Ben, Thanks for the offer. Cherry is a little on the soft side for tampers. I have been turning some out of special Redwood and when that is gone, I am going to stick with wood that is at least as hard as walnut. I just posted some tampers made out of Pacific Madrone, a great wood, but very difficult to get in 2 1/2 inch size. This stuff was very dry and tight grained. It really looks and feels great! The next crop is going to be out of Ash! Any baseball fans out there? Les Roasting and turning tampers in S. Oregon www.thortamper.com
<Snip> We're not baseball fans, but we've got a Congo African Grey parrot named Ash! Don't know how well she'd do as a tamper, probably just fling the grounds... Then demonstrate how to dismantle a portafilter in under 15 seconds! John Kangas The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE* http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmailhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Just Curious I have never seen a real live Coffee Cherry never mind chew on one. Have you ever tasted a coffee cherry? How does it taste? Why can't I buy them in Safeway? -- Michael McTryk The Outback Roasterhttp://members.shaw.ca/mctryk/index.htm
I tried one in Australia, took a tour of a coffee plantation where I picked & ate one. There wasn't a lot of flesh on it. A thin layer of pulp over the beans and then the skin. Sweet, slightly fruity, a generic sort of fruit taste. I didn't think it was too exciting but then the coffee at this place was unremarkable too. --MikeW On 4/20/06, Michael McTryk wrote: <Snip> -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard
all the coffee cherries I have eaten were picked right from the plants so they were sun warmed.They are immediately sweet then become fuzzy like a quince.There is not much on each one but they are so nice to enjoy while climbing up green mountains in Heredia,Costa Rica. Oh such beauty.....
susan oppenheim wrote: "all the coffee cherries I have eaten were picked right from the plants so they were sun warmed.They are immediately sweet then become fuzzy like a quince. There is not much on each one but they are so nice to enjoy while climbing up green mountains in Heredia, Costa Rica. Oh such beauty...." I used to do the same when hiking in Hawaii. Andy Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
I am so envious of susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,,,,,, wow,,,, tks susan for sharing that vista. Steve <Snip>
Do you get any caffeine from the cherry pulp? Brian On 4/21/06, Andy Thomas wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>