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Topic: Help me find a second choice to my favorite coffee?? (15 msgs / 357 lines)
1) From: Treshell
"El Salvador Peaberry "Aida's Grand Reserve" is my all time favorite coffee.
In the Morning Mother and I will have our last 4 cups of it.  We are both
crushed.  We did very good at parceling it out.  With the end what can we
roast that will give us similar experience in coffee.  We tend to both drink
even the SO as espresso (Yes I always use my Thor).
How do we go about choosing?
treshell

2) From: Sean Cary
Panama Carmen Estate 1800+...
Try to stay in the country range you like - they tend to have similar
characteristics...  I like Centrals - not a huge fan of the Kenyans and
Yemens...  2nd favorites are Sumatrans and the range around there.  That
keeps me in the range of coffee that my wife and I prefer.
I put an order in about 2 months ago to score some of the Indian coffee that
all were raving about, the rest were Panamanian, El Salvadoran and
Sumatran...my standard fare.
Dying to roast!  In '06 when I got back I was roasting the day I got
home...was my first roast ever and was actually pretty good.
Sean
On Jan 30, 2008 7:42 AM, Treshell  wrote:
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3) From: Floyd Lozano
Maybe Tom should add a feature to his site like Amazon's:
  "Customers who bought El Salvador Aida's Grand Reserve also bought..."
-F
On Jan 30, 2008 5:29 AM, Sean Cary  wrote:
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4) From: Brett Mason
Every coffee on Tom's list has an advocate.  Customers who bought Sweet
Marias coffees also bought other Sweet Marias coffees.
 Get another sampler pack...
Take notes.
After a while, read notes.
Buy accordingly.
If you want always-available coffee and the taste that will always be there
for you, try Folgers.
You can be certain what you will get...
Brett
On 1/30/08, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

5) From: Floyd Lozano
Wow, just reread that review, and I don't think you are going to find
something that meets your expectations like that ;)  When you get a
coffee that draws such high praise from Tom, I'd suggest you buy what
you can and enjoy while you can ;)
What might be more helpful than the suggestion to buy Folgers would be
to go through Tom's reviews and look for coffees in the same region,
as Sean suggests, and try out a pound or two of those that seem
similar.  Sorry if I am stating the obvious, but the reviews are well
written and very descriptive which makes them a good tool for finding
similar coffees to your liking.  There is always the sample pack route
too - with so many coffees available all the time, there may be
another you find as appealing that you'd normally not try!
-F
On Jan 30, 2008 8:54 AM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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6) From: Les
Enjoy each coffee for its unique experience.  I am enjoying one of the CoEs
from El Salvador this morning.  I have a half pound left.  Yesterday it was
a Kenya with some awesome winey complexity.  The day before was some light
vienna roasted Panama 1800 as double shots.  A chocolate bomb! When you find
something that you really like,  make sure you buy a big supply.  I ordered
10 pounds of the Bali coffee cause Tom had been out for 3 years.  I think
this crop is better than the first.  Keep track of what you like and make
sure you order it when it comes in.  One of my favorite Brazils is just
coming on line.  The *Brazil Carmo -Nazareth Dias Pereira.  *It* *will be
the only Brazil I order this year.  Why?  It is my favorite, and I have to
continue restraint in the stash.  It is just about the right size now and a
10 pounder of Narzareth will just about do me right along with some other
"Yummies" that will be two pounders.
Les
On 1/30/08, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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7) From: Brett Mason
-OR-
We understand your desire to perfectly match the sensational coffee you have
found!  Please remove your tongue, send it to the Center for further study,
and we guarantee to provide a coffee which meets or exceeds your
expectations.  The participant agrees that any injury or handicap engendered
by such an approach is willingly chosen by the participant, and the Center
is not liable for any damages or loss of coffee appreciation resulting from
this study or any side effects caused therein.  The participant further
agrees to pay all fees and assessments required, including storage of said
appendage, and disposal of same once study is complete.
Taking one for the team is awfully gracious...  The other coffee drinkers
will appreciate the finality and results of such a study.
Brett
On 1/30/08, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

8) From: Joseph Robertson
Les,
Every time I read one of your posts I'm inspired to buy more greens. Your
passion and enthusiasm is only matched by by your almost poetic descriptions
of the flavors and distinct differences between origins.
Thank you,
If my tracking of the posts here and my memory don't deceive me you are
about to or have received an identical roaster as Mike McKoffee?
Could you keep us posted on this development unless of course I have you
confused with a dream I had last night.
Some pictures would be fun too. Please keep us posted.
Best Regards,
JoeR
On Jan 30, 2008 6:59 AM, Les  wrote:
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9) From: Jim Carter
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Of course there is the risk that you may not get your tongue back.
To wit, please read the following article in today's news.....http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,326653,00.html-- Jim Carter
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10) From: Brett Mason
There's always been something tasty in their Risotto!
On 1/30/08, Jim Carter  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

