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Topic: Kauai coffee company: any good? (10 msgs / 208 lines)
1) From: Bill
Some friends came back from Hawaii and brought me a pound of greens from
Kauai coffee company.  Very kind of them!  Isn't Kauai one of the big
industrialized plantations?  Anybody every roasted any of this stuff?  Is it
any good?  Basically, I don't want to roast up a week's worth of coffee if
I'm not gonna enjoy it.  If it's so-so, what I would do is to roast the
stuff, keep enough for 1 cup, then take the rest to the office...
Any thoughts?
bill in wyo
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2) From: Demian Ebert
I brought a pound back from a trip a few years ago and was completely
un-impressed. I think I roasted one batch, drank a couple of cups and
composted the rest of the roasted stuff. The greens hung around the back of
the stash until I was testing a new roaster at which point I used them with
a pound of Tom's Ugh to figure out how it worked.
I'd say you should probably try it, but you won't be satisfied.
The plantation is just above sea level and is completely industrialized.
Mechanical pickers, probably bunchs of fertilizers and such. It was
interesting to visit, but the coffee (even the stuff they were providing as
brewed samples) wasn't very good. My wife did get a nice t-shirt...
Demian
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Bill  wrote:
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3) From: John and Emma
Friends of ours live there. While we were visiting I bought some greens and
tried theirs roasted. Like Demian I was unimpressed.
Bill your friends obviously know you are serious about your coffee and were
great to think of you and how you may enjoy the fresh beans. 
John H.

4) From: Bill
Thanks John and Demian.  That's what I had remembered.  Please don't think I
was ungrateful.  Wow, just to be given green beans is such a gift!  I will
roast them for the office pot.  They brew a bad mr. coffee and I sometimes
give them sub-par beans to use.  Then on occasion I will brew some for
everyone using some of Tom's beans.
Thanks again.
bill
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5) From: Les
No it isn't any good.  My daughter brought me back 5 pounds of greens.
 I have sent her 3 of them roasted, and struggled through a pound of
it myself.  I will roast the other pound and use it for filler or give
it away.
Les
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6) From: Steve Barber
I would have to roast it and try it. Couldn't stand it if I didnt. But that
is just me. Also, one man's dregs are another man's ambrosia.
Steve
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7) From: Jim De Hoog
Bill,
I too received beans from a friend from Kauai.  I too was not impressed w=
ith it.  Found that it was better darker then lighter.  Roast it to a F=
C+.
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster"De Hoog
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Subject: [Homeroast] Kauai coffee company: any good?
Some friends came back from Hawaii and brought me a pound of greens from
Kauai coffee company.  Very kind of them!  Isn't Kauai one of the big
industrialized plantations?  Anybody every roasted any of this stuff?  =
Is it
any good?  Basically, I don't want to roast up a week's worth of coffee if
I'm not gonna enjoy it.  If it's so-so, what I would do is to roast the
stuff, keep enough for 1 cup, then take the rest to the office...
Any thoughts?
bill in wyo
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8) From: Bill
I love this list!  Not only is there plenty of coffee experience here, but
also helpful tips.  I hadn't thought about roasting it darker, but that
makes perfect.  So yeah, this will be a nice FC+ office coffee.
thanks again
bill
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9) From: Steve Barber
I wouldn't be able to stand it if I didn't at least roast it and taste
it..but that is just me.
Steve
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10) From: Zara Haimo
I visited the Kauai farm last summer.  It is barely above sea level and 
obviously a mass production enterprise probably planted on old sugar cane 
fields.  I tried the coffees they had for sampling and a couple of their 
medium roasts were ok, nothing special, but not awful either. 
Unfortunately, they seemed to be pushing a couple of flavored coffees I 
didn't try and some overroasted "espresso" that was almost undrinkable.
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