<Snip> this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. Today I am finally tasting the berry taste from the gifted coffee. To get there I opened a can of blueberries and had them over my muffin this morning. Then had the coffee. With the blue berry taste right there in the bowl I could indeed taste blueberry. The coffee wasnąt tasting different but the way I named what I was tasting did. I got on the same page so to speak. It lead me to a teaching thought??? As Tom roast a different coffee every week maybe we could all order his coffee and then as a group talk about wha= t we are tasting. It is the best way for someone like me to learn from all o= f the best tasters with out paying to have them come to Wyoming. In order fo= r it to work well we would need some of those that have cupped a lot or at least have a good sense of taste. (Les, Mike, Jim etc. etc.). Anyone have thoughts on this? Treshell
this is completely lame, but yesterday I did a yama vacuum brew of a Kenya, and after the coffee cooled I was amazed to take a sip and get amazingly clear blueberry notes. i had a mental lapse actually ... i had just ate a big handful of blueberries! doh! tom -- "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters" Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting - Tom & Maria http://www.sweetmarias.com Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com
I've had the same experience except I had just had a drink of Orangina. Wow, never noticed the citrus flavours in this particular coffee before! Cameron On Jan 6, 2008 5:43 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote: <Snip> -- ceforde
I did the same thing a couple weeks ago - I had just finished breakfast of blueberry granola and was thrilled with my first sip of coffee right after eating - I was so happy! My 6-year old was wondering what the old man was up to dancing around the kitchen. Therefore - If you want guaranteed blueberries, eat some and drink your coffee. John Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote: <Snip> -- John A C Despres Hug your kids 616.437.9182http://www.sceneitallproductions.com
Treshell: I would love to cup coffee, to be able to attend some local cupping to try = and develop these taste buds for a huge range of coffee. I think cupping is one of those gifts you have or you do not! just my two cents. g ---- Treshell wrote: <Snip> t <Snip> y <Snip> hat <Snip> of <Snip> for <Snip>
Tom, Thanks for the laugh. This does bring up some interesting points, however. How does what you have eaten, drank, or smelled recently affect the flavor of coffee? What do you eat while cupping to clear your palate? What coffees go with what foods? Anyone care to comment? Mike Chester
I've never cupped coffee, but when judging a beer competition we usually nibble matzoh crackers with a few sips of water between beers. I know of nothing more bland than matzoh. On 1/7/08, Mike Chester wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J
At 01:24 PM 1/7/2008, you wrote: <Snip> Try steamed white rice...