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Topic: Coffee to convert *$ lovers (14 msgs / 240 lines)
1) From: Randall Nortman
Well, since I managed to beat one dead horse with my last question
about resting times, I started looking around for other carcasses to
molest.  I'd like to try to show some friends who say they drink only
dark roasts (read: charcoal) the beauty of coffee that isn't burned to
a crisp.  We're talking brewed (drip) coffee here, not espresso.  I'm
thinking the best bet is to get a bean which is very low-acid with
heavy body even when roasted shy of 2nd crack (C to FC+), and
preferrably slightly sweet at that roast level.  My experiments so far
have shown that this sort of person is likely to be turned off by even
a moderately bright coffee, just because they're not used to it.  To
make it more challenging, I roast in a popper -- modified Poppery I,
with the heater separated and controlled by dimmer so I can slow down
the roast a bit.  Sounds like maybe resting it for a few days before I
give it to them would be part of the answer.
Any suggestions from SM's current stock?  I'm placing a resupply order
this weekend.

2) From: raymanowen
Read Tom's Offering List notes- he's on to something!
You obviously understand the correlation between taste and perception, and
that your Coffee Hoon wannabe friends are blotting out true flavors with the
Corporate "Rich, Dark."
I just happened to be making a TV pot of Panama Carmen Estate 1700m - 1800m
1:1.
My neighbor happened over, and "Wow, Ray! I never realized your coffee could
taste this good." Janet's no Coffee Slouch herself, and likes the smell when
I roast out back. She does a good job grinding and brewing whatever beans
she buys. I never realized I was being a clod and not sharing with her.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Second is my friend-

3) From: Eddie Dove
Order some of the Sweet Maria's French Roast Blend; it is designed for
roasting French and still maintaining some flavor and body.  People
have enjoyed this and then asked, "Okay, what else do you have?"
Zing!  Make sure you have the drag adjusted!
Then they were a dram of the India Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold.  They
both ordered some.
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't force them to drink."
(Especially a dead horse or *$ lover:-)
Personally I'd go with a coffee that had decent body and good but not wild
acidity like maybe Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia or Rwanda FT
Duhingekawa Women's Cooperative or the like, for a nice smooth cup with good
acidity replacing dark roast "bite". Or for more body versus acidy either
Brazil currently offered or maybe India Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold (and have
great fun with the coffee's name at the same time). For a very smooth
balanced cup with delicate dance on the palate there is of course Hawaiian
Kona -Moki's Farm:-)
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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
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5) From:
Randall:
I would just roast to into 2nd (or ask Brett how he does his columbian) some columbian.
ginny
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6) From: Eddie Dove
The Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia usually wins people over,
except those bent on the carbonic cup.  People usually comment on how
smooth it is.
You can imagine how much fun the office has had with the Mysore Nuggets ...
Eddie
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7) From: Les
Mike,
You are wrong!  "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't force them to
drink."
I said saying to an old horse wrangler and he said, "Thats bullshit, you
just throw a little salt in their mouth and they will drink water!"  So you
can get a horse to drink water.  Now I feel better, that old wrangler ruined
one of my favorite sayings.
Les
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8) From: Les
It isn't too often I can say to Mike he is wrong so I have to grab any
opportunity that I can.
Les
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9) From: Les
Eddie said, "You can imagine how much fun the office has had with the Mysore
Nuggets ..."
Why Eddie are you walking gingerly these days?
Les
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10) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Les,
 
Right you are! But I'll stand by you can't make a "dead" horse drink:-)
 
miKe  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 11:42 AM
Mike,
You are wrong!  "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't force them to
drink."
I said saying to an old horse wrangler and he said, "Thats bullshit, you
just throw a little salt in their mouth and they will drink water!"  So you
can get a horse to drink water.  Now I feel better, that old wrangler ruined
one of my favorite sayings. 
 
Les

11) From: Ross
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Mike,
I think we have ridden this pony as far as she goes. 
Ross

12) From: MichaelB
Wrong again! Of course you can make a dead horse drink. But who'd want
to make the drink and who'd want to drink it?
On 4/27/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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13) From: raymanowen
Plus, there is the basic illogic of thinking a *$ aficionado would be
attracted to coffee. -ro
On 4/27/07, MichaelB  wrote:
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14) From: Larry Johnson
Ray, as usual, has nailed it, Point - Opa.
On 4/28/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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Larry J
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Mickey Friedman


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