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Topic: SM Coffees of the Year, what were yours? (18 msgs / 389 lines)
1) From: Edward Bourgeois
As always Tom has come through again with some fine coffees during
2010. With his travels this year 2011 will have more surprises I'm
sure. So many fine listing that many top listing I missed but what
stood out for me was..
Best: ***Rwanda Gikongoro Nyarusiza***  total package, creamy
runner ups: ***Colombia Finca Buenavista -Carlos Imbachi***, when I
got it right what a classy cup, and ***Ethiopia Dry Process Jimma
-Nigusie Lemma***, nice, versatile.
I didn't try a workshop lot this year:
Decaf. Ethiopia FTO Shoye Sidamo WP Decaf , never had such a nice
Ethiopia decaf.
runner up: Guatemala La Maravilla SWP Decaf  so drinkable and a nice
decaf. espresso SO too.
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Thanks to Tom, Maria, Derek, Josh and crew
And of course thanks List!!!
Happy Holidays,
best cup,
Ed
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2) From: Edward Bourgeois
And special MERRY CHRISTMAS to ******BEN******** the newest youtube
STAR of Sweet Maria's!!!
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3) From: Justin Schwarz
Top 5 from my stash in no particular order
Sulawesi Toraco Peaberry WP
Ethiopia Sidamo Maduro
Ethiopia DP Jimma
Panama Siete Dias de Bellota
Guatemala JBM cultivar
-Justin
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4) From: Robert Bedwell
I envy your Sidamo Maduro....it's the one that started my serious interest in roasting after a friend sent me a pound that he had roasted.  I would buy heavy into this one if I could find it.
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5) From: Michael Wascher
Always seems to be the one I just roasted.  ;)
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6) From: Jim Couch
Was waiting on a shipment to arrive from SM and went by a buddy of mine's
shop asked him if he had anything interesting......He said this Sulawesi and
I bought a pound just to satisfy my roasting "Jones" roasted 1/2 that
evening and starte d tasting the next morning. My gawd...it was incredible!
Took a 16 .oz cup worth of Jimma and while we drank it I asked him if he
knew exactly what that Sulawesi he had had was and where he had gotten it.
His answer; Shrubs Toarrcoa Peaberry I shoulda known.
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7) From: John Borella
Since I've still got a decent supply of my favorites from 09 vac bagged & 
stashed in the deep freeze I didn't go overboard this year. I did pick up 
some of the more popular single origins but my favorite wasn't one of them. 
For me the Ethiopian Harar Organic DP Biftu Genema was my favorite as it 
produced some of the best (IMO) straight shots I've ever had. Imagine an 
excellent spicy/sweet Yemen shot with the Harar blueberry mixed in & thats 
the Genema.
 Freezer space is tight but after trying this one I ordered up another 10lbs 
which should be here in a few days.
John B.
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8) From: Barry Luterman
Can't believe nobody has mentioned any of the Bali coffees yet.
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9) From: Kevin C
That Harar Genema is excellent. I'm on my last bits. 
I really loved the El Salvador Siberia estate pacamara and it also is on it's last bits. 
But usually my faves are my most recents. Odd how that works. 
-kc 
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10) From: Greg Hammond
John:
Having just used the last of my Biftu, I just did the same thing. 
Greg
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11) From: stan bob
Ethiopia Sidamo Maduro is definately one of my favorites this year.  Drinking 
some now!
the Ethiopia DP Jimma is also a favorite.
Can't believe no one has said anything about the Kenyans this year.  So many 
outstanding!  The kininyaga Karimikui and theKainamui Kirinyaga were steller 
standout!
Adia's Grand Reserve was also phenomenal (as usual)!
Stan
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12) From: Andy Thomas
Bali Kintamani Wet-Hull is on my list. The best Bali coffee since Shinzan IMO.
From: Barry Luterman 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] SM Coffees of the Year, what were yours?
Can't believe nobody has mentioned any of the Bali coffees yet.
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13) From: Yakster
Lets see, I'll have to think about this.  For most of the year, I was on a
serious stash reduction program, except for the espresso blends I picked up
at the very beginning of the year thanks to a Christmas gift certificate
from my sister.  My time off work also didn't help matters, so I didn't
really start getting in new coffees until August.  Here's the list of
coffees under consideration.
