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Topic: 1st SM new location order (11 msgs / 379 lines)
1) From: Mike McGinness
I'd decided to magnanimously hold off on ordering any greens until those
desperate got theirs:-) Of course I regularly visited SM's website, that
favorite just keeps popping up on it's own. Then Tom set's the hook. I'd
told myself I was going to order every Panama SM offered this year and what
did I see? The auction lot winner Mama Cata is in. No write up but 'had to
have it' anyway. (see CSA step 10) Continued to browse SM's current greens
offering and what is this?!?!?! Tom set's a second hook. JBM Mavis Bank 02?!
Tom's anti-JBM leanings broken twice in one season?! I'd roasted my last JBM
Old Tavern 01 a couple weeks ago, my last JMB Mavis Banks 01 a month or two
ago, and not thrilled with the JBM Moy Hall 02. What choice do I have?! So
JBM MB 02 needed ordering too.
Okay, those two musts. What else did I 'need'? Unfortunately I'd been remiss
and had no current inventory of greens. Just ballpark in my head. So before
ordering did a complete and fearless stash inventory. My kitchen coffee cart
had 54# of 61 different greens. Some only one 1/3#  single roast batch left.
Checked my over flow under the bed storage. Another 55# of 14 different
greens - all varieties on the cart, not 14 more... (Guess now you realize I
wasn't so 'magnanimous' holding off on ordering after all...:-) BTW, all
greens stored in vacuum sealed bags...
Ended up placing a 20# order yesterday morning. Two greens I don't have
(Pan' Mama Cata & JBM MB) and two very low greens...
It'll be nice for it to just have to come up the West Coast rather than
across the Country!
MM;-)
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2) From: R.N.Kyle
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Mike It won't be long and you will be a coffee broker, and have to build =
a warehouse. Just think rows and rows of bags of greens. oh well just =
dreaming
Ron Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina
rnkyle

3) From: Mark A. Chalkley
On Saturday, September 14, 2002, 2:41:12 PM, you wrote:
MM> Okay, those two musts. What else did I 'need'? Unfortunately I'd been remiss
MM> and had no current inventory of greens. Just ballpark in my head. So before
MM> ordering did a complete and fearless stash inventory. My kitchen coffee cart
MM> had 54# of 61 different greens. Some only one 1/3#  single roast batch left.
MM> Checked my over flow under the bed storage. Another 55# of 14 different
MM> greens - all varieties on the cart, not 14 more... (Guess now you realize I
MM> wasn't so 'magnanimous' holding off on ordering after all...:-) BTW, all
MM> greens stored in vacuum sealed bags...
MM> Ended up placing a 20# order yesterday morning. Two greens I don't have
MM> (Pan' Mama Cata & JBM MB) and two very low greens...
Mike,
I'd call you absolutely, completely, full-blown insane, except for two
things:  1) I'm waiting on a test cupping batch from you and don't
want to screw that up and 2) I wish I had your inventory myself... (Of
course, #2 doesn't in the least contradict the insanity theory, rather
enhances it...)
Shame you didn't bother to write down all those different varieties
you've acquired - sounds like an interesting list! ;>)
BTW, how long you been collectin'?
Mark C.
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4) From: Mike McGinness
From: "R.N.Kyle" 
Mike It won't be long and you will be a coffee broker, and have to build a
warehouse. Just think rows and rows of bags of greens. oh well just dreaming
Ron Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina
Not gonna happen, brokers sell their greens. As Bob would say:
ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL
MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE!
ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL
MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE!
ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL
MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE! ALL MINE!
MM;-)
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5) From: Mike McGinness
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Hi Mark,
Obsessed with coffee, who me? I do have the varieties written down on paper.
I need to take/make the time to get what I have written down on paper
transferred to computer. Don't think I should bore the list with it though.
BTW, you might be surprised. I believe there are others on the list with
greens stashes as big or bigger. Charlie in BC doesn't count, he's "down" to
1000# from some off list conversations! Course, he roasts for selling... Oh,
I've been home roasting, and hence buying greens, since about April '01.
I'll be roasting and packaging for the storage tests tomorrow, will go out
Monday... (ended up I'm sending to 6 people instead of a couple, I just
couldn't say no ;-)
Have a Great rest of the Weekend!
MM;-)
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6) From: R.N.Kyle
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come on Mike your to generous of a person, and share with many friends =
and list member. You can drop this ALL MINE.
Mabey nice guys don't finish last.
Ron Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina
rnkyle

