I have a friend that asked me to get and roast 5 lbs. of JBM for him to = give away for Christmas. I know Tom is sold out, so I went to CCM coffee = mills and they offer Wallenford Estate, Toms report on the Marvis Banks, = included the following from Toms review (Personally, I will not consider offering any other Jamaican coffee, = especially Wallenford. I have seen too many insect-damaged coffees from = that source, and cabbage-like flavors in the cupping samples.) I respect his opinion, and would like some input on a substitute that I = could get, something close. Any opinions? Thanks ahead of time, I appreciate your thoughts, and so as not to use = up bandwidth, I will not respond to each reply, but will say thanks now. = Ron Kyle Anderson SC rnkyle mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Kona Blue Mountain!! Kona Blue Sky Peaberry!!! Isle Of St. Helena!!!!
Why JBM in the first place? There are other coffees out there... Andy Lynn (timing how long it takes for somebody to say "Kona" or "ISH") R.N.Kyle wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I unquestionably respect Tom's expertise, but I just had some Wallenford that was 'incredible'. Ed Needhamhttp://www.homeroaster.comed **************************************** **********************************************
Ron, I ditto John Abbott's recommendations. However, another coffee on Tom's list that comes close to JBM would be the Panama Mama Cata. There isn't much on the list that comes close, not a good time of the year. JBM is kind of like Kona. No matter which one you try, there is just that something that says JBM! In my opinion, The Panama coffees are better than JBM, and the Kona has much more complexity and are almost as smooth. To me what makes JBM so special is the smoothness. The Kona Mountain that I got from you know who is very smooth! Les P.S. who is paying the premium price for the JBM? Just finished one of the CRs that Tom is out of that is much better than the JBMs at about 1/3 the price. I have about 4 pounds of JBM, but I really don't want to part with it and you would still be a pound short! Keep it in mind however, and you may want to put out a plea to the group to see if anyone would let loose of some.
John, The question is: Close in what way? If you want something that is going to convert the advertising into a prestige gift, probably a Kona, is as close as you will get with decent flavor. However, if you are trying to come close to the JBM -Mavis Bank drinking experience, the Mexican Oaxaca Pluma - Finca El Olivo, comes close to matching the profile and taste experience for a lot less money. Jim Gundlach On Friday, December 6, 2002, at 10:37 PM, John Abbott wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I interpret Tom's comment to mean not that you cannot get excellent Wallenford, but that as a supplier they are inconsistent and unreliable. Happy Holidays, DJ homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
At 11:31 AM -0500 12/6/02, R.N.Kyle wrote: <Snip> Opinions, here? Tom, in his archived review of the Yauco Selecto, says that he'll have more "near Christmas." Depending on what that means, YS would be my clear choice. I personally think it's what JBM would be if it lived up to the hype. Buttery both in mouthfeel and base taste, it has a lot of spice and complexity, while still being balanced. Makes a great single-origin espresso too! Best, David -- "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -- Theodore Roosevelt homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast