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Zerileous
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Posted Thu Mar 20, 2008, 2:23pm
Subject: Reccomend Some Greens
 

So I just started roasting with a Poppery II and am getting ready to stock up on coffee.  I am planning to order 5 or 6 pounds from Sweet Maria's and I was wondering if people here had any recommendations.  I know its mostly an issue of personal preference, but I would still like to hear some opinions.

Coffees I have liked so far are:
-Guatemala Huehuetenango -Finca San Vicente
-Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley DP
-India Anohki Coffee (Liberica)

I was thinking about getting some more of the first two, and maybe some of the Guatemala Antigua Finca Retana Yellow Bourbon, Kenya Thika - Gethumbwini Peaberry, and Yemen Mokha Sana'ani.  I was wondering if people here had any experience with these?  Does anyone have a favorite yerg?  I would like to limit my selection to sweet maria's for shipping, and because I have had good experiences dealing with them in the past.  

I was also thinking of trying one of their blends, either Moka Kadir or Puro Scuro.

I generally like lighter roasts, but I would like to experiment.  I am brewing with a French Press.

Thanks.
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Posted Thu Mar 20, 2008, 4:58pm
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Zerileous Said:

 I would like to limit my selection to sweet maria's for shipping, and because I have had good experiences dealing with them in the past.  

I was also thinking of trying one of their blends, either Moka Kadir or Puro Scuro.

I generally like lighter roasts, but I would like to experiment.  I am brewing with a French Press.

Thanks.

Posted March 20, 2008 link

If you like things on the lighter side you "may" like Brazil Coromandel - Fazenda Sao Joao at Sweet Marias. Just snug it up to second crack .. hit cool just before you here a krinkle. That may take a batch to get the feel of things.

It makes a light french press .. very chocolate in flavor.

I just recieved Moka Kidir and Puro Scuro ... they sound good to me.

Cheers ...
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Posted Thu Mar 20, 2008, 5:35pm
Subject: Re: Reccomend Some Greens
 

Zerileous Said:

So I just started roasting with a Poppery II and am getting ready to stock up on coffee.  I am planning to order 5 or 6 pounds from Sweet Maria's and I was wondering if people here had any recommendations.  I know its mostly an issue of personal preference, but I would still like to hear some opinions.

Coffees I have liked so far are:
-Guatemala Huehuetenango -Finca San Vicente
-Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley DP
-India Anohki Coffee (Liberica)

I was thinking about getting some more of the first two, and maybe some of the Guatemala Antigua Finca Retana Yellow Bourbon, Kenya Thika - Gethumbwini Peaberry, and Yemen Mokha Sana'ani.  I was wondering if people here had any experience with these?  Does anyone have a favorite yerg?  I would like to limit my selection to sweet maria's for shipping, and because I have had good experiences dealing with them in the past.  

I was also thinking of trying one of their blends, either Moka Kadir or Puro Scuro.

I generally like lighter roasts, but I would like to experiment.  I am brewing with a French Press.

Thanks.

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We seem to have similar tastes. My Poppery II just arrived new today and I'm anxious to see what I can do with it. I love the medium roasted Ethiopian Idido Misty Valley, and the darker roasted Guatemala Huehuetenango and Kenya AA micro lot I buy from Coffee Labs Roasters so I ordered those green beans from Sweet Marias as well as Kenya AA Giakanja Coop Coffee Mill, Costa Rica Coop Libertad WP Decaf, and Kenya AA Auction Lot  WP Decaf for some variety.  I picked beans whose tastes I know to start as a means of monitoring the quality of my roasts. I can't wait till Monday and my UPS delivery so I can roast my first batch.

To monitor the temperature of my roasts I brought home from work a Raytek MiniTemp Laser thermometer so I can just point and shoot into the chamber to get instant readings.  I will let everyone know how it works.
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Posted Thu Mar 20, 2008, 10:39pm
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1044 Kenya Thika -Gethumbwini Peaberry -1 lb
1058 Yemen Mokha Sana'ani -1 lb
1008 Guatemala Huehuetenango -Finca San Vicente -1 lb
1007a Guatemala Antigua Finca Retana Yellow Bourbon -1 lb
1021 Brazil Coromandel -Fazenda Sao Joao -1 lb

It was really hard to limit myself to five.  Ill be sure to reply with my responses to these beans.
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Posted Thu Mar 20, 2008, 11:00pm
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the guatemala antigue finca retana yellow bourbon is most delicious, I liked it so much I ordered five pounds last time - and the kenya thika gethumbwini is also very, very good

I think you will like them!  experiment with your roasting, as I just roasted a costa rican bean to full city + to almost an oily french roast on accident and the coffee was much more to my liking than the lighter roast had been

you could also try their sampler packs - let them choose and you get a nice variety of 1/2 or 1 lb bags

I found some nice coffees that way which I might not have ordered -

enjoy!

Sue
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Posted Fri Mar 21, 2008, 10:09am
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Theta Ridge,All kinds of coffee,super fast shipping,price is more then fair,
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Posted Fri Mar 21, 2008, 1:43pm
Subject: Re: Reccomend Some Greens
 

Indonesia has some brilliant coffee areas like Bali, Aceh, Sulawesi, Sumatra.
Papua New Guinea is similar--PNG Kinjibi Peaberry, PNG Kimel and several others
Yemen Bani Ismail is a great ugly little bean it's a challenge to roast as they are high grown and need a bit more heat to get going, they cost about double regular beans but it's worth a try.
Honduras produces some great arabica, I've roasted some Barrios Estate AA and it was a full bodied chocolate/fruity flavour with great mouthfeel and a wonderful lingering aftertaste.
Ehtiopian Yirgachef, Harar
Kenya AA, Kenya A, Kenya Dorman AA
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Posted Sat Mar 22, 2008, 7:12am
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Any of the Yemen Mokha coffees are best for me. Ordered 15lbs the last time.
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Posted Sat Mar 22, 2008, 8:20am
Subject: Re: Reccomend Some Greens
 

Try some Moka Kadir - you won't be disappointed.  I like mine at FC++ to Lt. Vienna.

I tend to like centrals and South American beans, particularly Costa Rican.  My two favorites from this past year are La Minita (always good) and La Horqueta Top 50, which was a nice surprise.  They only have one CR selection left that I haven't tried, but I bet you won't be disappointed.

Peter

 
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Posted Sat Mar 22, 2008, 9:03am
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I've just roasted Sweet Maria's Brasil FTO Poco Fundo to a FC+. The beans are great looking in the bag. a little pale yellow but dense and healthy looking. As a rookie, I'm not sure this matters a whole lot but sorry looking beans turn me off a bit.  A great cup truly honest and balanced with great body. Their Yirga Cheffe Konga was also a nice lighter cup with lots of fruity intrigue.
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