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1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
we were hoping just to make the top 10, but we did pretty well! I 
knew our coffee was good, but when I tasted the top 10 finalists, 
there were some really nice coffees there ...http://scaa.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/roasters-choice-winners-announced/--
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2) From: Paul Helbert
Congratulations, Tom! Wish we could have been there.
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Congratulations! It's one thing to know you make good coffee. It's even better when everyone else agrees.
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4) From: Rich
Well done!
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5) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Congratulations!
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6) From: Marty Wooten
Great job!
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Bravo!  Well done to everyone!
Eddie
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8) From: Vicki Smith
How terrific!!
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9) From: Bob
WOOHOO!

10) From: Lynne
Woo-hoo, too!!
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11) From: Alex Fitch
Woo-Hoo, and a cup of Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca SV!
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Alex Fitch
Alex
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12) From: Darliene Stanhope
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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13) From: Ed Needham
Congratulations.  Quite an honor.
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14) From: John Despres
Congratulations! Well done.
John
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15) From: Robert Yoder
Way to go, Tom!  Heartiest Congratulations for such a great honor!
 
robert yoder> Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 14:31:52 -0700> To: homeroast> From: sweetmarias> Subject: [Homeroast] just to boast a little ...> > we were hoping just to make the top 10, but we did pretty well! I > knew our coffee was good, but when I tasted the top 10 finalists, > there were some really nice coffees there ...> >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>> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast> ht">http://scaa.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/roasters-choice-winners-announced/>-- >> "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>> Homeroast mailing list> Homeroast> ht
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16) From: miKe mcKoffee
Condolences and better luck next time, "only" second place out of the best
Artisan Roasters in the US! ;-)
Found it fascinating that 3 or the top 10 were Rwanda coffees with 2 being
the same one. Possibly, no not possibly but fully, this challenge as much a
test of cupping and sourcing skills as roasting. Which of course is part and
parcel of being a Roast Master. But to strictly test the roasting skills
what Bruce & I thought might be interesting would be a Roasters challenge
with all the entrants roasting their interpretation of the same green. Then
again at the skill level we're talking might be somewhat pointless or maybe
not. Actually the more I think about it the roaster choosing which bean to
roast makes sense, same as in the barista competitions each choosing their
own beans to pull. Never mind!
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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17) From: Rick Copple
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Super great! Now, you'll have a run on that Rwanda. ;)
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18) From: Barry Dryden
Congratulations to Sweet Maria's, the #1 in our opinion!!!!   Well deserved.
BarryD
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19) From: Bill
Well done!  Congratulations!  And a continued thanks for the excellence!bill
in wyo
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20) From: Barbara Greenspon
Wow!  Congratulations!!  Wish we had been in Minneapolis to try to say  
hello.  Just got back from a month in the Outer Banks (NC), where we  
brought our hottop, beans, etc.  Roasted 10 pounds while there.  The  
salt air seemed to add something special!
But really, congratulations.  Just so happens we're drinking that very  
coffee right this minute!
Barbara
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21) From: John Despres
I, too, am celebrating with a cuppa Rwanda Gkongoro Nyarusiza. Yum! No 
peach, though. Great citrus aftertaste and excellent body, a very 
balanced cup after 5 days rest, roasted to City +.
John
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22) From: Seth Grandeau
Tom,
Allow me to add my congratulations.  Just one question.  With all the great
coffees you source, how did you pick one to enter?
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