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Topic: slightly OT, Finally a good description for strong, well sort of (3 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: Diablo
While at the market a gentleman walked up to me asked for my strongest coffee. 
I ask well, do you mean darkly roasted?  Cause strength is something else I can
tell you about.  Here is the Wine Connoisseur's very aptly placed adjective,
Smokey.  He said he likes the smokey flavor of the dark roast.  Finally, a term
that kept me from having to go on about what dark roast does and why just
because it's roasted dark that doesn't mean it's strong.  Turns out, his family
owns grapes, some of which are for wine.  I didn't have to go on about strong
or any of that, this guy knows what he likes.  Enjoy that Vienna Roast Sumatra
my man.
Leo

2) From: Tom Ogren
I agree about the recommendation for "Elelphant Bean" coffees here.
Maragogypes and pacamaras can have big smokey flavors well below FC, and
maybe if blended with something heavy and mild (like Sulawesi Toraja or a
Java) you could offer the guy somethingwith body and smokiness, the likes of
which he's probably never had. I enjoy the surprised reaction from folks
who've "never had anything quite like this."
TO in VA
On 3/23/07, Jeff Oien  wrote:
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3) From: Diablo
Thanks for those recommendations.  I'll look into that. 
I love coffee.
Leo
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