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Topic: coffee stash? (24 msgs / 511 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Frank, I disagree with you, strongly...   My frugality drives me to better
spending habits, which go something like this:
1. Buy a staple coffee - something in the 40-60lb range that significantly
lowers the price of coffee per pound, and which I know I will like; and
then,
2. Buy small samplers or individual bags of the intriguing coffees to add
variety....
Overall my price per pound comes way down - meeting what I believe is your
target as well; and,
Tom offers an even better discount when you start to order multiple 20
pounders - send an email to him and learn!
Regards,
Brett
  Using whales in the kitchen to replace paid staff...
On 9/20/07, Frank Awbrey  wrote:
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2) From: Dave Kvindlog
Better be careful, Brett.  I'm gonna tell Debbie you're calling her a
whale!  You bad boy!!!
;-)
Dave
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3) From: Barry Luterman
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Your behavior will probably change as you roast longer. You will start =
to develop favorites and want more and more of your favorites. The whole =
process is insidious . Before you know it the stash is approaching 100 =
pounds.

4) From: Stephen Niezgoda
I have been roasting for 3+ years now and I my order has almost always been
the same. 1 double sampler a couple of others that strike my fancy and some
espresso monkey.   At the beginning I tried buying 2 or 5 lb of of coffees I
really liked but they tended to sit around 1/2 used until they stared to
yellow.  Variety is the spice of life.
I have always kind of felt alone in this regards.  Even after reading the
list for a few years I was never able to shake the thought that you lot were
absolutely insane for keeping stashes of 100+ LBS.  I usually wait till I am
down around 2 Lbs before placing an order.
Steve Niezgoda
I
On 9/20/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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5) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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mine just hit 200# since I returned from Deployment in May. Including my
first 20#'er of Mexcian Otaxcica ( I know I can't spell)
 
Dennis
	
	 
	Your behavior will probably change as you roast longer. You will
start to develop favorites and want more and more of your favorites. The
whole process is insidious . Before you know it the stash is approaching
100 pounds.

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Stash size strictly by poundage is irrelevant. IMNSHO what is relevant is
stash size in relation to projected usage within 1 year or so under "normal"
home roaster storage (whatever the heck that is determined to be by each
individual home roaster). In my case still 60 to 72f vacuum sealed greens
storage which based on past 4 crop year experiment says 1 to 2 years storage
at the very most, haven't made the switch to vac' freezing greens yet.
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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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.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of True, Dennis W.
FC1 (CVN69)
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 11:05 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: RE: +coffee stash?
mine just hit 200# since I returned from Deployment in May. Including my
first 20#'er of Mexcian Otaxcica ( I know I can't spell)
 
Dennis

7) From: Brian Kamnetz
Stephen,
That's what I do too, wait until I'm nearly out and then order a
Double Sampler and 4 more pounds (habit from maxing out Harvey). I
used to cut raves about good coffees and paste them into a Word doc,
but found out that by the time I ordered most of those coffees were
gone. So now I order a Double Sampler, send a post to the list asking
for current suggestions, and go that way.
Brian
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8) From: Robert Joslin
Hey Dennis
     Be careful when you roast that Mexican Ataxia.
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9) From: Les
I have moved to a similar philosophy as Brett.   I differ in that my staples
are usually a combination of 10 and 20 pounders.  I really like the 10
pounders that Tom offers.  I am on the last pound of both 10 pounders of
Misty Valley and Green Stripe.  There is a significant savings when you get
into that range, and you have enough coffee to really dial a roast in or
play.  Pecan Jim turned me on to blending different roasts of the same
bean.  One of my favorites has been a city plus of the Misty Valley with a
cinnamon roast.  When I have only a pound or two of something, I don't
explore the edges much.
Les
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10) From: Zara Haimo
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I let my stash grow to over 100#s because I couldn't pass up a bean that =
someone on this list raved about.  This was a 2 year supply since I'm =
the only regular coffee drinker in my household and use about 1/2 pound =
of coffee a week.  I went cold turkey a while ago to get the stash down =
and have been ignoring the reviews of all the wonderful new beans.  My =
stash is finally getting small enough to fit in a single box and I will =
soon be ready to order again - can't wait to see what will be available. =
 If I time things right, I should be able to get some fine Kona.

