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Topic: Best Current Selection for Roasting Clinic (5 msgs / 129 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
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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
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Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
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2) From: Barry Luterman
Columbia Hulia San Augustine Micro Lot.
Colombia
Huila - San Augustin MicroLot .

3) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
Jason Brooks wrote:
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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)
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4) From: Vicki Smith
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:
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5) From: Jason Brooks
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Patrick R. Sklenar wrote:
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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
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Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
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