HAPPY NEW YEAR! I brought in the New Year with the "Cup of Excellence" Nicaraguan this year! An excellent coffee! What did you bring the New Year in with? Les
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Les & Becky wrote: <Snip> Uganda Bugisu. Had the last one with some cookies a dear friend sent me at about 12.30 AM and went to bed. I was much more clear headed this morning than back when I ushered in the new year with stuff other than coffee. The cookies came days ago, I drank the coffee at 12.30 AM. Bad sentence. Bad Michael!! English major, ha!! Happy New Year to all my fellow list members. Michael
I brought in the New Year with a cup of Costa Rican La Minita Tarrazu ( Full City in a French Press) Happy New year to all Peter At 02:08 PM 1/1/2004, you wrote: <Snip> Chaos Reigns Within Reflect, Repent, Reboot Order Shall Return
A simple, but very pleasant Colombian La Cacia brought to a dark full city via an air popper, rested 36 hours, and brewed in a moka pot. Absolutely wonderful. john Wake Up and Smell the Coffeehttp://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html">http://www.drzeus.net/coffee<Snip>http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
I had friends and their families over. We sat around, a few glasses of wine, and then made an Americano for several of them - JBM or Kona - their choice. My own first cup was the JBM - pulled a perfect shot. What a way to start the new year!!! Michael A. Roaster of Vienna, Va.
A cup of Organic Bolivian. First roast of year 2lb of Kona Premium Estate 03 crop. Ron
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. This morning I brewed some of my original coffee I had bought for testing purposes as the Kona is not ready yet (Still aging). Used 8 rounded coffee scoops to 10 cups of water. This was roasted in a 150 gr. batch on December 29, and was one of the first roasts I did after setting up my Popcorn Pumper with the Variac and lamp dimmer. Nope, no Melitta whirly blade this morning. My new Mazzer has not arrived, but I did use my friends Bodum Antigua that I have recently repaired for her. Great coffee! Lots of body, very bright, not burnt. The oily beans coming out of my roasting set up seem radically fine :) Happy New Year to all. PeterZ Wishing every one happy roasting on this wonderful day, from here in LHC where it is 62 F outside and does not seem cold at all :) Ron Kyle wrote: <Snip>
I drank two doubles of Oaxaca Organic Pluma - El Olivo while I made Russian pancakes (blini) for the gang of kids that spent the night. Then a friend dropped by and said espresso was too strong for her, so I made us a pot of French press with the same beans. She added a little milk, but said it was a wonderful cup of coffee, which it was!
Ended the old year with Koa Kona Peaberry Americanos. Started the new year this mornings first cup Wood's Kona Americano, followed by end of roast batches 3:1 Koa Peaberry/Kona Mountain Fancy Americano, now drinking a Kowali Blue Mountain Kona Americano. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee MCSE (Maniacal Coffee Systems Engineer/Enthusiast;-) URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip> Served with Strawberries I hope! So did Father Frost leave the kids presents today? And I just know your dinner will be meat and potatoes!! I'm a veggie now but I could break training for Christmas Goose coated with Cowberry jam!! Started my new year with an unbelievable cup of Guatemalan brewed in the Cona. It was about as perfect a cup as I've had in awhile. We've been sucking up Kona for the past couple of weeks (22 pounds of it) so maybe a lot of it was just the change in taste - but it was so smooooooooth! Great start to a great year! John - LOVING life in the slow lane
I roasted SM's Yirgacheffe lot #4453. I am continually amazed at the flavors of different coffees. Why I should be surprised after all this time I'm not sure! I tend to stick to certain coffees that I enjoy, such as Columbian, Pluma, Sumatra - at a full city roast. Not that these all taste the same, but the Yerg is so flowery, light and beautiful. So distinctly different, it took me by surprise! So uniquely wonderful that it shocked me! As I was drinking it, I caught myself thinking " Wow, this is coffee really tastes different from all the others!" I sounded like a new Folgers convert, and had to laugh out loud at myself! Scott J
<Snip> Served with 2 different kissels or fruit puddings - one cranberry, one blueberry - and whipped cream. <Snip> We didn't have Dyed Moroz (Grandfather Frost) or Snegurichka (the Snow Maiden) come, but we had a feast of Russian dishes. Then we played two crazy Danish games, one with chocolate and one with a cotton ball (doesn't sound as wild on a computer screen as it was in real life). We welcomed the New Year in honor of some Greek guests with a Greek cake with a coin hidden in it and ended with Spanish flan made by a Moroccan guest. All in all, it was a very international evening. <Snip> No meat, since I don't eat any either, but we had borscht, potato and mushroom pelmeni (dumplings), cabbage piroshki (little pies), beet and potato salad, Olivye salad (which Americans call Russian salad), sweet and sour cucumber salad, sweet blini (thin pancakes), buckwheat blini with smoked fish, the two kinds of berry kissel, the Greek cake, Spanish flan, champagne, sparkling cider, etc. etc. etc. I forgot to roast some decaf, so no one drank any coffee until this morning.
My first coffee of the year was Monsooned Malabar. I find this coffee very interesting. Exceptionally smooth with a distinct taste that I can only describe as butterscotch or maybe toffee. It is really good. One of the few I drink without sugar. Don
Yes indeedy - coffee, tea or Yirg' 4453! A great lot of Yirgacheffe, Tom done good. Possibly the perfect cup to serve to someone who drinks tea but usually doesn't care for coffee. MM;-)
My first coffee of the year was Sumatra. It was roasted to a full city about three days ago and was absolutely wonderful! Wow, I'm so glad I purchased those hot air poppers a few weeks ago. Gregg