[Homeroast] Happy Holidays!

John Borella jvborella at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 13:12:42 CST 2011


Depends on how you feel about Sumatra I guess! My rating system is
definitely quite a bit different then yours but to each his own.

John B.

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Barry Luterman <lutermanb at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Guat Bourbon was an excellent coffee as well . A distant third to the
> Bali and the Sumatra. It was my change up coffee from the other 2. I made
> it through most of 2011 with those 3 coffees.
>
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 8:05 AM, John Borella <jvborella at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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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