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Topic: Memorial Day Brew (17 msgs / 566 lines)
1) From: Les
I am enjoying a very nice cappo of 1/2 Harar Horse lot 30 and Panama
1800 meters this morning.  This blend has a plethora of flavors
dancing on the palate.  The Horse is providing some blueberry, almond,
currant, and some grape.  the Panama is giving the blend incredible
depth with a nice lingering tobacco like aftertaste with the punch to
balance out the milk.  I am finding that I really like to have a
variety of coffees roasted and rested and then have fun with post
roast blends like this one.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.
Les

2) From: Larry Johnson
You've inspired me, Les. I think I'll go try a blend of the only two that I
have roasted - Misty Valley and Mysore.
I would also like to echo Les' wish for everyone to have a safe and pleasant
holiday.
On 5/28/07, Les  wrote:
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Larry J
Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I
know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral.
- Robert Orben

3) From: Slinkster
Mysore seems to make everything better...I'm sipping french press 50/50 
Java Pancoer and Mysore, both roasted into 2nd and rested 7 days.
I ordered 5# of the Mysore on reputation, ordered 10# more after the 
first cup of the first roast.  I think I need more of the Java Pancoer 
now...
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4) From: Andy Thomas
Sumatra Classic Mandheling this morning for me. Roasted last night to FC, so only rested over night. Brewed a single large cup in a melitta cone. It is pretty good now but a little thin -- it should be better in a couple of days. 
Andy
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5) From: Eddie Dove
This morning, a pot of Colombia COE #3 - El Placer roasted to City+ on 5/20
- unbelievable!
Right now, a pot of the following blend all roasted on 5/20:
2/5 Aged Sumatra at Vienna
2/5 Ethipia Organic DP Sidamo at French
1/5 El Salvador COE #2 - Los Planes at City+
1/5 Kenya AA Kiambu - Kimathi at Full City
1/5 Mexico Oaxaca Pluma - Don Eduardo at Full City
Absolutely delicious!
Have a great holiday, everyone.
Eddie
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Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 5/28/07, Les  wrote:
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6) From: Floyd Lozano
Today's coffees:
- Harar 14659 (or 14569, whatevah): still hints of the fruits, either I
missed the roast or 3 days isn't enough rest.  Hope it's the latter!
- Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha (2006):  starting to really open up on 2 days
rest, even though I missed the target on this one too (went FC/FC+,
intending C+).  Love this coffee
- Guatemala Trapachitos: 2 days rest, and my first roast on the RK drum!
(above was the 2nd).  While excitedly congratulating myself to my wife on
being able to tell where i was in the roast totally blind, the roast went
from end of first, to 30 sec of silence and then into slambang roaring 2nd
crack.  By the time I got it out, it was too late, and Vienna is a bit much
for this coffee.  It actually tasted good yesterday but today is kinda
flat.  Hoping it's just turning a corner.  It sure smells nice.  I'm just
glad I used 2nd source coffee to practice in the drum ;)
-F
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7) From: Floyd Lozano
You have 7/5 of coffee there!  You have broken the laws of mathematics and
in so doing have created the uberblend!
-F
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8) From: Eddie Dove
Oops ... all should be parts of sevenths ... see what a lack of coffee can
do ...
Gotta go roast ...
Eddie
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9) From: Tom Ulmer
I'm currently enjoying my third cappuccino of approximately 1:1
Kiambu-Kimathi & Cachoeira de Grama blended post roast. My initial thoughts
were that this would never work but the Brasillian adds just enough balance
to the malty-fruit of the Kenyan to make me exclude working with anything
else I've got roasted - today anyway.
Cheers

