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Topic: Coffee? (31 msgs / 881 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Is there any discussion of coffee today, or are am I on the wrong list?
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

2) From: Larry Johnson
I'm here, Brett. I've started my day with a Mystery Bean. Found an unlabeled
bag with about 3 cups of greens - no idea how old or where from. Roasted 3/4
cup in the P2 on Thursday and had blueberries in my cup yesterday (brewed
w/Moka pot).  Tried it again this morning from the French Press - no
blueberries but dang good coffee.
What coffee did you have this morning?
On 4/14/07, Brett Mason  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.
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3) From: Lynne Biziewski
I had two wonderful FP brews of Brazil Organic Yellow Icatou, roasted
stovetop in my little pan, on my crappy electric stove. Delicious chocolate
overtones...
My dog, Emma, however, didn't get a drop.
Lynne
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then have peace.

4) From: Brett Mason
I roasted some unknown Colombian from Ginny, FC+, and rested about 2 days.
Ground a basket and loaded up my clarity, started the drip, and turned
around....
Needed to clean the kitchen.  Started with emptying the dishwasher.  When I
got back to the coffeemaker, the caraffe wasn't in place well, and coffee, a
rich brew, was all over the counter, papers, under the laptop, and a little
in the caraffe...  DRAT!
Now it's almost done, counter now clean (Coffee shines up granite in amazing
fashion!), and I am almost pouring a cup...
I will post results in about 15 minutes...
Brett
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5) From: Alchemist John
Yep, just queued a message about smoked coffee!
Off to my 2nd cup of Idido Misty Valley.  Goodness I love this coffee!
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6) From: Brett Mason
Update on the Colombian - I taste some burn in there - points to my issues
with my drum.  The coffee is good, but the burn is overwhelming, and not as
pleasant as my Colombians usually run.  The coffee is rich and medium
bodied.
I need to learn how to drum roast better.  My method has been a slow ramp to
coffee completion.  But the times between first and second are not distinct,
and I think my thermometer is between useless and distracting...
Next round I will run 5-6 minutes to bring up the temperature, and then back
down the heat to lengthen first to second crack, and work at the distinct
stages.  I've roasted enough 20lb bags to know what it sounds like, and am
getting better, but this one area of technique is still tough for me...
Cheers,
Brett
Oh, and thanks all for discussing coffee...
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Last night I was up late descaling / cleaning my Technivorm.  My new
carafe arrived and I even broke out a new Swissgold filter.
Everything on the counter and ready for the morning.
I awoke and spied a cup of nectar on the nightstand courtesy of my
wife Camille; I smiled.  I grabbed the cup ... it was a little cool
... and I sipped and I immediately darted into the kitchen, "What
coffee is this?!?!?"  She pointed to a jar, "That was on the counter
so I figured you were going to make that this morning."  "OMG NO!
They are going into the garden today!"
Camille was relieved not to have to tell me that she didn't like the
coffee and immediately dumped the coffee down the drain.
I've cleaned the grinder and in a few minutes both of the following
will be brewed:
Java Government Estate Djampit - RK roasted to Full City+ & rested 2.5 days
Guatemala Antigua PB Maria Especial - RK roasted to Full City & rested 2.5 days
Eddie
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8) From: Eddie Dove
Java Government Estate Djampit
Roasted to Full City+ in the RK Drum
Rested 2.5 days in a mason jar with degassing valve
Ground with Mazzer Mini @ ~7.8
Swissgold filter
Brita pitcher filtered water ...
SWEET NECTAR OF GOD!
I just love to see if I can find keys to each of these little treasure
chests ...
Eddie
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9) From: Kevin
Brett,
You're on the wrong list.  Just kidding.
Eddie,
That story was too funny!  Think I'll go brew a pot of Rawanda Migongo
goodness in my TV now...

10) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Eddie,
I must agree... 'tis one of my favorites.
I roast it to the same level.  Have found it does like 2-3 days rest, 
and then is just as you describe.  :-)
Michael
On Apr 14, 2007, at 12:21 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Java Government Estate Djampit
Roasted to Full City+ in the RK Drum
Rested 2.5 days in a mason jar with degassing valve
Ground with Mazzer Mini @ ~7.8
Swissgold filter
Brita pitcher filtered water ...
SWEET NECTAR OF GOD!
I just love to see if I can find keys to each of these little treasure
chests ...
Eddie
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11) From: Eddie Dove
Guatemala Antigua Peaberry Maria Especial
Roasted to Full City in the RK Drum
Rested 2.5 days in a mason jar with degassing valve
Ground with Mazzer Mini @ ~7.8
Swissgold filter
Brita pitcher filtered water ...
ANOTHER SWEET NECTAR OF GOD!
This coffee is an overflowing, but well balanced mouthful of flavor.
Good, smooth, creamy body and a nice, delicate cocoa background.
Nicely fruited, most prominent to me is green / white grapes ...
balanced, balanced, balanced ...
Eddie
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12) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Eddie, your descriptions are great!  Can I come over?
Michael
On Apr 14, 2007, at 1:24 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Guatemala Antigua Peaberry Maria Especial
Roasted to Full City in the RK Drum
Rested 2.5 days in a mason jar with degassing valve
Ground with Mazzer Mini @ ~7.8
Swissgold filter
Brita pitcher filtered water ...
ANOTHER SWEET NECTAR OF GOD!
This coffee is an overflowing, but well balanced mouthful of flavor.
Good, smooth, creamy body and a nice, delicate cocoa background.
Nicely fruited, most prominent to me is green / white grapes ...
balanced, balanced, balanced ...
Eddie
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13) From: Eddie Dove
Michael,
The Djampit is one of my favorites too!  This morning, amongst the
other flavors, I got just a hint of root beer ... REALLY NICE!
To that, my son added milk, orange juice and Sprite.  He is 4 and we
are working on his taste references, but he did state that he is a
"supertaster" like Daddy and that makes him go really fast on his
Thomas the Tank Engine bike.
Eddie
On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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14) From: Eddie Dove
Michael,
Thank you and you are welcome anytime ... bring the family, we have a
spare room.  Get that Hottop fixed and bring it with you so we can
compare the Gene Cafe, Hottop and RK Drum.
Eddie
On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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15) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Eddie,
That is so cute!  How old is he?  Mine is now 14, and likes the coffee, 
but she thinks I am nut if I say I can taste different flavors in it.  
She is like:  "Get over it dad... it taste like coffee!  Really good 
coffee.. but coffee!"  One source of pride:  I overheard her talking to 
a friend on the phone the other day, and they were discussing the new 
*$ coming to town.  She said, to the friend:  "I hate Charbucks.. it is 
swill!"  Oh, they do make us proud!!
Michael
On Apr 14, 2007, at 1:32 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Michael,
The Djampit is one of my favorites too!  This morning, amongst the
other flavors, I got just a hint of root beer ... REALLY NICE!
To that, my son added milk, orange juice and Sprite.  He is 4 and we
are working on his taste references, but he did state that he is a
"supertaster" like Daddy and that makes him go really fast on his
Thomas the Tank Engine bike.
Eddie
On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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Docendo Discimus
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16) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Sounds like a plan.  But, I have a feeling the only travel in my near 
future is going to be to Farmington, Maine.. so I can find a new house 
in time to start my new job.  But thank you, kindly!  :-)
Michael
On Apr 14, 2007, at 1:37 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Michael,
Thank you and you are welcome anytime ... bring the family, we have a
spare room.  Get that Hottop fixed and bring it with you so we can
compare the Gene Cafe, Hottop and RK Drum.
Eddie
On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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Docendo Discimus
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17) From: Lynne Biziewski
Oh, so, so cute!!
To this day I remind my daughter about the sandwich she once made for me
when I was sick: peanut butter and mustard. There may have been another
ingredient - the mustard was key, tho. She was around your son's age.
Now she's twenty one, and a much better food preparer (former coffee lover,
currently off coffee, tho)
Lynne
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18) From: Lynne Biziewski
Michael, the town sounds familiar! I think we actually traveled out there
when my kids were little to explore the possibility of living there...
As for me... I am preparing yet ANOTHER move - to my old apartment!! Very
happy, very happy indeed.
I will definately have the space (nice, too) for a local coffee roasting
get-together!
Lynne
(warning to all: do not follow my example for spring cleaning...)
On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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When the power of love is greater than the love of power, the world will
then have peace.

