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Topic: Which coffee to roast/use in my first machine? (10 msgs / 225 lines)
1) From: Ron Feroni
All,
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      Should have the Quickmill Anita next week some time.  I was just wond=
ering if there is 'forgiving' coffee I should use first to get acquainted w=
ith the machine.  I've only had a few straight espresso's in my life(I like=
 cappa's but hope to try a 'real' shot soon!) and they were horrible.  Will=
 be ordering from Tom along with a few capp and espresso cups.  =
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Wish me luck!
Ron> Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:00:25 -0800> From: jgomberg> To:=
 homeroast> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Tom's Monk=
ey Blend> > miKe mcKoffee wrote:> > Recall a recent thread someone asking i=
f Monkey had Monsooned Malabar. I'd> > say with 99.99% certainty no. Then s=
omeone seemed to recall Tom saying there> > was an Aged coffee used in Monk=
ey. I believe the recollection was incorrect> > and again with a 99.99% cer=
tainty I'd say no. Simple visual inspection of> > Monkey greens easily conf=
irms this let alone how it roasts and in the cup.> > I agree. The yellow Ma=
labar beans really stick out in Liquid Amber. Nothing > like that in Monkey=
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2) From: Mike Chester
Monkey blend has a fairly broad sweet spot and is a good place to start. 
You might also order a pound of the SM shop roasted espresso blend of the 
week so you have a target to shoot for.
Mike Chester

3) From: raymanowen
Un forgiving coffees will teach you sooner.
Maybe some of the Lavazza or Ily ground coffee would be the easiest to get
going on your trip to espresso madness.
Man, how I love your choice of machine- a bit much for the apartment!  Got
Grinder?
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Ron Feroni  wrote:
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4) From: Rich M
Hi Ron-
I've tried all of Tom's blends and personally I like the Moka Kadir.  
FWIW, I like the blends much more than SO. I love my Anita-- sure you  
will too.
Rich M
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5) From: Saundra ONeil
i've had my best roast results using SM Classic Italian.
it looks like almost all the blends have been recommended.
do i hear Puro Scuro anyone?
S
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Agree with both suggestions. Even though Monkey is forgiving to pull "when
roasted properly" ordering some SM has roasted eliminates the roast from the
shot equation. 
Would offer to sell you some Ohana blend but truth be told it is an advanced
espresso blend which requires knowing your machine well and very good
technique. Which is to say it is not forgiving with a fairly narrow sweet
spot but oh what a dynamic sweet spot! But also it can easily go sour or
bitter if pulled wrong.
BTW Les, when you visited Saturday that Ohana was the last batch of the 60%
CCR HT 40% RK roasted. Monday (yesterday) the first of the USRC Ohana hit
the Kafe grinder at 9 days rest. Might be my imagination but the shots seem
to have gotten even better;-) A bit more depth and even richer velvet
mouthfeel. 
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7) From: Les
Wow even more smooth.  You are going from velvet to silk!
Les
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8) From: raymanowen
"...all the blends have been recommended."
Well-
Tom don't sell no junk. Puro Scuro is on his list because he developed it to
his satisfaction.
OK, I'll bite:
Puro Scuro anyone Puro Scuro anyone Puro Scuro anyone Puro Scuro anyone Puro
Scuro anyone Puro Scuro anyone Puro Scuro anyone Puro Scuro anyone Puro
Scuro anyone.
's OK?
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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9) From: Floyd Lozano
I looked on your web site miKe, and it appears you don't offer this or
anything else mail order (guessing you're pretty busy as is).  Do you
plan to offer Ohana for mail order at some point?  I'd certainly be
willing to try it!
-F
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10) From: Bill
MiKe,
Was curious why you roasted some coffees in the HT and some Bruce did in the
RK... did you need more control on certain beans necessitating the HT, or
was there another reason?  Thanks!
bill
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