10) From: Sandy Andina
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Just came back from dinner (spent the latter part of last week and  
the weekend in Queens and L.I. for my mother in law's funeral---she  
was 95--and got home this afternoon).  Didn't feel like cooking, so  
we walked around the corner to the Ethiopian Diamond. With dessert we  
had Ethiopian coffee--Yirgacheffe (from Metropolis) roasted in a clay  
pan over a charcoal brazier out by the back door, brewed open-pot and  
poured into delicate handle-less demitasses from a clay coffeepot.  
Sugar on the side--which I studiously ignored.  Yum!  The place is  
our neighborhood's nerve center,  even more so today because it was  
just about the only non-fast-food place open on the holiday.
Stayed in two hotels in western Nassau County:  the Wingate Inn  
Garden City, which had several varieties and flavors of Green  
Mountain in airpots on the counter in the lobby (and a generous-sized  
packet of reasonably fresh Vermont Country Blend for the in-room drip  
machine); and the Andrew in Great Neck--the in-room brewer was one of  
those crappy one-cup proprietary brewers that uses a stingy little  
packet of stale "Wolfgang Puck" brand; the breakfast room had a  
Keurig K-Cup machine with slightly better capsules of Green Mountain  
French Roast, Colombian, and Vermont Country Blend. Fortunately, I  
packed a small suitcase with mini-kettle, Zass Turkish, Aeropress,  
travel mug, Melitta single-cup pourover and filters, and homeroasted  
Sumatra Mandheling, Costa Rica Tarrazu, and Aussie Mt. Top. Let me  
tell you, grinding for three people builds those triceps in a hurry!
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Just came back from dinner =
(spent the latter part of last week and the weekend in Queens and L.I. =
for my mother in law's funeral---she was 95--and got home this =
afternoon).  Didn't feel like cooking, so we walked around the corner =
to the Ethiopian Diamond. With dessert we had Ethiopian =
coffee--Yirgacheffe (from Metropolis) roasted in a clay pan over a =
charcoal brazier out by the back door, brewed open-pot and poured into =
delicate handle-less demitasses from a clay coffeepot. Sugar on the =
side--which I studiously ignored.  Yum!  The place is our =
neighborhood's nerve center,  even more so today because it was just =
about the only non-fast-food place open on the holiday.
Stayed in two hotels in = western Nassau County:  the Wingate Inn Garden City, which had several = varieties and flavors of Green Mountain in airpots on the counter in the = lobby (and a generous-sized packet of reasonably fresh Vermont Country = Blend for the in-room drip machine); and the Andrew in Great Neck--the = in-room brewer was one of those crappy one-cup proprietary brewers that = uses a stingy little packet of stale "Wolfgang Puck" brand; the = breakfast room had a Keurig K-Cup machine with slightly better capsules = of Green Mountain French Roast, Colombian, and Vermont Country Blend. = Fortunately, I packed a small suitcase with mini-kettle, Zass Turkish, = Aeropress, travel mug, Melitta single-cup pourover and filters, and = homeroasted Sumatra Mandheling, Costa Rica Tarrazu, and Aussie Mt. Top. = Let me tell you, grinding for three people builds those triceps in a = hurry! On May 28, 2007, at 10:16 AM, Les wrote:
I am enjoying a very nice cappo of 1/2 Harar Horse = lot 30 and Panama1800 meters this morning.  This blend has a plethora of = flavorsdancing on the palate.  The Horse is providing some = blueberry, almond,currant, and some = grape.  the Panama is = giving the blend incredibledepth with a = nice lingering tobacco like aftertaste with the punch tobalance out the milk.  I am finding that I really = like to have avariety of coffees roasted and = rested and then have fun with postroast blends = like this one.  I hope = everyone has a wonderful holiday. Leshomeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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11) From: Aaron
sorry you had to spend your weekend on such a sad occasion sandy.  She 
lived a long  life at least, I only hope I live to be that old.
At least you had some comfort with some good coffee you brought.
Grinding for 3 people... sandy sandy sandy....... sigh.....
I thought we taught you better than that.
You are the brewmeister.  make THEM do the grinding... you want coffee.. 
here, churn this till all the beans are in the bottom :)
take care
Aaron

12) From: Brett Mason
Sorry to hear about your Mom-in-law - sounds like it's her time...  How are
you all doing?
Thinking of you,
Brett
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13) From: Dan Mouer
Well it's 10 PM or so as Im reading this, and I'm licking up the last of a 
mug of decaf Yirgacheffe that I took to City/City+, brewed thick and rich in 
the French press, and it's all tangerine liqueur wrapped in rich dark 
chocolate. Oh my!
Dan M

