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Topic: Green coffee virgin (5 msgs / 225 lines)
1) From: Stephanie Philpot
I am preparing my 1st order of green coffee...  I just closed my eyes
and picked, so if you have suggestions for first timers, PLEASE let me
know.  We like full-bodied taste.
Also, I'm ordering chicory.  What coffee do I need to order to go with
it?
Thanks a bunch...  I'll hold my order, till I hear your recommendations.
So far, I've got the following on my order...
 Panama Auction Winner -Mama Cata -1 lb
 Kenya AA Kiawamururu Auct.Lot '02 -1 lb
 Costa Rica Auction Lot Diamante Tarrazu   1 lb
 Colombian Organic Mesa De Los Santos -1 lb
 SM's Roasted French Chicory -1 lb
Like I said, I basically just closed my eyes and picked...  ANY help is
appreciated. :)
Also, do the suggested roasting instructions come with the order, or do
I need to print them from the descriptions?
Thanks a bunch!
Steph-
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2) From: Gary White
Hi Steph,
Welcome to the list and the world of homeroasting.
Indonesian coffees (esp. Java) typically have good body as do several other
coffees.  I would check the cupping numbers for comparison.  There is some
discrepancy between the old and the new cupping ratings.  The old ratings
are in the 70-90+ range and the new ratings are 1-5 for body but you should
be able to get a feel for the relative differences by checking several of
them.
Also, depending on whether your definition of body is the same as the
definition referred to by the cupping numbers, you may not want to limit
yourself to just rating them solely on body (i.e. what you refer to as
"full-bodied" may be influenced by some of the other numbers or some other
intangibles).  I have found that my tastes have changed as I have
experimented with different coffees (and sometimes change on a daily basis
depending on my mood).
I always get a 4-pack sampler (4 half-pound samples that they choose) with
my orders so I can experiment with coffees that I might otherwise not have
ordered.  As a first-time customer, you are eligible for the one time only
8-pack sampler offer.  Try it and be surprised.
Enjoy!
Gary
P.S.  The order doesn't come with roasting instructions.  I always cut and
paste from the web site into Excel for future reference.

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Staphanie, 
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 Stephanie Philpot wrote:I am preparing my 1st order of green coffee... I just closed my eyes
and picked, so if you have suggestions for first timers, PLEASE let me
know. We like full-bodied taste.
Also, I'm ordering chicory. What coffee do I need to order to go with
it?
Thanks a bunch... I'll hold my order, till I hear your recommendations.
So far, I've got the following on my order...
Panama Auction Winner -Mama Cata -1 lb
Kenya AA Kiawamururu Auct.Lot '02 -1 lb
Costa Rica Auction Lot Diamante Tarrazu 1 lb
Colombian Organic Mesa De Los Santos -1 lb
SM's Roasted French Chicory -1 lb
Like I said, I basically just closed my eyes and picked... ANY help is
appreciated. :)
Also, do the suggested roasting instructions come with the order, or do
I need to print them from the descriptions?
Thanks a bunch!
Steph-
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4) From: David Marley
Good choices, but I would suggest ordering 2 lbs per coffee instead of one
for selection you made (except for the chicory).  I felt I never really got
to understand the bean with just one pound of coffee.  I like to do 2 roasts
of city, fully city, and rolling second crack to find which roast I like
best in my Freshroast plus.  By that time you would almost be through your
pound.  Just a thought.  My only other suggestion would be try a Paupa New
Guinea coffee or Sulwesi since that would give you a full bodied coffee.
The costa Rican and columbian especially are not as full bodied as others,
but are still good.  Have fun
David Marley

5) From: Les & Becky
Stephanie,
You should have put the Uganda on your list!  It is my favorite for a number
of reasons. 1. Price, 2. It is full bodied  3.  It takes a wide latitude of
roast.  4.  It tastes really good brewed by any method.  I would have also
added a Brazilian coffee, they are excellent and forgiving.  One should have
at least 2 or more Panama coffees .  I would have added an Indonesia
coffee to round out your order.  It is the bass section of coffees.  The
Kenya coffees can be a bit tricky to roast.  I have no idea what anyone
would want with Chicory unless it was to add to a homeroast brew to prevent
guests from drinking all of the coffee, and keep them from asking you to
homeroast for them! (Just my opinion)  One of the great things about Tom
screening his coffees so well is that there isn't a dog in the group.  One
of my favorites for Vacuum brewing (and a friend drip brews it) is Tom's
Monkey Blend.  Seriously, you should order the one time variety pack to help
you discover your favorite regions.
Les
P.S.  Welcome to the group, we can get a little crazy (caffine hyped) around
here!


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