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bamaster
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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012, 4:45pm
Subject: Re: favorite espresso roasts.
 

I'll second the recommendation of Black Tie. I tried Nostromo but it didn't do anything for me. Black Tie was quite tasty!




naimnut Said:

Recent favorites:

Velton's Three Ravens Decaf
Velton's Bonsai Espresso
Deep Cello Black Tie Decaf
Deep Cello Black Tie
Working on dialing in Deep Cello Bossa, but haven't been able to pull a decent shot yet
Deep Cello Nostromo looks promising
Middle Fork - their Middle Fork Blend, Double Crack Blend (during the holidays) was really fantastic
St. John's Flying Squirrel Decaf

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bamaster
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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012, 5:29pm
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canon Said:

Tony....next time your order from Kifu add the WONDO to your order.  Fruit bomb!  Delicious.

Bob

Posted February 29, 2012 link

Are you talking about the Wonka Blend? I saw that description and I did consider it. I just got my Brown Cow in today. It didn't have the roast date on it. :(  But if I like it, I will try the Wonka blend. Thanks!

 
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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012, 6:01pm
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Deep Cello has sample bags of their coffees, last time I got one it was 3.95 and that included shipping. The sample bags are around 6 oz in size.

 
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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012, 8:08am
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bamaster Said:

I just ordered 2lbs of Redline (one of my favorites next to Red Bird) and also 2lbs of Brown Cow Espresso from Kifu Coffee.  Never had anything from them before, thought I'd try 'em out. Saw them mentioned over at HB.  Decent prices and $5 shipping.

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It's early, but my two-day report of Brown Cow is fantastic.  Sweet and smooth.  Almost didn't want to put milk in it.  But I did.  :D

 
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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012, 9:21am
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Good to hear!

 
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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012, 4:00pm
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I usually get my coffee from Deep Cello or Counter Culture, but reading about Red Bird I went ahead and ordered a pound and got it today. So I'm warming up the beast and getting ready to try it, what I thought was cute was the piece of dark chocolate candy that they had taped on the outside of the bag. Thanks Jeff my wife liked it also.

 
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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012, 4:24pm
Subject: Re: favorite espresso roasts.
 

In no particular order ...

Velton's Bonsai
Red Bird
PT's Southpaw
Counter Culture Toscano

 
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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012, 7:25pm
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A new favorite of mine is Redbird's Guatemala Antigua.  It's a world of difference from my usual Redbird Espresso, It's very sweet, creamy citrus, (think orange creamsicle) with a hint of chocolate.  To me, the aftertaste is all orange marmalade.  
I'm not sure why the chocolate does not come through though...maybe too soon, as it's only 3 days post roast.  I'm hoping the next week will bring about an orange/chocolate bomb!  
Kudos to Jeff also for refunding my shipping, as both the 5 lb Redbird and one lb. Antigua fit in one flat rate box.
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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012, 4:57pm
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It's nice to see a company with customer service and not customer no-service and doing the right thing, way to go Red Bird.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012, 5:15am
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gbastiani1952 Said:

It's nice to see a company with customer service and not customer no-service and doing the right thing, way to go Red Bird.

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I have never been disappointed with Jeff's service, it is top-notch.  Just a comment on the Antigua at six to eight days post roast and beyond...the chocolate does indeed start to come through in spades, and lingers in the aftertaste.  Very tasty, but now I am faced with a HARD decision each morning... Redbird or Antiqua...
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