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Topic: Guatemala Antigua - Finca Retana Yellow Bourbon (9 msgs / 307 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
At only 2 1/2 days rest, I love this coffee.
This coffee is soft, sweet, clean, clear, crisp and enticing.
The aroma is honeyed to the point of relaxing, contrasted with enough
spice to keep you alert with anticipation.
At first there is white grape, very present, but not biting, and soon
accompanied by a mouth-watering perception of pear.  The fruit fades
and leaves an inviting floral aspect reminiscent of the bouquet of
wild honeysuckle.
Anticipation rewarded ...
Eddie
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Eddie,
I always love your flowing poetic coffee descriptions! Want a gig tasting
and writing coffee descriptions?;-) (I may not be kidding, wished you lived
closer but routinely Priority mailing roasted to coffees to you could be
done!)
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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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3) From: Tom Ulmer
...or as a previous poster used to say "A wussy central". 
Then again some people just need flavors that leave you needing sock
suspenders.
Which takes me to the Yemen Mokha Sana'ani begins with the gloriously
masculine quality of fine leather, then off to some great glances of pear
and apricot, and ends with a finely muted cinnamon.
Don't get me wrong as I thoroughly enjoyed the yellow bourbon, but I think
of this one as a tea sipper's coffee.

4) From: Stephen Carey
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Finally, a bean that people are talking up that I actually have.  I 
haven't roasted it yet, but it is on my short list.  I need to roast 
some tonight, for me, so maybe this will be it.
I did a gift roast (actually 2 roasts) for a client last night.  They 
got it this morning.  The gratitude seemed extremely sincere.  The 
fact that is was unusual, that I know they love coffee, that I took 
the time to roast it, then discussed Tom and how he helps make it all 
work for us seemed to put it over the top.  Better than a basket of 
sweets or flowers for a change.
With that roast, plus the roast tonight, who knows, maybe I will get 
this stash down to the 15 pounds or so I want, allowing me more 
flexibility to order the unique beans.  Of course, to be honest, most 
of these are unique to me.  Every roast is still unique.  Man, I love 
this stuff, I really do.  I just have so much fun choosing a bean, 
reading up on it, designing a profile, then going for it.  If I get 
close I am thrilled, if I miss I am still happy for I figure I have 
learned something and will do better next time.  So cool!
Stephen
At 09:53 AM 10/10/2007, you wrote:
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Finally, a bean that people are talking up that I actually
have.  I haven't roasted it yet, but it is on my short list.  I
need to roast some tonight, for me, so maybe this will be it.
I did a gift roast (actually 2 roasts) for a client last night. 
They got it this morning.  The gratitude seemed extremely
sincere.  The fact that is was unusual, that I know they love
coffee, that I took the time to roast it, then discussed Tom and how he
helps make it all work for us seemed to put it over the top.  Better
than a basket of sweets or flowers for a change.
With that roast, plus the roast tonight, who knows, maybe I will get this
stash down to the 15 pounds or so I want, allowing me more flexibility to
order the unique beans.  Of course, to be honest, most of these are
unique to me.  Every roast is still unique.  Man, I love this
stuff, I really do.  I just have so much fun choosing a bean,
reading up on it, designing a profile, then going for it.  If I get
close I am thrilled, if I miss I am still happy for I figure I have
learned something and will do better next time.  So cool!
Stephen
At 09:53 AM 10/10/2007, you wrote:
At only 2 1/2 days rest, I love
this coffee.
This coffee is soft, sweet, clean, clear, crisp and enticing.
The aroma is honeyed to the point of relaxing, contrasted with
enough
spice to keep you alert with anticipation.
At first there is white grape, very present, but not biting, and
soon
accompanied by a mouth-watering perception of pear.  The fruit
fades
and leaves an inviting floral aspect reminiscent of the bouquet of
wild honeysuckle.
Anticipation rewarded ...
Eddie
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5) From: Les
Eddie,
Now I am going to have to move this one up on my roasting schedule.  Not
that my schedule is hard and fast, but I realize that I have an abundance of
Colombians right now, so my schedule is a bit overbalanced in that
direction.  I guess I will have to sub the Antigua for one of those Juan
Valdez coffees.  This morning I finished up the Idido Misty Valley.  My
daughter will be home from college next week, so I will be roasting her my
last pound.  I still have one more roast of Harar Horse Green Stripe.  I am
going to save that one for myself.  I still have a couple of the Gesha
coffees that I have not tried either.  It sure is nice to have choices.
Les
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6) From: Chris Hardenbrook
A clarification, please. When describing a coffee as having "fine leather" are we referring to the aroma or an actual flavor?  Having not chewed on leather lately, masculine or feminine ;-) , I'm just wondering...
Chris in Hilo is LOL

7) From: Tom Ulmer
Besides sounding a bit needy, it seems that I've crossed up genders and bent
a few sensory perceptions. Chewing on feminine leather seems possibly more
appropriate for my tastes though I suppose it would have to be properly
tanned.
To me, it seems there is this whole luxurious sensory experience when I'm
near fine leather that encompasses smell, taste, and feel that just doesn't
feel gender neutral. Already I regret this apology of verse.
Cheery regards from Juno...

8) From: Eddie Dove
Thanks for the compliment, miKe!  Feel free to contact me off-list.
Tom, you are quite right.  While drinking this coffee, I reminisced
about last year's Kenya AA Auction Lot 438 - Hiriga, about which I
wrote, "I am not a tea drinker, but this coffee brings to mind sitting
on a veranda overlooking the valley and being thoroughly absorbed in a
cup of lemon tea."
Eddie
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Find it humorous six years ago when I first tried a really good WP Yirg' I
shared the sentiment, way bright and flowery citrusy with little body, this
is a tea drinkers coffee!  More or less shied away from it for a couple
years. Now love the stuff and looking to use it in our signature espresso
blend of all things. 
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
www.mcKonaKoffee.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
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