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Topic: novice: which coffee to gift for christmas? (13 msgs / 264 lines)
1) From: Ron Feroni
Hello everyone,
 
          Well I've been off list for better that a year.  Bought so much c=
offee I figure I'd better use it up.  That and I quit roasting for awhile. =
 Anyway, I've been back at it and want to get some to roast and gift for fa=
mily/friends for Xmas.  Just wondering what you all would reccommend.  Take=
 in to account that ALL this coffee will be drip-made by your typical crapp=
y drip coffee maker.  I will be grinding it and giving it away in the foil =
de-gassing type bags.  
 
           It's good to see the list doing so well.  Also still good to see=
 the 'tension'.  I forgot how passionate some are about their coffee!
 
Thank you for any advice..
Ron
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2) From: Bill Hill
I'm giving a "Mocha-Java" blend for Christmas, 50-50 Mandheling and
Yemeni.  I figured that was a good way to surprise most palates and
please most people.  Plus a little shout-out to "back in the day".
Been tweaking roasts and playing with rest the last few weeks and
haven't gotten tired of the variations yet.
Bill
On 12/12/07, Ron Feroni  wrote:
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3) From: Paul Carder
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Ron, I highly recommend a 50/50 blend of YEMEN Sana'ani and either =
SULAWESI that Tom offers. I'm tellin' ya from experience, you WON"T be =
disappointed!
Paul Carder

4) From: Les
I go through the stash and pick all of my odds and ends, I then add my least
favorites to the mix (I need 16 pounds this year.) and preblend the whole
mass of beans in a 5 gallon bucket.  I then roast it to a nice city plus to
full city and label it the "20007 Holiday Blend."  Everyone loves the
coffee.  I don't have to think about what I am giving, and I get rid of my
least favorites.
Les
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5) From: Barry Luterman
Less you think Les a curmudgeon.He is right the non-home roasters out there
wouldn't know good coffee if it jumped up and bit them in the ---. Give them
the dregs they will love you for it.
On Dec 12, 2007 4:04 PM, Les  wrote:
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6) From: kevin creason
i did what les did, except i put in some good stuff too. sampled it at
3 days and that @!?/@! kenya was still tart and overpowering, but a
hint of goodness. it's in pint jars waiting a label. didn't think far
enough in advance to order bags.
On 12/13/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Barry I don't know maybe Les has turned curmudgeon, he IS roasting Eighteen
Thousand Years in advance! I mean planning ahead is one thing, but roasting
for the Twenty Thousand Seven Holiday Season now seems a bit extreme.
:-)
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	Less you think Les a curmudgeon.He is right the non-home roasters
out there wouldn't know good coffee if it jumped up and bit them in the ---.
Give them the dregs they will love you for it.
	
	On Dec 12, 2007 4:04 PM, Les  wrote:
	
		I go through the stash and pick all of my odds and ends, I
then add my least favorites to the mix (I need 16 pounds this year.) and
preblend the whole mass of beans in a 5 gallon bucket.  I then roast it to a
nice city plus to full city and label it the "20007 Holiday Blend."
Everyone loves the coffee.  I don't have to think about what I am giving,
and I get rid of my least favorites. 
				 
		Les

8) From: Rich
I bet the coffee will be quite stale by then....
miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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9) From: Bill Hill
The non-homeroasters wouldn't notice.  "yummmmmm....still tastier than
charbucks..."
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10) From: John Despres
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Ah, what shall we do with the unwashed masses? I'm of the opinion we 
should share our favorites. These poor, unenlightened, uneducated folk 
need to be made aware of the world of flavor out there! We shouldn't be 
keeping this a secret, don't you think?
It seems everyone we know has a favorite chocolate, and I mean more than 
a Hershey's Krunch. Why? Because it's available to them. They can go to 
just about any decent to high end grocery and find a yummy product of 
the other bean - there are only two beans, right? Coffee and chocolate?
We need to start a holy jihad for homeroasting! Share the wealth! 
Convert the infidels! Give away heat guns for Christmas! Oh, sure we'll 
still have those who prefer Folgers, but they'll suffer unknowingly in 
their own private cup of goo. And we shall rejoice in our cups of flavor!
Myself, I'm gifting several pounds of Aged Sumatra Mendheling, crop '04. 
Personally, I love this coffee. I got it by mistake. I think I clicked 
it instead of Sumatra Classic and now I have 10 pounds. Lucky for me I 
like it. Since I have so much, I'll be sharing it this season and a very 
special few will receive a cup designed by me and a ceramic artist.
I just finished roasting 5 batches of the Aged Sumatra with little tiny 
tweaks to the process and it was much fun. Sticking my face into a 
handful of warm beans and inhaling is enough to take up home roasting. I 
have several more batches to do. Playing with the profiles is fun, one 
right after the other. I'll share more once I get the several batches 
finished. But now I need to buy more canning jars. My wife would be very 
upset if I dumped the applesauce and tomatoes she canned this summer...
John Despres
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11) From: Barry Luterman
You'll learn about the unwashed masses. We had some company once and I was
pulling some very impressive shots. One of the guests came up to me and
said," Your coffee is every bit as good as Starbucks."
On Dec 13, 2007 6:16 AM, John Despres 
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12) From: John Despres
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Ouch!
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13) From: Michael I
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Until recently I would have agreed with you, John.  But after a friend of
mine complained to me that the Guat San Jose Ocana I gave him was "too
bitter" (when he brewed it in his superautomatic Capresso), I can see the
"give them the least interesting one" argument.  It's hard to convince
someone that they're the problem, not the coffee, though I tried in this
case.  Incidentally, I gave someone else some from the same batch, she has
the exact same Capresso, and she thought it was great (as an Americano). 
Needless to say, she's going to get some more coffee.
-AdkMike  
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of John Despres
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:17 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +novice: which coffee to gift for christmas?
Ah, what shall we do with the unwashed masses? I'm of the opinion we should
share our favorites. These poor, unenlightened, uneducated folk need to be
made aware of the world of flavor out there! We shouldn't be keeping this a
secret, don't you think?
It seems everyone we know has a favorite chocolate, and I mean more than a
Hershey's Krunch. Why? Because it's available to them. They can go to just
about any decent to high end grocery and find a yummy product of the other
bean - there are only two beans, right? Coffee and chocolate?
We need to start a holy jihad for homeroasting! Share the wealth! Convert
the infidels! Give away heat guns for Christmas! Oh, sure we'll still have
those who prefer Folgers, but they'll suffer unknowingly in their own
private cup of goo. And we shall rejoice in our cups of flavor!
Myself, I'm gifting several pounds of Aged Sumatra Mendheling, crop '04.
Personally, I love this coffee. I got it by mistake. I think I clicked it
instead of Sumatra Classic and now I have 10 pounds. Lucky for me I like it.
Since I have so much, I'll be sharing it this season and a very special few
will receive a cup designed by me and a ceramic artist.
I just finished roasting 5 batches of the Aged Sumatra with little tiny
tweaks to the process and it was much fun. Sticking my face into a handful
of warm beans and inhaling is enough to take up home roasting. I have
several more batches to do. Playing with the profiles is fun, one right
after the other. I'll share more once I get the several batches finished.
But now I need to buy more canning jars. My wife would be very upset if I
dumped the applesauce and tomatoes she canned this summer...
John Despres


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