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Topic: First coffee of 2008 (30 msgs / 465 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Les
What was your first coffee of the New Year?
We are enjoying Ethiopia Harar Horse Lot 30.

3) From: Brett Mason
My first cup was Java Jerry's Blend:
  50% Guatemala - San Jose Ocana
  20% Sulawesi Toraja - Grade 1
  10% Kenya AA Nyere-Karatina
  10% Ethiopia - District Yirgacheffe Kochere
  10% Ethiopia - Harar Horse - Lot 30
Roasted City+
Cory Ground
Clarity Brewed
Sipped and enjoyed while watching the ROse Parade
On Jan 1, 2008 11:38 AM, Les  wrote:

4) From: Robert Gulley
Ditto  here -
I'd like to say great minds think alike - but Les is so far ahead of 
me I have to just chalk it up to happy coincidence!
Robert (RG)
At 12:38 PM 1/1/2008, you wrote:
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

5) From: John Brown
Indian Monzooned Malabar Made yesterday and stored in a Nissen Vacuum jug
Les wrote:

6) From: Sheila Quinn
Ethiopia Sidamo DP -- Special Selection. Now, I'm a fan of dry processed 
Ethiopian coffees anyway, but this one is simply INCREDIBLE. Thanks, Tom!
Les wrote:

7) From: Darliene Stanhope
First cup was Jamaican Blue Mountain Mavis Banks, second cup was the last of
the Kenya Gethumbwini Peaberry.
On Jan 1, 2008 1:09 PM, Sheila Quinn  wrote:

8) From: Paul Carder
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Now Les and the rest of ya, don't shake your head in disgust too much at =
me! Ha! While I've got a 50/50 Moka Java of Tom's Bali and Yemen Haimi =
all ready to bring in the new year, my wife loves flavored coffee and I =
brewed up a pot of EggNog flavored homeroast. Throughout the year she =
drinks the results of my ceaseless quest for that perfect homeroast and =
this morning I brewed up this flavored one. I have family and friend who =
enjoy flavored beans besides the fresh homeroast varietals and blends I =
give 'em. So I figure if they want an occasional flavored bean, it might =
as well be fresh homeroast.

9) From: seth Grandeau
Aged Sumatra '04 crop at a nice FC roast.  Dark, rich and smokey!
Don't get caught with egg on your face. Play Chicktionary!http://club.live.com/chicktionary.aspx?icid=chick_wlhmtextlink1_dec=

10) From: Lynne
Les & Robert -
Same here w/the Harrar Horse! So delicious - this was an intended gift that
got left here when we had our Christmas fiasco. It's too bad my daughters
didn't taste this - but I am SO enjoying it. Roasted a double batch, too..
: > } )
On Jan 1, 2008 1:29 PM, Robert Gulley <2bopen4all> wrote:

11) From: Lynne
Paul -
My son didn't realize that we ran out of cream. When I asked if he realized
he put eggnog in his coffee, he tried it, and said, "Wow, is that GOOD!"
(different roast.. he..he - I put the Harrar Horse behind the other jars.
Well, I decided, heck, it's New Year, I'll try it with my second mug.
He was right - it's really good, and since I don't use sugar, it wasn't too
sweet (like all of the flavored coffees one would buy in local shops).
Just curious - how do you make eggnog flavored roasts?
On Jan 1, 2008 2:36 PM, Paul Carder  wrote:

12) From: Elliott H. O'Reilly
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My first  coffee of 2008 is a blend of Sumatra Classic Mandheling, Yemen
Mokha Sana'ani & Java Government Estate Pancoer.  I used this blend for most
of the Christmas coffee that I gave out this year.  Now that you mention it,
Les, I still have 8 oz. of Harrar Horse Lot 30 that I need to roast!
As a New Year's resolution I pledge to periodically send a portion of my
hard earned income to Oakland to help preserve the continued success of
Happy New Year!
Elliott O'Reilly  (now back to watching the Missouri Tigers making bacon of
the Arkansas Hogs!)

13) From: Demian Ebert
We started with cappuccino's of Mike McKoffee's Ohana Blend. Followed by
americano's of SM Monkey. Hard to say what will be next. All while watching
Buffalo take on Pittsburgh in the NHL winter classic.

14) From: Eddie Dove
Two brews this morning:
1)  Guatemala Chimeltenango - Finca San José Ocaña
2)  Sweet Maria's Espresso Monkey Blend
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Jan 1, 2008 11:38 AM, Les  wrote:

15) From: Michael Dhabolt
Pulling shots from a blend of 50% Orange Bourbon, 10% Harrar Horse
'Lot 30', 15% Misty Valley, 10% Monsooned Malabar 'Elephant', 15%
Sumatra 'Blue Batak'. Orange Bourbon - City +, HH & MV - City, MM & BB
- Full City.  Rested 5 days ...... Outraaageous,  Started the year
with Caps followed by ---------- Got a serious buzz going.  Thank You
Mike (just plain)

