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Topic: Thailand green coffee (4 msgs / 115 lines)
1) From: Phil Palmintere
I just came back from an eco-tour of Thailand, which was a lot of fun.  In a
remote village, among other things they grow their own organic coffee (I saw
both Arabica and Robusta).  One hut has a hand-turned 5 lb. drum roaster,
roasting over a wood/charcoal fire.  They spoke no English and I spoke no
Thai, but we were still able to "talk" about roasting.  She roasts too dark
for my taste, and they don't seem to rest more than a day or so, but it was
fun.
I brought back a kilo of the local green coffee -- there is a large
variation of bean size, and I can tell there are some stones as well.  =
It should be fun to try roasting in my Gene Café as an experiment.
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2) From: Starfinder Stanley
You'll probably have a better result if you grade the coffee a bit ---you're
likely to end up with a very uneven roast if you have a big variation in
bean size.....
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:41 AM, Phil Palmintere
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3) From: Lynne
Oh, I envy you! That's just the sort of thing I would LOVE - seeing remote
villages - wow.
If you have any pictures posted on any photo sites, I hope you'll share the
links with us.
I bet it was great! (I just saw "Eat, Pray, Love" and could picture me -
younger - healthier,
& without canine responsibilities at home - doing something similar. Great
chick flick. :D)
Lynne
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Phil Palmintere 

4) From: Frank Parth
Following up on Phil's great tour, I'm at the airport in Bangkok now, waiti=
ng for my flight back to Los Angeles =
and home.
My better half and I have spent the last 10 days in Vietnam. Once a year I =
do some pro bono teaching at a college in =
Saigon. This year I was asked to appear on Vietnamese television on a busin=
ess-related show.
When flying from Saigon to Hanoi for the taping, there was an article in th=
e Vietnamese Airline magazine on "Weasel =
Coffee", the Vietnamese version of Kopi Luwak.  I thought it was being writ=
ten up because it's so "exotic". But I was =
wrong.
In walking to dinner in the old district of Hanoi one night we came across =
a coffee shop. Shur'  nuff, they had Weasel =
Coffee prominently displayed out front. I took a snapshot and posted it to =
my personal web site here: =http://fparth.com/weasel_coffee.jpgThanks, but I think I'll just roast another pound of Harar when I get home =
tomorrow.
Frank
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