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Topic: Where are the Centrals? (2 msgs / 57 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Well, up until now they are out of season, and the early samples I 
have cupped are unworthy of offering; lower grown and rushed through 
processing at the dry mill. Remember, coffee is a crop. Sure, greens 
store well, but still it is important to buy during the peak of the 
harvest. It would be irresponsible of me (and run totally counter to 
everything we do here) to buy lots I knew were inferior, simply to 
plump up our inventory. Coffee is not soap-on-a-rope. Buying and 
offering coffee is not like stocking canned goods down at the A&P! 
(Although I wish it was sometimes ... it would make my job a lot 
easier).
Now, the Centrals are indeed on there way. We have 2 Costa Rica lots 
arriving Thursday April 12. (Indeed, I leave tonight for Costa Rica 
to cup some 86 lots of Tarrazu, Dota and Naranjo special lots, hoping 
to find 1 or 2 that stand out). Mexico Chiapas and Oaxaca are "on the 
water". Our first Guatemala is coming in 10 days. We also have some 
outstanding, fresh South America coffees from Peru and Colombia which 
offer the same cup profile as Centrals: bright, snappy, clean, 
floral, etc. So please be patient, my roasting friends, and know that 
we are going to have a heck of a lotta great Centrals on our list 
within the next few weeks. New micro-lots from Chiapas, special 
Guatemala estate coffees, Costa Rica is holding their first Cup of 
Excellence this year ... lots of new things happening, and the result 
will be some pretty interesting new offerings this season.
I posted this to the weblog this am. But I didn't mention, we have 2 
new lots I am uploading later today: India Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold 
and a very nice, bright (Central-like) lot of Bolivia FTO Caranavi. 
(Just when I thought the entire Bolivia crop was mediocre this year, 
and we wouldnt have any!)
tom
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                   "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

2) From: Les
Those Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold ought to go great with my new son-in-law's
areopress!  I'll have order some and roast him up a batch!  Oh I forgot the
spew alert!  Sorry.
Les
On 4/8/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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