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Topic: New Liquid Amber Espresso Blend... (6 msgs / 147 lines)
1) From: Mike Fronzaglia
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Hello all,
            I was just reading the notes on Tom and Maria's new espresso
blend offering.  I'm very intrigued!  It sounds great with 1 exception.
I can't stand even the smell of mushrooms.  If anyone out there is going
to try this soon could you please let us know your thoughts?  I guess
most importantly I need to know how prevalent the "hint of mushroom" is
in the cup. :-) Thanks.
Mike
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Mike Fronzaglia
MCP, A+, Dell
Freelance Trumpet Performance and Instruction

2) From: Jim Schulman
Sounds like an intriguing blend. Doesn't hurt to 
order a pound and see for yourself. I doubt the 
mushroom odor is at dried chantarelles potency, 
more likely a component of some "foresty" 
Indonesian beans in the blend. 
Jim
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3) From: Dan Bollinger
Or an aged/monsooned bean. They often have an 'earthy' nose. I've been
looking forward to this new blend. Gonna order some now.  Dan
Sounds like an intriguing blend. Doesn't hurt to
order a pound and see for yourself. I doubt the
mushroom odor is at dried chantarelles potency,
more likely a component of some "foresty"
Indonesian beans in the blend.
Jim
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4) From: Tom & Maria
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Boy, you and Maria have a lot in common! She hates mushrooms. (sigh) 
I would say the mushroominess is a VERY secondary taste (a nuance) 
that is part of the monsooned mustiness. When a pleasant musty flavor 
has that "forest floor" quality, but is not quite the smell of rich 
soil humus, that is where I find that mushroomy aroma, soft, muted 
-very subtle. Anyway, that is what I call it because of the 
smell/inage it brings to mind. In a room of cuppers, these are the 
fine points you can argue about for hours. (I was at a Kenya cupping 
with 6 others and had a big disagreement over "citrusy") -Tom
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5) From: Mike Fronzaglia
Tom,
	Thanks a bunch!  What does Maria think of the blend?  ;-)  I
will probably add a pound of it to try in my next order in a couple of
months (Anxiously awaiting the new Kenya season).  
Mike
Mike Fronzaglia
MCP, A+, Dell
Freelance Trumpet Performance and Instruction

6) From: Doug Cadmus
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Hi, Tom.
Speaking of the forest floor... What's up with Sumatras this year? I'm a
fan of "earthy" cups, but - whoah - this year it seems the origin has
drifted into "muddy". Just today I received an order of Iskandar [oh,
pretty!] with some hope that the semi-washed processing will take some
of the earth with it. 
This, BTW, is no attempt to pick on your beans. To my taste-buds, this
season it's the same all over... I'm just interested in your point of
view.
Thanks!
-deCadmus
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