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Topic: sweet maria's cares about your "stash reduction"... (16 msgs / 293 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
... so we thought we would help by completely incapacitating our 
shopping cart system!
No, seriously, we migrated to a new server yesterday at 2 pm pst and 
everything has been downhill. Basically, the web pages work fine, but 
the shopping cart has become greatly misconfigured thanks to highly 
competent "server technicians" (read as jr. high school computer 
geeks) at our isp, and a little bumbling from me to boot. Anyway, we 
are still working on it, but hey, do you REALLY need to order more 
green coffee right away?
Also, I keep talking about all our Kenya lots this year but we have 
only received 2. Thats because the early season of the main crop had 
a few gems wth a lot of "good average" lots ... this week we are 
receiving 3 lots of Kenya from the late middle crop, which is where 
things got really good. So I am uploading them for Friday 
availability (if things aren't fixed by then, well, that just can't 
happen)
Tom
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                   "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

2) From: Les
Thanks Tom for helping with the stash reduction!  Speaking of Kenya
coffees.  I found a 2 pounder of the Gethumbwini that I didn't remember
having.  This morning I lived out a part of your review where you said, "I
can't stop drinking it."  I had to pour out a cup for Becky before polishing
off the pot and returning her cup to the insulated caraf, or be in big
trouble!    But Wow what a contrast from the Brazil Yellow Bourbon from
yesterday.  I went from smooth buttery velvet to a bold roller coaster ride
of coffee flavors in one day!  You gotta love this hobby!  And yes, I am
getting the stash under control.  Looking forward to some more Pacamaras
too!
Les
On 6/27/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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3) From:
what is "stash reduction?"
bird
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4) From: Bob
What is this "stash reduction" you speak so highly of?
[said in thick eastern european type sinister spy accent]
Bob
KD0ANN

5) From: Brett Mason
Stash reduction is a lie wherein you keep buying coffee anyway....
Brett
On 6/27/07, Bob  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

6) From: Silvia Marsh
Stash reduction is when you roast like a mad fiend and give away pounds of
coffee...so you don't feel bad about ordering more. ;)
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
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It can be a lie, OR it can be a situation where you find you have over 250#
greens stash including over 120# Kona with an approximate annual usage of
100# and have just finished a four year vacuum sealed greens storage test
and have determined about 1 year the maximum storage without greens
deteriorating even room temp vacuum sealed (unless going to greens storage
extremes like hermetically vacuum sealed AND frozen at -40f) thus requiring
reducing stash or continually have premium beans become garbage. Bean there,
done that, took two years to get stash under control with very modest buying
of only most exceptional rare coffee greens (like Gesha offerings and a few
others) and not doing it again.
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately 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/

8) From:
oh my god,
one person has so much green stuff. are you afraid it will go bad? I am new so this is all very interesting. I have gone into your older posting on this list and found out many things but it is so much to look at.
questions coming, I have a Fresh Roast 8 that came with coffee a customer of mine.
I love coffee roasting already.
bird
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9) From: Patrick S. Harper
And I did an order yesterday, hope it gets here :)

10) From: David Rolenc
Hmmm.. me too. I got a confirmation email, although I did have some 
problems with the shopping cart initially.
Patrick S. Harper wrote:
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11) From: Cheryl Alexander
Oh, that was good stuff, wasn't it? I am STILL kicking myself for only ordering 2 pounds of it, and it is LONG gone. (It was one of those "round out the Hold For Harvey" bloopers. WHEN will I learn??!!)
Seems you made the same error. :P 
AWESOME cup!
 
Cheryl
so many pens...so little time...http://www.gcwr.org/
----- Original Message ----
From: Les 
To: homeroast
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:41:12 AM
Subject: Re: +sweet maria's cares about your "stash reduction"...
Thanks Tom for helping with the stash reduction!  Speaking of Kenya coffees.  I found a 2 pounder of the Gethumbwini that I didn't remember having.

12) From: Walter R. Basil
It's like, you *knew* I'd be buying my iPhone this week and wanted me  
to save a little dough for it. Thanks Tom!
Then my vacation starts... Well, I guess technically I'm on vacation  
right now. I just haven't left yet.
I've done my part to reduce my stash this week. I've roasted the  
following to take on vacation with us:
2# Mexico Oaxaca Pluma - Don Eduardo
2# Nicaragua FTO Esteli Mirafloor Coop
1# Peru Norte Especial
1# Brazil Daterra Farms - Yellow Bourbon
My IR2 working overtime. That ought to be wide enough variety to  
treat the extended family to.
Walt
On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:28:49 -0700,  Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's  
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13) From: Les
No, Cheryl, I didn't make the same mistake.  I had a 5 pounder too.  I
ordered a 2 pounder before Tom put a 5 pound limit on it.  I thought it was
all gone when the 5 pounder was gone.  I kind of forgot about my "secret
stash" above the utility sink.  This is where I had hid some of my special
coffees.  Everything is all in one place now lined up to roast.  When I get
to the 10 pound bag if Idido Misty Valley, I will again permit myself to
order some select coffees.  Like Mike, I hate to have good coffee go baggy.
I continue to order some very special coffees, and will order some Pacamara
again soon as I just finished the last that was in the stash.  I really
enjoy a good Mexican coffee and I missed out on a couple of the offerings,
but added a pound to my last order of Jacu Bird.  The nice thing about being
honest in getting things under control is feeling good about the coffee I
have instead of guilty.
Les
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14) From: Cheryl Alexander
Ah! Well in that case it is almost like finding an extra present under the tree ("Ralphie, what's that over there? Go on and see!")
Cheryl
so many pens...so little time...http://www.gcwr.org/
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From: Les 
To: homeroast
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 3:20:08 PM
Subject: Re: +sweet maria's cares about your "stash reduction"...
No, Cheryl, I didn't make the same mistake.  I had a 5 pounder too.  I ordered a 2 pounder before Tom put a 5 pound limit on it.  I thought it was all gone when the 5 pounder was gone.  I kind of forgot about my "secret stash" above the utility sink.  This is where I had hid some of my special coffees.  Everything is all in one place now lined up to roast.  When I get to the 10 pound bag if Idido Misty Valley, I will again permit myself to order some select coffees.  Like Mike, I hate to have good coffee go baggy.  I continue to order some very special coffees, and will order some Pacamara again soon as I just finished the last that was in the stash.  I really enjoy a good Mexican coffee and I missed out on a couple of the offerings, but added a pound to my last order of Jacu Bird.  The nice thing about being honest in getting things under control is feeling good about the coffee I have instead of guilt y. 
 
Les
On 6/27/07, Cheryl Alexander  wrote: 
Oh, that was good stuff, wasn't it? I am STILL kicking myself for only ordering 2 pounds of it, and it is LONG gone. (It was one of those "round out the Hold For Harvey" bloopers. WHEN will I learn??!!) 
Seems you made the same error. :P 
AWESOME cup!
 
Cheryl
so many pens...so little time...http://www.gcwr.org/
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From: Les < les.albjerg>
To: homeroast
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:41:12 AM 
Subject: Re: +sweet maria's cares about your "stash reduction"...
Thanks Tom for helping with the stash reduction!  Speaking of Kenya coffees.  I found a 2 pounder of the Gethumbwini that I didn't remember having.

15) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Thanks Tom for helping with the stash reduction!  Speaking of Kenya 
coffees.  I found a 2 pounder of the Gethumbwini that I didn't 
remember having.
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Les
Guess what? Gethumbwini is one of the 3 Kenya lots incoming on Friday!
--
                   "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

16) From: Les
Good thing I will be out of town Friday.
Les
On 6/27/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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