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Ron_L
05-04-2011, 09:39 AM
The weather looks iffy, but I will probably roast at some point this weekend.

Right now I am thinking about bringing back the popular Fox River Blend, which is a 60/40 blend of Papua New Guinea and Rwanda. If you guys need or want some please post below so i have an idea of how much to roast. The price on the blend will be $14/bag due to the higher cost of the PNG beans.

Also, I just ordered 30 lbs of a very nice Ethiopian Sidamo for later this spring.

Big George - 2 - Paid
Deepsouth - 2 - Paypal Sent
Bigabyte - 2 - Paid
GTR - 2 - Paid
Arlin - 1 - Paid
HB BBQ - 2 - Paypal Sent
Norm - 2 - Paid
Animosity - 2
Mmmmmeat - 1

Big George's BBQ
05-04-2011, 09:55 AM
I will take 2 Please and when you get the Ethiopian I would like some of that too
Thanks

deepsouth
05-04-2011, 09:58 AM
I will take 2 Please and when you get the Ethiopian I would like some of that too
Thanks


likewise!

bigabyte
05-04-2011, 10:48 AM
I ordered so much last time...I'm worried about having some get old!:shock: I would love some more PNG, even if it is a blend. Let me think about it. I'm sure you'll have to twist my arm real hard to make me bend and order some. I will probably put up lots of resistance. Yeah, I'm sure I can resist. I can do it.

Arlin_MacRae
05-04-2011, 10:56 AM
Ronelle, do you have any tasting notes on the Rwanda? We really enjoyed the PNG.

Arlin

gtr
05-04-2011, 11:24 AM
I'll take 2 of whatever you got!

Ron_L
05-04-2011, 02:42 PM
Ronelle, do you have any tasting notes on the Rwanda? We really enjoyed the PNG.

Arlin

Here you go...

Rwanda COOPAC Peaberry - this peaberry lot comprises 100% washed Bourbon varietals and yields a cup that is fruity, flavorful and pristinely sweet cherry, lemon and honey tones; a true rock star among coffees!

bigabyte
05-04-2011, 03:12 PM
Fine, I'm down for 2 bags of PNG/Rwanda then.:rolleyes:

Arlin_MacRae
05-04-2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks, Ron. It sounds like it will nicely compliment the PNG. Imagine that...

Put me down for a bag, please.


Arlin

HB-BBQ
05-04-2011, 03:21 PM
Ron please put me down for 2 bags of the Fox River Blend. We loved the PNG and that Rwanda sounds like a great addition to it thanks.

bigabyte
05-04-2011, 03:22 PM
My bad...I confused the Rwanda (blend) with the Ethiopia. Typical. Aren't they all farked anyway?

So I guess what I really wanted to ask was, what's the skinny on the Ethiopian? (no pun intended.....ok, fine it was intended, I can't fool you, can I?)

Ron_L
05-04-2011, 03:27 PM
You just need more caffeine :)

Here is the full cupping notes on the Ethiopian from our cupping team...


Ethiopia Natural Sidamo Ardi

Roasted to City+ in a hottop.

Fragrance/Aroma: 8

Fragrance: Intensity 8/10 berries, tropical fruit (papaya, slight mango), hint of banana
note
Aroma: Intensity 7/10 berries, hint of toasted grain, malt, tropical fruits; berries, hint of papaya, touch of chocolate and malt on the break

Flavor: 8.25 sweet, clean, berries (blackberry perhaps), tropical fruits (papaya, mango come to mind), slight honey note

Aftertaste: 8.25 clean, lingering sweet finish, more tropical fruit than berry (though it's still there), some mid-range honey-like sweetness, maybe a skosh of dark chocolate

Acidity: 7.75 slight tingle, but mostly rounded, soft and smooth

Intensity: medium to medium-high

Body: 8 creamy, smooth, rich

Weight: medium to medium-high

Balance: 8 well-balanced, top to bottom, hot to cold

Overall: 8 Wonderfully clean, fruity, and creamy natural Ethiopian

Total Score: 86.25

Excellent, clean, fruity natural Sidamo. Another gem, like last years. Even at 8 days off the roast, the fruit is present, complex, and clean. The creamy body meshes perfectly with the tropical fruits. Finish holds, with fresh and clean fruit lingering on the palate. Highly Recommended.

bigabyte
05-04-2011, 03:29 PM
Looks like I'm down for 2 Ethiopians as well. You can just call me Brangelina. Or was it Madonna? Fark, it was somewhere over there dammit!:mad:

Ron_L
05-04-2011, 03:47 PM
I'll keep you in mind, Brangedona...

I dont have the Ethiopian yet. It will be a couple of weeks.

deguerre
05-04-2011, 04:29 PM
I will not let good coffee go bad.
I will not let good coffee go bad.
I will not let good coffee go bad.

Not gonna over buy so I'm passing on the PNG/Rwanda.
Drat! I'll hold out for the Ethiopian, or Eritrian, or Abyssinian or whatever.

anamosity
05-04-2011, 08:47 PM
Please put me down for 2 bags.
its time to try your coffee.

