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1) From: Stephen Carey
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Hi, we are going to a somewhat light, yet a bit traditional 
Thanksgiving.  This will not be one where everyone fills to their 
gills (which is fine, just not happening at this one).  Sliced turkey 
breast, salads, corn, traditional stuff, but everyone seems to be 
eating lighter these days and the cook is cooking a bit 
lighter.  Some is me.  I am on a daily shot regimen for another two 
months that sort of gives me a slight flu like feeling every 
night.  Food is not on my mind.  I love my friends, but I wish they 
wouldn't feel they had to follow suit and eat less and make the meal 
less of the time together - but some friends, huh!!?!
Anyway, with desert of cookies and maybe a pie, I was asked to bring 
the coffee.  I give two of them coffee as gifts and I have gotten 
them, through repeated efforts, to get them to appreciate a fine City 
+ to FC (not everything has to be charcoal - with some that is a long 
lesson:)  Without knowing what I have on hand, but knowing I have 
lots of geographical areas covered and yirgs and peaberrys and lots 
more - trust me, lots more,
what can I bring to celebrate what we all have to be thankful for, 
and it is a lot for all of us.
I was thinking it was time to gift, with me there to enjoy it: 
Ehiopia Harar Horse - Lot 14659; Sumatr Blue Batat Tarbarita 
Peaberry; Panama Carmon Estate 1800 + Meters, or maybe an Indian 
coffee like Anochki (Liberica).
I want to roast so I can serve it near its peak time, so tomorrow 
through Wednesday, but Wednesday, while still making a nice pot of 
coffee may be a bit lake to bring out all of the wonderful flavors I 
have tasted in most of these.
What are you all taking or serving?
Thank you, it means a lot of me to be able to ask a kind of a silly 
question and get real answers.  I guess I could just pick one, but I 
learn from the experiences of others, from you all, it makes it all 
the more special, like we, as a group, are giving the gift - sounds 
stupid, I know, but it is I think these days.
Stephen 
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Hi, we are going to a somewhat light, yet a bit traditional
Thanksgiving.  This will not be one where everyone fills to their
gills (which is fine, just not happening at this one).  Sliced
turkey breast, salads, corn, traditional stuff, but everyone seems to be
eating lighter these days and the cook is cooking a bit lighter. 
Some is me.  I am on a daily shot regimen for another two months
that sort of gives me a slight flu like feeling every night.  Food
is not on my mind.  I love my friends, but I wish they wouldn't feel
they had to follow suit and eat less and make the meal less of the time
together - but some friends, huh!!?!
Anyway, with desert of cookies and maybe a pie, I was asked to bring the
coffee.  I give two of them coffee as gifts and I have gotten them,
through repeated efforts, to get them to appreciate a fine City + to FC
(not everything has to be charcoal - with some that is a long
lesson:)  Without knowing what I have on hand, but knowing I have
lots of geographical areas covered and yirgs and peaberrys and lots more
- trust me, lots more,
what can I bring to celebrate what we all have to be thankful for, and it
is a lot for all of us. 
I was thinking it was time to gift, with me there to enjoy it: Ehiopia
Harar Horse - Lot 14659; Sumatr Blue Batat Tarbarita Peaberry; Panama
Carmon Estate 1800 + Meters, or maybe an Indian coffee like Anochki
(Liberica).
I want to roast so I can serve it near its peak time, so tomorrow through
Wednesday, but Wednesday, while still making a nice pot of coffee may be
a bit lake to bring out all of the wonderful flavors I have tasted in
most of these.
What are you all taking or serving?
Thank you, it means a lot of me to be able to ask a kind of a silly
question and get real answers.  I guess I could just pick one, but I
learn from the experiences of others, from you all, it makes it all the
more special, like we, as a group, are giving the gift - sounds
stupid, I know, but it is I think these days.
Stephen
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2) From: Marty Wooten
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a lighter approach to Thanksgiving. I personally think the Ethiopian and the Sumatra would be nice, but it is a matter of personal preference. I am blessed that my father is a home roaster as well, so I know I can expect to have at least and espresso and an Americano made from his personal blend (can't remember what he puts in it off the top of my head other than one of the beans being a Sumatra) as well as what ever coffee he has roasted to surprise me with. I am planning on taking some of the last of my Panama Carmen Estate 1800 meters.
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From: Stephen Carey 
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Subject: +a true Thanksgiving gift, more than just coffee
Hi, we are going to a somewhat light, yet a bit traditional Thanksgiving.  This will not be one where everyone fills to their gills (which is fine, just not happening at this one).  Sliced turkey breast, salads, corn, traditional stuff, but everyone seems to be eating lighter these days and the cook is cooking a bit lighter.  Some is me.  I am on a daily shot regimen for another two months that sort of gives me a slight flu like feeling every night.  Food is not on my mind.  I love my friends, but I wish they wouldn't feel they had to follow suit and eat less and make the meal less of the time together - but some friends, huh!!?!
Anyway, with desert of cookies and maybe a pie, I was asked to bring the coffee.  I give two of them coffee as gifts and I have gotten them, through repeated efforts, to get them to appreciate a fine City + to FC (not everything has to be charcoal - with some that is a long lesson:)  Without knowing what I have on hand, but knowing I have lots of geographical areas covered and yirgs and peaberrys and lots more - trust me, lots more,
what can I bring to celebrate what we all have to be thankful for, and it is a lot for all of us. 
I was thinking it was time to gift, with me there to enjoy it: Ehiopia Harar Horse - Lot 14659; Sumatr Blue Batat Tarbarita Peaberry; Panama Carmon Estate 1800 + Meters, or maybe an Indian coffee like Anochki (Liberica).
I want to roast so I can serve it near its peak time, so tomorrow through Wednesday, but Wednesday, while still making a nice pot of coffee may be a bit lake to bring out all of the wonderful flavors I have tasted in most of these.
What are you all taking or serving?
Thank you, it means a lot of me to be able to ask a kind of a silly question and get real answers.  I guess I could just pick one, but I learn from the experiences of others, from you all, it makes it all the more special, like we, as a group, are giving the gift - sounds stupid, I know, but it is I think these days.
Stephen

