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Topic: New bean order. Variety vs frugality? (19 msgs / 407 lines)
1) From: an iconoclast
Thanks for the warm welcome back.
This is ALWAYS my dilemma!  Do I go for variety, knowing it will take me
months to try all these different beans and by the time I figure out what I
like best, Tom will be out of them and I won't have enough room on the
chalkboard I use to list 29 types of beans or do I listen to the list wisdom
(albeit often silent on the best of the lot to protect their interests), buy
20 lb bags of the top three to get the additional economy of scale and the
extra 15 % discount, get 6 new varieties instead of 12, BUT, an extra 15 lbs
of beans for about the same price?
*Choice #1 (Variety)*
Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process -5 lbs
Costa Rica Dota Peaberry Special -5 lbs
El Salvador -Orange Bourbon Cultivar -5 lbs
Panama Organic La Berlina Estate -5 lbs
Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao -5 lbs
Cameroon Caplami Java -5 lbs
Rwanda Kinunu Bourbon -5 lbs
India Baba Budan - Mandelkhan Estate -5 lbs
India Mallali Estate "Tree-Dried Natural" -5 lbs
Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry -5 lbs
Sumatra Tapanuli WP Decaf - 5 lbs
Guatemala Huehuetenango WP Decaf -5 lbs
Total = 60 lbs of beans for $288.21 before shipping
OR
Choice #2 (Frugality)
India Mallali Estate "Tree-Dried Natural" -20 lbs
Costa Rica Coop Dota Dry-Process -20 lbs
Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry -20 lbs
Guatemala Huehuetenango WP Decaf -5 lbs
Cameroon Caplami Java -5 lbs
Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao -5 lbs
Total = 75 lbs of beans for $292.57 before shipping
Because I've been around long enough to know I can trust you guys, I went
with choice #2. And if I buy the Behmor soon, I'm going to get an 8 pack
sampler anyway.  The best of both worlds! Thanks for your wisdom.
Take care,
Ann
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2) From: Vicki Smith
It never occurred to me that people might do that here. I mean, who 
knows what the folks who never, ever write do, but those of us who 
actually participate? Nope, can't see it.
v
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3) From: Les
Thanks for sharing your stash choices.  I am really glad you didn't order
any of the orange bourbon as I am hoping there will be some left when I
order again.
Les
On Dec 9, 2007 5:17 PM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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4) From: Barry Luterman
The Bali too
On Dec 9, 2007 3:41 PM, Les  wrote:
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5) From: Les
Barry,
I had the Bali this AM, simply stunning!  I am glad I ordered 10 pounds.
Les
On Dec 9, 2007 5:44 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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6) From: Barry Luterman
Bali coffee was the cause of my becoming a home roaster. About 5 years ago
my wife and I visited Bali. We fell in love with the coffee there. When we
got back to the states I looked high and low for Bali coffee. It was not to
be had. I finally found greens on the SM site. I decided if that is the only
way to get Bali then I would  become a  home roaster. As you well know after
that Tom couldn't get and didn't offer another crop till now.
On Dec 9, 2007 3:48 PM, Les  wrote:
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8) From: Brett Mason
You guys are incorigible...  But you are getting through:
My stash is down to about 75 lb.  There are four staple coffees in the stash
- Colombia Excelso, Brazil Cerrado, Java Govt Estate and Costa Rica SHB...
and also a little African Highlands Decaf Blend...
Here's what I did to "fix" this problem...  I have added some "tasters" that
I can go to once in a while...
1060-2         Bali Kintamani Arabica -2 lbs
1021-2         Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao -2 lbs
1050-2         Rwanda Kinunu Bourbon -2 lbs
1081-2         Hawaii Kona -Greenwell Extra Fancy -2 lbs
1040-2         Cameroon Caplami Java -2 lbs
1070-2         Papua New Guinea -Kimel Plantation Peaberry
I will roast large drum loads of my staple coffees along the way.  Then, for
the special occasions, I will dabble in the others...
This is where my frugality meets luxury...
Cheers,
Brett
On Dec 9, 2007 7:57 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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Cheers,
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9) From: an iconoclast
On Dec 9, 2007 5:17 PM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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submit button on their order. I've done it, too.  I used to yell at Les for
letting the cat out of the bag.  See his note just below yours.  I just went
through 650 posts and didn't hear nary a thing about the orange bourbon.
But, then he loves to needle. I make my choices with variables based on how
long the beans have been available, perceived demand from others,
productions cycles etc.
Take care,
Ann
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10) From: Marty Wooten
Les,
 
I am not Barry obviously ;o), but glad to hear the Bali is good. I ordered a couple pounds yesterday. Do you have any suggestions as to the profile on a Behmor?
 
Marty
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From: Les 
To: homeroast
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2007 8:48:53 PM
Subject: Re: +New bean order. Variety vs frugality?
Barry,
I had the Bali this AM, simply stunning!  I am glad I ordered 10 pounds.
 
Les
On Dec 9, 2007 5:44 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
The Bali too 
On Dec 9, 2007 3:41 PM, Les  wrote:
Thanks for sharing your stash choices.  I am really glad you didn't order any of the orange bourbon as I am hoping there will be some left when I order again.
 
