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alanfrew
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2002, 12:00am
Subject: The Top 10 Coffee Myths by Alan Frew
 

The Top 10 Coffee Myths
by Alan Frew

This week Alan Frew takes a tilt at a few of the more common misconceptions about coffee and espresso.
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2002, 9:43am
Subject: Don your flame suit buddy!
 

Most of we Malabar Gold lovers have tried countless espresso blends as well and have yet to taste anything that comes close. I personally have tried a half-dozen local roaster's blends, Sweet Maria's blends, a number of other green wholesaler's blends, etc, and nothing comes close. Only Vivace's Dolce and Vita are in the same universe, AFAIC.

As you know, MG contains some Indian Premium Robusta.
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2002, 10:07am
Subject: I forgot to add...
 

...good article, BTW  ;-)
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Posted Tue Jul 16, 2002, 4:16pm
Subject: How sweet it is !
 

I really enjoyed your article and you really did hit the spot when you say that some people in the industry are full of it.  A local roaster said to me once that it was impossible for me to "deep" roast my coffee with my home roaster (alp) , give me a break ....
Concerning Robusta, I must confess that I sometimes use it in certain blends but never more than 10 to 15% of the blend and the taste is great.  Sure is good in MG !
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2002, 2:23pm
Subject: very good!
 

I did enjoy this article.
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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2002, 7:55pm
Subject: Good on you
 

The best part of your article is the realism !
Aren't we sick of instant coffee experts?
Your approach to the real good coffe shuld come stamped in any package you buy
Thank you
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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2007, 1:55pm
Subject: Re: The Top 10 Coffee Myths by Alan Frew
 

Excellent
Just what I needed to know right now.
Thanks.
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Posted Wed Apr 11, 2012, 8:56am
Subject: Re: The Top 10 Coffee Myths by Alan Frew
 

Wow! An excerpt from this was posted on HB today.  Almost 10 years old, and still a relevant, well written article! Thought this could use a bump for noobies who might not dive this deep.
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