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Topic: coffee in Ecuador (11 msgs / 538 lines)
1) From: Barbara Wilson
Hello everyone,
I am back from my trip to Ecuador and I did get a chance to meet with 
Juan Jácome. We went to the Cafe  Este in Quito and Juan gave me a 
couple of great Ecuadorian coffees that he purchases from the Loja 
region to try. I roasted them on the stove while in Ecuador and they 
were great! I brought them home and have now tried roasting them in my 
iroaster and they are excellent coffees. They are dry process, complex 
and fruity.
And if you remember my story.. we did end up buying land in Ecuador and 
will go down there next January to build a house and plant coffee. We 
didn't buy the coffee plantation we wanted  for two reasons, it was 
already sold and it was too much money.
Anyway, thanks to this list I got to meet Juan and was able to taste 
some great coffees from Ecuador. Juan is planning to open his own coffee 
shop soon and I will stop in and visit next year. Please keep us updated 
on your progress Juan, I think all will be interested in the process 
that you are going through.

2) From:
Barbara,
how super cool...
you can host a coffee lover's week during a heavy picking season!!
Congrats and
warmest regards,
ginny
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3) From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Juan_M._J=E1come?=
Hey Barbara, glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and the coffees so much! My
coffee shop thing is doing well, it seems I'll be opening my first coffee
kiosk in an art gallery in about 3 weeks! so things are pretty busy around
here. I will eventually open a full blown coffee shop as well, where I will
have my house blend along with coffees from around the world (bought from S=
M
of course!), but I'm starting small to get a grip on the business first. I'=
m
flying this week to New York to visit my sister in Washington and my sister
in law in NY, who just gave birth, and I want to go to some cafes to see ho=
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it is in the real world. And the week after that, Im flying to Miami to pic=
k
up my coffee gear, an Isomac Mondiale and a Macap M4 as well as some
accesories, so it is all very exciting. I will be puting my website online
soon, www.cafesasso.com, with pics and info and stuff.
I enjoyed your visit as well the Mindo coffee you roasted. The sample you
left I haven't tried yet, but will let you know as soon as I do.
Keep in touch!
Juan M.
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4) From: Barbara Wilson
I think that would be great fun! The coffee business there has tours of 
the plantation and of the processing of the coffee. We hope to build 
something large enough to have lots of guests. Mindo is a great place to 
visit for other things too(a top birding spot, many waterfalls, clean air).
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5) From: Barbara Wilson
Juan, I like your logo, the coffee bean background makes me want to dive 
in. What does Bolocho mean?
Juan M. Jácome wrote:
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6) From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Juan_M._J=E1come?=
It's a contraction of Bola Ocho (Eight Ball), when I first shaved my head I
was an avid pool player, so a friend of mine gave me that nickname, and it
just stuck.
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7) From: raymanowen
My word! What a Fabulous thread. Kinda wish I were there- I'd keep in touch
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8) From: Barbara Wilson
So.. the continuing saga...
We have our tickets and are leaving for Ecuador on January 15, 2008. I 
quit my job! I had to as we will be there for eight months building a 
house and planting coffee, of course.  There is a running coffee 
plantation in Mindo, and it would be fun to have some of you listmembers 
come and visit us there. 
Juan, I would love to have coffee at your new shop while we are in 
Quito. Is the coffee shop up and running?.....he may not have time to 
read these posts anymore as I suppose he is very busy.
Barbara
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9) From: Stephen Carey
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Barbara,
We may just have to take you up on the offer of a 
visit.  We have a house in Costa Rica.  Many 
times we use that as a home base from which to 
visit other countries, people we have met and so 
on.  From Costa Rica it would be easy to get to, 
I think Sansa may fly there, if not Taca does, so 
you may just have visitors for a day.
Stephen
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Barbara,
We may just have to take you up on the offer of a visit.  We have a
house in Costa Rica.  Many times we use that as a home base from
which to visit other countries, people we have met and so on.  From
Costa Rica it would be easy to get to, I think Sansa may fly there, if
not Taca does, so you may just have visitors for a day.
Stephen
At 10:26 PM 9/10/2007, you wrote:
So.. the continuing
saga...
We have our tickets and are leaving for Ecuador on January 15, 2008. I
quit my job! I had to as we will be there for eight months building a
house and planting coffee, of course.  There is a running coffee
plantation in Mindo, and it would be fun to have some of you listmembers
come and visit us there. 
Juan, I would love to have coffee at your new shop while we are in Quito.
Is the coffee shop up and running?.....he may not have time to read these
posts anymore as I suppose he is very busy.
Barbara
Juan M. Jácome wrote:
Hey Barbara, glad to hear you
enjoyed your trip and the coffees so much! My coffee shop thing is doing
well, it seems I'll be opening my first coffee kiosk in an art gallery in
about 3 weeks! so things are pretty busy around here. I will eventually
open a full blown coffee shop as well, where I will have my house blend
along with coffees from around the world (bought from SM of course!), but
I'm starting small to get a grip on the business first. I'm flying this
week to New York to visit my sister in Washington and my sister in law in
NY, who just gave birth, and I want to go to some cafes to see how it is
in the real world. And the week after that, Im flying to Miami to pick up
my coffee gear, an Isomac Mondiale and a Macap M4 as well as some
accesories, so it is all very exciting. I will be puting my website
online soon,
www.cafesasso.com
 <http://www.caf=esasso.com>,
with pics and info and stuff.
I enjoyed your visit as well the Mindo coffee you roasted. The sample you
left I haven't tried yet, but will let you know as soon as I do.
Keep in touch!
Juan M.
2007/3/4, pchforever
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mailto:pchforever> <pchforever
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mailto:pchforever>>:
    Barbara,
    how super cool...
    you can host a coffee lover's week during a heavy
picking season!!
    Congrats and
    warmest regards,
    ginny
    ---- Barbara Wilson <
bwilson
   
