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Topic: A Kingly Gift (5 msgs / 188 lines)
1) From: Dave Kvindlog
I musta done something right.
This morning when I walked into my office, I noticed a nice blue gift bag
was sitting on chair with a note paperclipped to it.  It's not my birthday,
anniversary, or any other special day, so my curiosity was immediately
piqued.  I opened the card first (dutifully) and read a short, but very kind
thank you note from a newer employee who I had spent a lot of time mentoring
last spring (and a bit throughout the summer).  Now please understand, this
is a really nice, hardworking, quick-learning guy with only one thing
against him...he doesn't like coffee!  (His wife makes up for it by drinking
2 pots a day all by herself...not sure if it's good stuff or swill.)
In the bag, much to my surprise, was 2# bag of Jamaican Blue Mountain greens
(not SM, but he told me later that he scoured the city and Internet for the
one bean he had heard was "pretty good" and finally found it somewhere
else).  I've never had JBM, but have heard its name.  Didn't really know
anything about it.  When I went to the purchase website to see if there were
roasting tips like Tom gives I learned two things.
1.  Tom and the SM gang are awesome.  We get in on all the tips and tricks
he can share with us.  This other site had no info whatsoever.
2.  This was a kingly gift valued several times more than I guessed the most
expensive green could ever go for.  I was blown away by my "Grasshopper's"
generosity.
Needless to say, I'm going to need your advice on how to roast these
precious greens.  And I'm going to also enlist my great friend, neighbor,
church buddy, and coworker Brett Mason to supervise the process.
I'm humbled by "Grasshopper's" gift and plan to roast a small batch once in
a while and give it to him to take home to his wife.  I'm also going to take
my FP and Zass to work and see if I can convert him to the dark side!
So what say you, my new friends and mentors?  What advice would you give me
to roast these beans properly?  Note that I still use a hot air popper at
this stage of my new-found hobby.
Dave

2) From: Sandy Andina
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IMHO, one portion (pot or cup) at a time, City, maybe City+ at the  
very darkest.
On Sep 27, 2007, at 9:55 PM, Dave Kvindlog wrote:
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IMHO, one portion (pot or cup) at a time, City, maybe City+ at the very =
darkest.  
On Sep 27, 2007, at 9:55 PM, Dave Kvindlog =
wrote:
Needless to say, I'm going to need = your advice on how to roast these precious greens.  And I'm going to = also enlist my great friend, neighbor, church buddy, and coworker Brett = Mason to supervise the process. Sandywww.sass-music.com
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3) From: Erik Snapper
See your point #1 - even though SM doesn't have a JBM offering right now,
Tom left up the notes from the last time they carried it! They are as
detailed and helpful as usualhttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.islands.jamaica.htmlIt's a thoughtful gift, enjoy it.
On 9/27/07, Dave Kvindlog  wrote:
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4) From: Jeff Anderson
Great story. Thanks for sharing it.
Dave Kvindlog wrote:
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5) From: RK
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For me the sweet spot is just a snap or two into 2nd crack.
slow the time between beginning of first so you get 4 min. to the finish =
full city.
I hope it is good because when it is its and amazing coffee 
Just a bit pricey so it has to be exceptional for me to buy it.
and seeing the SM does not offer it I'd say its not of a great quality =
but never the less it still will be a nice coffee for you as it was =
free, and very nice thought from your grasshopper.
RK


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