[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 99, Issue 9

John M. Howison johnmhowison at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 12:07:47 CDT 2016


Isn't it inevitable that any for-profit vendor, even one as high-minded as
Sweet Mariad, which handles only premium coffees,  must have mixed motives
when formulating samplers?  So speaketh a regular customer for SM samplers.

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM, <
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> Today's Topics:
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>    1. Re: Sample packs (Seth Grandeau)
>    2. Re: Sample packs (Brian Kamnetz)
>    3. Re: Sample packs (Michael Rasmussen)
>    4. Re: Sample packs (Demian Ebert)
>    5. Re: Sample packs (Seth Grandeau)
>    6. Re: Sample packs - Fruit Forward (Michael Rasmussen)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:58:04 -0400
> From: Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
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> This is an awesome idea!  As I understand the samplers, they're not
> sourcing extra coffee for samplers, but putting them together from current
> stock, so creating more options shouldn't be a logistics nightmare for SMs
> (I know, easy for me to say...)
>
> Two I'd love to see are:
> 1. Fruit Forward Sampler - I'd love to see how the different terroir can
> drive how fruit flavors appear.  Start with a base of Kenyan and Ethiopian
> citrus-y fruit bombs, then sprinkle in some fruit forward coffees from
> other regions.  Currently, I focus almost entirely on Kenya and Ethiopia,
> specifically for the bright fruitiness.  It would be fun to find some other
> fruit forward coffees that I'm probably missing.
> 2. Syrupy Goodness Sampler - I find that mouthfeel is something that I
> always enjoy in coffee.  Don't get me wrong, a thinner mouthfeel can work
> with a very bright coffee, but a syrupy thick mouthfeel goes great with
> everything!  Let's say you have to have a "Body" score of 8.8 or higher to
> be in this sampler.  Added bonus if this ever reconnected me with a Brazil
> Yellow Bourbon, introduced to me by a homeroasting friend, which launched
> my own homeroasting hobby.  It was mindblowing, and I've been chasing it
> ever since.
>
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 11:55 AM, Michael Rasmussen <michael at jamhome.us>
> wrote:
>
> > I've always found Sweet Maria's sample packs of four or eight chosen by
> > them beans to be fun.
> >
> > I recently sent off a suggestion to them to have a "Single Origin
> > Espresso" sample pack.
> > In passing I mentioned I'd also like a "Dirty Cup" sampler, populated
> with
> > beans that rate low
> > in the Clean Cup metric. That's probably not going to be a popular
> choice.
> >
> > What's your idea or fantasy for a sample pack?
> >
> > --
> >       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
> >     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
> > Smile and the world will smile with you.
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:36:24 -0500
> From: Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sample packs
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> +1 on the Fruit Forward Sampler! I'd love that. And if my order were to
> arrive at a time when there were only, say, 5 fruity coffees, that would be
> fine, send those and three others (letting me know which ones I should be
> trying to get fruit flavors from - I suppose it is usually apparent from
> the label description, but I would feel better with, say, check marks on
> the labels of the relevant coffees).
>
> And I too like a dense (not dirty of course) mouth feel.
>
>
> Brian
>
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > This is an awesome idea!  As I understand the samplers, they're not
> > sourcing extra coffee for samplers, but putting them together from
> current
> > stock, so creating more options shouldn't be a logistics nightmare for
> SMs
> > (I know, easy for me to say...)
> >
> > Two I'd love to see are:
> > 1. Fruit Forward Sampler - I'd love to see how the different terroir can
> > drive how fruit flavors appear.  Start with a base of Kenyan and
> Ethiopian
> > citrus-y fruit bombs, then sprinkle in some fruit forward coffees from
> > other regions.  Currently, I focus almost entirely on Kenya and Ethiopia,
> > specifically for the bright fruitiness.  It would be fun to find some
> other
> > fruit forward coffees that I'm probably missing.
> > 2. Syrupy Goodness Sampler - I find that mouthfeel is something that I
> > always enjoy in coffee.  Don't get me wrong, a thinner mouthfeel can work
> > with a very bright coffee, but a syrupy thick mouthfeel goes great with
> > everything!  Let's say you have to have a "Body" score of 8.8 or higher
> to
> > be in this sampler.  Added bonus if this ever reconnected me with a
> Brazil
> > Yellow Bourbon, introduced to me by a homeroasting friend, which launched
> > my own homeroasting hobby.  It was mindblowing, and I've been chasing it
> > ever since.
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 11:55 AM, Michael Rasmussen <michael at jamhome.us>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I've always found Sweet Maria's sample packs of four or eight chosen by
> > > them beans to be fun.
> > >
> > > I recently sent off a suggestion to them to have a "Single Origin
> > > Espresso" sample pack.
> > > In passing I mentioned I'd also like a "Dirty Cup" sampler, populated
> > with
> > > beans that rate low
> > > in the Clean Cup metric. That's probably not going to be a popular
> > choice.
> > >
> > > What's your idea or fantasy for a sample pack?
> > >
> > > --
> > >       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
> > >     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
> > > Smile and the world will smile with you.
> > >     ~ http://someoneoncetoldme.com/gallery/08062008
> > >
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:49:06 -0700
> From: Michael Rasmussen <michael at jamhome.us>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sample packs
> Message-ID: <20160410214906.GA25136 at jamhome.us>
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> You'll both be happy to know Sweet Maria's had a Fruit Forward sampler