11) From: Eddie Dove
Zara,
Which bean?  Inquiring minds ...
Eddie
On 9/20/07, Zara Haimo  wrote:
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12) From: raymanowen
"Mexcian Otaxcica ( I know I can't spell)"
"Otoxicaca?" (I can't spel eether) A friend likes the Chiapas that I
roast for her. My 15# of Panamas is down to 12 oz of PCE 1.7 - 1.8km,
drat.
I got Fivers of Ethiopian Lot 30 and Green Stripe, but the Vietnamese
and everything else have to be gone or much lower before I hit the
Ethiopians.
If you don't roast and brew a single bean single mindedly, except the
sumptuous Panamas, you might perfect one way and find that the
technique transfers to another bean.
I have some 2# sample packs in the pantry,  disappointing because I
couldn't figure out a good roast, grind and brew before the samples
were exhausted. So I stopped wasting the small lots because they're
irreplaceable. Maybe I'll do espresso shots and blame the Capresso.
Not.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
On 9/20/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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13) From: Zara Haimo
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The Kona crop is coming in right now (we saw the initial pickings when we 
were there earlier this month), so I hope my next order will be timed when 
Tom has had a chance to cup and select which ones he'll offer.  It's too 
early to know what he'll have, but he usually has at least one Kona when the 
crop is ready.

14) From: Sean Cary
I stay in the 20lb range - ordering when I get to about 2-3 lbs...  I
always kinda wondered at the folks on the list who maintained huge
amounts of green beans.
To each his own - but I am not able to taste the difference between
different orders of the same bean...but I just like the fresh coffee.
Sean
In Fallujah...not roasting...just grinding and drinking.
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15) From: Les
If my stash was that low, I would be worried!  I like to keep mine
between 50 and 100.  I just added  16 to the stash.
Les
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16) From: Barry Luterman
Below 25 lbs. and anxiety attacks begin. What happens if I get company? What 
happens if I want an extra cup one morning. Less than 25 pounds I become 
even more neurotic than normal.To go with my 100 lb stash I have now become 
the proud owner of 2 Thor tampers and three Zasses in case the electricity 
fails and I cant find the first 2.I think I need a security blanket.

17) From: Rick Copple
Brett Mason wrote:
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Yikes.
I bought 20# of a coffee I wanted to make sure I had around for a while. 
Well, yea, I've had it around for a while. Still working, now on the 
last five pounds. This coming Christmas, it will be two years since I 
bought that. So hard to imagine buying 40# of anything. It would take me 
four years to use it up. By then I'll either have rotting coffee beans, 
or some quality aged coffee. One or the other, and I can guess which I 
would end up with.
I don't regret it, but I think I'll go with a ten pound of my fav to 
have on hand when I find one I really like. But I do regularly order 5# 
of my favorites that I know I want around for a while.
But my stash isn't huge either. Probably around 30# or so. Haven't 
counted in a while.
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Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/

