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natharold
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Posted Sun May 17, 2009, 4:34pm
Subject: Coffee Beans
 

TYPICALLY, I BUY 5 LB. LOTS OF GREEN BEANS FOR ROASTING.  I LIKE BEANS FROM INDONESIA, GUATEMALA,  AND COSTA RICO.  i SHIFT MY LOYALTIES FROM AREA TO AREA.  I WONDER HOW TYPICAL I AM IN DOING THIS OR WETHER I SHOULD BE CONCENTRATING ON A GEOGRAPHIC AREA -AND MAYBE EVEN ON A SINGLE IMPORTER FOR CONSISTENCY.  MY GOAL, OF COURSE, IS FOR THE "SUPER" CUP OF COFFEE AND WHILE I SEE LOTS OF HARDWARE ISSUES ADDRESSED, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE 'BEAN' IS WHAT ALL ABOUT.
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Posted Sun May 17, 2009, 5:14pm
Subject: Re: Coffee Beans
 

CAPS LOCK KEY GOT STUCK?  


The bean IS what it's all about.  You might check out www.sweetmarias.com for a huge selection of outstanding coffees.  I like to try a pound or two of this or that, decide what I like best and then buy 5 or 10 pound bags.  

If you want to explore the extraordinary, you might try some small quantities of truly high-end artisan roasted beans.  Check out places like Stumptown, Terroir, and Paradise roasters (to name a few) and taste some of the reeediculously priced offerings.  Maybe find out why some coffees command such a high-dollar pricetag....

Stumptown has a special on the Guatemala C.O.E. first place auction winner.  I just purchased some of that along with Aida's Grand Reserve.  Can't WAIT to try these extraordinary coffees in my house!!

I am an avid home roaster and generally prefer to roast my own, but I also like to test the best and see what's out there.  I like to know how my humble wares compare to the REAL pro's.....

 
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Posted Sun May 17, 2009, 5:33pm
Subject: Re: Coffee Beans
 

natharold Said:

TYPICALLY, I BUY 5 LB. LOTS OF GREEN BEANS FOR ROASTING.  I LIKE BEANS FROM INDONESIA, GUATEMALA,  AND COSTA RICO.  i SHIFT MY LOYALTIES FROM AREA TO AREA.  I WONDER HOW TYPICAL I AM IN DOING THIS OR WETHER I SHOULD BE CONCENTRATING ON A GEOGRAPHIC AREA -AND MAYBE EVEN ON A SINGLE IMPORTER FOR CONSISTENCY.  MY GOAL, OF COURSE, IS FOR THE "SUPER" CUP OF COFFEE AND WHILE I SEE LOTS OF HARDWARE ISSUES ADDRESSED, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE 'BEAN' IS WHAT ALL ABOUT.

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Not possible to narrow my fav. down to 1 or even 5 or even 25. I usually have 4 or so different ones roasted at all times. Some coffees I like more during different seasons for the summer ice coffee or the sub-zero winter warmer. Variety, is what I like about coffee.

 
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Posted Sun May 17, 2009, 6:22pm
Subject: Re: Coffee Beans
 

Home stash in the 500# range, with usually at least three different origins roasted and ready every day.

Variety is one of the joys of home roasting, as is finding a long-lost vacuum packed bag of something you'd forgotten all about...

 
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