<
mailto:bwilson>> wrote:
    > Hello everyone,
    >
    > I am back from my trip to Ecuador and I did get a
chance to meet
    with
    > Juan Jácome. We went to the Cafe  Este in
Quito and Juan gave me a
    > couple of great Ecuadorian coffees that he
purchases from the Loja
    > region to try. I roasted them on the stove while
in Ecuador and they
    > were great! I brought them home and have now
tried roasting them
    in my
    > iroaster and they are excellent coffees. They are
dry process,
    complex
    > and fruity.
    >
    > And if you remember my story.. we did end up
buying land in
    Ecuador and
    > will go down there next January to build a house
and plant
    coffee. We
    > didn't buy the coffee plantation we wanted 
for two reasons, it was
    > already sold and it was too much money.
    >
    > Anyway, thanks to this list I got to meet Juan
and was able to taste
    > some great coffees from Ecuador. Juan is planning
to open his
    own coffee
    > shop soon and I will stop in and visit next year.
Please keep us
    updated
    > on your progress Juan, I think all will be
interested in the process
    > that you are going through.
    >
    > homeroast mailing list
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10) From: Barbara Wilson
Stephen,
I am interested in going on (or helping to arrange)  a coffee tour of 
Ecuador. Is that something that you or anyone else on the list would 
like to do?  And yay! I would like to have visitors while we are there.
Stephen Carey wrote:
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11) From: Stephen Carey
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Depending on the time of year I could help and go 
and also get others.  But, as a small company it 
would have to be when I was slow, which would be easy to work out, sad to=
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Stephen
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Depending on the time of year I could help and go and also
get others.  But, as a small company it would have to be when I was
slow, which would be easy to work out, sad to say:)
Stephen
At 11:35 AM 9/11/2007, you wrote:
Stephen,
I am interested in going on (or helping to arrange)  a coffee tour
of Ecuador. Is that something that you or anyone else on the list would
like to do?  And yay! I would like to have visitors while we are
there.
Stephen Carey wrote:
Barbara,
We may just have to take you up on the offer of a visit.  We have a
house in Costa Rica.  Many times we use that as a home base from
which to visit other countries, people we have met and so on.  From
Costa Rica it would be easy to get to, I think Sansa may fly there, if
not Taca does, so you may just have visitors for a day.
Stephen
At 10:26 PM 9/10/2007, you wrote:
So.. the continuing
saga...
We have our tickets and are leaving for Ecuador on January 15, 2008. I
quit my job! I had to as we will be there for eight months building a
house and planting coffee, of course.  There is a running coffee
plantation in Mindo, and it would be fun to have some of you listmembers
come and visit us there.
Juan, I would love to have coffee at your new shop while we are in Quito.
Is the coffee shop up and running?.....he may not have time to read these
posts anymore as I suppose he is very busy.
Barbara
Juan M. Jácome wrote:
Hey Barbara, glad to hear you
enjoyed your trip and the coffees so much! My coffee shop thing is doing
well, it seems I'll be opening my first coffee kiosk in an art gallery in
about 3 weeks! so things are pretty busy around here. I will eventually
open a full blown coffee shop as well, where I will have my house blend
along with coffees from around the world (bought from SM of course!), but
I'm starting small to get a grip on the business first. I'm flying this
week to New York to visit my sister in Washington and my sister in law in
NY, who just gave birth, and I want to go to some cafes to see how it is
in the real world. And the week after that, Im flying to Miami to pick up
my coffee gear, an Isomac Mondiale and a Macap M4 as well as some
accesories, so it is all very exciting. I will be puting my website
online soon,
www.cafesasso.com
 <http://www.caf=esasso.com/>
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stuff.
I enjoyed your visit as well the Mindo coffee you roasted. The sample you
left I haven't tried yet, but will let you know as soon as I do.
Keep in touch!
Juan M.
2007/3/4, pchforever <

mailto:pchforever> <pchforever <
mailto:pchforever>>:
    Barbara,
    how super cool...
    you can host a coffee lover's week during a heavy
picking season!!
    Congrats and
    warmest regards,
    ginny
    ---- Barbara Wilson <
bwilson
    <

mailto:bwilson>> wrote:
    > Hello everyone,
    >
    > I am back from my trip to Ecuador and I did get a
chance to meet
    with
    > Juan Jácome. We went to the Cafe  Este in
Quito and Juan gave me a
    > couple of great Ecuadorian coffees that he
purchases from the Loja
    > region to try. I roasted them on the stove while
in Ecuador and they
    > were great! I brought them home and have now
tried roasting them
    in my
    > iroaster and they are excellent coffees. They are
dry process,
    complex
    > and fruity.
    >
    > And if you remember my story.. we did end up
buying land in
    Ecuador and
    > will go down there next January to build a house
and plant
    coffee. We
    > didn't buy the coffee plantation we wanted 
for two reasons, it was
    > already sold and it was too much money.
    >
    > Anyway, thanks to this list I got to meet Juan
and was able to taste
    > some great coffees from Ecuador. Juan is planning
to open his
    own coffee
    > shop soon and I will stop in and visit next year.
Please keep us
    updated
    > on your progress Juan, I think all will be
interested in the process
    > that you are going through.
    >
    > homeroast mailing list
    >
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options,
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