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Topic: roastmaster blog (4 msgs / 70 lines)
1) From: homeroast
Hey all - just wanted to announce that we are starting a new blog 
just for the roasted coffee, so each week we can discuss our approach 
to the coffee and exactly what we did to achieve it.  -Tomhttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/roastmaster_blog/--
                   "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

2) From: homeroast
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Am I correct in thinking this will start a week from Friday?
Perfect!  Just what I personally need to get up to at least half speed.
For me go to town is Thursday.  When does UPS pick up at your place? I will
have to have it sent overnight I think.  The pound also won't make minimum.
Which is fine if I keep it to once a month habit.  So many questions--------
I loved the last roasted coffee.  But by the time I could get into town the
moment to talk about it was a week passed.  the coffee was/is really good.
It had not over rested.  I kind of got what Tom had talked about as I drank
it by myself.  Its really hard for me to make anything other then espresso
even if its not the best way to taste.  I keep saying that this next cup I
will use the TV or maybe the Aero.  But when the coffee is in hand it finds
its way into the portafilter.  With this happening I will have to try it
other ways.  
YEA!  I'm going to learn to talk right.
Tres

3) From: homeroast
As many times and temps. as possible!!!!
This idea is as good as it gets, Thank You!!
On Jan 21, 2008 7:02 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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4) From: homeroast
Hi Tres - we send mostly by USPS for the roasted coffee ... well, it 
depends on what you chose, but I think some selections, especially 
espresso, are better with the rest they get in shipping. Last weeks 
special Ethiopia blend is a case in point because I did the test 
roasts for it a week prior and it took 4 days until this fairly awful 
baking soda zest in the cup disappeared, then the blend was 
excellent. Now the lighter roast regular coffees are good at 24 
hours, but some peak later. My experience is that because of the 
nature of these larger roasts and the way the probat combines 
conductive and convective heat, there is a LOT more CO-2 remaining in 
the coffee after roasting. You can see this in with a Probat roast @ 
24 hours when you add hot water to grounds in a french press - this 
huge foamy head bubbles up and threatens to overflow the glass if you 
are not careful. Anyway, I just don't think overnighting the roasted 
is as necessary in this case, and that's my roundabout point. 
Everything is packed  in bags within an hour of roasting, then boxes 
packed Tues AM and picked up around 1 PM Tuesday. -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


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