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Topic: a Don Schoenholt inspired blend(Japanese prep) (3 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Marc Joseph  wrote:
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 Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's just the
opposite. A Japanese prep would be one that super grades out any
bean that doesn't look "perfect". Same size and color, even
polished a bit. Gotta be a clean, clean cup or Japanese bean
buyers won't consider it. Rules out all the most exotic coffees.
 Charlie
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2) From: Dan Bollinger
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I would agree. The word fastidious comes to mind. A few years ago a local
popcorn grower (we grow about 90% of the world's popcorn around here) wanted
to export to Japan. He double cleand the corn before sending the first
shipment of a couple thousand one-hundred pound bags. The entire shipment
was rejected as being unclean. So, undaunted, he installed a computerized
corn checker that looked at every single seed as it sped by rejecting
anything off-color, off-size, or off-weight. The shipment was accepted, but
only after being discounted as marginal. Eventually, he was able to enter
the market but only after he got EVERYONE involved in the quality of the
popcorn including the combine operator who harvested the corn from the
fields.  Dan

3) From: Brian Ray
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popcorn grower (we grow about 90% of the world's popcorn around here) wanted
to export to Japan. He double cleand the corn before sending the first
shipment of a couple thousand one-hundred pound bags. The entire shipment
was rejected as being unclean. So, undaunted, he installed a computerized
corn checker that looked at every single seed as it sped by rejecting
anything off-color, off-size, or off-weight. The shipment was accepted, but
only after being discounted as marginal. Eventually, he was able to enter
the market but only after he got EVERYONE involved in the quality of the
popcorn including the combine operator who harvested the corn from the
fields.  Dan>
that sounds right to me.  i lived for several months in a zen student 
monastery outside kyoto and one of our weekly tasks was to pick through the 
entire rice bag, removing any off-color or broken grain of rice.
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