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Topic: What coffee best encapsulates the benefits of home roasting? (25 msgs / 712 lines)
1) From: seth Grandeau
I just started home roasting with an iRoast2 and I'm having a blast!  I've =
been enjoying some of the sampler coffees from SMs and some Indonesian coff=
ees I've also ordered.  But a thought hit me and I thought I'd ask the list=
.  What coffee best shows off the benefits of fresh home roasted coffee?  W=
hat coffee made you really say, "Wow!  That's like nothing I've ever had be=
fore?"
 
I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
 
-Seth
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2) From: Jim De Hoog
Seth,
You have opened up a can of beans with that question.  
Jim=
 "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog
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eth Grandeau 
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 encapsulates the benefits of home roasting?
I just started home roast=
ing with an iRoast2 and I'm having a blast!  I've been enjoying some of the=
 sampler coffees from SMs and some Indonesian coffees I've also ordered.  B=
ut a thought hit me and I thought I'd ask the list.  What coffee best shows=
 off the benefits of fresh home roasted coffee?  What coffee made you reall=
y say, "Wow!  That's like nothing I've ever had before?"
 
I look forwa=
rd to hearing your suggestions.
 
-Seth
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 and Microsoft Office Outlook – together at last. Get it now!

3) From: Brett Mason
Kona ...  best served in a gold cup....
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
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    Tom does not have any now but the Uganda Bugisu would be my first  
nomination.  My second would be a Nicaragua Pacamara, Tom has a  
peaberry version right now but a peaberry is a bit difficult to roast  
right and I would not recommend it for a relatively new roaster.     
Of the current offerings that I have recently tried I would suggest  
the India Mallali Estate "Tree-Dried Natural"    It is not a bean but  
one thing you can do to showcase just about any decent home roasted  
coffee is leave a little in the cup to get cold before finishing it.   
People used to regular coffee are probably preparing to retch as they  
try to finish off the cold dregs and come away most pleasantly  
surprised.
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10/11/07, seth Grandeau <sgrandeau> = wrote:I just started home roasting with an iRoast2 and I'm having a = blast!  I've been enjoying some of the sampler coffees from SMs and = some Indonesian coffees I've also ordered.  But a thought hit me and I = thought I'd ask the list.  What coffee best shows off the benefits of = fresh home roasted coffee?  What coffee made you really say, "Wow!  = That's like nothing I've ever had before?"    I look forward to = hearing your suggestions.   -Seth
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5) From: Barry Luterman
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For me it was the very first time I tasted my own Home roast. It was a =
Bigusu. The Bigusu is a very forgiving coffee. You can do almost =
anything to it and it still yields an excellent cup.

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Agree Bug' is a great coffee to learn roasting. Alas another one is Timor,
also not in crop cycle at the moment. The Rwanda Kinuu Bourbon would be a
good one with a bit more sparkle and is in stock. Actually just about any
origin Bourbon cultivar would be a pretty good choice. 
 
I'm not saying they're coffee's that "encapsulate the benefits of home
roasting", just excellent balance coffees to begin the home roasting
Journey. What best encapsulates the benefits of home roasting is getting
your stash to 63 different greens and sampling the widest array possible!
 
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Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 7:43 PM
For me it was the very first time I tasted my own Home roast. It was a
Bigusu. The Bigusu is a very forgiving coffee. You can do almost anything to
it and it still yields an excellent cup.

