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Topic: You people are addicting! Glad to be back. (16 msgs / 689 lines)
1) From: an iconoclast
I haven't read the list since September and haven't posted since June,
but have been getting Tom's RSS feeds. Life has been too busy for
words. I have a new job as a Medical Informatics Nurse for our
electronic medical record system.  I still work as an Advice Nurse,
but only on-call.  I work from home half the time now and I'm in
computer heaven.
But....I'm down to less than 120 lbs of beans (not counting the 28
pounds of Colombian I roast for one of my customers), have only 19 lbs
of Brazil Cachoeira YB left and just finished up last year's SM Select
Costa Rica PB.  I need some bean opinions from the experts before I
put in a new order!
I just pared 650 mail threads down to 191. Wow, I missed a lot!
Congrats to MiKe and Bruce on your new shop!  Just figured out it was
Bruce of Bruce and Luce! I wish we could have made it to this year's
PNWG. We enjoyed last year's End of Summer Jam very much....until we
had to be towed.
Good luck to Joseph when he opens his shop in Stevenson. Zigzag is
close to both shops, so we'll come for a visit.
Luna Bee is a beautiful baby, Kris!  I saw the picture of your son
standing next to a river with a skunk cabbage visible in the
background and thought you might be in the PNW. I went back in your
blog and see you migrated from Kansas to Oregon. We lived in Oklahoma
for a year and a half. It's a whole different world here, isn't it?
Mike (just plain), I still have 2 non-working KMBs. I'll get them to
you one of these days.  Hopefully, before I become desperate.  I'm
down to only two machines that work.  I hope all is well with you.
Hi to Brett, Sandy, Eddie, Brian, RayO, Alchemist John, Les, Ginny,
Lynne, Barry, Tom, etc, etc.  I missed your voices. Hello to all the
new listers.
I've given up roasting duties to my husband, Dan, as my arthritic
hands just can't manage stirring and intense computering.  He's still
using the HG/DB/BBQ side burner method, roasting 2 lbs at a time.  I
read all Tom's info when the Behmor became available and it sounds
enticing.  I'll be reading all the Behmor threads to pick your brains.
We supply my daughter and sis-in-law with all their beans, have
several regular customers, give lots of coffee as gifts and roast for
our own use, so probably roast anywhere from 6-12 lbs per week. We
could use the Behmor for smaller batches. And we could roast
inside...What a concept!
OK, see my current shopping cart below. I'm going with variety this
time. 5 lb bags rather than three 20 lb bags.  I would love some
opinions. I'm completely out of Costa Rican, so it's a good time to
buy. I've got 10 lbs of Sumatra Classic Mandheling for my Zigzag
blend, but like a special Sumatra when not blending. In addition to
the last of my Brazil YB, I have 25 lbs of other Brazils, like Poco
Fundo, Camocin PB, etc. But, I'm a sucker for Brazils and the Brazil
Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao sounds yummy.  Anybody tried it?  I have
10 lbs of India Matakadad Estate PB left, but I really like Indian
coffees, hence two of them in my cart.
Costa Rica Dota Peaberry Special
Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process
Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley DP
India Baba Budan - Mandelkhan Estate
India Mallali Estate "Tree-Dried Natural"
Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry
Rwanda Kinunu Bourbon
Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process
Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao
Guatemala Huehuetenango WP Decaf
Sumatra Tapanuli WP Decaf
Hi, my name is Ann and I am an addict!  Since I started roasting my
own beans almost 3 years ago, I've NEVER had a cup of coffee that
wasn't home roasted, except for my very first espresso and macchiato
consumed at Stumptown. MiKe's and Alchemist John's and Mike's (just
plain) were MUCH better. I'd rather go without than compromise. I feel
uncomfortable if my stash gets down to near 100 lbs. Right now, I have
15 varieties of caff and 5 decaf. I want more. There is no cure.
It's nice to be back.
Take care,
Ann
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2) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
WELCOME BACK ANN!!!!
We Missed You!!!
Dennis

3) From: Joseph Robertson
Ann,
Welcome back and thank you for the kind words for our new roasting biz in
Stevenson Wa.
I look forward to more from you. The last PNWG was great fun. It was our
first of a great new tradition. I am addicted now to all the wonderful folks
we met and to all of you on this list. The coffee comes in a close second to
all of you. Coffee without friends would be like a good book with no light
to read it with.
Cheers to you Ann,
Joseph
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4) From: Bryan Wray
Your list looks awesome!  I would add some of the Brazil Moreninha Foremosa, I have been enjoying this recently and it makes a great SO espresso.  I very rarely put blends together, so I haven't used it as a base yet to know how well it works, but if it works as a SO, I'm sure it would work as a base.  I would definitely add some of that.  I would also add Cameroon Caplami Java for the same reason as the Brazil Moreninha Foremosa, it's an awesome SO.  I notice you only have Ethiopian Misty Valley Listed once and not 3 or 4 times over.  That's for the maximum 60 lbs right? Haha, it's as awesome as everyone says (I still like lasts years a little more, though) and you are going to want to make sure you grab a bunch of it, so just a little heads up.  Other than that, the list looks great and you grabbed a lot of the recommendations I would have given.  Happy roasting!
-Bry
Bryan Wray
NaDean's Coffee Place/
Dino's Coffee Lounge
Kalamazoo, MI
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens.
       
