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Topic: substitute for hawaian kona (3 msgs / 53 lines)
1) From: Acorn54
i need some help in finding my favorite coffee. roasted up some kona beans 
and it has the flavor i'm looking for in my coffee. the problem is  price. i 
can't afford kona as a staple coffee that i drink daily.
the question is, are there any green beans i can get from tom that come close 
to the taste of kona but at a lower price. say 5 or 6 dollars/pound?
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2) From: James Gundlach
I can't name a coffee but I can suggest a way to look.  If you review 
Tom's rating archives you will see that most of the kona's are rated 
within a point or two on brightness body and flavor.  Look for coffees 
that have a similar rating profile.  I find that the key is that none of 
the ratings are more than a couple of points away from each other - this 
is with the older rating that had the theoretically possible 100 
points.  Look for others with a like profile and try a pound.  You may 
be surprised at what you find.  I like coffees that have a brightness 
score at least five points below body and flavor so I'm not going to be 
trying the ones you are likely to like.
Jim Gundlach
La Place, Alabama
On Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at 09:11 PM, Acorn54 wrote:
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3) From: Les & Becky
Dear Acorn,
In my opinion, the only $5.00-$6.00 coffees that come close are the Panama
coffees.  However, they only come close!
The Berlina roasted just before second crack would be the way I would go!
Les
Roasting in S. Oregon


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