16) From: Barry Luterman
Eddie Happy New Year. Exactly my 2 this AM. But then again not surprising
since I have 32 lbs. of The Guat and about 15 of Monkey. Think this will be
my diet for a while. But I am not complaining. If I just round it out with
my Bali and PNG it will be a great year. Who am I kidding I know I will hav=
my next order in before March. Happy new year everyone.
On Jan 1, 2008 10:34 AM, Eddie Dove 

17) From: Brett Mason
With 59 available flavors, you might invest in a couple to include
your family in the passionate pursuit...http://www.torani.com/flavors/categories/#syrupsHappy New Year,
On Jan 1, 2008 1:36 PM, Paul Carder  wrote:

18) From: Kris McN
I'm enjoying the last of my Christmas blend watching my Wolverines shut down
the dreaded Tim Tebow.  Go Blue!
It's not raining today, so I'm going to get out after the game is over and
roast up some of that Harar.

19) From: Tom Ulmer
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Kinunu Bourbon shots. Overstimulation from such may be responsible for "(The
Angels Want to Wear My) Red Shoes" playing in loop for the past 15 minutes.
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 12:39 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +First coffee of 2008
What was your first coffee of the New Year?
We are enjoying Ethiopia Harar Horse Lot 30.

20) From: Andy Thomas
India Anohki Liberica, brewed in Chemex.
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21) From: Lynne
I don't use them, but I've seen some marked down in T.J. Maxx & Marshalls.
The ones I've seen in the past were the non-sugar varieties, but one always
has to check these stores to see what they have on their shelves.
On Jan 1, 2008 3:56 PM, Brett Mason  wrote:

22) From: miKe mcKoffee
First cup of 2008: Kona Mountain Estate Americano at the Kafe before
First roast of 2008: Kona Mountain Estate for the Kafe last night after
midnight. (Not what I had this morning, it was from previous roast.)
Last cup of 2007: after dinner Americano of Indonesian Flores.
Last roast of 2007: IMV yesterday morning for Kafe and home before going
into the Kafe.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">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.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 9:39 AM
	To: homeroast
	Subject: +First coffee of 2008
	What was your first coffee of the New Year?
	We are enjoying Ethiopia Harar Horse Lot 30.

23) From: Scott Petersen
Les wrote:
The first two coffees I had this morning were a double espresso of SM
Liquid Amber roasted to city and rested 9 days  (still learning to use
my Behmor which I got as an early Christmas gift). It is quite a
different taste than what I normally like but still quite good. I then
spent the rest of the morning nursing an americano of Intelligentsia
Black Cat espresso blend roasted on Dec 18th. I saw this coffee at a
local gourmet store and had to buy it to give it a try as I had read
about it lots on a variety of web sites.
For anyone who is interested I have posted a few pics of my coffee
station setup and my new Thor Tamper.http://www.slal.net/po/album.php?album7No, I didn't drink what originally came in my home made knock box.
Scott Petersen

24) From: John Despres
The first of '08 - Columbia Choco- El Carmen Del Atrato thermosed for a 
trip to the in-laws in Detroit.
Which reminds me - Anybody remember the Nicaraguan roasted beans my 
sister-in-law gave me at Thanksgiving I mentioned in an earlier post? I 
found out why they were so bad (quite unprepossessing - OK, flat, dull 
and flavorless) She bought them there last February.
Les wrote:
John A C Despres
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25) From: Floyd Lozano
Best of Panama 3rd place finisher, Elida Estate, drip, and Brazil Moreninha
Formosa, espresso.  Tomorrow I think will be some of the nice Holiday Blend
I received from the non-denominational end of year celebratory bean swap.
That Choco is nice, it's one of my favorite beans.  I have a lot of
favorites though =)
On Jan 1, 2008 8:06 PM, John Despres  wrote:

26) From: John Despres
John, How did you roast your Monsooned Malabar? I have some that I 
couldn't drink right away - after a week or so of resting, it was quite 
John Brown wrote:
John A C Despres
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27) From: John Brown
it is hard to roast in the behmor with out getting lots of smoke, at the 
darker roasts.  i gave most away as gifts but only did a small 10 cup FP 
for myself.  and that set for a couple of days.
John Despres wrote:

28) From: Dave
On Jan 1, 2008 9:38 AM, Les  wrote:
OK, I'll play.
I used my AP for my morning cups,
First cup of 2008 was a morning cup of Kona Greenwell estate, roasted
to C+ on the day after Christmas. Very tasty, I'll probably finish the
fruits of this roast today.
Next up was a cup of Brazil Cachoeira de Gama Yellow Bourbon, roasted
on 12/31 to FC+. I also took this to brew at a friends house in his
inferior drip machine in the afternoon. Better in the AP in the
morning, but not bad in the drip pot in the afternoon.
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

29) From: Denis and Marjorie True
I just finished up my last of the WONDERFUL "Luna's Christmas Bee Blend"
Brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart every time I took a 
sip.... (Thanks Kris!)
Les wrote:

30) From: Denis and Marjorie True
is that my Christmas blend or Luna's?
Kris McN wrote:

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