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Topic: Two insights (2 msgs / 49 lines)
1) From: Ted Kostek
I have two unrelated bits to share.
When I have a little of a bean variety left (one scoop or so), rather than
make an extra bit of coffee, I dump it into a separate container.  Over a
period of about a week or so, I usually build up a funky blend of several
different beans of different ages.  I'll even occasionally thow in some
store bought pre-roasted beans.  Every pot of my "house surprise" blend has
been interesting.
This past week I was a little under the weather, and so I drank lots of
herbal tea and only a little coffee.  Yesterday at church, after a sleepless
night, I had a part in the service, and so I drank several cups from the
percolator.  When I got home, I made a small pot of moka kadir in my drip
maker.  It felt almost creamy in my mouth.  A week away from coffee plus
some mediocre coffee puts quality back in perspective.  Frankly, I had been
growing a little blase with my home roasted beans.  We might want to
occasionally have some mediocre stuff to remind us of what we've got.
tmk
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2) From: AlChemist John
Sometime around 05:03 10/28/02, Ted Kostek typed:
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I do the same thing.  Always interesting, sometimes really good, rarely bad.
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Likewise, I had some warm brown stuff at work last week (I was freezing, it 
was warm).  I does indeed make you appreciate what we have.
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Roasting and Blending by Gestalt
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