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Topic: Sat AM Cup (18 msgs / 402 lines)
1) From: Bob Glasscock
Finally got my Yama brewing with the Cory glass rod. Just backed off the
grind a bit and got a great pot of Columbia Antioqua (FC).
Update on Maestro Plus - apparently sheared a gear, and it quit driving the
burrs. After emailing Joe Meek at Baratza I had a replacement within a few
days. That is what I call customer service.
Great cup of Columbia. Would like to learn how to cup so I could offer a
better description. Y'all have a great weekend.
Bob and Ellen Glasscock
148 Woodland Court
Greenville, AL 36037
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2) From: Gregg Talton
Having a cup of Sumatra Classic Mendheling today... thinking about acquiring
a Cory Rod for my Yama.  Today's brew was from the Technivorm.
How's the weather in Greenville.  My parents are in Columbiana (Shelby
County) and the in-laws are in Marion (Perry County)... understand some
rough weather is headed your way this morning.  Nothing but sunshine here in
the Charlotte area.
Gregg
Belmont, NC
On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 8:17 AM, Bob Glasscock 
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3) From: Les
I am enjoying a fine cup of Panama Gesha Mama Cata this morning.  Ground it
with the Zass since the Mazzer Major is on a road trip with Alchemist John
this weekend.  He is pulling shots for an event at his daughter's school.
I'll be roasting some Columbian Warbler and Anokai today.
Les
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4) From: Bob Glasscock
Hi Greg,
I know both those places - been through Marion many times and used to work
on computers at the Shelby Co Reporter years ago. Weather here is mostly
rain (which we need) - no severe wx. Looks like front will eventually end up
in your neck of the woods. Hopefully won't rain out the Duke-St. John's
Lacrosse game. Blue Devils look poised to win it all. They deserve it!
Bob.
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5) From: raymanowen
"After emailing Joe Meek at Baratza I had a replacement within a few days.
That is what I call customer service."
You're right, and I agree. Sounds like infant mortality. They dealt with it
up front rather than letting it fester and generate negative publicity. More
notes for my List.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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6) From: Bob Glasscock
Yemen Mokha Mattari roasted in IR2 to FC(plus a hair-very slight oiliness)
and brewed in Yama/Cory.  Full bodied brew - I like it! Even with my jaded
palate I can detect some citrus.
Haven't mastered this bean, but figure because of the small size, I do
better with smaller batches (100-110g). Still can't get it to City+ without
leaving quakers.
Happy Mothers' Day to all.
Bob and Ellen Glasscock
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7) From: Bob Hazen
It's cold and rainy outside.  Good day to stay inside with a fire going. 
I'm enjoying some Horse, lot 14659 roasted to FC - out of a Starbucks logo 
mug.
Oh, the irony....
Bob
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8) From: Andy Thomas
SO cappuccino of Yemen Sharasi. The milk seems to mute the fruitiness, but brings out a very pleasant nutty flavor. Think I'll have another...
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Subject: [Homeroast] Sat AM Cup
Yemen Mokha Mattari roasted in IR2 to FC(plus a hair-very slight oiliness)
and brewed in Yama/Cory.  Full bodied brew - I like it! Even with my jaded
palate I can detect some citrus.
Haven't mastered this bean, but figure because of the small size, I do
better with smaller batches (100-110g). Still can't get it to City+ without
leaving quakers.
Happy Mothers' Day to all.
Bob and Ellen Glasscock
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9) From: Les
Fruit-Bomb Cappos this morning.  I blended one oz. of Liberica, 2 oz of
Sumatra and 2 oz. of Columbian Warbler.  Wow is this cup singing.  Awesome
fruit beginning and nice chocolate finish.
Les
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10) From: Dean De Crisce
Just had a FP of a city + El Salvador Matalapa from SM. Later had another FP of a Costa Rican Terrazu (embarrisingly from Archer/Target which I picked up from the SCAA...just to try it). Not incredibly bad, but somewhat lifeless and with minimal bloom compared to my homeroast. Needless to say I will not end my homeroasting any time soon. Lol.
Have a great weekend.
Dean De Crisce
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11) From: Bill
60% Mandheling FC/FC+/Vienna, 40% Yirga Cheffe Konga City/City+... both
roasted Monday, 5 days ago.
Wowsas.  I know that I have been falling over myself with this Konga.  It is
my favorite bean in the year I've been roasting.  Anyway, I have been
drinking this blend all week.  I was starting to worry that the Yirg was
being overpowered by the Mandheling.  Yesterday was pretty good, with
citrus/lemony as the cup faded.
But today it absolutely rocked.  Wow.  Typical for this Yirg, the lemon only
comes on as the cup cools.  So warm it just tastes great, great body, great
rich complexity (i know those aren't cupping terms!)...  as it cools, the
mandheling fades and the yirg dominates.  Total lemon bomb.  And the
aftertaste is chocolate and sweet lemon.  Holy Cow.  I really really like
the way this coffee tastes, and I really like this blend.
I'll finish reading the list and then make another cup...
bill in wyo
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12) From: Barry Luterman
The other day I de-scaled my espresso machine with sour salt (citric
acid). After thorough flushing I pulled a shot and it tasted salty. So
I dumped the shot and flushed my boilers again. Pulled another shot
and the same thing happened. Was about to dump it and start over
flushing my boilers again until I realized I was pulling Yirg and what
I thought at first was salt was really lemon.
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13) From: Bill
Aaaack!  Talk about wasting coffee!!  At least you got to the bottom of that
one!  How was the Yirg?  Could you tell the difference in de-scaling?bill in
wyo
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14) From: Barry Luterman
The first time I just put the tip of my tongue in to make sure all the
salt was out. I had also deep cleaned all my equipment and grinder.I
did the full yearly maintenance including replacing the PF gasket. The
shot was so clean and intense the lemon so strong I mistook it for
salt. The rest of the Yirg has been superb.
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16) From: Rick Copple
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I roasted this week my fresh pound of Liberica from India. Roasted 1 
pound in the Behmor, settings 1#, P4, D--. I ended up adding the 30 
seconds back on, but it would have landed perfectly as it was since I 
hit cool right at 30 seconds to go. First time I used P4.
The coffee is good, no bad smells or tastes, but the wild blueberry is 
more muted than I recall from my wok roast. Hit a city...maybe close to 
a city+. If I recall, I went to city+ in the wok.
But, a good cup of java, unusual flavor, but a good one. And through 
muted, the blueberry is there in the background, dancing with the hidey 
taste.
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17) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
AM - one of the new auction lot Kenyas coming to the list Monday. peach juice!
PM - really unique Guatemala full natural coming in a month or 2. 
wow, potent, like dp harar or sidamo but brighter, oily body, baking 
cocoa chocolate, intense.
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18) From: Coffee
I'm drinking the last couple of cups of SM's French Roast Blend that I  
roasted for my parent's visit a month ago. They went through nearly 2  
pounds of SM's French Roast while they were here. My mother stuck with  
the French Roast, but my Father tried several others and liked them  
all. I can tell the French Roast is a little stale -- it's been  
sitting in the back of the cupboard for a month.
One thing that home roasting coffee has taught me is the flavor/smell  
of stale coffee. I can pick it out smelling the beans! I can even pick  
it out in my month old French Roast. It's not too strong in this case,  
but it is a little off putting. It makes it hard to drink normal coffee.
-Peter
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