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Topic: learning to like light roasts (79 lines)
1) From: Sandy Andina
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I too thought dark=strong=gourmet (though I had already lost my taste  
for French roast and was savvy enough to know FC was often better  
than Vienna), till I was given some homeroasted (Hottop) Malabar Gold  
by Michael Guterman, with instructions on how to roast the greens. I  
was surprised to see how light it was and how robust and complex a  
shot it produced.  I then got some PR Yauco Selecto, JBM Mavis Bank  
Mill, and Aussie Mt. Top and was delighted to discover that a City  
(at most C+) produced buttery, nutty, silky smooth coffees with a  
lively "snap," to me the essence of coffee in the morning. (A friend  
of mine once described JBM as tasting "brown;" Mark Prince called it  
"the poster child for coffee").  I have preferred the lighter roasts  
ever since, even when purchasing already-roasted beans from  
Metropolis or Intelly--for the former, not only do I look for the  
roast date stamp but the degree-of-roast checkbox as well.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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I too thought dark=strong=gourmet (though I had =
already lost my taste for French roast and was savvy enough to know FC =
was often better than Vienna), till I was given some homeroasted =
(Hottop) Malabar Gold by Michael Guterman, with instructions on how to =
roast the greens. I was surprised to see how light it was and how robust =
and complex a shot it produced.  I then got some PR Yauco Selecto, JBM =
Mavis Bank Mill, and Aussie Mt. Top and was delighted to discover that a =
City (at most C+) produced buttery, nutty, silky smooth coffees with a =
lively "snap," to me the essence of coffee in the morning. (A friend of =
mine once described JBM as tasting "brown;" Mark Prince called it "the =
poster child for coffee").  I have preferred the lighter roasts ever =
since, even when purchasing already-roasted beans from Metropolis or =
Intelly--for the former, not only do I look for the roast date stamp but =
the degree-of-roast checkbox as well. 
 Sandywww.sass-music.com
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