[Homeroast] Coffee grown in LA

Dave Huddle 137trimethyl26dioxopurine at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 12:19:10 CST 2010


Funny video.    Nice to see Ben & Maria.

Dave

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
<sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:
> I posted a video about our 2010 Finca West Oakland crop on the weblog and
> youtube:
>
> http://sweetmarias.com/weblog
>
> Coffee grown in California climates is going to be pretty awful unless you
> can manage to get some flavor and sweetness from it by manipulating  the
> processing, which some would see as a cheat toward quality. The thing you
> might never be able to change is the softness of the bean  - coffee grown at
> 10 meters or 50 meters or 500 meters has not yet shown the ability to taste
> like coffee grown at 1500 meters.
>
> Tom
>
>
>> An article in the LA Times (link appended) about a grower in LA (whose
>> more
>> mainstream crops are exotic fruit) that wants to compete with Kona. The
>> article says this is his "first true crop", whatever that means.
>>
>> I wish I were near enough LA to check it out. Anybody want to submit a
>> tasting?
>>
>> http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/03/food/la-fo-marketwatch-20101203
>>
>> "Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead a better one." Johann
>> Wolfgang von Goethe
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> --
> -Tom
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