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Topic: "Tom's Cupping Log" (4 msgs / 81 lines)
1) From: Justin Marquez
Now this looks pretty interesting....
Kenya AA Auction Lot Kimathi C+  88.0 spicey, citric. Praline
sweetness, intense. YES
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

2) From: Tom Ogren
Kenya stash perilously low. Currently operating in reduced Kenya intake
mode. Unacceptable situation. Rookie mistake to have planned so poorly.
Someone please advise on replenishments ETA.
TO in VA
On 3/16/07, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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3) From: Larry Johnson
......and I quote:
*I start cupping Kenya Main Crop 07 in February for arrivals to port of
Oakland in Late March to Early April 07.-Tom*
Hang in there, buddy; you can make it.
On 3/16/07, Tom Ogren  wrote:
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-- 
Larry J
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please
bring me some coffee.
  - Abraham Lincoln

4) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Early Kenyas were disappointing. Last year, their were some 
outstanding lots early in the Main Crop. Not this year , but we have 
one lot "on the water" that was excellent, and that should be here in 
2-3 weeks. Now we are entering prime time for the main crop, and last 
weeks cupping table was incredibly good. In a way, it can throw you 
to have that many great Kenyas on one table. It was 18 lots, and I 
thought 5 were incredible and put in bids. I guess others agreed, 
because I only got 3 (which is actually a pretty good result). We are 
seeing some of the really bright Nyeri region coffees showing up now, 
but last weeks buys were Kirinyaga (2) and Muranga. These are more 
black currant, juicy, winey lots. Those will come in about 5 weeks. 
Today is another cupping, and I would expect it to be good too ... 
another 18.
By the way, I struggle to keep up with the cupping log sometimes, 
since i find it faster to use paper than my laptop. So only about 1/4 
of what I cup is getting into the log. Still, I think it gives a good 
example of what I am looking at...
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


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