[Homeroast] re Espresso blends -- RE: Homeroast Digest, Vol 55, Issue 16

Dorian Snow dorian_snow at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 22 11:57:05 CDT 2012




Regarding Espresso Blends:

I first purchased a couple
of "Espresso Workshop" blends a few months ago. Since I always buy a
lot of greens, I only just roasted my one-pound purchase of "#20-Gneiss Shot."
It is DELICIOUS. Whatever you guys at Sweet Marias put into #20 -- it is
exceptional. Sweet, caramel, and a tiny bit of brightness, great mouthfeel,
somewhat syrupy, and full of flavor from front to back. It roasted very evenly,
even though the bean-size variety is obvious, and some of the beans are
dry-process and some are washed. 

I have been using it for
drip rather than espresso, and this is making an exceptional pot of coffee. I
have purchased a lot of coffee from SM over the years, and I can say that #20
is one of THE BEST coffees you have ever offered. So, if there is any way to
recreate it in the future, please do so! (or divulge your recipe here!!)

I also purchased 1 lb.
each of #19 and #21, but have not roasted them yet. If they are half as good as
#20, I'll be thrilled.

To Sweet Maria's fans: try
their Workshop Espresso offerings!  

To the Moka Kadir lovers:
Yemeni and Ethiopians are in stock if you want to make your own blend.

However, their Monkey
Blend and their Liquid Amber are also very good.

D.


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Subject: Homeroast Digest, Vol 55, Issue 16
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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:00:01 -0500

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From: bomerlo at yahoo.ca
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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:33:06 -0700
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Moka Kadir Blend

Hi Jamie      I just visited the Sweet Maria's green beans offerings site (Blends section) plus The Blended Coffee Archives of the no more available blends like Moka Kadir.  The link is at the bottom of the current Green Coffee  Offerings: Blends and it is very visible in red color.  Because of their nature  these products are hard to find by using the geographical origin chart system. There, you will find  why there is a shortage of  Moka Kadir Blend i.e. due to current non availability of Yemeni and Ethiopian beans that are part of the secret mixture.  It has not been replaced by a generic Espresso Blend of the House of the kind  that may suffer an evolutive fabrication discipline about what is in and how much and it is finally thanks to this politic of the good and the right straight cupping that we got the Espresso Workshop whom we currently have  #24 and #25 on offerings.    The new #24 El Competidor is strongly suggested. 
 I got some 2 weeks ago in the 8 pounds espresso sampler received from Sweet Maria's but still have to roast some.    This is the proof that each of  their blend has their own typical recipe and when one of the main ingredients is missing they become b/o or rather non available for a short or long while.    I roasted my last 150 grams or 5 ounces of Moka Kadir about 6 months ago and it did not fade too much  after about 4 years of storage.   Nevertheless, I nostalgically read the review about the past but yet to rescucitate Moka Kadir and I was very glad of the 8 espresso-related 1 pound bags of the sampler ( 4 blends and 4 good for blending single origin beans)   included with the 5 other 2 pounder from Guatemala, South America, Africa and Indonesia that I chose myself to fill the USPS large flat rate international box.    Have a good day  .     
  Denis                                     P.S.: Better might be behind us but the all time best has hopefully yet to come....
 
 
________________________________
 
YDe : Jamie Dolan <jamiedolan at gmail.com>
À : homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
Envoyé le : vendredi 17 août 2012 16h00
Objet : [Homeroast] Moka Kadir Blend
  
It looks like the Moka Kadir Blend is not being offered any longer,
from what I see on your
 site.  Last time I ordered it was a Christmas
and I've been out of it for a while now.  I've had very good luck with
that blend for espresso / cappuccino.  I roast in the Behmor and that
blend seemed to consistently turn out well for me.
 
What do you suggest as a replacement blend, used strictly for
espresso/cappuccino?  Will Moka Kadir Blend be offered again in the
future?
 
Thank You,
 
Jamie
 
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From: bkamnetz at gmail.com
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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:26:30 -0500
Subject: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Hi,
 
I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
 
I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
 
I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
and how I could check to see if that's it.
 
Thanks!
 
Brian
 
 


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From: frank at fparth.com
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:38:12 -0700
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

 
On Aug 18, 2012, at 4:26 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
 
> Hi,
> 
> I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
> concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
> patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
> roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
> in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
> well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
> the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
> I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
> 
> I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
> It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
> outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
> 
> I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
> and how I could check to see if that's it.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Brian
 
Brian,
DId you just look at the breakers or did you physically flip them back and forth? Even when they're tripped they can look like they're fully closed. 
 
Try flipping the ones for the patio to open and then fully closed. Then try the circuit again.
 
Frank Parth
 


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From: jeffrey-kelly at att.net
To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:31:36 -0400
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Something to try: If the circuit is protected by ground fault interrupter (GFCI) it might be tripped.  There will be a test and reset button on them, right on the outlet.  Hit reset if you have this.  If there are multiple outlets for the circuit, the reset may only be on one...so you might have to look at other outlets away from the powerless one.  
 
