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Topic: A vocal bean and Kona and rambling (2 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
On Monday, June 10, 2002, at 07:52 AM, Penelope wrote:
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this?  
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I don't know why the cracks are so different but they clearly are.  If =
you like the Timor, you will probably like the Unganda Budadiri AA-S.  I =
have started looking at what I call the profile of Tom's ratings.  Both =
of these have substantially higher scores on Body and Flavor than on 
Brightness/Acidity.  I have found that most of the coffees that I really =
like have this profile in common.  I've concluded this profile is a 
better predictor of what I like than the overall rating.
I think Tom should keep carrying a kona or two with his honest ratings.  =
If nothing else, the as good and better coffees he selects deserve the =
recognition that  comparison with such well known and expensive coffee =
would bring.  I've recently had the chance to try three quite good konas =
and I am looking forward to a few more of the ones Mike sent in exchange =
for some of Tom's Kopi I had left over. They are good but even if they =
cost the same as the Timor or Unganda, I would choose the later two over =
the konas I've tried for my daily coffee.
But different people like different things.  Tastes vary by genes and by =
experiences.   I grew-up learning to hate onions.  When I was in the 
Army I was stationed in Germany and I took a leave to see Paris.  Since =
I could not speak or read French I randomly pointed at an item on the 
menu in a little French cafe and when I was given the bowl of soup with =
a crusty cheese topping, I loved it.  I ordered and ate two more.  When =
I paid the bill, the person taking my money recognized that I was 
American said, "You must really love onion soup."  I randomly picked my =
first good espresso the same way on another trip to Holland when I knew =
I did not like coffee.  I looked off and on for thirty-five years before =
I found coffee as good.  I now have it almost every day.
      Jim Gundlach
      roasting over pecan wood fires
      in La Place, Alabama
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2) From: Penelope
Sometime around 20:38 6/12/02, jim gundlach typed:
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Rather interesting you should mention that.  As I type I am sipping some 
Uganda Budadiri AA-S.  A while back someone described the Uganda Budadiri 
as high on body.  I tried and liked it a lot  It may well be one of my 
favorites with it's chocolate notes.  A little later during a Timor 
discussion, it was compared to the Ugandan.  I  picked up the Timor on that 
recommendation.
And really like the Timor also.
--  --
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Life is too short to drink bad coffee.


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