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Topic: Great Costa Ricas! ... note about blogs (3 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Just returned from a 4 day whirlwind trip to Costa Rica where we 
cupped 68 micro-mill coffees from tiny boutique producers, and 
visited about 25 of the small family farms. Amazing results ... am 
really looking  forward to the arrivals of these coffees (most are in 
the "reposo" stage, resting in parchment for 30-60 days after sun 
drying. So the earliest lots will be coming early April. What is also 
great is total transparency, where we can give them "farm gate" 
pricing to ensure that the money isnt eatne up in the exportation, 
transport and importation costs.
I will have some pictures and comments on this trip later today. In 
the meantime, I sure hope you all keep up and post comments on the 2 
weblogs. Josh is writing most of the posts on the new roastmaster 
blog and putting a lot of time in it. We are trying to share what we 
learn, and our process on the weekly roasting, and would appreciate 
comments from those who taste the coffees!http://www.sweetmarias.com/weblog/http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/roastmaster_blog/
Tom
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                   "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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2) From: Les
Welcome back Tom.  Now that I have a commercial roaster, I am enjoying the
web-blog more.  It is a real learning tool that I can translate into my home
roasting.
Les
On 2/19/08, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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3) From: Bill
Tom,
Welcome back.  I didn't see the point of the roastmaster blog at first, but
then saw some details for roast coffees that I have in my stash... so played
around with the roasts, and learned some things.  And saw that this week's
offering is Sumatra Classic Mandheling, which I have the feeling could be
much better than I roast it... so ordered a pound, and am looking forward to
getting it on Friday and seeing what you guys can do with the stuff!  So
anyway, what I'm saying is that I'm learning from reading the roastmaster
blog, and I'll make sure I post a comment on the Mandheling when I drink
some!
Thanks!
bill
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