[Homeroast] Happy Holidays!

John Borella jvborella at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 10:05:40 CST 2011

For me the Guatemala Bourbon - Finca San Diego Buena Vista (brew & S/O
espresso) & the Kenya Nyeri Tegu AB (brew) were my two favorites & I'm well
stocked up on both.

John B.

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Jeff Bensen <jbensen-0007 at xemaps.com>wrote:

> For brewed coffee, two beans stood out for me this year. The Rwanda FT
> Dukunde Kawa Musasa from late April, when drum roasted to a leisurely City+
> (around 4 minutes from start of 1st to end of roast) and allowed to rest
> 3-4 days, was sublime. The Honduras Santa Barbara Smallholders, roasted in
> a similar fashion, also produced an amazing cup. Both beans had
> considerable sweetness, nice body and intensity, and a long tasty finish.
> In addition, the Rwanda had some wonderful floral notes.
> Both were unexpected surprises for me. I have a love/hate relationship
> with Rwanda coffees, having had some bad potato defects in the cup in the
> past, but this lot was excellent. The Honduras was a pooled lot that I took
> a chance on and was very glad I did.
> -- Jeff Bensen
>   Palm Bay, FL
> At 01:13 PM 12/24/2011, Barry Luterman wrote:
>> Happy Holidays. Time to vote on your favorite bean of the year. For me
>> hands down it had to be the Bali Natural Monsooned. Close behind was
>> Sumatra GR1 Mandheling. I wound up with about 25 pounds of the Sumatra but
>> only 7 lbs of the Bali. I am sitting now eating Potato Latkis and drinking
>> the Bali . Not a bad combination. What will SM bring us this year? Happy
>> New Year all
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