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Topic: Just one small question......... (10 msgs / 203 lines)
1) From: Jim Couch
What got me started on this journey waswhen Starbucks came out with their
sun dried Sidamo that they called Shirkina. Loved that coffee and have just
been trying to get close to that flavor........Any suggestions would be
appreciated.T.I.A.
Jim
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2) From: Dennis
keep trying the DP etho's.... Can you be specific on what flavors you 
are looking for?
Dennis
Still babysitting in GTMO....
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3) From: Bill
I think Dennis' question is a good one.  Do you know what flavors you
enjoyed?  And keep trying the Ethiopian DPs... does Tom have any left?  I
recall one review this summer said that it was an "epic" year for DPs... so
I have some of each in my coolerdor...
Good luck Jim!
bill
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4) From: Jim Couch
There was a flavor that everyone described as vegatative, some called it
"tomato" flavored (that one i just couldn't "see" except for the
sweetness........To me it was a fruity flavor but unlike the ones I have
heard described as Stonefruit or Blueberry.....believe that the Starburps
description used Black Cherry and i guess I'd hafta agree pretty much with
that....but what really got my attention was every mug I made smelled like
it had a drop of floral womens cologne on it.........strangely enough the
closest match was not Sidamo but Sulawesi.........Hope I have done something
other than really confuse ya. Thanks for the reply.....I have never ordered
from Sweet Maria's. Have been holding out for my birthday (23rd of this
month) hoping to be able to order an iRoast (hoping it will do a
significantly better job than the lil air pop machine I found at Wal-Mart) I
have managed to get to where I can catch it before 2nd crack or during
it........ Only thing I have roasted so far is some yirg grade 2 (thats what
it is marked on the burlap bag) the roaster is about 30 miles from my house
but turns out he is married to one of my wife's friends from elementary
school years. He gave me a pound to "play" with and finally got to the point
i could get a roast where oils were just starting to show on surface of
beans without producing coffeebean charcoal. Normally he sells roasted
coffee but said he'd let me have 'em green if he had anything I wanted.
Guess I should mention HE pointed me at Sweet Maria's even though I had
already done a lot of reading on their site.......he thinks they are good
people besides having good beans and I figure he gets at least some of his
beans from them....Hope that SMs has some of the Yirga Dale (I think it was
called) and would like to try some Idido Misty Valley (Dan over in new
Albany has some of that, and figure it came from SMs...Sorry to "talk" your
ear off.....guess its one of the signs of a new burgeoning
addiction........love to 'hear" your thoughts on what I have said.
Jim
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5) From: Jim Couch
Curious as to what GTMO is and if it's what I think it is......
When I first found Shirkina I thought from the description that sun drying
was a very unusual process but after readin on SM's pages found it was more
the norm with some bean types than wet processing.
Reminds me of the first Rift Lake Chiclids I encountered....the shop owner
had me envisioning lakes that were along the lines of a State Park lake, not
landlocked seas that you coulda lost my hometown in.
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 2:46 PM, Dennis  wrote:
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6) From: Bill
Jim,
also thought that you might like to try some other DPs as well...  Tom
currently has a Mexican and a Guatemalan DP, both of which I really like.
 He also has some Yemeni DPs that might intrigue you...
Ahhh, so many coffees so little time!
bill
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7) From: Jim Couch
Generally don't care for new world coffees but try to keep an open
mind......just ordered a pound each of yirg and idido from my buddy in New
Albany......trying to decide if I want him to roast 'em in his sample
roaster or me just cook 'em up myself.....if I do it myself what level roast
on either one would y'all recommend? Have tried a light roast on the
Yirgacheffe and it had almost no flavor, but that could well have been due
to my "learnin curve" on my lil air popper.........
Jim
On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Bill  wrote:
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8) From: Jim Couch
The Yirg that I thought I had burnt.........came across the bag and it
didn't smell as burnt as it did.....decided to see what an extended "rest"
had done for it.....IT WAS WUNNERFUL...........
On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Jim Couch  wrote:
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9) From: raymanowen
Costa Rica put out a Naranjo Caracol Peaberry that, in the roasting process,
becomes dry. Brewed this dried/roasted (C+) bean as a double Americano,
added to some homebrew sweetened condensed milk. 1oz (vol) of nonfat dry
milk, + ditto vol honey brought out a giant cocoa flavor about 10 hours ago.
The double had pleasant fruit that almost pursed the lips. The Americano had
Smooooth dark caramel, but no chocolate at all. If I want more, I gotta
roast more. Instead...
Now I'm waiting for a post roast blend of Horse and Sumatra Mandheling to
rest. The Crapesso Leaks again. The baling wire has worked, but not without
some intermittent retightening. Now I'm just irritated with the birdcage
construction- no space under the hood for added clamps that I could
fabricate.
It already looks odd with the plastic case and chrome dome. I can't add
anything and still get the cheesecake back in place. I see some massive JB
Weld or piano wire in its future. Little rat's nest! The ORSOBS don't sell
parts or publish comprehensive operation sheets.
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Umaga -RayO, aka Opa!
Headline- "Hubble Space Telescope finds busted espresso machine in Moon
crater! Pump missing."
On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Bill  wrote:
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10) From: raymanowen
(111)^2 = 12321; (111,111)^2 = 12345654321; (111,111,111)^2 = 1.234567877e14
Tilt! -ro
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 9:00 PM, Jim Couch  wrote:
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