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Topic: Aida out of stock & a bit more. (3 msgs / 78 lines)
1) From: John Despres
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Wow! Thanks for all the kind welcomes. In the interest of full 
disclosure, I've never cupped. (I'm a bit nervous...) I know it's the 
thing to do and I will soon enough. This has been an incredibly busy 
season for me, so after family, I fit in a bit of roasting. I brew it in 
a standard drip coffee maker, or french press it, but after what I've 
been reading here, I'm going to find another way to enjoy - any 
suggestions? There's the press I've been reading about here, the vacuum 
- so much to learn.
I printed the bean roasting chart pictures from SM's site and have used 
that as a guide. I think it printed a bit darker than they appear on the 
back-lit monitor of my 'puter, but I adjusted. Besides, I've been buying 
whole beans for 20 years so I have a vague idea of what to look for in 
color. However, it did indeed sweep me to some very good results quite 
quickly. That first sip of my first roast? I made lots of happy noises & 
invited some neighbors over to try it. They think I'm pretty cool now.
I've also been invited to hang with the head roaster at a very nice 
coffee shop in another town near here. That should be interesting as 
he's been roasting professionally for 30 years or so.
No Aida on my front porch today... Maybe it did get moved to Eddie's box...
JD
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John A C Despres
Hug your kidshttp://www.sceneitallproductions.com

2) From: Eddie Dove
"I've never cupped. (I'm a bit nervous...) I know it's the thing to do
and I will soon enough."
Nonsense.  Three easy steps:
1.  Brew, in any manner, the exquisite elixir
2.  Indulge, as you desire, in the exquisite elixir
3.  Share, as evoked, by the exquisite elixir
"No Aida on my front porch today... Maybe it did get moved to Eddie's box..."
He-he ...
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 6, 2007 2:22 PM, John Despres  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
"...I've never cupped."
 OK, this could get a bit wild. After you roast, what do you do with all the
coffee- brew it, right?
Personally, I like to brew directly into an 18oz Captain Morgan stein,
especially for the first shot out of the HG/BM roaster. I mug the coffee, no
expectoration involved.
I suppose one could toss it in the air and catch a sip on the down
trajectory. Avoids the crap and corruption of a seasoned vessel...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Towards a bigger mess.
On Dec 6, 2007 1:22 PM, John Despres  wrote:
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