
Marias...
Sulawesi Aged Kalossi Gr.1
It was an excellent SO bean and the best I've had to use with blends.  Every
blend I added it to was simply heavenly.
Rick

24) From: Eddie Dove
Patrick,
I don't know that I qualify as someone that has been roasting for a long
time ...
I very much enjoy the coffees from Africa with the Ethiopian coffees
probably being my favorite; of the Ethiopian coffees, the Ethiopia Organic
Idido Misty Valley DP has been my favorite thus far.  However, if only by a
minuscule margin, I believe the Guatemala "Blue Quetzal" Bourbon is my all
time favorite; it is sublime.
Eddie
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25) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Patrick,
I am a total noob, so haven't had as much experience as the vast 
majority on here.  However, I have to agree with Eddie on the "Blue 
Quetzal."  It is my all time favorite (so far.)  Too bad I only have a =
bit left to roast!
Michael
On Feb 22, 2007, at 9:59 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Patrick,
I don't know that I qualify as someone that has been roasting for a 
long time ...
I very much enjoy the coffees from Africa with the Ethiopian coffees 
probably being my favorite; of the Ethiopian coffees, the Ethiopia 
Organic Idido Misty Valley DP has been my favorite thus far.  However, =
if only by a minuscule margin, I believe the Guatemala "Blue Quetzal" 
Bourbon is my all time favorite; it is sublime.
Eddie
-- 
Errare humanun est - sed perseverare diabolicum
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/22/07, Patrick S. Harper  wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/22/07, Patrick S. Harper  wrote:
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L. Michael Fraley, MD

26) From: stereoplegic
yirgacheffe moledina 3993. wow! amazing tangerine sweetness.
patrick wrote:
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