> last fall.
> I ordered on in late November.
>
> Hopefully it worked out well enough for them to do it again.
>
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 04:36:24PM -0500, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
> > +1 on the Fruit Forward Sampler!
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > Two I'd love to see are:
> > > 1. Fruit Forward Sampler - I'd love to see how the different terroir
> can
> > > drive how fruit flavors appear.
>
> --
>       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
>     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
> It's not a problem unless it's chronic.
>     ~ Linda Connor
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:00:45 -0700
> From: Demian Ebert <coffehound at gmail.com>
> To: homeroast <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sample packs
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> I'd go for a Chocolate Madness sampler designed for espresso. I really
> enjoy it when I get a nice dark chocolate in my espresso and americanos.
>
> Just got the Columbian sampler and am looking forward to that one.
>
> Demian
> Portland OR
> On Apr 10, 2016 2:49 PM, "Michael Rasmussen" <michael at jamhome.us> wrote:
>
> > You'll both be happy to know Sweet Maria's had a Fruit Forward sampler
> > last fall.
> > I ordered on in late November.
> >
> > Hopefully it worked out well enough for them to do it again.
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 04:36:24PM -0500, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
> > > +1 on the Fruit Forward Sampler!
> > >
> > > On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > Two I'd love to see are:
> > > > 1. Fruit Forward Sampler - I'd love to see how the different terroir
> > can
> > > > drive how fruit flavors appear.
> >
> > --
> >       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
> >     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
> > It's not a problem unless it's chronic.
> >     ~ Linda Connor
> >
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:37:26 -0400
> From: Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
> To: "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>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sample packs
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> "You'll both be happy to know Sweet Maria's had a Fruit Forward sampler
> last fall.
> I ordered on in late November."
>
> Michael, I completely missed that!  Do you recall what they included?
>
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM, Demian Ebert <coffehound at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I'd go for a Chocolate Madness sampler designed for espresso. I really
> > enjoy it when I get a nice dark chocolate in my espresso and americanos.
> >
> > Just got the Columbian sampler and am looking forward to that one.
> >
> > Demian
> > Portland OR
> > On Apr 10, 2016 2:49 PM, "Michael Rasmussen" <michael at jamhome.us> wrote:
> >
> > > You'll both be happy to know Sweet Maria's had a Fruit Forward sampler
> > > last fall.
> > > I ordered on in late November.
> > >
> > > Hopefully it worked out well enough for them to do it again.
> > >
> > > On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 04:36:24PM -0500, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
> > > > +1 on the Fruit Forward Sampler!
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > Two I'd love to see are:
> > > > > 1. Fruit Forward Sampler - I'd love to see how the different
> terroir
> > > can
> > > > > drive how fruit flavors appear.
> > >
> > > --
> > >       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
> > >     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
> > > It's not a problem unless it's chronic.
> > >     ~ Linda Connor
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Homeroast mailing list
> > > Homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > >
> > >
> >
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> > > <a href="http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/">Sweet Maria's
> > Forum</a>
> > > <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee
> Library</a>
> > >
> > _______________________________________________
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> >
> >
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> Forum</a>
> > <a href="http://www.sweetmarias.com/library">Our new Coffee Library</a>
> >
>
>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:07:12 -0700
> From: Michael Rasmussen <michael at jamhome.us>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
>         list,   available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sample packs - Fruit Forward
> Message-ID: <20160411040712.GA27094 at jamhome.us>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 06:37:26PM -0400, Seth Grandeau wrote:
> > "You'll both be happy to know Sweet Maria's had a Fruit Forward sampler
> > last fall.
> > I ordered on in late November."
> >
> > Michael, I completely missed that!  Do you recall what they included?
>
> Perhaps more important - what is currently available that has
> "fruit-forward" in the description?
>
>     Costa Rica La Union Yellow Honey
>     Ethiopia Misraq Harar SWP Decaf
>     Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul - Martinez
>     Sweet Maria's Moka Kadir Blend
>     weet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend
>
> Having said that,  shame on me for not recording the collection when it
> arrived.  Based on the
> label descriptions some of them were:
>
>     Colombia Organic  Planadas Montalvo
>     Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Baraka Buna
>     Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Dry Process - Aricha
>     Ethiopia Dry Process Yirg Adado Sulula
>     Guatemala Cuilco Villatoro - Castillo Microlot
>     Kenya Nyeri Ichuga AB
>     Yemen  Mokha Ismaili
>
> --
>       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
>     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
> Don?t let the noise of other?s opinions drown out your own inner voice.
>     ~ Steve Jobs
>
>
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