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Topic: 2007 Highlights and Lowlights (2 msgs / 74 lines)
1) From: Gerald Newsom
Oh, that adds to my pain, Scott!  I really wanted to get some of that Kenyan
coffee!  And not just because of Tom's description of it.  There was a PBS
television series many years ago called "The Flame Trees of Thika".  It was
about a family from England trying to start a coffee plantation in Kenya.  I
think the storyline might have had a biographical basis to it.  Can't
remember for sure, but when I saw that Tom had some coffee to offer from
that very region, I thought I would just have to try some.  Missed out,
though.
Gerald
On Jan 23, 2008 10:23 AM, Scott Bukofsky  wrote:
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
we actually have some gethumbwini coming in feb, from the late fly 
crop. not all gethumbwini is good ... it's a huge estate ... but they 
do have occasional outstanding lots. tom
Oh, that adds to my pain, Scott!  I really wanted to get some of that 
Kenyan coffee!  And not just because of Tom's description of it. 
There was a PBS television series many years ago called "The Flame 
Trees of Thika".  It was about a family from England trying to start 
a coffee plantation in Kenya.  I think the storyline might have had a 
biographical basis to it.  Can't remember for sure, but when I saw 
that Tom had some coffee to offer from that very region, I thought I 
would just have to try some.  Missed out, though.
Gerald
On Jan 23, 2008 10:23 AM, Scott Bukofsky 
<lithoguru> wrote:
Hi there folks.  I just started a new roasting log for 2008 and I was 
thumbing through my notes for 2007 roasts.   I thought I would have 
some fun and scribble down some awards for 2007.
Best coffee of 2007: Kenya Thika Gethumbwini Peaberry.  Incredible 
powerhouse of a coffee.  In-your-face sweet grape aromas and flavors. 
Grabs you and won't let go.  Honorable mention: Idido Misty Valley, 
Ethiopia Kochere District Yrgacheffe, Mexico Oaxaca Pluma
Best coffee not worth its price: Panama Esmerelda Gesha
Worst coffee not worth its price: India Anohki coffee
Coffee whose name always makes you laugh: Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold
Best SO shot: Brazil Poco Fundo.  Insane amounts of chocolate and 
fruit.  Runner up: Idido Misty Valley
Origin that most surprised me: Tanzania.  Whether it was the Songea 
flatbean (Dutch cocoa, malt, orange), the NgoroNgoro convent coffee 
(pears), or others, I was very impressed with the range of 
interesting flavors from Tanzania.  I want more!
I'm sure people can add their own categories and favorites.
-Scotto
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