[Homeroast] Latest Tiny Joy

Andy Thomas adt0611 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 22:46:59 CST 2011

Bob, Which issue of Tiny Joy threw you for a loop? The only one I can find at 
sweetmaria.com that addresses the issue of dry processing is 
http://www.sweetmarias.com/tiny_joy_html/tinyjoy-march10.pdf. It's an 
interesting article, but not a general condemnation of DP.

From: Bob <vegas89014 at cox.net>
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Sent: Thu, January 13, 2011 7:40:50 PM
Subject: [Homeroast] Latest Tiny Joy


Today received my monthly 7-8# greens--# of the Kenya peaberry, # of the Harar 
and 5# of the Brazil DP.

The Brazil was 5# untried--not unusual to jump in on a coffee like this due to 
Tom's incredible sources and knowledgeable reviews. Grabbed the Tiny Joy after 
carefully cutting open the box. Tiny Joy is on the website but prefer to read it 
w/ my delivery. 

This Tiny Joy has thrown me for a loop. Thompson has put together a very well 
written, well reasoned condemnation of DP coffees. 

The impetus to my foray into homeroasting began with a Guat Huehue shiny with 
oil. A friend brought it on a visit, and though now understand how overroasted, 
it was the best coffee ever. He told how he roasted it, gave me SM's website. 
Seven years later, couple of modded I-Roasts and an RK Drum later I am one happy 
camper ordering all my greens from one of the top coffee guys in the world. 
Gravitated to African DP's very quickly--that lot 30 fruit bomb really got my 
attention--the first IMV sealed the deal--I am a DP guy.

Upon reading Tiny Joy I was disappointed; you led me down this path, many of us 
love the DP's, and I suddenly felt that much of my coffee experience has been 

Bob Adams
Henderson, NV

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