Jim Schulman & Abe Carmeli spent a couple days at Terrior Coffee and reported about it on HB. This is a bit more in depth write-up based on Jim's experience and thoughts. This isn't about "cupping" but more about Specialty Coffee and it's future.http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee">http://users.ameritech.net/jim_schulman/Cupping_with_George.htmlPacific 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/
I went to the April open house at Terroir and it was very impressive. George gives a great Power Point presentation all about coffee from history to the cup. Peter and crew brewed cuppings for the 50+ who attended. One cupping walked you through the effects of elevation using different origins (very interesting) and others on storage on aging effects.
I hope to get out there when I'm not so busy. Have many good memories getting a cup at the Coffee Connection (French Press - my first exposure to good coffee) in Harvard Square at the Garage, and stopping afterwards at Baby Watson for some of their cheesecake or congo bars. That was back when Harvard Square was more hippy, and much less trendy... Lynne On 5/6/07, Edward Bourgeois wrote: <Snip> -- "Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses." Amy Tan
That Mamuto he mentions is one of the best coffees I've ever tasted. Their greens are exhorbitantly priced, similar to Konas. And while I find his analysis and pursuit of the 'terroir' of coffee, I would certanly miss On 5/6/07, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip>