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Topic: Need Suggestions for Coffee Order (9 msgs / 212 lines)
1) From: Lynne
Well, I'm down to a few pounds (coffee greens, not me - oh, how I wish...)
and need to
put in an order this week. Want to make sure whatever I order is stuff we'll
like, so here
I am, asking you guys for suggestions for SM's current selection, again.
I missed the Colombian w/the bird sanctuary :-( [forgot the name]. That
intrigued me so -
the idea of helping a cause like that and to be able to drink a good coffee
to boot - well, at
least others did their share (so much that I missed it... arrgh!), but Tom
always has so
many great beans.
Again, chocolatey brews always win me over. Was thinking of getting the Java
Kajumas
Curah Tatal and the Ethiopia Kembata Grade 4 Dry-Process (I haven't had a
good Mocha
Java in years - that's how I started my own journey on the slippery coffee
slope). I'm
avoiding Kenyans, only because I can't stand too much acid in my coffee -
and because I
hit it right with Kenyans only once (but oh, it was *wonderful* that one
time!) None of us in
our family (except my younger son, who I am convinced was switched at birth
because he i
nsists that all coffee tastes the same - and he told me my coffee is 'like
crack', because it's
so strong. Smart-a!# kid...)
And once again, despite my current failings, I am going to order a decaf,
but I'm batting
zero with those lately. They come out bitter and sometimes just plain weird.
Not sure
which one I'll order - any suggestions w/those would be appreciated.
Remember, I'm roasting with the marvelously simple but rather esoteric
method of using
pan, stove-top, and I still have (and am happy with, since it's all I can
afford - if I even
did have the money it would have to go for something more practical, like
rent... or a bed...
or even more practical, a good DSL camera. ;>) Hey, this is my sort of
practicality! So I'm
also avoiding anything that has a narrow band of success in reaching that
perfect roast.
Thanks guys - I know you'll have some terrific suggestions!
Lynne
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2) From: Lynne
this is what happens when one types messages at 1 am in the morning (I get
little sleep when
finals roll around)... I didn't finish my sentence:
Remember, I'm roasting with the marvelously simple but rather esoteric
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Oh, I need some sleep... so many assignments... so little time...
(and so many grey hairs on this college students head - under the Clairol...
sigh, can I *really *do this??!)
Lynne
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3) From: MikeG
I have the Tatal and find it quite one dimensional.
Do try the Yemen Mattari currently on the list.  Tastes like a bar of
dark chocolate with maybe just a drop of burgundy thrown in.
Lots of Chocolate in the Guat Oriente - I'm roasting well into a
rolling 2C to get around some maltiness I don't care for.
HTH
Mike
On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Lynne  wrote:
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4) From: R Nepsund
You might like to look at the 8 pound sampler.   It works out to be $4 per
pound.   Of course you don't get to choose which coffee's.   Also I'm using
a Poppery II popcorn popper.  It cost me $2 at a thrift store.   Finding
that is what finally pushed me over the edge of starting to roast my own
coffee's.
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5) From: Seth Grandeau
I second the Guat Oriente, nice balance of fruit and chocolate.  I brought
some in to work and one person said, "Wow, great fruit" and another
commented on the "dark rich chocolate".  Something for everyone!
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6) From: michael brown
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7) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
 Hi Lynne,
I'll jump on the decaf question, try the
Panama Boquete WP Decaf "Panamaria"
I like it because it has Maria in the name,
-Bonnie
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8) From: Paul Helbert
I have always found the Nicaraguan decafs Tom & Maria have offered to be
very good coffees (decaf or not).
On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Bonnie Polkinghorn <
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Paul Helbert
The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for.
-Laurence J. Peter, educator and author (1919-1990)
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9) From: Lynne
Thanks, guys - I knew I'd get lots of good suggestions!
Now to decide...
Yes, I realize the sampler is a good standby - thought of ordering one
sampler and something else.
So much to try...
:-)
As far as the decafs go, I'm not giving up on them - yet. For some reason,
they always seem to come
out kinda funky for me. But I'm still trying...
Lynne
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