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Topic: Good Coffee (8 msgs / 490 lines)
1) From: Aaron
Oh I did up a big fancy shindig.
Roasted up that new ugh sm's got.  Took it fully into second crack and 
hit the cool button just at the start of 3rd.  Opened the doors, called 
the fire dept and let them know it was only a false alarm and not a 
christmas tree fire and that NO I was NOT operating an illegal tire dump 
incinerator... the nerve of them.... 
Since coffee is only at it's absolute best immediately after roasting, 
and anything later than that is making it stale,  i immediately measured 
45 grams of it into my swissgold... well it used to be a swissgold until 
the bottom filter ripped out... then I remembered that I had an old 
screen door in the garage that was ripped too, so I tore a piece out of 
that and stapled it into the bottom of the swissgold... I guess you 
could call it a sliding screendoor gold now... oh and I hope the fact 
that the neighbors cat 'marked' it... doesn't throw off the nuances of 
the flavor any... possibly it could take on a kopi luwakish essence, who 
knows.
I boiled the water for half an hour in a used folgers can, poured it in 
the swissie and let it drip through into my coffee cup.  My doctor said 
I needed more iron in my diet so im thinkin the rust from the can should 
do well nuff.  Well, I did mention that my thermos mug broke a few weeks 
ago, so Ive been using one of those quart motor oil bottles, but don't 
worry, I washed it out after the first week .. you know, when they say 
drip proof lip on it they aint kiddin, that things almost as good as one 
of them PBR bottles back in the days of luxury.  anyways.....I then took 
the entire thing and boiled it an additional 45 minutes in the folgers 
can over the smoldering plastic table where I poured the beans after 3rd 
crack to cool them.  They left the coolest little dimple design in the 
table... the ones that didn't burn through or ignite that is.
I then took a sip of my beverage of the gods.   The subtle sludginess 
immediately overwhelmed my palate, my nose, and my eyes, as the 40 
weight coffee steamrolled across my tongue.  It left an aroma of skunk 
in heat mixed with the slightest fragrance of swamp plume.  Ahh, the 
tastes of home.... sigh.....
I then grabbed me one of ole Ma Kooters possum tail and toenail cakes 
and had me a grand ole breakfast buffet.  Coffee and Kooter Kake... what 
could be a better christmas present cept for dale earnhardt himself doin 
a burnout in the dirt circle outside my doublewide.
Nothin beats good coffee...good eatins and good friends
Merry Christmas Everyone.
Aaron

2) From: Eddie Dove
Doggonit, Aaron!  I hope I'm getting a new laptop for Christmas!
By comparison, kinda makes the El Salvador - Orange Bourbon Cultivar a
non-event ...
Merry Christmas!
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 25, 2007 8:34 AM, Aaron  wrote:
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3) From: Allon Stern
Can you let us all know how it does as an SO shot?
Excellent write up! You really spilled the beans on this one! I'd  
better order some (1 lb limit! - Tom must be limiting orders to keep  
it in stock 'cuz its soo good) before the swamp is drained!
-
allon
On Dec 25, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Aaron  wrote:
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Outstanding, Yum! 500 CSA Facetious Points. 
Drinking an oh so boring in comparison Pearl Estate Kona first cup of the
morning. And no Ma Kooters possum tail and toenail cakes to look forward to
boo-hoo, just have to settle for cran-cherry almond, apricot peach walnut
and pineapple mango macadamia nut scones later. (Brought one of each home to
bake for Christmas morning, opted out on the cranberry orange and maple
pecan. Think I need another no nut scone for the Kafe, possibly  maybe
cran-strawberry but toying with pina colada scone too.) Now off to turn this
18.2# butchers cut hickory smoked ham into a clove porcupine before tossing
it on the Traeger for a maple re-smoke in preparation for it's later orange
spice fire glazing. 
I hear the sounds of Debi getting up so off to make her an Americano THEN to
the cloving.
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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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5) From: Sandra Andina
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yum!  ah, it was almost like being there!