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5) From: gin
Ann:
How great to read your letter and see you back home!
Welcome again...
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6) From: Brett Mason
Great to have you back Ann!
AND, your post reminds me of the incredible ways we as a community have been
blessed this year.  What a tremendous recap!
On Dec 9, 2007 12:43 AM, an iconoclast  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

7) From: Lynne
Welcome back, Ann!! It was such a joy to read your post!
Congrads on the new job - I hope it's everything you need & want in a job.
I'm drinking a Brazil right now - Fazenda Brauna Peaberry. So good... I
should
be ready to order in a bit (my stash is down to much less, but my son & I
average
between a total of 2 - 4 cups a day, with an occasional gift to my girls
when I see them).
Hope to be able to ask for some suggestions soon, myself (if all goes well
with some job
possibilities for me, on the horizon).
So glad you are back..
Lynne

8) From: Brian Kamnetz
Nice to have you back online, Ann!
Brian
On Dec 9, 2007 1:43 AM, an iconoclast  wrote:
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9) From: Eddie Dove
An,
How great to have you back and I hope you had a wonderful
Thanksgiving!  Reading you post was like reading a letter from friend
we haven't heard from for a while ... because that's exactly what it
is!
About the coffee ... all of the above are excellent choices ...
Costa Rica Naranjo Caracol Peaberry - knowing that you like the Costa
Rican coffees, you may want to add some of this one as well.  It is a
nice, soft, delightful coffee and a good value too.
Guatemala - Finca San José Ocaña - last year's Blue Quetzal and it is e=
xcellent!
Cameroon Caplami Java - I agree with Bryan.  This is a must try coffee
even if only a sample bag; it is so nicely balanced in the cup and
makes for a great SO espresso
Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry - excellent stuff, I just
received another 5 pounds
Ethiopia Org. Sidamo DP -Special Selection (Fero Cooperative) - If you
like the DP Sidamos, I find this one particularly nice.  Yeah, nice,
something smoother about the flavors.
Sumatra Classic Mandheling - Excellent and another great value!
Sumatra Tapanuli WP Decaf - Excellent coffee.  My wife's best friend
can only drink decaf and she loves this one.
Enjoy and welcome back!!!
Eddie
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10) From: Sandra Andina
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Glad to see you back, Ann--and the Behmor may be the answer to your  
arthritis!
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Sandy Andina
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Glad to see you back, Ann--and =
the Behmor may be the answer to your arthritis! 
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Dec 9, 2007, at 12:59 AM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
WELCOME = BACK ANN!!!! We Missed You!!! Dennis -----Original = Message----- From: homeroast-admin= s.sweetmarias.com [mailto:homeroast-adm= in] On Behalf Of an iconoclast Sent: = Sunday, December 09, 2007 1:43 AM To: homeroast= s.com Subject: +You people are addicting! Glad to be = back. I haven't read the list since September and haven't = posted since June, but have been getting Tom's RSS feeds. Life has = been too busy for words. I have a new job as a Medical Informatics = Nurse for our electronic medical record system.  I still work as = an Advice Nurse, but only on-call.  I work from home half the = time now and I'm in computer heaven. But....I'm down to less than = 120 lbs of beans (not counting the 28 pounds of Colombian I roast for = one of my customers), have only 19 lbs of Brazil Cachoeira YB left = and just finished up last year's SM Select Costa Rica PB.  I = need some bean opinions from the experts before I put in a new = order! I just pared 650 mail threads down to 191. Wow, I missed a = lot! Congrats to MiKe and Bruce on your new shop!  Just figured = out it was Bruce of Bruce and Luce! I wish we could have made it to = this year's PNWG. We enjoyed last year's End of Summer Jam very = much....until we had to be towed. Good luck to Joseph when he = opens his shop in Stevenson. Zigzag is close to both shops, so we'll = come for a visit. Luna Bee is a beautiful baby, Kris!  I saw = the picture of your son standing next to a river with a skunk cabbage = visible in the background and thought you might be in the PNW. I went = back in your blog and see you migrated from Kansas to Oregon. We = lived in Oklahoma for a year and a half. It's a whole different world = here, isn't it? Mike (just plain), I still have 2 non-working = KMBs. I'll get them to you one of these days.  Hopefully, before = I become desperate.  I'm down to only two machines that work. =  I hope all is well with you. Hi to Brett, Sandy, Eddie, = Brian, RayO, Alchemist John, Les, Ginny, Lynne, Barry, Tom, etc, etc. =  I missed your voices. Hello to all the new listers. I've = given up roasting duties to my husband, Dan, as my arthritic = hands just can't manage stirring and intense computering.  He's = still using the HG/DB/BBQ side burner method, roasting 2 lbs at a = time.  I read all Tom's info when the Behmor became available = and it sounds enticing. I'll be reading all the Behmor threads to = pick your brains. We supply my daughter and sis-in-law with all their = beans, have several regular customers, give lots of coffee as gifts = and roast for our own use, so probably roast anywhere from 6-12 lbs = per week. We could use the Behmor for smaller batches. And we could = roast inside...What a concept! OK, see my current shopping cart = below. I'm going with variety this time. 5 lb bags rather than three = 20 lb bags.  I would love some opinions. I'm completely out of = Costa Rican, so it's a good time to buy. I've got 10 lbs of Sumatra = Classic Mandheling for my Zigzag blend, but like a special Sumatra = when not blending. In addition to the last of my Brazil YB, I have 25 = lbs of other Brazils, like Poco Fundo, Camocin PB, etc. But, I'm a = sucker for Brazils and the Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao sounds = yummy.  Anybody tried it?  I have 10 lbs of India Matakadad = Estate PB left, but I really like Indian coffees, hence two of them = in my cart. Costa Rica Dota Peaberry Special Costa Rica Coop = Dota Dry-Process Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley DP India Baba = Budan - Mandelkhan Estate India Mallali Estate "Tree-Dried = Natural" Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry Rwanda Kinunu = Bourbon Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process Brazil Coromandel = -Fazenda Sao Joao Guatemala Huehuetenango WP Decaf Sumatra = Tapanuli WP Decaf Hi, my name is Ann and I am an addict! =  Since I started roasting my own beans almost 3 years ago, I've = NEVER had a cup of coffee that wasn't home roasted, except for my = very first espresso and macchiato consumed at Stumptown. MiKe's and = Alchemist John's and Mike's (just plain) were MUCH better. I'd rather = go without than compromise. I feel uncomfortable if my stash gets = down to near 100 lbs. Right now, I have 15 varieties of caff and 5 = decaf. I want more. There is no cure. It's nice to be = back. Take care, Ann -- Sweet Maria's list searchable = archives http://themeyers.org/Hom=eRoast/index.htm= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-3--134110038--