18) From: Jim Gundlach
I don't weigh my stash, it stays just below the spouse complaining  
threshold, weighing it I'm sure would lower the threshold.
         pecan jim
On Sep 20, 2007, at 11:29 PM, Les wrote:
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19) From: Les
Pecan Jim,
I don't weight mine either for the same reason.  I was just giving an
estimated stash size.
Les
On 9/21/07, Jim Gundlach  wrote:
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20) From: Justin Marquez
It's much like the system in place in West Texas... you *never* ask a
rancher how big is his ranch. Considered poor manners.
On 9/21/07, Les  wrote:
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21) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Barry, due to the manner in which my stash was built, mine (ours) flucuates
between 15 and 50 pounds with a varital range of 7 to 12 types at any one
time. Our office "coffee club" requirement is to purchase 5 lbs of any type
coffee bean that strikes ones fancy, within reason. And presently we have 7
members of the club. We order every 3 months (as this is when we get a
'bonus' check) and I have usually been able to rathole several pounds 'just
in case'. Presently I have at least 2 unopened 5 lb bags plus a 10 lb'er
that has only had about 5 batches (IR2) pulled from it and several 5 lb bags
that have 1 to 3 lbs left in them. AND I'm getting ready to alert the
members of the next order being put together for next month. If I can keep
the coffee stash building they can't afford to fire me or lay me off....too
much invested in the stash...Hedging my bet, sort of...
TerryT
On 9/20/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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22) From: ConradArms
How much is too much?  I don't know.......I had approx. 7 pounds  of green 
coffee beans left to roast  and was getting very nervous and felt  I had to 
order more so I wouldn't run out of beans to roast.  I love  ordering from SM.  I 
especially love ordering the 8 lb. sampler package,  can't wait to see what 
was picked and sent to me.  Today I received my  order, 22 pounds of beans, 
which included the sampler package.  I'm  having so much fun with this hobby and 
am so happy I can share this GREAT coffee  with friends and family. One of my 
sons was visiting me last weekend,  he was here to race in a 1/2 iron man race, 
 and decided to order a  coffee roaster from SM along with a 8 lb. sampler 
package.  He is going to  start roasting, I am so proud of him.  Anyway to all 
of my fellow  roasters..................ENJOY............Dorothy
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23) From: Stephen Carey
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I seem caught in an odd place.  With no joking or exaggeration, I 
spend almost $8k on meds, insurance covers $1,500 for the frigging 
year.  But they do cover 90% of everything else and everything else adds up.
So, I have my stash at just over 30lbs.  I would like it at 20 
pounds, but 30 is fine.  The problem is that I love roasting so much 
that I am running out of people to give the coffee to.  My friends 
actually pay me for it, but they can only drink so much, so fast.  I 
am roasting my mother a pound which I will Fed Ex out on 
Monday.  Then I travel and I won't be taking any with me.  I can't 
afford the small list of tools needed, another time.  Also, with my 
schedule, I can't see doing it, but I will try one day.
There is a very good chance that my meds will drop to $5,200 a month 
- what a relief that will be, I find out on Tuesday.  I think it will 
be a go this time.  It happened once before and bounced right back up 
as the nasty little disease rose to life again.  The thing is I am 
fine, life is fantastic, I have the best significant other in the 
world, and I get to roast coffee.  The doctor - NO LIE - the doctor 
has cut back my anti-depressants, normal for patients in my place, 
back a bit.  He says it is the hobby, loving it so much, getting into 
it.  I believe him.  Either way, I am pleased to be here with you 
all.  You rock my world more than I can ever truly let you know, just 
know you do.  You rock, all of you.
Stephen
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I seem caught in an odd place.  With no joking or
exaggeration, I spend almost $8k on meds, insurance covers $1,500 for the
frigging year.  But they do cover 90% of everything else and
everything else adds up.
So, I have my stash at just over 30lbs.  I would like it at 20
pounds, but 30 is fine.  The problem is that I love roasting so much
that I am running out of people to give the coffee to.  My friends
actually pay me for it, but they can only drink so much, so fast.  I
am roasting my mother a pound which I will Fed Ex out on Monday. 
Then I travel and I won't be taking any with me.  I can't afford the
small list of tools needed, another time.  Also, with my schedule, I
can't see doing it, but I will try one day.
There is a very good chance that my meds will drop to $5,200 a month -
what a relief that will be, I find out on Tuesday.  I think it will
be a go this time.  It happened once before and bounced right back
up as the nasty little disease rose to life again.  The thing is I
am fine, life is fantastic, I have the best significant other in the
world, and I get to roast coffee.  The doctor - NO LIE - the doctor
has cut back my anti-depressants, normal for patients in my place, back a
bit.  He says it is the hobby, loving it so much, getting into
it.  I believe him.  Either way, I am pleased to be here with
you all.  You rock my world more than I can ever truly let you know,
just know you do.  You rock, all of you.
Stephen
At 06:12 PM 9/21/2007, you wrote:
How much is
too much?  I don't know.......I had approx. 7 pounds of green coffee
beans left to roast  and was getting very nervous and felt I had to
order more so I wouldn't run out of beans to roast.  I love ordering
from SM.  I especially love ordering the 8 lb. sampler package,
can't wait to see what was picked and sent to me.  Today I received
my order, 22 pounds of beans, which included the sampler package. 
I'm having so much fun with this hobby and am so happy I can share this
GREAT coffee with friends and family. One of my sons was visiting me last
weekend, he was here to race in a 1/2 iron man race,  and decided to
order a coffee roaster from SM along with a 8 lb. sampler package. 
He is going to start roasting, I am so proud of him.  Anyway to all
of my fellow roasters..................ENJOY............Dorothy
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24) From: Larry Johnson
Good for you, Stephen. Glad to hear that you're enjoyment of roasting is
having such a profoundly good effect on your general health.
As for your problem with wanting to roast faster than you can drink it or
give it away; I had the exact same problem when I first started homebrewing
beer. I was loving the learning process so much, I was brewing more than I
could drink (without becoming a total sot) or give away.
I remember one Saturday morning when my wife asked me what I thought I was
doing. I said, "getting ready to brew a porter." She replied, "There's 7
cases of beer stacked in the corner of the dining room!" I said, "Yeah, but
I've never brewed a porter, and I want to try that."  Her answer was that I
needed to brew less or drink more. The solution turned out to be finding
more people to share it with.
Continue to enjoy yourself, and continue posting your wonderful descriptions
of your experiences. Your posts are often the highlight of my day.
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