7) From: Les
I agree with Mike and Pecan Jim.  However if you are showing off to the
"regular" coffee drinking crowd, I have gotten the most Oohs and Aahs from a
good Colombian.  A good Colombian has some familiarity, but is far superior
to anything they have ever had.
Les
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8) From: Darliene Stanhope
For me it is the Brazil Yellow Bourbon or any Kenyan.  I don't think a Kenya
coffee is for the beginner, but when I drink a cup of homeroast Kenya, I
always say WOW!  I have never tried any Uganda Bugisu, but I definitely want
to.  Everyone raves about it.
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9) From: scott miller
I'm also finding what you say about starting folks with a Colombian to work
well.
Just got a some folks started on a fresh Colombian a couple weeks ago. Last
week, it was a nice Mexican Oaxaca. When I see them tomorrow, I'm going to
have them try a couple different African beans to see what they think...
cheers,
Scott
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10) From: Sandy Andina
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Harar Horse and Mexico Chiapas (and Guatemala Huehuetenango decaf)  
have always blown me away when I roast them, relative to buying them  
pre-roasted.
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Harar Horse and Mexico Chiapas (and Guatemala Huehuetenango decaf) have =
always blown me away when I roast them, relative to buying them =
pre-roasted.
On Oct 11, 2007, at 8:56 PM, seth Grandeau =
wrote:
I just started home roasting with = an iRoast2 and I'm having a blast!  I've been enjoying some of the = sampler coffees from SMs and some Indonesian coffees I've also ordered. = But a thought hit me and I thought I'd ask the list.  What coffee = best shows off the benefits of fresh home roasted coffee?  What coffee = made you really say, "Wow!  That's like nothing I've ever had = before?"   I look forward to hearing your = suggestions.   -Seth Windows Live Hotmail and = Microsoft Office Outlook – together at last. Get it = now! Sandywww.sass-music.com
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11) From: Rick Copple
seth Grandeau wrote:
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The very first coffee I roasted was a Costa Rican Tarasu Dota coffee, 
and I couldn't pull the cup away from my mouth it was so good. It really 
wowed me.
Don't know that it is the "best" but the flavor in it really took my 
breath away the first time I tasted it.
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Rick Copple

12) From: Sandy Andina
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Duh. How could I have forgotten "the Bug?" Or, for that matter,  
Rwanda Gatare AA or PR Yauco Selecto, or Brazil Jacu Bird, or Aussie  
Mt. Top.........
aw heck, 's'all good!
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Sandy
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Duh. How could I have forgotten "the Bug?" Or, for that matter, Rwanda =
Gatare AA or PR Yauco Selecto, or Brazil Jacu Bird, or Aussie Mt. =
Top.........
aw = heck, 's'all good! On Oct 11, 2007, at 9:33 PM, Jim = Gundlach wrote:

10/11/07, seth Grandeau <sgrandeau> = wrote:I just started home roasting with an iRoast2 and I'm having a = blast!  I've been enjoying some of the sampler coffees from SMs and = some Indonesian coffees I've also ordered.  But a thought hit me and I = thought I'd ask the list.  What coffee best shows off the benefits of = fresh home roasted coffee?  What coffee made you really say, "Wow!  = That's like nothing I've ever had before?"    I look forward to = hearing your suggestions.   -Seth
       pecan = jim Sandywww.sass-music.com
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13) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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IMV without a doubt well and MME and of course can't forget Yellow
Burbon or Limoncella then there is Kona and the Geisha  and the Oxtaca
but the rest are great too!!!!
Heck I can't answer this... ARRRRRGH my head hurts! Why do you do this
to me the answer is 42 right?
must have coffee!
Dennis 
"It is by Caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion 
It is by the beans of Java, that my thoguhts aquire speed 
the hands acquire shakes; the shakes become a warning 
It is by Caffeine alone that I set my mind in motion"

14) From: Larry Johnson
For me it would be the Harar Horse, the first time I smelled and tasted the
blueberries.
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15) From: Brian Mitchell
I have always been a big fan of the Misty Valley! Great unique cup flavor. I
have not had a chance to try the new lot yet, but the one I had from earlier
this year was quite nice.
Brian

16) From: zane goff
I have to second the various Ethiopians.   The unique and complex flavors
really knocked me out the first time i tasted them freshly roasted.  While
Columbians and Oaxacans are generally great beans because they can withstand
a light or a dark roast and maintain a good profile, it was the intense
fruit flavors of a sidamo that caught my attention and changed my outlook on
coffee.  So, anything african that Tom calls 'fruited' is my general
opinion.  Too bad I can't reccomend anything on list.....time to order
again, and that sidamo fero coop is on my short list.
-zane

