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Topic: Wed. coffee - Last cup of the Year (13 msgs / 281 lines)
1) From: Les
I am ending the year with one of my favorite coffees, El Salvador
Peaberry "Aida's Grand Reserve".  This cup just says, "COFFEE."  It is
so smooth and rich.  All nice rounded notes without any sharp edges.
It is clean, full of body and complexity.  It is one of those coffees
that you don't want to analyze, you just want to enjoy it!   Trying to
explain it ruins the experience.  The flavor and aftertaste are simply
stunning.  A nice way to end the year!  Have an awesome New Years Eve!
Les
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2) From: Seth Grandeau
For me it's Kona Greenwell Extra Fancy (because regular fancy just wasn't
fancy enough).  This was my favorite of Tom's Konas.  Very smooth.  On a
snowy day in Boston, it's nice to be thinking of the tropics. :)
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Les  wrote:
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3) From: John Letoto
We just pressed an end-of-batches blend of 75% Guatemala Oriente DP
and 25% Ethiopia Harar Horse DP Lot 17406.  Both are sitting on about
8 days of rest, both roasted to C+/FC.  Chocolate, underlying fruit,
and hints of baking spices, all with a super silky body.  Delicious :)
-toto
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4) From: Benjamin VerHage
For me it's a cup of Ethiopia WP Koratie roasted after I got back from xmas=
 back in Michigan. Roasted a little darker than I wanted (FC), but it was a=
 long, long flight. Not a bad way to end the year!
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Subject: [Homeroast] Wed. coffee - Last cup of the Year
I am ending the year with one of my favorite coffees, El Salvador
Peaberry "Aida's Grand Reserve".  This cup just says, "COFFEE."  It is
so smooth and rich.  All nice rounded notes without any sharp edges.
It is clean, full of body and complexity.  It is one of those coffees
that you don't want to analyze, you just want to enjoy it!  Trying to
explain it ruins the experience.  The flavor and aftertaste are simply
stunning.  A nice way to end the year!  Have an awesome New Years Eve!
Les
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5) From: Darliene Stanhope
For me it was the last cup of the Hawaii Kowali Blue Mountain.  A very nice
way to end the year. :-)
It was roasted on December 20th to FC and brewed in an Aeropress.
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7) From: Peter Genuardi
Just made a blend of 2/3 Sidamo DP and 1/3 Sulawesi roasted to just before
French in the ceramic pourover.
Au contraire bonjour!  It was fabulously balanced.   Medium acidity, medium
to heavy body, some fruits.
Happy new year to all!
 - Peter
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8) From: Jim Russell
I just had my first shot of SM Espresso Monkey from my shiny new Alex
Duetto.  Yummy!  Haven't dialed in the grind yet and it's already better
than what I've been getting from my PIDed Silvia.  Nice way to finish off
the year.
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9) From: Bill
IMV roasted to C+.  After reading all the comments about how this crop was
really good I wanted to try it.  To see if I need to order a bigger bag...
anyway, roasted last nite... right now it is a great cup of coffee.  the
body has yet to develop, so it's lighter than I think it will be...
 understated fruity-ness, but can't tell what it reminds me of...
so just a nice, smooth cup of coffee.  Definitely a nice way to end the
year.  Will probably drink a couple more of these...  I have some Eth
Kembata DP that will make about 1 more cup as well...
happy new year!
bill in wyo
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10) From: Sandy Andina
Harrar Horse.  Roasted Christmas Eve, the blueberries finally came  
through.
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11) From: Andy Thomas
Anokhi! Roasted Saturday. It seems more spicy-woodsy -- rather than fruit=
y -- than the last time I roasted this one. It reminds me of sandalwood or =
cedar. I'm at work now, and if I have time I may make a cup of Colombia P=
erros Bravos -- my current work stash. If so, that will be my last cup of 2=
008.
From: Les 
To: homeroast
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 7:15:03 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] Wed. coffee - Last cup of the Year
I am ending the year with one of my favorite coffees, El Salvador
Peaberry "Aida's Grand Reserve".  This cup just says, "COFFEE."  It is
so smooth and rich.  All nice rounded notes without any sharp edges.
It is clean, full of body and complexity.  It is one of those coffees
that you don't want to analyze, you just want to enjoy it!  Trying to
explain it ruins the experience.  The flavor and aftertaste are simply
stunning.  A nice way to end the year!  Have an awesome New Years Eve!
Les
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12) From: Luis Zaman
Unfortunately my last cup of the year is some locally bought stuff  
from some guys that don't roast all that well. It's some Nicaraguan  
coffee, the label says from the "Metagalpa" region, which I'm guessing  
is the Matagalpa region. It lacks body, and any real nuances, but it  
does have a crisp brightness to it. It makes a pretty nice mocha, I  
found out this morning though! Their coffee is generally hit or miss,  
and they are the only local micro-roaster within 30 miles of here. No  
wonder I got into this wonderful hobby :).
I'm going to try it again, they said it was roasted on Monday, so  
maybe one more days rest and I'll like it more.
I'll be roasting either tomorrow or the day after, great way to bring  
in the new year!
Happy New Year!
Luis
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13) From: dennis true
Brazil Deterra Yellow Burbon (thanks Darliene!) rested for 4 days....
Dennis
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