7) From: Rick Farris
Mike wrote:
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I think I've got about a hundred pounds of greens in stock, including the 20
lbs of Sabor de Segovia I just got.
But tell me this: What's the largest amount of one single bean on hand, what
is the bean, and why do you have so much?
I have the large quantity of Nicaraguan because it just tastes like coffee
to me, and it is my "default" morning selection.
-- Rick
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8) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Rick Farris" 
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20
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That's what I hate about this list :-) You mentioned it and from Tom's write
up sounds like another coffee I'd like, and don't have in my stash!
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what
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Of my current 109# stash 32.67# is various Kona (surprise surprise). But
that's 15 different Kona beans (about 1/4 the 61 different total beans.) The
most single Kona I currently have is 11# Capt. Cook from CCM mainly because
another 10# arrived just this past Friday. It's primary purpose is the dark
component (460f in 13min) of my Kona Vienna melange roast for espresso,
mostly for my daily 'road warrior' white chocolate Kona mochas. (the other
component being a top Kona roasted 440 11min)
My probable favorite is Wood's Captain Cook Estate from Pele Plantations.
Have 6# late 01/02 and 7# 11oz 02. Why? Well, it's been one of our favorite
Konas for 5 years AND it's the current Kona Cupping Competition winner. I
love it. (sipping an 01 Wood's Cafe' Crema Americano as I type.) The 13.6#
total Wood's is the remaining from 40# total Wood's I've gotten since Nov
01.
My biggest inventory surprise was Kona Mountain Kona XF. The cart only has a
single 1/3# roast batch left. I thought there was another 2to4# vac bag
under the bed. Nope. Got 9# our Nov trip, another 9# mid-Spring, all gone.
I'll wait to get more when we're back over there again this Nov to save
shipping... (I've been using it a lot for the lighter component of the Kona
espresso melange roast... plus roasting it 435 light full city for by
itself.)
Now it's off to make Brunch then roasting for storage test mailings...
MM;-)
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9) From: Les & Becky
Mike,
It is also going to be nice to not have "Brown" "pre-roast and monsoon" our
coffee as it travels across the hot and humid midwest in the summers.  I
don't know if Tom has noticed, but I didn't order coffee from him from June
through the 1st half of Sept. unless it was an "emergency".  My stash is not
low but Tom has dangled the hook with the bait in front of me too!
Les
P.S. Congrats on the Anniversary!  Your anniversary is on my wife's
birthday!

10) From: Les & Becky
Hey Mark,
I have 84 pounds and 34 varieties.  My only regret is that I am drinking a
very fine Kona (not Tom's) Americano at it is the last of my stash.  In
fact, my last 4 roasts has reduced my stash from 38 to 34 varieties.
However, I did discover as I inventoried an extra two pounds of  St. Helena
Coffee Ground Estate that I had forgotten I had!  And as Mike said, IT IS
MINE!  I have been roasting for 17 years, and in reality went overboard the
last two years because of the wonderful availability on the Internet.  I
used to slither into different roasters establishments and have to beg them
to sell me green beans.  I am glad those days are over!
Les

11) From: Les & Becky
Rick,
I had 36lb of Uganda Bugesu on had at one time.  I am down to about 5lbs.
It just is the best all around coffee to me!  It still is the one I grab if
someone want to experience homeroast for the first time.
Les


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