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Topic: Req a rec - friend staring, what beans? (6 msgs / 119 lines)
1) From: Pat Sklenar
A member of my CERT team has expressed an interest in trying to roast 
his own coffee.  He's got a WhirlyPop & a good vent over the stove.  He 
is planning to go buy greens from a local large coffee place but looking 
at my inventory, I have multiple pounds of the following ...
    Ethiopia Dry-Process Limu
    Ethiopia Organic WET-PROCESS Koratie
    Tanzania Blackburn Estate AA
    Guatemala Finca San Jose Ocana
    Colombia Antioquia -Jardim Cerulean Warbler
    Colombia Huila Concurso San Pedro (2.5 Star)
Any recommendations as to which would be the best beans for a first 
timer?  What should I give him?  He asked about Ethiopians, so he's 
going to get a pound of each (so he can taste the difference between two 
beans from the same country himself), but would the Guat or one of the 
Colombia's be a better "first roast"?
Thanks!
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2) From: Ray Tolar
I would say something that's* still* offered by SM so they wont be
disappointed they cant have anymore :) All of these are great coffees out of
those listed my vote is the Warbler or the Ocana.  Regards Ray T.
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3) From: R Nepsund
You might look at the SM lables on the bags for recomended roast levels and
give him ones that have a wide range.  Say C to FC+.
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Pat,
You might want to let him do the first several batches with the other
coffee. Sorry, I don't have any suggestions for what to give him once
he starts understanding the roasting process.
brian
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5) From: Kris McN
Pat,
Colombians tend to be crowd pleasers and nice at a range of roast levels.
That's what I'd go with.
Best,
Kris McN
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6) From: Patrick R. Sklenar
Thanks to everyone who replied!  He's on his way over now.   I'm giving 
him ...
1#     Colombia Antioquia - Jardim Cerulean Warbler
1#     Colombia Huila Concurso San Pedro (2.5 Star)
1#     Ethiopia Dry-Process Limu
1#     Ethiopia Organic WET-PROCESS Koratie
0.5#   Kenya Thika - Gethumbwini Peaberry
0.25#  Brazil FTO Dry-Process Poco Fundo
plus a bread machine and a heat gun (my spares, I still have my primary 
ones plus the Behmor) in case he finds roasting stovetop with the 
Whirlypop to be too smoky.  I'll also show him my Behmor and discuss any 
other coffee roasting questions he may have.  I've already directed him 
to Sweet Maria's and Vicki's Taming Coffee site http://coffeecrone.com/).I think this selection of coffees will give him an idea of the 
differences possible that you just can't taste at *$ or most shops.  I 
think the Colombians will be good for his starting roasts.  He expressed 
an interest in trying Ethiopians.  And the Kenya & Poco Fundo's are just 
to give him some other ideas (unfortunately I don't have any Sumatrans 
and the only Cost Rican I have right now is the RIP ... I'm not giving 
that away! :) ).
pat----
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