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Topic: Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process (5 msgs / 134 lines)
1) From: Robert Gulley
Tried my first pot of coffee from the Costa Rica Coop Dota 
Dry-Process and WoW! If you haven't tried this coffee, you're in for 
a real treat. Roasted to City+/light side of Full City - extremely 
smooth, "well rounded" (as my wife described it) and medium body. My 
wife also declared it "the  best yet" - significant in that while I 
am the coffee nut of the house, she often nails the flavors/aromatics 
more quickly than I do. Main regret is that I only ordered  a 1 lb 
bag when I got it!
Happy roasting!
Robert RG
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

2) From: Les
Robert,
There will be many more regrets in the future!  That is the problem will all
of these good coffees.  One of my methods has been to pick certain countries
that I will not order from during a specific year.  One must figure out a
way to limit their orders, there is no way you can try them all anymore in
my opinion.  On the positive side, I have a few, "must haves" in the stash.
I usually always have a Kenya, a good Central, an Ethiopian and a Kona.
Les
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3) From: Stephen Carey
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Robert, now I am confused.  I pulled out my two pound bag of Ethiopia 
Kochera District Yirgacheffe - which would be my first yirg and my 
two pound bag of Costa Rica Coop Dota.  I was leaning to the Yirg 
because I have been drinking Mexico FTO Oxaca Pluma for a week now 
and wanted a pretty big change.  I don't know for sure that the Yirg 
would give me that, but I wanted to see.
Now, I think I have figured it out, roast about 155 grams of each, 
and switch on and off.  We are also having company this week and one 
of them (whichever turns out the best) will be a nice finish to 
dinner.  I am a little nervous about the Yirg, one hears so much 
about it, that it seems mystical to me.  I am comfortable with Costa 
Rican coffees, either because my friend in Costa Rica has helped me a 
lot with them or because I just know their flavors better and know 
when I am closer to hitting peak.
But, a roast of each will make for a nice week of 
coffee.  Congratulations on the success of your roast.  Very glad 
your wife thought it was "the best yet."  I wish I had someone here 
who would drink coffee, but no luck.  I am the only one in the 
household to drink it - which, at times if a benefit!
Take care,
Stephen
At 11:51 AM 11/12/2007, you wrote:
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Robert, now I am confused.  I pulled out my two pound
bag of Ethiopia Kochera District Yirgacheffe - which would be my first
yirg and my two pound bag of Costa Rica Coop Dota.  I was leaning to
the Yirg because I have been drinking Mexico FTO Oxaca Pluma for a week
now and wanted a pretty big change.  I don't know for sure that the
Yirg would give me that, but I wanted to see.  
Now, I think I have figured it out, roast about 155 grams of each, and
switch on and off.  We are also having company this week and one of
them (whichever turns out the best) will be a nice finish to
dinner.  I am a little nervous about the Yirg, one hears so much
about it, that it seems mystical to me.  I am comfortable with Costa
Rican coffees, either because my friend in Costa Rica has helped me a lot
with them or because I just know their flavors better and know when I am
closer to hitting peak.
But, a roast of each will make for a nice week of coffee. 
Congratulations on the success of your roast.  Very glad your wife
thought it was "the best yet."  I wish I had someone here
who would drink coffee, but no luck.  I am the only one in the
household to drink it - which, at times if a benefit!
Take care,
Stephen
At 11:51 AM 11/12/2007, you wrote:
Tried my first pot of coffee
from the Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process and WoW! If you haven't tried
this coffee, you're in for a real treat. Roasted to City+/light side of
Full City - extremely smooth, "well rounded" (as my wife
described it) and medium body. My wife also declared it "the 
best yet" - significant in that while I am the coffee nut of the
house, she often nails the flavors/aromatics more quickly than I do. Main
regret is that I only ordered  a 1 lb bag when I got it!
Happy roasting!
Robert RG
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." 
~T.S. Eliot 
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4) From: Robert Gulley
Les
Agreed - actually that sounds like a good plan. I have a few "must 
haves" already after only a few months in the loop. The Harar Horse, 
the Mocha Kadir Blend (a wife favorite); Sumatra Mandheling, and the 
Brazil Organic Fazenda Jacaranda.
Ain't life grand!
Robert RG
At 01:04 PM 11/12/2007, you wrote:
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

5) From: Rick Copple
Robert Gulley wrote:
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I concur. I have another pound left of it in the cabinet, and it was 
exceptionally good stuff.
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Rick Copple


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