3) From: Lynne
Well, Stephen, it sounds like you have some truly kind, wonderful friends.
Why shouldn't they follow suit? (In giving we receive so much more...) In
addition - the day will also be easier on the cook - and you guys can spend
your time sharing the day. Nice.
Your choice of coffees sound terrific (although I haven't tried the Anochki
Liberica), but, to be honest, with all the coffees I've been tasting lately
(through the kindness of this wonder list), I can't say that any aren't
terrific. Each is unique - each is so wonderful.
(While I haven't been able to write about each variety I've tasted, I'm
planning to work on a little coffee blog soon. Stay tuned...)
My technique is - put my hand in the box of coffees and - voila! - that's my
choice! Since I am a fuzzy-brained lady with my head focused on too much
information during the day, I usually forget to roast until I'm close to -
or, like today, completely run out. That's fine with me, because I like
trying the varieties right after I roast.
Unfortunately, the last couple of visits to my doctor has resulted in my
finding out that my blood pressure is even worse. (Friday it was 180 over
100 - yikes!), so I'm thinking about ordering some decaf when I am able - I
am proud that I have been weaning myself of off my usual cream, though -
partly for my health, and partly to save money - and yet another trip to the
grocery store by foot.
My daughters have made me promise to keep the meal simple. I used to really
put on a feast. Well, this will be a feast, too, but simpler. For the meat
eaters in the house, we may - or may not - have turkey. I managed to get
lots of chicken legs for a ridiculous price... I may marinate some of them
for our meat dish since the turkeys in the stores that are easy access to me
seem to be priced close to diamonds.
I'll make my usual no-knead bread in my covered, cast iron pan, veggies. I'm
hoping to serve a big salad (I got these WONDERFUL imported olives from a
Middle Eastern shop in Boston's Haymarket. Blueberries for pie (usually make
apple pie, but I'm tired, and lugging them home w/out a vehicle is a bit
much now. I have some semolina flour, so if I feel like it, I might make
some pasta. We'll have lots of veggies, of course... I'll most likely make
some biscotti for the day, too - I searched for something a bit different -
since I have a cabinet full of peanut butter, I was going to make peanut
butter cookies - yikes - the recipe called for 3 sticks of butter! (My
biscotti have no oil or butter - I'll stick with that, at least for this
holiday).
Right now, I have some Colombian Supreme and Brazil Cerrado - Lot 141 Wagner
Ferrero roasted. I had the Brazil this morning - it was smooth, delish -
roasted it last night. Just writing about it makes me want to have some!
Lynne

4) From: Sandy Andina
Stephen,
For Thanksgiving, I am thankful you are with us--and hopeful that you  
will be with us for a long time!
Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com

5) From: Stephen Carey
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Lynn and Sandy,
Trust me, I consider part of Thanksgiving this list.  I kind of take 
it with me when I go places.  I share things I learned to people who 
are excited I have such a new avocation, I feel we all have the same 
goals in minds with a 100 or more ways to get there (never letting it 
get boring).  And, I feel that as we become members of this list we 
do become member of an on-line family, one which cares about how each 
member is doing, what they are doing, their accomplishments, and much 
more.  That is my Thanksgiving this year.  Back on July 7th, before I 
bought anything, but approached the list I had no idea where it would 
lead, now I am in amazement and wonder and it is a gift.  I don't 
take what people share likely other than the fun jokes and I love the 
teaching atmosphere that exists here, plus the kindness from people 
as kind as you two, thank you.
At 12:56 AM 11/18/2007, you wrote:
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Lynn and Sandy,
Trust me, I consider part of Thanksgiving this list.  I kind of take
it with me when I go places.  I share things I learned to people who
are excited I have such a new avocation, I feel we all have the same
goals in minds with a 100 or more ways to get there (never letting it get
boring).  And, I feel that as we become members of this list we do
become member of an on-line family, one which cares about how each member
is doing, what they are doing, their accomplishments, and much
more.  That is my Thanksgiving this year.  Back on July 7th,
before I bought anything, but approached the list I had no idea where it
would lead, now I am in amazement and wonder and it is a gift.  I
don't take what people share likely other than the fun jokes and I love
the teaching atmosphere that exists here, plus the kindness from people
as kind as you two, thank you.
At 12:56 AM 11/18/2007, you wrote:
Stephen,
For Thanksgiving, I am thankful you are with us--and hopeful that
you  
will be with us for a long time!
Sandy Andina

www.sandyandina.com
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