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The Fazenda Brauna is 50% of my recent batch of Rocket Fuel Espresso  
blend. Haven't tried it as an S.O. shot yet.
On Dec 9, 2007, at 8:36 AM, Lynne wrote:
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The Fazenda Brauna is 50% of my =
recent batch of Rocket Fuel Espresso blend. Haven't tried it as an S.O. =
shot yet.
On Dec 9, 2007, at 8:36 AM, Lynne wrote:
Welcome = back, Ann!! It was such a joy to read your post! Congrads on the = new job - I hope it's everything you need & want in a = job. I'm drinking a Brazil right now - Fazenda Brauna Peaberry. = So good... I should be ready to order in a bit (my stash is down to = much less, but my son & I average between a total of 2 - 4 cups a = day, with an occasional gift to my girls when I see them). Hope to be = able to ask for some suggestions soon, myself (if all goes well with = some job possibilities for me, on the horizon). So glad you = are = back.. Lynne Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-4--134002320--

12) From: Lynne
I did S.O. in my French Press. Really, really good - in fact, I was
especially pleased
since I forgot to roast some coffee yesterday when my daughter was going to
come
over to visit with her (rather new) boyfriend - and I had forgotten to roast
coffee. We
drank it only a few hours later, yet it was simply wonderful.
Today, after resting 24 hrs (the coffee, not me... although resting for 24
hrs sounds
REAL nice right now...), I think that I may have roasted it just a tad too
long for my
tastes. It's great just the same, though.
Sandy wrote:
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Lynne

13) From: raymanowen
"...uncomfortable if my stash gets down to near 100 lbs.
Right now, I have 15 varieties of caff and 5 decaf.
I want more. There is no cure."
There is a temporary delay for this episode of Wanting More...
Getting More.
Git You Some! Then realize- you're just rolling an ever-bigger snowball, but
it's Authorized.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
There is no cure, but don't you love the treatment?
On Dec 8, 2007 11:43 PM, an iconoclast  wrote:
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14) From: Tom Ulmer
Warm tidings indeed.

15) From: Kris McN
Welcome back, Ann!  I'd wondered why we hadn't heard from you in awhile.
Luna Bee is the bee's knees, that's for sure!  That picture of Linus was
taken up by you when we were staying at a campground near Zigzag so I could
go to PNWG.  Living here *is* quite different from Kansas!  I've lived in
enough places to have learned that pretty much every place has it's charms.
That said, I just wasn't built for Kansas living.   From the weather, to the
bugs, to the physiography, it wasn't for me.  I'm definitely a
west-of-the-Cascades girl to my core.
Glad to hear from you!
Kris McN

16) From: an iconoclast
On Dec 9, 2007 9:02 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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Ah, yes.  I remember something about a rainy camping experience.  Next time,
you'll just have to stay at our house.  We have extra bedrooms and futons
everywhere. One of them houses the grandkids quite often. My grandson is
near your son's age...he'll be 3 in March. My granddaughter is 6. Gosh, it
doesn't make me feel old until I see it in print.  They are part of the
reason I haven't read the list lately.  It's hard to do when I've got one
kid on my lap and the other one snuggling next to me.  It won't be long
before they grow up and I want take advantage of that cuddling while I can.
Enjoy.
Ann
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