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Topic: AME today - Aussie coffee taint (28 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I just cupped Mountain Top from this year - okay, didn't really grab 
me right away but I am going to try another roast and try some 
espresso. More interesting was a sample I received that smelled 
really REALLY wierd - just like rosemary. I roasted it and it smelled 
like rosemary in the machine and then cupping it was ,,, you guessed, 
rosemary. I mean, it was like seasoned coffee. So imagine my surprise 
to find out that, yes, it was contaminated, but not with rosemary! It 
was shipped alongside tea tree oil. I know tea tree has a strong 
smell but it isnt exactly rosemary. anyway, an interesting 
experience, but the coffee was quite bad, when i think about it.
tom
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