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Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005, 8:57am
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caffefresco Said:

In Atlanta, The SCAA Directory lists a J.Martinez & Co. 800.642-5282 and then there is a Stone Mtn Coffee Roasters 800.828-5282 ... kinda funny that they have the same last four digits.

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5282 = "java"
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Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005, 9:12am
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Thanks, Tony.  Maybe I can find somewhere to eat one weekend near one of these places and then conveniently suggest that we stop by for a few minutes :)
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Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005, 1:59pm
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a win-win suggestion would be to have coffee & dessert at your place.

 
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Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005, 1:59pm
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jamori Said:

It seems pretty obvious that I'm not going to find JBM coffee for the price I suggested, so I was hoping to find something that at least tastes similar.  Papua new guinea sounds like it could since it comes from the same stock.

I understand that there will obviously be differences; I'm just looking for something that tastes good.

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If you're set on JBM, buy JBM (start saving); otherwise try PNG. It's probably as close as you'll get to JBM without actually buying it (I like PNG, but haven't tried top notch JBM...)

If your looking for something that tastes good, well then, you've come to the right place. Just keep reading the posts...

 
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Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005, 3:01pm
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This might qualify:

http://www.coffeeam.com/jamblumounbl.html

I tried it several months ago and liked it very much.
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Posted Mon Jan 24, 2005, 4:07pm
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twomartinis Said:

If you're set on JBM, buy JBM (start saving); otherwise try PNG. It's probably as close as you'll get to JBM without actually buying it (I like PNG, but haven't tried top notch JBM...)

If your looking for something that tastes good, well then, you've come to the right place. Just keep reading the posts...

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I'll 2nd, 3rd or whatever that recommendation Noll!, Papua New Guinea Kimmel "A" is outstanding!! {:-D
I'd love to get a bag in, but the broker is all out.. {:-/

Tom Owen's cupping review notes: http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.indonesia.newguinea.html

 
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Posted Tue Jan 25, 2005, 10:27am
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I haven't found JBM to be all that great in recent years.

There are three so-called "super premium" coffees in the world - Hawaii Kona, Jamaican Blue Mountain and Puerto Rico Alto Grande.

Puerto Rican coffee is competing with, and often replacing, Jamaican BM in most of the world's luxury markets due to the lower quality coming out of Jamaica in the recent past. Jamaica and Puerto Rico have the same type of bauxite rich soil and a similiar geographical location. This makes Jamaican Blue Mountain & Puerto Rican coffee very similar in terms of texture and taste. In terms of costs, however, Puerto Rican coffee is by far the best deal.

Alto Grande Super Premium is the best known and makes a very tasty cup, but I find that there is more of an interesting complexity is the other premium coffees out of PR.

From the same producer you can get:

Garrido Caracolillo
Grand Lares (probably only can find it in Japan)
Aromas de Yauco Indiera Alta Selection

You can buy these directly here:

http://www.altogrande.com/Home/home.html


However, I personally prefer the following selections as they are of similiar quality at a much less expensive price:

Definitely check out the Yauco Selecto estate coffees -

Caracolillo Suave Superior
Selección del Catador
Reserva de Don Quique
Flor de la Cosecha
Madre 19
Espresso Roma Select

For daily use, I often enjoyed Café Yaucono and Café Rico, particularly the Rico "Selección 101" Espresso.

If you can't find these in your local Latin market, you can order them directly from Puerto Rico, roasted whole bean or ground, through this site:

http://store.yahoo.com/prcoffee/index.html

Coffee from Puerto Rico
C/O Café Rico, Inc.
P.O. Box 11959
San Juan, PR 00922

1-787-745-7426
1-787-745-RICO
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Posted Thu Jan 27, 2005, 8:39am
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You may want to try Zabar's "Blue Mountain Style." I haven't tried this specific coffee from them, but I have had their Swiss Dark, which is awesome. Their Blue blend is cheap, so you don't have much to lose by trying it.

Click Here (shop.zabars.com)
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Posted Thu Jan 27, 2005, 10:50am
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brugeswalker Said:

Definitely check out the Yauco Selecto estate coffees -

Caracolillo Suave Superior
Selección del Catador
Reserva de Don Quique
Flor de la Cosecha
Madre 19
Espresso Roma Select

For daily use, I often enjoyed Café Yaucono and Café Rico, particularly the Rico "Selección 101" Espresso.

If you can't find these in your local Latin market, you can order them directly from Puerto Rico, roasted whole bean or ground, through this site:

Posted January 25, 2005 link

Very interesting, I will hunt for this in Charlotte. What are the odds that the packages will be reasonably fresh?

I won't waste my time if it's going to be 3 months old like Illy, as I have access to fresh Counter Culture beans within walking distance...

 
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Posted Thu Jan 27, 2005, 11:19am
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Café Yaucono and Café Rico are commonly found canned as well as bagged in the US. I would only buy the canned coffee, as the bagging used is often not airtight.  I bought bags in PR, but there I was relatively sure of freshness.

I doubt if you will find the Yauco Selecto estate coffees in stores. At least I never have, and I've looked around in my travels. The prices of the WWW site I listed are very reasonable, but with the shipping costs you are best off ordering a larger selection to try out. I have received my own shipment via USPS within three to four days of ordering. I probably would place the order by telephone and discuss their roast schedule so that you are getting the freshest roasts.

I've tried the coffees I listed and they are all very good to excellent - mild, complex and subtle, very comparable to Blue Mountain at its best.
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