Les
On Dec 9, 2007 5:17 PM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
It never occurred to me that people might do that here. I mean, who
knows what the folks who never, ever write do, but those of us who 
actually participate? Nope, can't see it.
v
an iconoclast wrote:
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11) From: an iconoclast
On Dec 9, 2007 6:36 PM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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This is a good strategy, Brett.  I always keep a Brazil, Sumatra Classic
Mandheling and a couple of Centrals on hand for my Zigzag blend and a
Colombian as that's what my customers buy.  We drink the leftovers of what
we roast for customers, but I love Peru Norte, India, a good Sumatra, PNG
and many others. I just try to make sure I'm not purchasing more than I can
use in the next year. And I'm doing pretty well.  My Brazil Cachoeira YB is
my oldest bean and it's almost gone.
Take care,
Ann

12) From: miKe mcKoffee
No "coffee candy" in stash or on the order!?! (as in IMV...) Jeeze, the
entire crop was pre-sold to a select few and not a bag to be had "out there"
for love or money. I've been sorely tempted to load as many 20 pounders as
the cart will hold if people keep ignoring it. It's an affront to the Koffee
Gods leaving such a great bean to lanquish. Of course Maria would clobber me
and dump the cart, but be warned! She might, just might not, and I'm serious
as a heart attack. I'd buy ever IMV bean Tom has if he'd let me. You want to
talk about a bean that is fantastic as an SO and also devine as espresso
blend element. World class espresso blend realm. Be warned again! If it's
still there come the end of the Holiday season I will attempt to buy it all.
No joke. Not schilling. I WANT it for the Kafe!
Typed enjoying the devine fragrance of two CCR HT IMV batches developing
through 1st...
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
www.mcKonaKoffee.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
	Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 6:37 PM
	
	You guys are incorigible...  But you are getting through:
	
	My stash is down to about 75 lb.  There are four staple coffees in
the stash - Colombia Excelso, Brazil Cerrado, Java Govt Estate and Costa
Rica SHB... and also a little African Highlands Decaf Blend... 
	
	Here's what I did to "fix" this problem...  I have added some
"tasters" that I can go to once in a while...
	1060-2         Bali Kintamani Arabica -2 lbs
	1021-2         Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao -2 lbs 
	1050-2         Rwanda Kinunu Bourbon -2 lbs
	1081-2         Hawaii Kona -Greenwell Extra Fancy -2 lbs
	1040-2         Cameroon Caplami Java -2 lbs
	1070-2         Papua New Guinea -Kimel Plantation Peaberry
	
	I will roast large drum loads of my staple coffees along the way.
Then, for the special occasions, I will dabble in the others...
	
	This is where my frugality meets luxury...
	
	Cheers,
	Brett

13) From: Brett Mason
Alas the IMV ...
  I've been to the Valley,
    felt quite a bit misty at the end of my last bag, and
       when I wonder if I have had this, I say "I did, oh..."
But today I had to choose between 6, and went for what I had not yet
tried...  I could have done 1lb bags and tried more, but I am too cheap and
want enough to check each one a couple of times...
So,
  IMV
  by Dec twenty and three,
  or it goes to McKaffee
Poetry is free,
  AND
You get what you pay for...
  Brett
On Dec 9, 2007 9:02 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

14) From: kevin creason
Save some Orange Bourbon for me... I'm almost out from my first order
the day it posted on Tom's blog.

15) From: Eddie Dove
Two pounds of that El Salvador Orange Bourbon Cultivar was snagged as
soon as it showed up.  It is scheduled to be roasted next weekend and
I can't wait!
I didn't pull the trigger fast enough on the Aida's Grand Reserve ...
Les let the cat out of the bag!
There are four El Salvadors in my stash; I find them thoroughly enjoyable.
Eddie
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16) From: Les
Don't do P2.  I did P2 and pushed it all the way and it didn't roast
long enough.  Use P1 and take it just into second crack.  It was (is)
excellent at that roast level.
Les
On 12/9/07, Marty Wooten  wrote:
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17) From: Marty Wooten
Thank you Les.
Did you let it run the full cooling cycle in the Behmor or stop it and do an external cooling?
Marty
----- Original Message ----
From: Les 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 9:28:48 AM
Subject: Re: +New bean order. Variety vs frugality?
Don't do P2.  I did P2 and pushed it all the way and it didn't roast
long enough.  Use P1 and take it just into second crack.  It was (is)
excellent at that roast level.
Les
On 12/9/07, Marty Wooten  wrote:
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18) From: Les
I always do the cooling cycle in the Behmor.  I have seen no need to do
external cooling.  I ususally open the door after 3 minutes to speed the
process along as I roast in the garage and a little smoke doesn't matter.
Les
On 12/10/07, Marty Wooten  wrote:
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19) From: Marty Wooten
Thank you for your help. Now to be patient for the arrival...
----- Original Message ----
From: Les 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 2:03:37 PM
Subject: Re: +New bean order. Variety vs frugality?
I always do the cooling cycle in the Behmor.  I have seen no need to do external cooling.  I ususally open the door after 3 minutes to speed the process along as I roast in the garage and a little smoke doesn't matter. 
 
Les
On 12/10/07, Marty Wooten  wrote: 
Thank you Les.
 
Did you let it run the full cooling cycle in the Behmor or stop it and do an external cooling?
 
Marty
----- Original Message ----
From: Les < les.albjerg>
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 9:28:48 AM
Subject: Re: +New bean order. Variety vs frugality?
Don't do P2.  I did P2 and pushed it all the way and it didn't roast 
long enough.  Use P1 and take it just into second crack.  It was (is)
excellent at that roast level.
Les
On 12/9/07, Marty Wooten < martywooten> wrote:
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