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Topic: Panama "Hacienda La Esmeralda" Gesha (5 msgs / 140 lines)
1) From: Les
I am sipping on a very fine cup of Panama "Hacienda La Esmeralda"
Gesha as I type.  I will be buying some again this year at Kona
prices.  How can I be enjoying Gesha?  Well it is called having a
stash out of control.  I went through a box of coffee in the back that
I didn't remember and low and behold it was the mother lode.  There
was another 10 pounder of Ido Misty Valley, a 2 pounder of the Gesha,
and a pound of Sweet Maria Costa Rican coffee.  The Gesha is really
special!  Just for fun, I have one pound of cinnamon roasted resting
for Sunday and I am drinking a TV brewed pot from the other end of the
roasting spectrum, full city plus.  A total explosion of coffee
flavors fill the mouth with the most wonderful aftertaste with hints
of chocolate and molasses.  Don't want to do an over analysis, but
simply enjoy.

2) From: Justin Marquez
That's how I discovered a couple of interesting coffees, too. I keep the
coffees in a plastic storage bin and just before our recent RV trip, I
decided to pull EVERYTHING out and see what I had in there.  Lo and behold!
A half pound of Ididio Misty Valley!!  A 2-ponder of Pacamara P/B!!
However... a stash out of control is still not a good thing.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 6/1/07, Les  wrote:

3) From: Coffeenut
Les, you are a "pack-rat" (err Stash King) after my own heart.  I'm envious,
my Geisha is long gone and it was excellent!

4) From: Eddie Dove
Okay, so you made me go look and I discovered:
Panama Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha - 320 grams
Panama Auction Lot 2006 - Carmen Estate - 2 lbs
Panama Auction Lot 2006 - Bambito Estate - 1 lb
I can't wait to be able to taste again!
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On 6/1/07, Les  wrote:

5) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Wow - you all have some pretty impressive holdings! I am trying to 
get bambito again this year (at normal prices, not auction prices). 
somehow i think there was a fault of some kind in the lot they 
submitted to best of panama competition and they ended up crashing 
down to number 22 or 23, from 2nd place last year. i don't think it 
is a bad sign, but i do treat the farm with a little more suspicion 
than carmen or esmeralda, since they don't have a track record. 
(okay, well to be specific, they don't have a record under the 
current owners. the situation with that farm, its amazing promise, is 
twofold. 1- the farms is very old, planted in heirloom trees, at 
ideal altitude. it was always sold to another farm to be blended, 
before the new owners. 2. there was a massive soil testing project 
done in Panama to try to link soil components to cup quality. 
Bambito, it was shown, had the richest soils of all the farms/regions 
oh, by the way the Carmen 1800+ meter coffee we have is the exact lot 
submitted to the BoP competition.
Also, Panama Lerida Estate Peaberry is due in within a few days. We 
also have a new Kenya lot coming immanently which is moderate in 
acidity and has super strong blackberry syrup character!
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

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