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Topic: re Espresso blends -- RE: Homeroast Digest, Vol 55, (474 lines)
1) From: Dorian Snow
Regarding Espresso Blends:
I first purchased a couple
of "Espresso Workshop" blends a few months ago. Since I always buy a
lot of greens, I only just roasted my one-pound purchase of "#20-Gneiss Sho=
t."
It is DELICIOUS. Whatever you guys at Sweet Marias put into #20 -- it is
exceptional. Sweet, caramel, and a tiny bit of brightness, great mouthfeel,
somewhat syrupy, and full of flavor from front to back. It roasted very eve=
nly,
even though the bean-size variety is obvious, and some of the beans are
dry-process and some are washed. =
I have been using it for
drip rather than espresso, and this is making an exceptional pot of coffee.=
 I
have purchased a lot of coffee from SM over the years, and I can say that #=
20
is one of THE BEST coffees you have ever offered. So, if there is any way to
recreate it in the future, please do so! (or divulge your recipe here!!)
I also purchased 1 lb.
each of #19 and #21, but have not roasted them yet. If they are half as goo=
d as
#20, I'll be thrilled.
To Sweet Maria's fans: try
their Workshop Espresso offerings!  =
To the Moka Kadir lovers:
Yemeni and Ethiopians are in stock if you want to make your own blend.
However, their Monkey
Blend and their Liquid Amber are also very good.
D.
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Subject: Homeroast Digest, Vol 55, Issue 16
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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:00:01 -0500
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From: bomerlo
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:33:06 -0700
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Moka Kadir Blend
Hi Jamie      I just visited the Sweet Maria's green beans offerings site (=
Blends section) plus The Blended Coffee Archives of the no more available b=
lends like Moka Kadir.  The link is at the bottom of the current Green Coff=
ee  Offerings: Blends and it is very visible in red color.  Because of thei=
r nature  these products are hard to find by using the geographical origin =
chart system. There, you will find  why there is a shortage of  Moka Kadir =
Blend i.e. due to current non availability of Yemeni and Ethiopian beans th=
at are part of the secret mixture.  It has not been replaced by a generic E=
spresso Blend of the House of the kind  that may suffer an evolutive fabric=
ation discipline about what is in and how much and it is finally thanks to =
this politic of the good and the right straight cupping that we got the Esp=
resso Workshop whom we currently have  #24 and #25 on offerings.    The new=
 #24 El Competidor is strongly suggested. =
 I got some 2 weeks ago in the 8 pounds espresso sampler received from Swee=
t Maria's but still have to roast some.    This is the proof that each of  =
their blend has their own typical recipe and when one of the main ingredien=
ts is missing they become b/o or rather non available for a short or long w=
hile.    I roasted my last 150 grams or 5 ounces of Moka Kadir about 6 mont=
hs ago and it did not fade too much  after about 4 years of storage.   Neve=
rtheless, I nostalgically read the review about the past but yet to rescuci=
tate Moka Kadir and I was very glad of the 8 espresso-related 1 pound bags =
of the sampler ( 4 blends and 4 good for blending single origin beans)   in=
cluded with the 5 other 2 pounder from Guatemala, South America, Africa and=
 Indonesia that I chose myself to fill the USPS large flat rate internation=
al box.    Have a good day  .     =
  Denis                                     P.S.: Better might be behind us=
 but the all time best has hopefully yet to come....
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YDe : Jamie Dolan 
À : homeroast =
Envoyé le : vendredi 17 août 2012 16h00
Objet : [Homeroast] Moka Kadir Blend
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It looks like the Moka Kadir Blend is not being offered any longer,
from what I see on your
 site.  Last time I ordered it was a Christmas
and I've been out of it for a while now.  I've had very good luck with
that blend for espresso / cappuccino.  I roast in the Behmor and that
blend seemed to consistently turn out well for me.
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What do you suggest as a replacement blend, used strictly for
espresso/cappuccino?  Will Moka Kadir Blend be offered again in the
future?
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Thank You,
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Jamie
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From: bkamnetz
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:26:30 -0500
Subject: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
Hi,
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I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
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I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
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I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
and how I could check to see if that's it.
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Thanks!
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Brian
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From: frank
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:38:12 -0700
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
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Try flipping the ones for the patio to open and then fully closed. Then try=
 the circuit again.
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Frank Parth
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From: jeffrey-kelly
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:31:36 -0400
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
Something to try: If the circuit is protected by ground fault interrupter (=
GFCI) it might be tripped.  There will be a test and reset button on them, =
right on the outlet.  Hit reset if you have this.  If there are multiple ou=
tlets for the circuit, the reset may only be on one...so you might have to =
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From: peter
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:52:37 -0400
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
Hi Everybody,
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I had a similar experience last night.  I had all of my coffee related item=
s plugged into the timer and then I went to turn on the grinder and it woul=
dn't turn on.  I thought that was odd, since it worked earlier in the day. =
 So I did flip all of the breakers back and forth and agree that they often=
 do look like they are still on.  That didn't work.  So then had to go to t=
he plug and took the timer out and had a bad connection at the outlet.  The=
 other thing that could be bad is the GFCI outlet itself.  They can go bad,=
 too.  =
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Peter
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From: archeobob
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:01:25 -0600
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
Brian,
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Jeffrey is correct, newer places (at least in USA) normally =
require the patio and other outdoor outlets be hooked to the =
GFCI circuit. Check the one of the bathroom plugs, they are the =
normal place a GFCI switch is located. The other is a kitchen =
one.
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Bob
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
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Something to try: If the circuit is protected by ground fault =
interrupter (GFCI) it might be tripped.  There will be a test =
and reset button on them, right on the outlet.  Hit reset if you =
have this.  If there are multiple outlets for the circuit, the =
reset may only be on one...so you might have to look at other =
outlets away from the powerless one.
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From: bomerlo
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:14:59 -0700
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
Hi Brian        You describe the faulty outlet as being very near by your c=
oncrete patio.    May be this outlet belongs to the common area and is used=
 by the condominium managers employees for maintenance or any other of thei=
r needs.  Thus the breaker will not be in your condo.  Check if everybody h=
as an outdoor outlet on their balcony on the upper floors or ground floor. =
Take a lamp and walk the dog around the building innocently whistling a wel=
l known melody and see if there are  other outlets surrounding it and make =
the plug the lamp test.    You can be the sole culprit of this huge blackou=
t.                  I wish you good luck.        Be sure you roast with a 1=
5 amperes dedicated 110-120 volt circuit to avoid any trouble.   May be the=
y saw you and decided to put the breaker off as they sometimes do in winter=
 time in some part of the planet where and when human people plug their car=
s.      Have a
 good night.     Denis
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 De : Brian Kamnetz 
À : "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this lis=
t, available athttp://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html" =
Envoyé le : samedi 18 août 2012 19h26
Objet : [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
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Hi,
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I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
 =
I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
 =
I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
and how I could check to see if that's it.
 =
Thanks!
 =
Brian
 =
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From: pgoelz
To: homeroast
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:43:03 -0400
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
At 09:01 PM 8/18/2012, you wrote:
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In my house, the GFCI for the patio outlet is the GFCI in the =
upstairs bathroom.  Until I figured that out, it had me scratching my =
head for years wondering why the bathroom GFCI would occasionally =
trip in a heavy downpour ;)  Apparently, the outdoor outlet could get =
wet enough to trip the GFCI even though it is an outdoor outlet with covers.
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Paul
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Paul Goelz
pgoelz
Rochester Hills, MI
www.pgoelz.com =
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