14) From: Sandy Andina
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kinda hard when the other two are blissfully sleeping in and we have  
only an hour before checkout time.
Bob's mom had been relatively healthy till her massive stroke Jan.  
18; then, to paraphrase Yeats, things fell apart--the center could  
not hold.  I am gratified that my son's last memory of her was in  
early January:  happily clothes-shopping; enjoying her first stay in  
a luxury hotel and encountering the minibar, in-room movies and room  
service; having brunch (including her first sushi); knocking back  
cherry lambic with Belgian waffles at Waterzooi;  and enjoying my  
homeroast coffee every morning.   She was in such distress in her  
last few months that the end was a blessing (and fortunately for her,  
she was in a coma for her last two weeks).
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kinda hard when the other two =
are blissfully sleeping in and we have only an hour before checkout =
time.
Bob's mom had = been relatively healthy till her massive stroke Jan. 18; then, to = paraphrase Yeats, things fell apart--the center could not hold.  I am = gratified that my son's last memory of her was in early January:  = happily clothes-shopping; enjoying her first stay in a luxury hotel and = encountering the minibar, in-room movies and room service; having brunch = (including her first sushi); knocking back cherry lambic with Belgian = waffles at Waterzooi;  and enjoying my homeroast coffee every = morning.   She was in such distress in her last few months that the = end was a blessing (and fortunately for her, she was in a coma for her = last two weeks). On May 28, 2007, at 8:51 PM, Aaron = wrote:

Grinding = for 3 people... sandy sandy sandy....... sigh.....

I thought we taught you better than that.

You are the = brewmeister.  make THEM = do the grinding... you want coffee.. here, churn this till all the beans = are in the bottom :)

Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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15) From: Sandy Andina
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We're doing okay--Mom had been sick since late January and we'd known  
since March that she was on borrowed time; Dad (87) had preplanned  
the funeral and wake and when she passed away Wed. night began  
calling friends and relatives and knocking on neighbors' doors to  
invite them. The chapel and church were packed.   He will come to  
live with us, but on his timetable--we're not going to press him (but  
the neighbors will keep an eye on him and we may convince him to  
allow a visiting nurse to stop by every couple of days).  As a  
concession to us, he began using Peapod (by phone--he is still  
Internet-averse and uses a palmtop only for word processing and  
spreadsheets) for grocery shopping and takes his walker on his daily  
constitutional.  Bob is okay too--he and I had seen her go from  
vigorous to being trapped in a stroke-ravaged body, and as a doctor  
he knew it was her time and that she had a good long run till recently.
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We're doing okay--Mom had been =
sick since late January and we'd known since March that she was on =
borrowed time; Dad (87) had preplanned the funeral and wake and when she =
passed away Wed. night began calling friends and relatives and knocking =
on neighbors' doors to invite them. The chapel and church were packed.  =
 He will come to live with us, but on his timetable--we're not going =
to press him (but the neighbors will keep an eye on him and we may =
convince him to allow a visiting nurse to stop by every couple of =
days).  As a concession to us, he began using Peapod (by phone--he is =
still Internet-averse and uses a palmtop only for word processing and =
spreadsheets) for grocery shopping and takes his walker on his daily =
constitutional.  Bob is okay too--he and I had seen her go from =
vigorous to being trapped in a stroke-ravaged body, and as a doctor he =
knew it was her time and that she had a good long run till =
recently.
On May 28, 2007, at 8:52 PM, Brett Mason =
wrote:
Sorry to hear about your Mom-in-law - sounds like it's her = time...  How are you all doing? Thinking of = you, Brett
Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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16) From: Lynne
Sandy -
Big hug for all of you.
My mom passed away a few years ago. She was ill for awhile, but it was =
only a
doctor that took over for her regular doctor who let us know just how 
serious it
was (but I knew, anyway).
She had both a heart condition (which I knew) and Graves disease (I had =
no idea).
The prescribed meds for both sort of worked against each other.
She died peacefully in her sleep, after basically declining &  not 
eating for awhile. My
kids have lots of good memories, too, and were spared the worst.
Lynne
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17) From: Cameron Forde
I roasted up the Kenya Kiambu and the Rwanda Women's Co-op this
weekend (separately).  This afternoon I brewed up the Rwandan and it
is fabulous.  I like this one even better than the last Rwandan
(gatare, I think).  It has a lot of Kenyan character but without the
acidity.  When you say "malty fruit", I think that captures the
Rwandan, too.  Tomorrow I'll try the Kenyan and see how they compare.
Cameron
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