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Topic: Misty Valley Success & Surprise (12 msgs / 230 lines)
1) From: Jerry Procopio
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Due to an overwhelmingly huge stash, I opted not to get any Misty Valley 
when Tom last offered it.  I've got lots of good SM beans, so I didn't 
think I was missing anything special.  Hmmmm.  Anyway when all the buzz 
started about IMV this year I went ahead and got 5 pounds. 
First the "success" part of the story.  Yesterday I roasted a pound to 
C+ and was looking forward to trying it Sunday morning when I was 
reminded that we had a neighborhood pot luck to go to (last night) and I 
had promised to bring coffee & chili.  Even though it was unrested, I 
ground enough for a couple pots of drip brew and brought that to the 
dinner.  Usually my homeroast gets mixed reviews at functions like 
this.....from "this is the best coffee I have ever had" to "Oh, it's too 
strong.... Oh, it's too weak.... Duncan Donuts makes great coffee... I 
drink 7-11 coffee every day and it is the best".  I'm sure most of you 
who have shared your homeroast have heard similar comments.  Anyway, 
last night was different.  Everyone that tasted it had positive comments 
about it - and I also gained two new customers.
Now for the "surprise" part.  This morning I had an early tee time so I 
got up bright and early and made a Technivorm potful of (now rested) 
Misty Valley.  I filled my 16 oz. travel mug before rushing out the 
door.  Driving down the street I took my first sip.  Whoa!!  What is 
THIS?  It didn't taste anything like the stuff last night (which was a 
little earthy but good).  This was floral. A hint of cocoa. A teasing 
taste of fruit and berries. This coffee is remarkable.  I think it just 
became my (current) favorite.  Last night after we returned home I 
ordered another 10 pounds.  I'm now thinking I should have ordered 20 or 
more.  I think I am in love!
JavaJerry
RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA

2) From: Eddie Dove
"Last night after we returned home I ordered another 10 pounds.  I'm
now thinking I should have ordered 20 or more." - JavaJerry
Yup.  Last time Tom had this coffee I rifled through 17 pounds of it.
Eddie
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3) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Well Put Jerry!
    and you are correct might want to think about upping your order to
20#'s I know I got my 20 this year I learned from last years batch how
good this coffee is....
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"

4) From: Scott Bukofsky
I just got my five pounds of this years crop.  I had about a pound left of
last years - this weekend I roasted half to City+ and half to FC+ and
blended them for espresso - not to be missed!
-Scott

5) From: Les
Now now, lets tone this down!  I have 12 more pounds of stash reduction
before I can order more coffee.  The nice thing having my daughter home last
week is we went through almost 4 pounds of coffee, and I sent her back to
school with a pound.  I sent one pound to a friend in Iraq, and gave a pound
of homeroast to my wood turning mentor.  So I roasted 7 pounds of coffee
last week, and I am roasting 2 more pounds today for my other daugher and a
pound for my brother-in-law, so there goes 3 of those 12.  I would like some
IDV left when the ban is lifted!
Les
Enjoying an awesome cup of Brazilian Yellow Bourbon as I type.
On 10/22/07, Scott Bukofsky  wrote:
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
This morning I had an early tee time so I got
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JavaJerry,
I wonder if, had the people last night had had the coffee you brewed
this morning, they would have liked it as much as the un-rested
version....
Brian

7) From: Justin Marquez
Now, Les.  After all those times you've "shilled" so many of us into
violating the stash limits in effect at our homes, you aren't going to get
much sympathy in here!!
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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8) From: James Raven
is he finally run out of it all Eddie?
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9) From: Les
Justin,
Oh! this afternoon I had the most exquisite cup of coffee in a long
time.  Smooth, delicate complexity with balance that was simply
stunning followed by a sweet caramel ultra clean aftertaste.  I have
moved this coffee to my top three!  I can't have a top one unless it
is Uganda Bug! maybe?  The flavors are as Tom would say, "that's what
coffee should taste like."  So Justin when it is all gone, or I can
order a 5 pounder for my stash, I am keeping the identity of that one
to myself!  I will give you a hint, Tom did make a personal comment
about it.
Les
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10) From: Jerry Procopio
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I'll find out Brian.  Today I delivered three pounds to three of the 
people that were there.  With the two new customers, I will follow up 
with a phone call in about two days.
Jerry
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11) From: Brian Kamnetz
I like to brew right after roasting just for the flavors, which while
very pleasant seem, for lack of a better description, to be
thin/delicate as compared to the more developed flavors after a few
days rest. It will be very interesting to see what your friends think
of the coffee after it has rested for a few days.
Brian
On 10/23/07, Jerry Procopio  wrote:
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12) From: Justin Marquez
Les -
I reckon I deserved that...
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 10/22/07, Les  wrote:
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