I'm learning that many of you have significant amounts of greens on hand
- often more than a years worth of coffee for me and my GF - maybe
several years worth.
How many people have more than 60 # on hand, more than a 100#? With all
these 10 and 20 # orders of single bean types I read about, I'm sure it
is many of you. :<)
Several of you have recently bemoaned the fact that you will be required
to pass on upcoming new stock from Sweet Maria's.
Maybe I can help one or two of you out.
I'm new to homeroasting, so have only a tiny stash at this point,
purchased from a local roaster. When my first order from SM arrives
next week, I'll be up to about to about 3-4 month's worth of coffee.
There have been quite a number of coffee's that have disappeared from
the SM listings in the 3 months or so that I've been on this list and
watching their stock.
Two were particularly interesting to me and if someone has a pound or so
of either or both to spare, I'd buy if you were inclined to let a bit of
I am interested in Costa Rican coffees - in part because I've had a
number of excellent coffees from there in the past, and in part because
my partner's maternal family is from Costa Rica, which is why I've had
so many CR coffees - somewhat circular. Two of the 7 coffees in my
first order were from CR.
There was a roast in parchment Costa Rican coffee that disappeared from
the SM listings about 6 weeks ago. I'd like to try this. So, if
someone has some extra, let me know.
Next, I also like the tastes of many coffees I've had from the Oaxaca /
Chiapas areas of Mexico in the past. I have done a good bit of my
initial roasting with Chiapas greens I bought from my local roaster so I
could compare the results I got with a known quality roast.
I've met a couple that run an authentic Mexican restaurant near here.
They are from the Mexican state of Nayarit - on the west coast. They
didn't even know that Mexico produced and exported world-class coffee -
most Mexicans I've met don't know this either. I've said I'd bring them
a sample some time. It would be even better to take them some from
their own state - I haven't even told them about this yet.
So, if any one has any extra of the Nayarit Dry Process that was being
sold by SM up until a few weeks ago, I'd buy some of that from you.
When my SM order arrives, my tiny stash will have 2 Ethiopians and one
Kenyan, two Indonesians, one Mexican, 6 Central Americans (3 CR, and 1
each from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua), and two from Brazil. A
bit heavy on the Central Americans but 2 of the 6 were small purchases
when I wasn't sure I'd even stick with this. But, I've tried to get
beans from around the world and a learn about the different taste
patterns from different areas.
I roast with a Melitta AromaRoast using some tips I learned from the
'net. My SM order also includes the thermocouple so I can watch temps
and roast on more than sound , time, and fan speed moderation. So it
is all small batches - but then it is all very freshly roasted coffee.
And I can have freshly roasted coffee of several types for direct
comparison without worrying about coffee taste deteriorating.
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