On 2008/08/04 15:17 -0400, "Brian Kamnetz" wrote:
That's what I was planning to do: the info on all of the coffees I got say
that they can handle Full City (or FC+). (Aside: G*d, I love living in
California -- I ordered very early Monday morning, the package shipped
yesterady, and was in my hot little hands this evening when I got home.)
And life is NOT like a box of chocolates ... it's one of Sweet Maria's
Samplers -- you never know what you're going to get. I got:
* Brazil Cerrado Dry Process Lot 242
* Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia
* Honduras Organic Marcala Cocosam Coop
* Rwanda Duhingekawa Women's Cooperative
It looks like a great sampler to expand my experience ... but I'm concerned
about the Brazil. I can't find it anywhere on the site ... so if I really
like it, am I out of luck for ordering it again?
Actually, I don't have any experience with home-roasting at all ... of any
kind. I'll definitely start with small batches -- that way, any accidental
"sacrificial" roasts won't eat up all the beans.
I'll verify whether that's the case with the Original Poppery before I
start. Besides, it's too late for me to roast tonight -- caffeine is
volatile at roasting temperatures, and I intend to get some sleep tonight.
And on Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Seth Grandeau
The "chock-full of fruit" descriptions of the Ethiopians put me off a
little. Maybe --
* after I've gotten some experience with what I got, or
* if I can pre-sample one from a reputable local roaster (now I'm sad that
New Helvetia went defunct).
(The description for the Dry-Process Koratie did catch my eye because it
wasn't as extravagant as the others ...)
I wonder how likely it would be to find in the 8-pack sampler ... but I'm
getting ahead of myself. My better half would kill me if I bought more
coffee before I even started roasting what I just got.
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