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Topic: OT: kind of dumb bean question (3 msgs / 60 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
Okay, I admit it, I should know this one, but bear with me, for I 
really don't.  When I started this venture of mine, I bought bean 
about two months ago, actually not that long ago, maybe six 
weeks.  With one bean that I really liked I decided to get five 
pounds of it, for I am making it for me and then some to send to my 
mother every two weeks.  I know it costs more to send it Fed Ex then 
to buy it, but she love it and the fact that I roasted it.  That is 
reason enough.
Today, I got about seven pounds of beans to finish off my stash for 
some time, unless something special comes our way.  In the order was 
a sample pack.  In the sample pack was the same bean that I ordered 
the five pounds of.  My question (finally, I hear you sigh) is can I 
combine them or are they likely to be from different lots so they 
shouldn't be combined?  To me, I should be able to, for know matter 
what, Tom got them, they are good, and safe to mix.  But, I don't yet 
know enough about all of this to say yes for sure.  Should I mix them?
With an abundance of thanks,
Stephen

2) From: gin
Stephen:
First I would suggest you use the one price fits all package from the USPS that Tom offers for 12 pounds-0-beans.
Second mix up those beans who cares. # 1 they are most likely the same lot and #2 just go for it guy I bet your friends will never know the difference.
ginny
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3) From: Floyd Lozano
Tom sometimes gets multiple arrivals of the same beans during the course of
a year, but this is not the case for most of the offerings.  There are also
sometimes differences between the lots, but many times these differences are
for the worse and prevent Tom from bringing down that lot and just taking
the best of the season.  If you look on the offerings page, the list of
dates and coffee arrivals is a good place to look for the past few months of
activity.  He usually keeps the same cupping notes and just changes the
arrival dates unless there's a marked difference in the new arrival.
Either way, unless you are dead set on experiencing the differences in the
lots (and if you are wanting to experiment, i would suggest you do keep em
separate!) then mix them.
-F
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