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Topic: Sample Roasting? (4 msgs / 97 lines)
1) From: Bob Szanto
Hi Folks,
I got bounced off the list somehow during the holidays and just recently
have been reconnected.  It's nice to be back.
I got a proposition for a few of you.  A friend of mine is a Catholic
Priest from Tanzania.  He recently returned from Africa and brought me
about 10# of green beans grown on a Seminary-Farm in the Arusha area of
Tanzania.
I am trying to determine if this coffee has any commercial value.  They
have a difficult time finding a market for these crops. I'll not bore
anyone with those details on this list.  If anyone has any questions
about the situation I'd be happy to answer them at your request.  BTW,
I'm not involved in this in anyway financially.  If we can find a market
for the beans (50/M# per year) all the proceeds wil go to support
Semminaries and to build and operate non-denominational high schools in
Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
I'd first like to know whether or not this stuff tastes good.  To be
honest with you, I've roasted a few batches of it in my HWP and haven't
been very impressed the results in the cup.  However, I am willing to
admit that  I'm not impressed with my own roasting skills.
I'm sending some to Tom @ SM and to a coffee roaster-purveyor on Akron,
Ohio
tomorrow.  I'd like to send a sample to any of  you who'd be willing to
roast them and give me an honest opinion of the quality of these beans.
You can contact me on the list or privately with any questions or your
offer to do a sample roast for me.
Thanks,
Bob Szanto
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2) From: Simpson
Bob, this sounds like the Haitian coffee that was/is imported by church
staff and sold to fund various projects. The one that I bought was called
"Blessed Morning Haitian Coffee" and an ozzie by the name of Lyndon
Shakespeare was the fellow who put the deal together. His story may be
found in two Badgett coffee journals here:http://www.badgettcoffee.com/issue1.htmlhttp://www.badgettcoffee.com/issue2.html
Anyway, the idea is a good one, and I wish you well. If you'd like I'd be
happy to roast and try a sample but the problem is I can't roast much less
than 1 pound in my roaster at a time which is quite a bit of your stash. I
would be happy to serve a few pots here and there to mainstream folks (at
my hospital, for instance) and get 'lay' opinions for you. Just let me know
by email if you'd find that helpful.
Good luck!
Ted
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3) From: Mike McGinness
Hi Bob,
Sure, if you send my 1/3# I'll roast it, say light full city, and see what
we think.
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'

4) From: Ben Treichel
Being a good Catholic boy how can I say no.
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