Merry Christmas,
Sandy
On Dec 25, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Aaron wrote:
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Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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yum!  ah, it was almost =
like being there!Merry =
Christmas, Sandy
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AM, Aaron wrote:
Oh I did up a big fancy shindig. Roasted up that = new ugh sm's got.  Took it fully into second crack and hit the cool = button just at the start of 3rd.  Opened the doors, called the fire = dept and let them know it was only a false alarm and not a christmas = tree fire and that NO I was NOT operating an illegal tire dump = incinerator... the nerve of them.... Since coffee is only at it's = absolute best immediately after roasting, and anything later than that = is making it stale,  i immediately measured 45 grams of it into my = swissgold... well it used to be a swissgold until the bottom filter = ripped out... then I remembered that I had an old screen door in the = garage that was ripped too, so I tore a piece out of that and stapled it = into the bottom of the swissgold... I guess you could call it a sliding = screendoor gold now... oh and I hope the fact that the neighbors cat = 'marked' it... doesn't throw off the nuances of the flavor any... = possibly it could take on a kopi luwakish essence, who knows. I = boiled the water for half an hour in a used folgers can, poured it in = the swissie and let it drip through into my coffee cup.  My doctor = said I needed more iron in my diet so im thinkin the rust from the can = should do well nuff.  Well, I did mention that my thermos mug broke = a few weeks ago, so Ive been using one of those quart motor oil bottles, = but don't worry, I washed it out after the first week .. you know, when = they say drip proof lip on it they aint kiddin, that things almost as = good as one of them PBR bottles back in the days of luxury. =  anyways.....I then took the entire thing and boiled it an = additional 45 minutes in the folgers can over the smoldering plastic = table where I poured the beans after 3rd crack to cool them.  They = left the coolest little dimple design in the table... the ones that = didn't burn through or ignite that is. I then took a sip of my = beverage of the gods.   The subtle sludginess immediately = overwhelmed my palate, my nose, and my eyes, as the 40 weight coffee = steamrolled across my tongue.  It left an aroma of skunk in heat = mixed with the slightest fragrance of swamp plume.  Ahh, the tastes = of home.... sigh..... I then grabbed me one of ole Ma Kooters = possum tail and toenail cakes and had me a grand ole breakfast buffet. =  Coffee and Kooter Kake... what could be a better christmas present = cept for dale earnhardt himself doin a burnout in the dirt circle = outside my doublewide. Nothin beats good coffee...good eatins and = good friends Merry Christmas = Everyone. Aaron= homeroast mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-2--888450794--

6) From: Sandra Andina
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Yeah, a slightly more austere Christmas morning at the Andina  
household (we did presents last night, as Bob has to work today-- 
covering for his more devout colleagues who covered for him when his  
Mom was ill and later died, and during his cataract surgery recovery-- 
in order to make it to dinner tonight by 6:30);  we slept late  
despite  doing neither the usual spiked glogg--something about hot  
wine said "heartburn" to all of us this year--nor eggnog, which due to  
our shared family cold seemed disturbingly reminiscent of phlegm. So  
we had no hangovers; perhaps it was due to killing off the last of the  
Kona Kowali as SO shots at midnight.
Instead, brewed up a breve with my Rocket Fuel blend (after first  
feeding the kitties and doing all my sinus maintenance, a procedure  
too revolting to describe on such a joyous day).  When our son Gordy  
awakens (he was up till dawn watching 10 TiVO'ed basketball, football,  
and Lithuania-vs-Estonia women's indoor wheelchair lacrosse games), I  
will brew up a pot of Sumatra Mandheling (spiked with the extra Rocket  
Fuel left in the Mazzer after my breve) and make panettone French  
toast.  Dinner is at the Palm (the place is a mess after the kitties  
got into the discarded gift wrap and our housekeeper's in Alabama  
taking care of her mom till Fri.) at 6:30 but we're picking up friends  
who live in Rogers Park (aka Rogers-we-dare-you-to-try-and-Park), are  
47th on the waiting list to buy a parking space in their condo  
building's Lilliputian lot, and thus reluctant to move their own car.
Having friends over for Boxing Day tomorrow--we made sure to invite  
only those who are sloppier housekeepers than ourselves.
Merry Christmas!
On Dec 25, 2007, at 10:41 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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Yeah, a slightly more austere =
Christmas morning at the Andina household (we did presents last night, =
as Bob has to work today--covering for his more devout colleagues who =
covered for him when his Mom was ill and later died, and during his =
cataract surgery recovery--in order to make it to dinner tonight by =
6:30);  we slept late despite  doing neither the usual spiked =
glogg--something about hot wine said "heartburn" to all of us this =
year--nor eggnog, which due to our shared family cold seemed =
disturbingly reminiscent of phlegm. So we had no hangovers; perhaps it =
was due to killing off the last of the Kona Kowali as SO shots at =
midnight.
Instead, = brewed up a breve with my Rocket Fuel blend (after first feeding the = kitties and doing all my sinus maintenance, a procedure too revolting to = describe on such a joyous day).  When our son Gordy awakens (he was = up till dawn watching 10 TiVO'ed basketball, football, and = Lithuania-vs-Estonia women's indoor wheelchair lacrosse games), I will = brew up a pot of Sumatra Mandheling (spiked with the extra Rocket Fuel = left in the Mazzer after my breve) and make panettone French toast. =  Dinner is at the Palm (the place is a mess after the kitties got = into the discarded gift wrap and our housekeeper's in Alabama taking = care of her mom till Fri.) at 6:30 but we're picking up friends who live = in Rogers Park (aka Rogers-we-dare-you-to-try-and-Park), are 47th on the = waiting list to buy a parking space in their condo building's = Lilliputian lot, and thus reluctant to move their own car.
Having friends over for = Boxing Day tomorrow--we made sure to invite only those who are sloppier = housekeepers than ourselves.Merry Christmas! On = Dec 25, 2007, at 10:41 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
Outstanding,= Yum! 500 CSA Facetious Points. Drinking an oh so boring in = comparison Pearl Estate Kona first cup of the morning. And no Ma = Kooters possum tail and toenail cakes to look forward to boo-hoo, = just have to settle for cran-cherry almond, apricot peach walnut and = pineapple mango macadamia nut scones later. (Brought one of each home = to bake for Christmas morning, opted out on the cranberry orange and = maple pecan. Think I need another no nut scone for the Kafe, possibly =  maybe cran-strawberry but toying with pina colada scone too.) = Now off to turn this 18.2# butchers cut hickory smoked ham into a = clove porcupine before tossing it on the Traeger for a maple re-smoke = in preparation for it's later orange spice fire glazing. I = hear the sounds of Debi getting up so off to make her an Americano THEN = to the cloving. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL 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. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable = Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/

7) From: raymanowen
"...off to make her an Americano THEN to the cloving."
You lucky dog- one who does cloving is known as The Clover.
This is unnatural, but to keep On Topic:
We got home last night to find the front storm door slightly ajar. Box
between the doors was holding it open.
The box contained the basis for a New Discovery- to wit: Good Coffee! (I'm
On Topic OT)
[Thank you, Micheal, I let them age until 0830 this morning- !]
Here's the universal way to get Good Coffee:
   1. Keep abreast of the coffee list-
   2. Especially watch the Tradition offerings and Coffee Swaps.
Both of these events will demonstrate Excellent Beans, Roasting and
Blending.
Caveat- it all falls apart if you fail to keep track of the swapping names,
and start to repeat the swap with anyone. It will work only one time through
the List. Keep Track.
If anybody talks, you might not cover the list the first time. Or poor
Dennis might get Tarred and Feathered...
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Good Roasting and Good Friendship-
On Dec 25, 2007 9:41 AM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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8) From: John M. Howison
Perhaps Tom, listers and our various cousins across the country are
getting the message out. The current issue of Cooks Illustrated,
published in Brookline MA has a centerfold headed "Secrets of a
Perfect  Cup of Coffee."  And even if he doesn't insist that you just
have to be a home roaster, reporter Keith Dresser encourages his
readers to aim in the right direction.  He touts French Press and
Manual Drip as top methods, writes sensibly about assuring freshness,
and thinks that if you must have an automatic drip machine, it ought
to be a Technivorum.  Hhhhhm.  Take note, Jared Diamond:  culture
spreads east and west.
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