17) From: raymanowen
Green coffee from Sweet Maria's!
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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18) From: miKe mcKoffee
Ray, while I fully agree I'm also very disappointed. Your reply was much too
concise and understandable:-)
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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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19) From: Brett Mason
I agree - again - gotta stop...
Simplistic answers, like "Kona" are exactly the problem.  They're all good,
and all better than Foulgers.  So roast what you like, then give it...  You
wont convince people on a coffee type alone - it will be what YOU do with
it...
And they won't all appreciate it anyway.  So send it to us.
Give them something from a can....
Brett
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20) From: Les
Brett,
That reminds me that I have two Yogurt containers of  "chute cleanings" and
"sacrifice beans" to take to church this Sunday.  When I show up with the
containers there is a large number of people that exclaim, "Les has brought
some of that really good coffee again!"  The line forms in the kitchen as
they all enjoy and imbibe coffee that has been carefully saved for over a
month or two.  There are usually 10-15 types of homeroast in there and at
least 3 different grind levels from espresso to french press.  Most of is is
well over 2 weeks since it has been ground and it is brewed in 3 Mr. Coffee
machines  in the church kitchen.  I just smile as it all goes on
while sipping on my Thermos Cup of fine homeroast that was ground less that
30 seconds before the 200+ degree water from my Technovirm hits them.   So
Tom you can be proud that I don't waste any of my Sweet Maria beans!
Ignorance is sometimes bliss!
Les
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21) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Well now I must agree and disagree. Agree Simplistic answers a problem, but
no one in their right (or left) mind would agree Mexican (dirt weed) is
better than Kona (Gold). (Or at least such was the situation last tested
going on 27 years ago:-)
Wait wrong thread, this should be in the beerbong thread.... 
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/

22) From: Les
Brett,
That reminds me that I have two Yogurt containers of  "chute cleanings" and
"sacrifice beans" to take to church this Sunday.  When I show up with the
containers there is a large number of people that exclaim, "Les has brought
some of that really good coffee again!"  The line forms in the kitchen as
they all enjoy and imbibe coffee that has been carefully saved for over a
month or two.  There are usually 10-15 types of homeroast in there and at
least 3 different grind levels from espresso to french press.  Most of is is
well over 2 weeks since it has been ground, and it is brewed in 3 Mr. Coffee
machines  in the church kitchen.  I just smile as it all goes on
while sipping on my Thermos Cup of fine homeroast that was ground less that
30 seconds before the 200+ degree water from my Technovirm hits them.   So
Tom you can be proud that I don't waste any of my Sweet Maria beans!
Ignorance is sometimes bliss!
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23) From: Les
Mike,
If you read my response to Brett, maybe to the uneducated there really
isn't  much of a difference.
Les
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24) From: raymanowen
"Ignorance is sometimes bliss!"
I am extraordinarily blissed! -ro
On 10/12/07, Les  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

25) From: javafool
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blast!
I've been enjoying some of the sampler coffees from SMs and some =
Indonesian
coffees I've also ordered.  But a thought hit me and I thought I'd ask =
the
list.  What coffee best shows off the benefits of fresh home roasted =
coffee?
What coffee made you really say, "Wow!  That's like nothing I've ever =
had
before?"
I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
-Seth
My opinion would be that the first really fresh coffee you tried, the =
one
that kicked you in the taste buds and said "this is worth taking up home
roasting." That would be that coffee that immediately showed me the =
benefits
of fresh roasted coffee. In my case it was a Costa Rican roasted by some
small outfit in Columbus, Ohio about ten years ago. All I wanted was a =
good
hand grinder, but I was curious about these geeks that were roasting =
their
own coffee in hot air popcorn poppers. 
Tom offered to sell me a couple pounds of Costa Rican he had just =
roasted
and I have been hooked ever since. So that's my story and I'm stickin' =
to
it.
Terry


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