   - Brazil Joao de Campos Yellow Catuai
   - Colombia Peaberry Los Caracoles del Sur
   - *El Salvador Matalapa - Tablon El Amate*
   - Ethiopia DP Jimma - Nigusie Lemma
   - Papua New Guinea Wahgi Peaberry
   - *Sumatra Blue Batak Tarbarita Peaberry*
From where I sit tonight (next to my daughter watching Andrew Zimmern eat
Haggis on Bizarre Foods) the El Salvador Matalapa and the Sumatra Blue Batak
Tarbarita Peaberry are probably the two that stand out.  The former because
of the very clean prep and nice orange notes and the latter because of the
peat and cedar notes that reminded me somewhat of the Guatemala DP Oriente.
Really, though, they've all been good, especially since I've cut back to
faster, 300 g roasts in the Behmor and been cooling the beans externally,
they've turned out really well.
-Chris
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14) From: raymanowen
Oh, boy-
Just for grins, I [the One who questions using small sample quantities for
roast testing, doing the Unusual Thing!] got a sample pack that arrived with
some Sulawesi A-A wet process Toraja. After my Celtic Critic and I split a
Turkish brew of a roast I tried to get near the dark end of Tom's suggested
range- "Ray- Let's get more of this Sulawesi!"
"Big girls with two hands should probably go ahead and get a Fiver before
they run out of it," and she did. The first sniff test out of the lighter
roast and cooler after that bigger batch arrived got a "Wow! Spicy
chocolate," and the first espresso sip got "Oh, is this flavor ever going to
Grow."
Did it ever ! !
Cheers, Ray Owen aka Opa!
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15) From: Michael Wascher
Yes, that's why I homeroast, to avoid *belligerent *coffee ...
• The text on the Coffee Addict website, which Bob Gray recently came
across, is presumably automatically translated. It contains some
delightfully fractured English, referring to “uninformed brewed coffee”=
 and
to filters that “freshen your daub water”. Throughout, yerba maté is =
called
“yerba partner”, an “erotically delectable full of illness plant”, =
which
“offers a engorgement of pick illness benefits”. Bob Grey’s favourite=
 is the
reference to “belligerent coffee”, which must reflect the experience of=
 many
of us.
quote is from World Wide Words is copyright © Michael Quinion 2010. All
rights reserved.
"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead a better one." Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe
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16) From: mary deem
Hard to pick a few favorites since so many of SW's offering are stellar...
Colombia Finca Buenavista -Carlos Imbachi Microlot
Colombia Tolima Florestales -Maximinio Gutierrez
Colombia Planadas Tolima Roberto Rojas Microlot
Colombia "Dos Payasos de Tolima"
Costa Rica Don Mayo "La Ponderosa" Bourbon
El Salvador Los Luchadores Pacamara
Ethiopia DP Haile Selassie Sidamo
Kenya Kiambu Nyaga Peaberry
Kenya Murang'a AA Kangunu
Kenya Kirinyaga Karimikui
Kenya AA Kainamui Kirinyaga
Sulawesi Wet-Process Toarco Flatbean (and I normally dislike Sulawesi
coffees..)
Java Kajumas Organic Wet-Hulled
Believe it or not this is my list after some intensive editing in the
interest of space.  As I said, SM has so many great offerings that it is
hard to choose 'the best'.
Thanks to everyone at SW's for providing such an embarrassment of riches, so
to speak.
Mary
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17) From: ricky carter
An Honerable Mention should go to "Costa Rica - Cafetalera Herbazu"
My others have already been mentioned.
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18) From: Martin Maney
On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 09:51:53AM -0500, ricky carter wrote:
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I have some of that, need to get to it one of these days.  Too many
coffees competing for time, and I need to start scheduling the
Christmas gift roasting.
I'm lousy at ranking things like coffees.  I'll instead list my
favorite broad geographic regions: Central America, South America,
Africa & Asia, and Indonesia.  Haven't had anything from the Islands &
Oddities group in decades, so I guess my long ago opinion of Kona (nice
but unexciting) continues in effect.
There were a few that got away, or nearly did.  I can't quite figure
how come I only got 1# of the Bali Kintamani in the first place, though
I do understand all too well the back pressure from too many pounds of
greens in the stash that kept me from getting more before it was too
late.  I only failed to miss the Yemen Sharasi due to Jim's generosity
- I had regretfully decided to cut it from the fall order, then it
showed up as the surprise in the box.  (yeah, I know it's still on
offer, but at this point I'm trying not to order any more beans for at
least a couple months.)
Over 12k of beans, and there are a couple that I'm watching for, hoping
they return to the listings again.  I must be crazy... but I love it!
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