[Homeroast] Sweet Maria's New Coffee Alert
grandeau at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 13:37:51 CDT 2013
The cupping scores are a standard, if I recall correctly. Basically,
they're geared toward fruity floral coffees (think Kenyans, Ethiopians, and
Geshas(to mix regions and cultivar)). Since I enjoy those flavor profiles,
within those types of coffees, higher scores usually mean more enjoyment,
for me. And I'll generally try anything that comes in, from those regions,
that are in the 90s. I'll also try very high 80s, if the description
sounds good to me (again, within those coffee regions/types).
But for other coffees that I like, such as Indonesians or Brasil Yellow
Bourbons, the score is a less perfect measure. I'll look at the score for
mouthfeel, which is important to me, but otherwise, I'll go by the tasting
And, some of my favorite past coffees have been ones that someone on this
list recommended, even if score was only mid-80s. Though that
recommendation usually only comes out after the recommender has purchased a
huge stash for themselves. :)
On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Mike Koenig <koenig.mike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Way back when this list was busy, I used to take a look at coffees that
> were getting some "Buzz" from the list members. Maybe that's moved to the
> forums, I don't know, I haven't had much time to look over there, but it is
> something I miss.
> One advantage to this list is that you tend to get to know people, how they
> roast, and what their preferences are so that you can take their comments
> in context.
> On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Michael Baladi <mike at baladi.ws> wrote:
> > I guess part of my thinking, and now correct me if I'm wrong...... The
> > descriptions from Tom are great, but I swear I've read before that he
> > not want the cupping scores to correlate into "buy this or buy that." The
> > coffees with the highest cup scores don't necessarily reflect the best
> > brewed coffees correct?
> > That was the impression I got. Not to mention, coffee gets used in a
> > variety of ways. I thought it would be neat to see right on the site how
> > people are liking particular coffees brewed with particular brew methods,
> > yadda yadda. I know several people that order from Sweet Marias and I'm
> > only one out of them on this list or the forums. Direct visibility on the
> > site would add to the user base a lot.
> > Anyways, it was just a though, at least it sparked conversation.
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Homeroast [homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> > Of Edward Bourgeois [edbourgeois at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, July 08, 2013 12:14 PM
> > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
> > available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sweet Maria's New Coffee Alert
> > To add this to the SM site, I agree with John N. would add too much noise
> > and be confusing to most. It takes quite a bit of time and focus to just
> > learn to be at one with the present and might I add superb descriptions.
> > The SM forum is set up well enough as is to do this. And this now
> > underutilized list is certainly workable enough to accomplish what is
> > suggested. We have done this here successfully in the past.
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