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Topic: New Coffee (7 msgs / 183 lines)
1) From: Gregg Talton
A friend visited Ethiopia last week while finalizing an adoption and
bringing home a sweet little girl.  While there, he mentioned to someone
that his friend (me) roasts coffee at home.  So, they visited a few
plantations and filled an empty suitcase with greens!  I now have about
thirty pounds of hand delivered Ethiopian coffee.  The bags all have about a
pound of coffee and no markings other than a small barcode.  He asked me
if Sidamo is good coffee "because that's where it's from..."  I plan to
start roasting tomorrow so more to follow.
Gregg T
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They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me
sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. - Garrison
Keillor
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
Wow my mouth waters at the thought.
Dean De Crisce
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3) From: Andy Thomas
Awesome! Can you figure out anything by the appearance, or smell, or whatever ... not that I could... ie wet or dry processed? Do they seem different from one farm to another?
----- Original Message ----
From: Gregg Talton 
To: homeroast
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 7:02:00 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] New Coffee
A friend visited Ethiopia last week while finalizing an adoption and
bringing home a sweet little girl.  While there, he mentioned to someone
that his friend (me) roasts coffee at home.  So, they visited a few
plantations and filled an empty suitcase with greens!  I now have about
thirty pounds of hand delivered Ethiopian coffee.  The bags all have about a
pound of coffee and no markings other than a small barcode.  He asked me
if Sidamo is good coffee "because that's where it's from..."  I plan to
start roasting tomorrow so more to follow.
Gregg T
-- 
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me
sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. - Garrison
Keillor
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4) From: raymanowen
This sounds fabulous to me- a real coffee adventure adventure, to boot. I'm
green with envy.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Gregg Talton 
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5) From: Lynne
I'm so jealous. Only I can't figure out if I'm jealous of you, with your
suitcase full of greens - or your friend, with their wonderful experience in
Ethiopia and a little girl, too!!
Wow!
Did your friend take any pictures? Did he tell you the names of the
plantations?
Oh, this is SO exciting... please make sure you give us further reports,
when you roast, taste..
and maybe - some photos of this little angel, too?
Lynne
(who is getting ready to become a grandmother this August - and is falling
totally in love with the little son of my other son's girlfriend - and I
thought my years were cemented only in dog-hearts!!)
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6) From: Bill
Gregg,
will be very interested to hear if those greens are very good or not...
 have had a few friends bring back greens from coffee regions (hawaii,
panama, costa rica), and none were very good...  definitely better than
folgers or some such but not the caliber that tom can deliver...  so keep us
informed.
bill in wyo
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7) From: Gregg Talton
All I really know is that he visited three farms.  Everything is dry
processed and some appears to be small like peaberry.  I'll take some
pictures this afternoon and post them somewhere. I plan to roast tonight...
it's my Saturday ritual or roasting and listening to Prarie Home
Companion.
After talking with one of my buddies yesterday, it seems our church is
planning a trip to this very orphanage for the summer or fall of '09 so I
may get to visit the farms too.  Oh, and the little girl is doing well, she
is between five and seven years old and had surgery this week related to a
piece of stick embedded in her cheek.  She was using the stick to brush her
teeth.
On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 12:18 AM, Andy Thomas  wrote:
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They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me
sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. - Garrison
Keillor
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