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Topic: Sulawesi Replacement (7 msgs / 189 lines)
1) From: NANNERNLP
Hi all,
I have been lurking, learning & laughing on this list since I started 
roasting in May.  I am just using a Walgreens Air popper & drip coffee maker, but 
love the results. Maybe someday I will upgrade but I am happy with my coffee for 
now.  My question to all you coffee gurus is this: I have just discovered how 
much I enjoy the Mokka Java blend Tom recommended of Yemen & Sulawesi,  and of 
course I just roasted the last of my Sulawesi.  I have plenty of Yemen and I 
am fine tuning my order to  Sweet Marias and wondered if anyone could tell me 
if any of the Sumatras(or anything else) would be a close replacement in my 
blend.  I really enjoyed the earthiness of the Sulawesi, and wanted something 
similar if possible. Again, really enjoy everyone's comments and always look 
forward to my "Homeroast Digest"
Nancy
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2) From: Paul Helbert
Welcome Nancy!
I am also out of the Sulawesi. This afternoon I am enjoying a Mokha/Java
made up of India Mallali Tree Dried Natural FC, Yemen Mokha Mattari, City,
and (the same) Yemen Mokha Mattari FC+; equal parts of each. Vacuum brewed
within minutes of finishing the last of the three roasts. It is a nutty,
brooding cup with fruity backgroung, good body and long aftertaste. Not much
aroma or maybe the ragweed is getting to my nose.
I was going to roast the Indian beans today to tone down the brightness of
some Kenyan Decaf, but read your note and decided to try for a faux
Mokha/Java. I'm glad I did.
You might also try other Indonesian/Asian greens from Tom & Maria's
offerings. Some of the descriptions mention similarity to Java or Sulawesi.
Since the air popper produces a bright profile you might want totry a bit
more than half of the deeper flavored coffee.
Also, Just noticed that you mention the digest. If you are using FireFos it
is quite easy to set up a filter and have all the posts from this list go
into a seperate mailbox where they will not clutter up you rregualr e-mail
but can all be scanned together in one place. Two advantages of this tack
are that you will often read things in a more timely manner and thatthe
digest seems to contain an awfully lot of quoted stuff which gets diminished
by FireFox thus making for easier, more pleasant reading.
Thanks for posting. Don't just stay in the background. (Some folks work
awfully hard to make you laugh and should ocasionally be rewarded for their
efforts).
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3) From: Ken B
Nancy,
I happen to love the Moka-Java type of coffees.  I still have some of 
the Sulawesi, but I often make a blend of the Sumatra Aged Lintong 
(still available) or the Classic Mandheling (still available) as the 
base, and lately have loved using the Koratie WP and DP in the mix at 
50/30/20 by weight.  I think I like it best with the Aged Lintong at FC, 
the WP at C+ and the DP at C.  I have no idea of that is anywhere close 
to a 'real' Moka-Java, but I like it.  Maybe it will do until the new 
crop of Sulawesi comes in?  If you try it, please let me know what you 
think.
Best Regards,
Ken B
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4) From: Bill
Heya Nancy.  Welcome out of lurker mode.  I'd welcome you to the list, but
I'd be about 4 months late!
I really like the aged lintong.  It's way good, but I think that if I were
going to be making a mokha/java blend I would use the grade one mandheling.
 Tom recommends a darker roast (FC+), like the Sulawesi.  I would imagine
this would give you the great bass notes that you're looking for.
Ok, not to get into your business, but I'm gonna offer 2 suggestions:
1. as paul already recommended, ditch the digest mode.  I did that for a
while.  It misses the glory of the threads and the exchanges.  I would go
with the straight-post way.
2. and this is much more important than the digest thing: you probably want
to ditch your drip coffee maker.  I might incite a wordstorm here.  But
unless you have a pricier model, it will take the boiling water through the
water tank in a tube.  What's the temp as it hits the grounds?  For about 25
bucks, you can buy an electric kettle and a manual pour-over.  Yeah, it
requires a bit of cash and the time to stand there and pour the water, but
it will make a difference to use water that is hot enough to brew!!!
 Especially noticeable for lighter roasts, as they can be sour if the water
isn't hot enough.
Enough of me messin with your coffee and your life.  Glad to have you here.
 Really hope you enjoy it.
Happy roasting!
bill
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5) From: Paul Helbert
Bill is right about on.
But if you are frugal like me, you can buy a regular kettle or sauce pan at
a thrift store for a two dollar bill and heat your water on a stove top.
(Maybe you already own a pan). Sweet Maria's has a variety of filter holders
priced from $3.50 to $92.50 on their website at:http://sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.shtml.Any of them will make excellent
coffee and give you better control than the automatics.
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6) From: NANNERNLP
Thanks all,
I have changed out of digest mode which is great for lurking, but much harder 
for interaction with the list.  It looks like the Aged Lintong is gone, but 
there is still Sumatra Grade One, I will probably try that.  I have some 
Classic Mandelhing which was good, but I liked the Sulawesi better with the Yemen.  
As for "messin" with my coffee, please go for it. That is what this list is 
all about.  Have no worries about my drip maker though, it is a Capresso(notice 
spelling please), a hand me down from my dad when he got his TV.  Although the 
temp was a little on the low side, if you run the water through once and fill 
the reservoir with the warmed water, it hits the spot perfectly.  My dad is 
an engineer & I often think of him when reading all the technical posts, so up 
his alley.  I always receive some kind of coffee castoff, whenever I go over 
to my parents house.  He has a "collection" and a special closet with, 
grinders, coffeemakers ETC.  What a blessing for me!  He was the one who started me on 
my obsession, because he ordered the preroasted coffee @ Sweet Marias, and I 
was wowed at my first taste. When he told me some people roasted with hot air 
corn poppers, I was hooked.  Thanks for all the knowledge yall share with 
everyone.
Nancy
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
Hi Nancy,
I opened a Gmail account that I use only for Homeroast list emails. I
like it a lot. It automatically separates emails into threads
according to subject line. To read your emails, you click on a thread,
and all the emails on that topic are there together. Makes it lots
easier to follow the various discussions that go on simultaneously on
the list.
Brian
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