I just got a order last Thursday and Aged Sumatra bag had a split seam, = leaving about 1/2 lb of beans in the bottom of the box. Ron Kyle Anderson SC rnkyle
In my first deliberate attempt at blend I combined Harar & Yirg. I actually did this because I liked the yirg when it was younger (36 to 54 hrs) then the harar. But now this morning (+24 hrs) my taste preferences have shifted to the harar better. Therefore I wondered if I blended the two, if the combination would off set the resting effect. I can't say that I'm disappointed. Comments? Ben homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Hey, I have an opportunity to blend that I didn't plan. I just received my shipment from Sweetmarias and the Mavis bank and the aged Sulawesi were both open and I have about 2/3 of a pound of "blend" in the bottom of the box. NOT my choice of blends but then who knows - I may have discovered something incredible - NOT! I can probably separate them because the aged Sulawesi is considerably darker than the Mavis bank. OK - now where's box two? John - getting out the roaster
John Abbott wrote: <Snip> Ok John be picky! Your retired, its not like you have anything else to keep you out of trouble. ;-) :-D <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
OH yes I do! Her name is Carolyn - and she has her "honey-do" clipboard in her lap as I type! However, I'm going to get some beans roasted for Alchemist John and then roast some of the Peruvian that I just got. THEN her list :O) (wanna bet?)
I noticed when I ordered 5# of Mavis Bank that the ziplock bag was not only closed, but heat sealed! -- Rick homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Hmmm - they obviously love you more than me - my 17 pounds all came in zip locks - and not all of them closed apparently ;O) but then....
John gets special treatment from Maria for being out there but never stopping by to say hello. ;-) Rick Farris wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Quoting Rick Farris : <Snip> A 2# bag of Java Blawan from my last shipment had a leak along an edge of the bag. Not on the zip-lock closure but along one of the long edges of the bag. A few beans were rattling around the box but it wasn't too bad. Steve Wall homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
--- John Abbott wrote: <Snip> I say go for it, John. At least one little batch. That just might be a real winner, and one that's never been tried. Last summer , driving back from the roasting seminar in Idaho I had a box full of different samples of at least 15 varieties and when I got home realized that a mouse was in my car's trunk and had nibbled holes in most of the bags (didn't eat any beans, though) What a crazy blend that was. Some batches were amazing, others make me shudder just remembering. Charlie ===== Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now.http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://mailplus.yahoo.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
You have a LOT more nerve than I do Charlie - I just don't think Mavis Bank and aged Sulawesi sound good together. BUT I have a small hand full of uncertain source -that will go into the FR+ just to see.
From: "John Abbott" <Snip> my <Snip> both <Snip> something <Snip> is <Snip> I would NOT be a happy camper. JBM is a subtle delicacy coffee not to be trifled with! (not to mention not one of the *cheaper* coffees) Aged Sulawesi has it's place but but but... I have blended some tail end of batch JBM, but with the likes of Kona or ISH. I'd let Tom & Maria know direct, not just on the list. MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
It wasn't as bad as it sounds. The aged Sulawesi is considerably darker in appearance and it wasn't that hard to separate. It wasn't meant as a complaint and I'm sorry if folks took it that way. The outer condition of the box told a pretty good story - it had been crushed in transit and that is doublessly when the bags opened. It could have been a lot worse because the Sulawesi was the only bean in the lot of six that was easy to pick out and I'm confident that we got it separated correctly. John - busy hating Microsoft tonight. MY XP program just failed and I had to reload the whole thing!!