 
 
-JD Kelly
 
On Aug 18, 2012, at 7:26 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
 
> Hi,
> 
> I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
> concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
> patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
> roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
> in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
> well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
> the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
> I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
> 
> I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
> It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
> outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
> 
> I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
> and how I could check to see if that's it.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Brian
> 
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From: peter at midwestbicycleworks.com
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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:52:37 -0400
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Hi Everybody,
 
I had a similar experience last night.  I had all of my coffee related items plugged into the timer and then I went to turn on the grinder and it wouldn't turn on.  I thought that was odd, since it worked earlier in the day.  So I did flip all of the breakers back and forth and agree that they often do look like they are still on.  That didn't work.  So then had to go to the plug and took the timer out and had a bad connection at the outlet.  The other thing that could be bad is the GFCI outlet itself.  They can go bad, too.  
 
Peter
 
On Aug 18, 2012, at 8:31 PM, Jeffrey Kelly wrote:
 
> Something to try: If the circuit is protected by ground fault interrupter (GFCI) it might be tripped.  There will be a test and reset button on them, right on the outlet.  Hit reset if you have this.  If there are multiple outlets for the circuit, the reset may only be on one...so you might have to look at other outlets away from the powerless one.  
> 
> 
> 
> -JD Kelly
> 
> On Aug 18, 2012, at 7:26 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
>> concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
>> patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
>> roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
>> in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
>> well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
>> the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
>> I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
>> 
>> I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
>> It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
>> outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
>> 
>> I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
>> and how I could check to see if that's it.
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> Brian
>> 
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From: archeobob at hotmail.com
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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:01:25 -0600
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Brian,
 
Jeffrey is correct, newer places (at least in USA) normally 
require the patio and other outdoor outlets be hooked to the 
GFCI circuit. Check the one of the bathroom plugs, they are the 
normal place a GFCI switch is located. The other is a kitchen 
one.
 
Bob
 
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From: "Jeffrey Kelly" <jeffrey-kelly at att.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:31 PM
To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for 
thislist,available at 
http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html" 
<homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
 
Something to try: If the circuit is protected by ground fault 
interrupter (GFCI) it might be tripped.  There will be a test 
and reset button on them, right on the outlet.  Hit reset if you 
have this.  If there are multiple outlets for the circuit, the 
reset may only be on one...so you might have to look at other 
outlets away from the powerless one.
 
 
 
-JD Kelly
 
On Aug 18, 2012, at 7:26 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> 
wrote:
 
> Hi,
>
> I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new 
> place has a
> concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted 
> on the
> patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was 
> going to
> roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either 
> plug-in
> in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all 
> seemed
> well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, 
> one for
> the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside 
> outlet)
> I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
>
> I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm 
> mystified.
> It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted 
> the
> outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it 
> should work.
>
> I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be 
> wrong,
> and how I could check to see if that's it.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Brian
>
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> Maria's Forum</a>
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> Library</a>
 
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From: bomerlo at yahoo.ca
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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:14:59 -0700
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Hi Brian        You describe the faulty outlet as being very near by your concrete patio.    May be this outlet belongs to the common area and is used by the condominium managers employees for maintenance or any other of their needs.  Thus the breaker will not be in your condo.  Check if everybody has an outdoor outlet on their balcony on the upper floors or ground floor. Take a lamp and walk the dog around the building innocently whistling a well known melody and see if there are  other outlets surrounding it and make the plug the lamp test.    You can be the sole culprit of this huge blackout.                  I wish you good luck.        Be sure you roast with a 15 amperes dedicated 110-120 volt circuit to avoid any trouble.   May be they saw you and decided to put the breaker off as they sometimes do in winter time in some part of the planet where and when human people plug their cars.      Have a
 good night.     Denis
 
 
 
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 De : Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
À : "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html" <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com> 
Envoyé le : samedi 18 août 2012 19h26
Objet : [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...
  
Hi,
 
I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
 
I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
 
I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
and how I could check to see if that's it.
 
Thanks!
 
Brian
 
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From: pgoelz at comcast.net
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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:43:03 -0400
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

At 09:01 PM 8/18/2012, you wrote:
>Brian,
>
>Jeffrey is correct, newer places (at least in USA) normally
>require the patio and other outdoor outlets be hooked to the
>GFCI circuit. Check the one of the bathroom plugs, they are the
>normal place a GFCI switch is located. The other is a kitchen
>one.
>
>Bob
 
In my house, the GFCI for the patio outlet is the GFCI in the 
upstairs bathroom.  Until I figured that out, it had me scratching my 
head for years wondering why the bathroom GFCI would occasionally 
trip in a heavy downpour ;)  Apparently, the outdoor outlet could get 
wet enough to trip the GFCI even though it is an outdoor outlet with covers.
 
Paul
 
 
Paul Goelz
pgoelz at comcast.net
Rochester Hills, MI
www.pgoelz.com 
 
 
 
 		 	   		  


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