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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 1:13pm
Subject: Issues Around Buying Greens
 

My stash is getting pretty low and I am putting together a list for a USPS small shipper (12 lbs).

If I buy (say) 2 lb samples, by the time I get around to roasting (and liking) them Sweet Maria's will have stocked out.  When I find one I really like I will jump in and buy (say) 10 lbs.

Also, many of Sweet Maria's 'regions' are not well populated.  For example, I would like a nice Brazil, but there is only one in stock.

So, I think that the coffee-growing business is seasonal.  If I only knew when Brazils or Ethiopians or Guatemalans were due to be shipped, I could schedule my purchases accordingly.  Is there such a list, anywhere?

Finally, I wonder about the processing.  There is:
-wet-process
-wet-process style
-pulp natural
-wet-process Kenya type
-machine washed
-dry processed
Are there issues around these?  For example, is dry-processed more likely to have included pebbles?

I know that's a lot for one posting.  Can anyone help?

 
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 1:22pm
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SM library has a timetable of production.  Go to Library, Green Coffee, Cultivation of Coffee, Coffee production yearly timetable.

 
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 2:15pm
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Richard, that's a big help.  Thanks for the tip.

 
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 4:26pm
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 5:08pm
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Jerry, I didn't pay attention to the last part of your first post. I hope you have discovered that Sweet Maria's library also has articles about different styles of processing as well as the kinds of stuff, including pebbles you might expect to find in greens. My own experience is that I have found more junk in dry process coffees, although not in any I've bought from Sweet Maria's.

 
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 5:18pm
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I've found a rock or two in the old Moka Kadir blend, but there was a warning on the Sweet Maria's product listing

PLEASE NOTE: Because this blend has dry processed, hand sorted coffees in it, it is not unusual to get the occasional small rock. Be sure to cull through the green and the roasted carefully - one small dirt clod can really ruin a pot of coffee (and small rocks can get jammed in a grinder).


 
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 6:37am
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Chris, I have already repaired 2 Maestro Plus' for pebbles.  It's not expensive but it is a royal pain.  I think dry-processed beans are cured on a concrete floor and sometimes bits of concrete get swept up.

However, someone might tell me there is equal risk with wet-processed ...?!

 
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JKalpin Said:

Chris, I have already repaired 2 Maestro Plus' for pebbles.  It's not expensive but it is a royal pain.  I think dry-processed beans are cured on a concrete floor and sometimes bits of concrete get swept up.

However, someone might tell me there is equal risk with wet-processed ...?!

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Yemen coffee -  I always look for the pebbles.  African dry processed?  Never found one -- most have been dried on African raised beds.

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