19) From: Brett Mason
Room for coffee and a get-together - that's great, Lynne!
How's the job / job-hunt going?
Let s know....
My second pot was better - not putting most of it across the counter
helped...  Still need to work on my drum technique...
Regards,
Brett
On 4/14/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:
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20) From: Jeff Oien
Brazil Fazenda Ipanema "Dulce"http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.reviewarc.a-f.03-04.html#IpanemaRoasted to FC in RK Drum. Over two years old and still tastes just like 
the description! Tried a blend at a friend's house of Sulawesi/Brazil 
Dulce/CR El Conquistador. The winey fruit of the Brazil and CR 
complement each other and the Brazil adds sweetness. Very nice.
JeffO

21) From: Eddie Dove
Wyatt is four ...
After you get settled, come down during hurricane season.  We'll
roast, brew and take the coffee and binoculars up on the roof ...  ;-)
Eddie
On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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22) From: Lynne Biziewski
Brett -
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(I would have cried - shouldn't cry over spilt milk, but it's definatley O.K.
- even expected - to cry over spilt SM's brew...)
How's the job / job-hunt going?
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Job hunt is over. Putting together a website for writing jobs. Got sick &
tired of hearing that I have no experience, or that I don't have a degree
(yet), so I decided if I can't find a job, I'll create one.
Also plan to go back to my classes (local community college) this summer.
Will do what I love - write, attend class, roast coffee, bake - and share it
all. Might give some workshops in the old/new apt., cuz it's def. set up for
it. Big, old English Tudor house with four fireplaces, 12 ft ceilings...
yeah, why on earth did I leave that place anyway.. oh yeah, to save money. I
figured it's cost me, so far, the equivalent of over a year's expenses in
the old place. Oh, you don't know the half of it.
But, I will cut my losses and am VERY happy to be able to return.
Lynne

23) From:
brett, you are on the 2 plus month of foodie reviews, wants and general discussion for the
"gathering".
one of the best coffee times I had was at the 2004 gathering, food reviews should be posted some other place because it does get really over the top.
coffee related sure, in an uber the top way!!
ginny
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some days are like that Eddie.
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25) From:
Brett:
it's not your roast, it is the coffee.
I tasted some off flavor but did not take the time to decide what it was, I dumped it and made more.
Funny thing is that the people I have who like store stuff love this particular peaberry and want more; they say it's one of the best they have had. I give them really great coffee and they want "the other bac."
go figure.
g
It is not Tom's coffee by any shape of the imagination.  
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26) From: stereoplegic
me too. started the morning off with an amazing crema-laden shot of 3/4 
IMV, 1/4 my first espresso blend (40% local bought Brazil Santos, 10% 
Colombia Supremo from same source, 10% IMV, 10% FTO DP Sidamo, 15% 
Monsooned Malabar, 15% Sumatra Mandehling pre-roast vac-sealed blend 
roasted to FC+). I didn't have enough of the blend left to pull a shot 
(though it was outstanding on its own), so i re-blended w/ the IMV. The 
shot was so pretty that my girlfriend (totally anti-espresso) wanted a shot.
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27) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
PMK to a perfect C+  in the AP!!!!
 
Oh paradise in the cup!
 
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
Safety Dept 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Arabian Gulf 
 "On station and on point 39 and counting down..."

28) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Good news, Lynne!  :-)
Michael
On Apr 14, 2007, at 2:01 PM, Lynne Biziewski wrote:
Michael, the town sounds familiar! I think we actually traveled out 
there when my kids were little to explore the possibility of living 
there...
As for me... I am preparing yet ANOTHER move - to my old apartment!! 
Very happy, very happy indeed.
I will definately have the space (nice, too) for a local coffee 
roasting get-together!
Lynne
(warning to all: do not follow my example for spring cleaning...)
  On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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NO!
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following
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When the power of love is greater than the love of power, the world 
will then have peace.
L. Michael Fraley, MD=

29) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Deal!
Michael
On Apr 14, 2007, at 2:26 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Wyatt is four ...
After you get settled, come down during hurricane season.  We'll
roast, brew and take the coffee and binoculars up on the roof ...  ;-)
Eddie
On 4/14/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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-- 
Docendo Discimus
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30) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
One of the batches I roasted today was the Peru Norte Especial.  Also 
to FC.  Cannot wait for it to rest.  Any rest suggestions?
Michael
On Apr 14, 2007, at 9:49 PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
Cup # 2 is
Tom's roasting:
Peru Norte Especial Looks FC to me
Once again in the AP and wow nice smooth cup
Cup 3 will be IMV 4 days rest C+ in the AP
(may even find the blueberries today)
Yummy one and all!!!!

31) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Cup # 2 is 
Tom's roasting:
Peru Norte Especial Looks FC to me
Once again in the AP and wow nice smooth cup
Cup 3 will be IMV 4 days rest C+ in the AP
(may even find the blueberries today)
Yummy one and all!!!!


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