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1) From: John Nanci
So, I'm soliciting opinions for my next order.
For those that recall it, IMV was a powerhouse of fruit, notably to 
me, blueberry.  Last year I picked up Ethiopian Saris Abaya - 20 lbs 
because I found the same intense, fruited character.
Any suggestions from current stock since those are no longer around?
John
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2) From: Demian Ebert
Presuming this is a spin-off of the 'unsubscribe me' thread (which totally
cracked me up yesterday), the stock response would be "get one of Tom's
samplers."
I fondly remember IMV. That was one tasty coffee.
Demian
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3) From: John Nanci
Really?  A sampler is the last thing I would try for attempting to 
get a specific flavor profile.  Sure, to find out what I like in 
general, but not specific.
Thanks though.
John
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4) From: Edward Bourgeois
John,
What your seeking may not have arrived yet. As I vaguely remember the IMV
showed up a bit later than this. As do some other best dp ethiopian lots.
The 1st lot in '06 being the best. The B-bomb lot 30 Harar did show up
earlier that year, in the spring.
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5) From: Seth Grandeau
I don't think IMV has shown up, at all, since the changes in the Ethiopian
Coffee Market.  I'm not sure if it's that SMs can't get IMV coffee tracked
through the market or if IMV quality has dropped.  I'm guessing it's the
former.
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6) From: Edward Bourgeois
Yes, Seth, the branded IMV has since '08 been coming in as a WP only. The
ecx is stricter on dp's from what I've heard, but seems things are starting
to change a bit with workarounds and easing. Maybe SM could give us an
update. But there is usually a decent yirg or sidama dp b-bombish. The last
couple years they again seem to be getting better.
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7) From: John Nanci
If I was not clear, I'm not necessarily looking for IMV.  But yeah, 
what I want may not be there.  And that is half the reason for 
asking.  I read the reviews but didn't see anything, but then again, 
Saris Abaya didn't note blueberries, but I did.
John
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8) From: Seth Grandeau
I have not been excited about the Ethiopian WPs.  I guess when I want my
coffee wild, I want it WILD.  I've been trying various DPs, as they've come
through, but I haven't had a blueberry bomb in years.  I'd also be
interested in what coffees hit this flavor profile.
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9) From: Edward Bourgeois
Should be pretty soon if things are on time this year. The WP deri kochoha
is a really nice clean with florals and fruits coffee, but not an intense
b-bomb
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10) From: Edward Bourgeois
Seth, Seems a good harar that tend to be most wild might be worth looking
for. But they seem to be a lot of work to find one that isn't just too much
funk. Not sure where Tom and Aleco went searching this year.
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11) From: Phil Bergman
My two bits: blueberry smell or flavor is a flaw, not an attribute.  I've
found it sporadically in coffees from around the world.  I personally don't
like it.  Some would disagree but that's my opinion.  Blueberry gets
stronger until it's a "barnyard" flavor and smell, which I dislike even
more.
Phil

12) From: Mike Koenig
Just roasted the last portion of my Saris Abaya.  Went a little darker than
I wanted to (not paying attention like I should) but day 1 post-roast I had
blueberries.   Should be even better with a few more days rest.  Funny that
I didn't notice blueberries with the lighter roasts I did earlier, and only
got them on my last bit.
--mike
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13) From: John Nanci
I think maybe we are talking about two different things.  Answer this.
Would Tom offer a flawed coffee?
I'll agree, you may not like it, but that does not make it a 
flaw.   Likewise, some flawed (off fermented fruit flavors) coffees 
you may view as 'blueberry', but again, I will not believe Tom would 
offer and promote a 'flawed' coffee.
John
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14) From: Bob
Would Tom offer a flawed Coffee? I don't
think so either but he has offered coffees he is "ambivalent about". Check 
the Tiny Joy from Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011. IMO one of his most interesting 
articles.
Bob

15) From: Dhananjaya
Anything I don't like is flawed :)
Fortunately I LOVE blueberry-tasting coffee! Unless they're rotten blueberries, of course ...
I think you put it in the proper perspective, John.
As for Tom offering flawed coffee, well, he does have that Thumbs-Down stuff :D


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