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Topic: Help me choose my next order (3 msgs / 82 lines)
1) From: Phil Palmintere
Hi everyone,
I'm interested in some input from the list on my next order of beans.
I've been roasting for 6 months now, so I'm still very much a novice.  I use
a hot air popcorn popper to roast, and currently I do not have high end
equipment (I mostly use a superautomatic Jura Capresso) (if only the
government extended the "cash for clunkers" program from cars to grinders
and espresso machines, but that's another topic.).  Yes, I know, I need to
upgrade my equipment as soon as budget allows.
I'm almost finished with SM's 8 pound sampler for espresso.  Here's what
I've learned about my tastes:  I seem to prefer African coffees and some
Central Americans.  I tend to rate Pacific Island coffees lower on my
personal taste-bud scale.  I tend to like what I believe everyone calls
"bright" coffees.
Can you suggest a few coffees to include in my next order from SM?
Many thanks
Phil
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2) From: Greg Johnson
My taste and roasting methods seem very similar to your's  except
I don't have a fancy air popper and have to roast right off the stove top
LOL . I am currently roasting Kenya KIanbu peaberry , but I don't think it
is available . I am eager to try the   Kenya Nyeri AA -Kagumo Coop at $6.05
and a 93.2 cupping score I am sure this will be to my liking and it sounds
like it may be to yours as well .
On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Phil Palmintere <
phil.palmintere> wrote:
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Sincerely,
Greg Johnson
Greg's Horn Hospital
(678)913-4594
Gjohnson910
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3) From: raymanowen
What don't you like about your coffee pot or the assortment in the sampler?
Set up a coffee budget. Project it out to $1,000 over (T) time period. Oh,
you're already there, with a super automatic Jura Capresso.
That baby just wants nice roasted, aged beans. Super automatics usually
store the whole roasted beans in an unsealed hopper within the machine. If
you can smell the beans before you do your first brew of the day, they're
getting stale, just like the coffee beans in the grocery bins.
If the taste you're getting now is satisfactory, just load the machine each
day with the beans for the day. (Don't just refill it) When I say "unsealed-
no good for long term storage," Imagine what would happen if you poured
water into the super automatic Jura Capresso's coffee hopper?
The carbon dioxide that protects the coffee beans by displacing the lighter
oxygen molecules would do the same thing, faster, because it has nil
viscosity. Grinder hoppers are + + ungood bean storage vessels. Never store
roasted coffee beans in the grinder. The effect of any open-bottom container
is insidious, wherever it happens to be.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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