-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I'm looking at the greens to place my order. I'm also needing to get a coffee for my roasting demo in September. I want something nice and simple, that won't alienate the muted American palate. I noticed there are several Colombians and Brazils. Anyone of them stand out as excellent, nice, middle of the road brews? Something else I'm missing? I'll be looking at Tom's reviews shortly, but I'm curious for opinions. Jason - -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- ------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFGo8I7vsJkiMz+UPsRAizhAKCMNK/7SUeIpUVCcIfbD0u/pz1QegCgiEZp MF2BDWF54FFl/bjP+04Lvls= =s7pn -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Columbia Hulia San Augustine Micro Lot. Colombia Huila - San Augustin MicroLot .
Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip> I received a pound of "Brazil FTO Dry-Process Poco Fundo" in my last Sampler pack, and roasted it two weekends ago (7/8). Took it into work 3 days that week ... I received rave reviews from my coworkers (I take in a 64oz thermos and allow up to 1/2 of it to be enjoyed by my coworkers). nice, smooth, rich (earthy? chocolate?) taste at what I think was FC+ (2nd Crack had definitely gotten started before cooling). It was good enough that I ordered 5# more of it this past week. :) took in a C+/FC "Tanzania Mount Meru Nkoanekoli" the other two work days and while everyone seemed to like it, it was the Poco Fundo that everyone asked if I'd be bringing in again. of course, since I probably should register as an addict, I have to recommend any good Kona you can get your mitts on. :) unfortunately, my Kona stash is getting low and the picking season is a LONG way away. :( Just two cents from a roasting rookie (today's two 1/2 pounds make batches number 30 & 31 since I started) pat----
Hummm, it probably doesn't matter what you roast that day, as that won't be what you are serving for tasting, right? When I have done roasting demos using my HG/Bread Machine, I've chosen beans that look "pretty" and roast evenly. I've tried to have three or so very different roasted beans ready to go so that folks, and encouraged people to taste all of them. Most people don't realize the various flavours one can find in different coffees. For that reason, I have used beans done to the same degree of roast, so folks don't think that it is a matter of how dark (or light) the beans are roasted. Vicki Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip>
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Patrick R. Sklenar wrote: <Snip> Great! I just picked up 2# of the Poco Fundo and Hulia San Augustine Micro Lot. Vicki - I'm probably sticking to a single bean here to give a straight comparison between roasting bean x and drinking bean x. I'm unsure of audience number, so I'm sticking with a single bean, to be on the safe side. Jason - -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- ------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFGpUnLvsJkiMz+UPsRAuIQAKCqGMRP03uxxmsO6ULxdTkekt0LTACeKaYW AOeyfml3hpjDUvE9qKEVv60= =o86w -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----