Norm
05-05-2011, 08:53 AM
Put me down for 2 bags too please.

Ron_L
05-07-2011, 09:13 AM
Anyone else? Because I have so much to do to get our trailer loaded I'm going to roast to order for this week, so I see interest in 15 bags so far. I'll be roasting early tomorrow morning, so there is still time :)

It will be a couple of weeks before I have time to roast again.

mmmmeat
05-07-2011, 11:29 AM
Shoot me a single ronnelle

Big George's BBQ
05-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Money sent Thanks Ron

anamosity
05-12-2011, 08:55 PM
My beans were in the mailbox when I got home today. Thanks Ron. They smell delicious.

bigabyte
05-12-2011, 09:28 PM
Got mine today too. Can't wait to try it!:cool:

Big George's BBQ
05-12-2011, 10:38 PM
Got mine today too. Can't wait to try it!:cool:

Ditto. They smell Great

Big George's BBQ
05-13-2011, 08:31 AM
Very nice coffee Ron :clap2::clap2:
Thanks

HB-BBQ
05-13-2011, 10:02 AM
Mine came yesterday as well and I just had to get into it after smelling the sweet aroma that crept out of the mailbox. I made the first pot this morning and all I can say is wow this stuff is really good!!! Thanks Ron :thumb:

Arlin_MacRae
05-13-2011, 03:22 PM
Got mine too, Ron, and I'm glad I accidently nipped a corner off the bag when I opened it!!

deguerre
05-13-2011, 03:25 PM
Curses. I should have ordered. I went through my existing supply much faster than anticipated. Capital D capital U Capital H!

deepsouth
05-13-2011, 04:25 PM
got mine today, will be trying tomorrow! thanks ron!

Carnivorous Endeavors BBQ
05-13-2011, 04:32 PM
Ron,

I would be interested in a bag of that! are you talking whole bean here and if so, where do i go to pay you?

Thanks,
Clint

Carnivorous Endeavors BBQ
05-13-2011, 04:34 PM
Sorry....didn't read the whole way through...dang it...maybe next time.

gtr
05-14-2011, 01:25 AM
Ron - once again - top notch! Consider me a lifer. :thumb:

Ron_L
05-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Sorry....didn't read the whole way through...dang it...maybe next time.

Sorry... I was at a comp for the weekend and then left early Monday on a business trip. I have some left. I'll send you a PM in case you don't read this.

If anyone else is interested I do have a few bags left. I sold some at the Steeleville, IL comp this past weekend and I'll bring whatever is left, plus some new stuff, to the Westmont, IL comp on Memorial Day weekend.

deepsouth
05-17-2011, 02:58 PM
Ron - once again - top notch! Consider me a lifer. :thumb:


what he said.

Arlin_MacRae
05-17-2011, 04:16 PM
Tried the Fox River blend this morning. It's good! Kind of...soft? Like a wine can be soft. Very nice. Thanks!

HB-BBQ
05-27-2011, 05:57 PM
If anyone else is interested I do have a few bags left.
Ron if you have any of the fox river blend left we'd like to get two more bags. If not no worries thanks Rob.

Big George's BBQ
05-28-2011, 08:44 AM
It is a sad day the last cup of Ron's great coffee is gone

blkram
05-28-2011, 09:46 PM
Hello, would a new guy be able to purchase a couple of bags? Im a coffee lover for sure and would love to try some. Thanks.

gtr
05-31-2011, 11:16 AM
I'm out too. No pressure - just roast some right now and everything will be fine. :-P

Ron_L
05-31-2011, 12:47 PM
Sorry, guys. We had a competition over the weekend that kept me busy. I roasted some coffee yesterday but it is spoken for right now. I may have time to do more later this week. Watch this forum for updates.

Big George's BBQ
05-31-2011, 09:49 PM
Ron there was an article in the Philadelphia Inquire today Business section ablout a coffee from Haitti from Haitian Blue Forrest. La Colombe- founder Todd Carmchael seems to be marketing it. Ever heard of it. It was given great reviews.

Ron_L
06-01-2011, 11:29 PM
I've heard of it, but have never tried it. If i ever see it green I'll probably try some.

Muzzlebrake
06-16-2011, 09:11 AM
Ron, please add me to the list for whatever the next roast may be.

Thanks buddy!

deepsouth
06-23-2011, 09:53 AM
Ron, please add me to the list for whatever the next roast may be.

Thanks buddy!


likewise!

Ron_L
06-23-2011, 10:00 AM
After our competition this weekend I have two weekends off, so I will definitely have time to roast!

gtr
06-23-2011, 10:07 AM
Awesome! Count me in! :clap2:

deguerre
06-23-2011, 10:09 AM
Please please PM me when you're ready! I'm in!

ajmcedar
06-23-2011, 11:13 AM
^ What Guerre said.

Big George's BBQ
06-23-2011, 12:09 PM
Me too and thank you