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Topic: Favorites for 2007 (4 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Barry Luterman
It was a good year. Usually my favorites lean heavily on the Brazil's and
Sumatra's. This year still Indonesia but moved islands to Bali I now am the
proud owner of 14 lbs of Bali. My absolute favorite this ( in the lead at 32
pounds) Guatemala Finca San Jose Ocana. Yes I know I moved North into the
woosey Centrals .Here's wishing everyone a good year and looking forward to
more great coffee in 2008.

2) From: zane
i've been drinking the ocana the last couple days, thinking the exact same
thing.  super smooth and sweet with just enough bite.  Good stuff.  Wish I
had more...
woosey=wussy?, i normally think of sumatra as a wussy coffee, all body no
bite ; )
but that sumatra batak peaberry is pretty high on my list too.
can't always judge a coffee by its country. at least not tom's coffees.
to the good roasts of 2007.....(sips ocana)
and next year's.

3) From: Ken Schillinger
Sometimes Sumatra just does the job.
Last night I got the urge for Sumatra. Remembering there was a bag of 
"Classis Sumatra Mandheling" in the sampler I got with my Behmor, I roasted 
some to a nice FC+. I roasted it in my Behmor on P1 for about 12 1/2 
minutes, then let it go on the cool cycle for about 8 minutes. This morning 
I ground some and brewed a pot, of which I drank two mugs and put two mugs 
worth in a vacuum bottle. My regular routine is to drink two in the morning 
and nurse the rest throughout the day. This stuff has so much flavor and 
body that it's nearly a meal.
I have little doubt that there will be more in my future.
If I don't post again before then; Merry Christmas.
Ken.

4) From: Dave
I usually find that whatever happens to be in my cup is probably a
favorite, especially if its the first time I've roasted it. For some
reason when I come back and roast a coffee again later, I just don't
find the same flavors, and I'm often a little disappointed. I don't
know if its my inconsistency in roasting (highly likely) differences
of brewing (also possible), or just poor memory (I know I have CRS).
At the moment I'm drinking a mix (the last from several roasts) and
its wonderful.
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps


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