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Topic: A Glorious Spring Day Starts the Sweet Maria's Way (6 msgs / 223 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
This morning I brewed some 1.5 day rested Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu
Hermosa (09/06) and it was a marvelous start to a great spring day;
75F and not a cloud in the sky.
I had previously given up on Costa Rican coffees because I had tried
several and came to the conclusion that I just didn't like them.  This
past Wednesday I found a 1lb bag in the stash and needed to practice
with the RK Drum.  It was roasted right to the precipice of 2nd crack
then cooled down quickly in the new hi-tech bean cooler (big basket on
a fan).
The coffee was so good that it went on my motorcycle trip with me.
The cup is a wonderful balance of some winey, berry fruit, red grape
and floral notes with a sweet chocolate background and a long,
lingering, delightful aftertaste.
When I got home from the motorcycle trip, my new Technivorm carafes
that I had been waiting on for about 1.5 months had arrived!  What a
great day!
I'm giving Harvey a call about dropping off some of the Costa Ricans
that Tom just listed before they are gone!
Have a fantastic weekend everyone!
Eddie
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2) From: Robert Pearce
How is that possible when the Costa Rican didn't show up on the list till
yesterday??
I'm still waiting on UPS to show up with mine...  =(

3) From: Eddie Dove
Robert,
Sorry I wasn't more clear about that.  The (09/06) means I received it
in September of 2006.    I can't wait to get the new arrivals!
Respectfully,
Eddie
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4) From: Robert Pearce
Yeah, well, I'm an idiot so there!  ;-)
Sorry, I've got a bad habit of scanning emails and frequently miss crucial
bits of information.
My bad...
That and it was getting late here and I was getting nervous that UPS wasn't
going to drop off my package from SM's containing my order of Costa Rican
beans.  Never fear, the UPS guy showed up about 15 min's later with fresh
greens in tow!
Now, about that Costa Rican... >D

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Eddie,
You just discovered what is the secret with many Costa Rican coffees! They
often have a narrow "sweet spot". Too light a roast and they're shallow or
woody or grassy, too dark and just nothing but blah roast taste. But nail it
just before onset of 2nd with a decent time from start of 1st and often as
not they'll sing a great song in the cup. Enjoy!
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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6) From: Eddie Dove
miKe,
That is precisely the same thing Les told me some moons ago and it was
in my head the whole time I was roasting it.  I am sure it was me
missing the sweet spot before.
It is resting a bit more and will be going to work with me on Monday
... maybe ...
Eddie
On 4/14/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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