[Homeroast] Happy Holidays!

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 19:23:18 CST 2011


I didn't mean to knock your rating system. I was agreeing with you. The
Guat Bourbon was definitely an outstanding coffee this year

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM, John Borella <jvborella at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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