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Topic: Party preparations (5 msgs / 148 lines)
1) From: MSMB
I am about to begin preparing the coffee for a party next week that will
have 112 people.  Not all, of course will be coffee drinkers and some will
just continue to drink wine and beer.  I already got some helpf from the
list--many thanks!--on how much coffee will be needed.  I figured I will
roast up about 7 pounds and if I begin to work on it this evening even with
my little i=roast, using 1/2 cup per roast, I should finish in a week (I
work at home and can do the roasting while I work, leaving a good amount of
time for cool down of the i=roast between each use.  
Now my thoughts have turned to preparing the coffee.  Here is what the place
where the party will be offers in terms of equipment
10 coffee carafes
3 large coffee makers  approx. 100 cups, 85 cups, 65 cups.
1 large hot water maker
4 small coffee makers (I could bring two small coffee makers in addition, my
Scandinavian and an old Norelco 10 I just acquired)
2 small hot water makers
All of the equipment in the kitchen seemed pretty new to me when I quickly
walked through., but I did not get to look at the coffee equipment and I
assume that the small coffee makers are pretty generic.  I am assuming that
the large ones will do a better job.  But I am not sure how they work.  I
assume like a percolator-- you pack the metal filter with coffee and let the
water perc through. Do you need any kind of filter?  And what kind of grind
dos the machine take?  I will probably be using my maestro Classic to do the
grinding and will hrobably have to do it a day in advance.
For the party I was given some Salvadoran beans.  I was told that they are
some kind of bourbon and good quality.  It is hard for me to judge because I
do not care too much for Salvadoran beans;  they always seem to have some
bitterness that I do not get with any other Latin American bean that I have
roasted (mostly Central Americans).  To the extent that I can judge this
coffee seems quite good.  I am looking for recommendations on the kind of
roast, but figure FC would be good for such a large group; I figure that
would be a neutral roast for this coffee.  Any opinions on all of this?
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2) From: Ira
At 11:43 AM 8/28/2008, you wrote:
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Last week I made coffee for 70 people at an outdoor evening wedding. 
I made 1 32 cup pot of regular and 1 16 cup press pot of decaf. which 
turned out to be just about right. I roasted the decaf 3 days earlier 
and use fresh roasted house blend from Costco for the regular. Didn't 
figure in a Percolator it would make much difference. I did grind the 
coffee with my Rocky just before brewing and measured about 6 or 7 
grams per cup on a scale before grinding. It wasn't the best, but we 
did get compliments on the coffee so I guess it was OK.
I mention this because I was worried there would not be near enough 
and we were fine.  I'd guess if there was more light and the dinner 
hadn't been 90 minutes late we might have run out.
Ira
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3) From: Sandy Andina
On Sun. & Mon. I will be providing 2.5 lbs. of beans (the last of my  
Brazil Poco Fundo and Colombia Excelso), which I roasted today (as  
well as a 42-ouncer of Costco Seattle Mt. Blend I bought fresh from  
their roaster in case my homeroast runs out) for the "green room" at  
the Fox Valley Folk Festival.  I'll be lending them my Starbucks  
whirly-blade grinder too.  (Would have lent them the Bodum Antigua,  
but they're going to be brewing it in one of those giant party urns).   
Hope it lasts long enough for me to get a cup or two.  I hope they'll  
do it reasonable justice, as I have other work to do at the festival  
that'll keep me from running in & out brewing pot after pot.
On Aug 28, 2008, at 7:20 PM, Ira wrote:
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4) From: MSMB
So, Sandy, do you use a fine grind in the party urn?

5) From: Sandy Andina
Paper-filter drip (a little finer than swissgold--or at least that's  
what I will demonstrate for the first pot)
On Aug 28, 2008, at 10:08 PM, MSMB wrote:
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