11) From: Mejia, Carlos
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Les... just for my edification, how do you roast the Brazil Carmo and is
there a favorite brew method?   I'm very interested to try this one and
just wondering what it is that draws you to select it as your only
Brazil.  Tom's notes describe two characters depending on roast level.
Do you go with the fruity flavors from light roasting or the bittersweet
chocolate from the darker roasts?   I'm looking for a good rich
chocolate in my AP brew that would do well for expresso too.  Just
wondering if this one would fit the bill.  ~carlos
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:00 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Help me find a second choice to my favorite coffee??
 
Enjoy each coffee for its unique experience.  I am enjoying one of the
CoEs from El Salvador this morning.  I have a half pound left.
Yesterday it was a Kenya with some awesome winey complexity.  The day
before was some light vienna roasted Panama 1800 as double shots.  A
chocolate bomb! When you find something that you really like,  make sure
you buy a big supply.  I ordered 10 pounds of the Bali coffee cause Tom
had been out for 3 years.  I think this crop is better than the first.
Keep track of what you like and make sure you order it when it comes in.
One of my favorite Brazils is just coming on line.  The Brazil Carmo
-Nazareth Dias Pereira.  It will be the only Brazil I order this year.
Why?  It is my favorite, and I have to continue restraint in the stash.
It is just about the right size now and a 10 pounder of Narzareth will
just about do me right along with some other "Yummies" that will be two
pounders.
 
Les
 

12) From: Les
I find this to be a very flexible coffee.  I like it for an espresso base.
It is good for brewing at a city-full city roast.  At a light vienna it has
a good chocolate flavor and it has nice body.  At the lighter roasts there
is a nice peanut flavor.  It has a nice clean flavor that is often missing
in Brazils.
Les
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13) From: Mejia, Carlos
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Hey definitely sounds like a winner!  Thanks for the heads up before the
offering.  It's frustrating to see a lot of discussion on a great coffee
after it's been out for a while and find it all gone when ready to
order.  ~carlos
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:02 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Help me find a second choice to my favorite coffee??
 
I find this to be a very flexible coffee.  I like it for an espresso
base.  It is good for brewing at a city-full city roast.  At a light
vienna it has a good chocolate flavor and it has nice body.  At the
lighter roasts there is a nice peanut flavor.  It has a nice clean
flavor that is often missing in Brazils.
 
Les
 
On 1/30/08, Mejia, Carlos  wrote: 
Les... just for my edification, how do you roast the Brazil Carmo and is
there a favorite brew method?   I'm very interested to try this one and
just wondering what it is that draws you to select it as your only
Brazil.  Tom's notes describe two characters depending on roast level.
Do you go with the fruity flavors from light roasting or the bittersweet
chocolate from the darker roasts?   I'm looking for a good rich
chocolate in my AP brew that would do well for expresso too.  Just
wondering if this one would fit the bill.  ~carlos
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:00 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Help me find a second choice to my favorite coffee??
 
Enjoy each coffee for its unique experience.  I am enjoying one of the
CoEs from El Salvador this morning.  I have a half pound left.
Yesterday it was a Kenya with some awesome winey complexity.  The day
before was some light vienna roasted Panama 1800 as double shots.  A
chocolate bomb! When you find something that you really like,  make sure
you buy a big supply.  I ordered 10 pounds of the Bali coffee cause Tom
had been out for 3 years.  I think this crop is better than the first.
Keep track of what you like and make sure you order it when it comes in.
One of my favorite Brazils is just coming on line.  The Brazil Carmo
-Nazareth Dias Pereira.  It will be the only Brazil I order this year.
Why?  It is my favorite, and I have to continue restraint in the stash.
It is just about the right size now and a 10 pounder of Narzareth will
just about do me right along with some other "Yummies" that will be two
pounders.
 
Les
 
 

14) From: Larry English
Hey Brett, enough with the Folgers comments, OK?  I get ill every time you
mention it ;-(
On Jan 30, 2008 5:54 AM, Brett Mason  wrote:
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15) From: Brett Mason
That's the choice between
  absolute consistency + availability
        -versus-
  absolute quality + limited supply
Pick which you like!
I want the 2004 Costa Rica Cafe Vida, the same as it tasted then, whenever I
want.  Why can't I keep getting THAT one?  We're creating monsters!  In 12th
Century Germany, the serfs never had any choice...
We've come a long way Baby!  Now we are spoiled...
Brett
On Fri, Feb 1, 2008 at 10:48 PM, Larry English 
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com


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