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    Quote Originally Posted by BIC View Post
    Kopi Luwak is 99% marketing and 1% luwak shit (literally) ha ha ha

    unfortunately, I do not sell Gesha in USA. I only sell to China, Taiwan and Australia.
    in USA, sweet maria carries them, but it should be all out of stock by now because normally Gesha producing countries like Guatemala, Panama..etc will be shipping out the green beans in late July (we haven't shipped out ours yet, it is going out mid August) to end August. Then, they will receive around September for sales.

    so, if you only want to buy green beans, you can check with SM in September or so.

    for roasted beans, they should be available in various places, but normally they charge $80 to $100 for a pound/or 12 oz for good ones.

    hope this helps.
    Totally agree with buying green from Sweet Maria's as they are second to none in what they offer. I've had nothing but an extremely positive buying experience from them from day 1, but the past 9-10 months have really caused me to appreciate what they do. Due to a serious illness I lost all hearing and of course that affected how I roast coffee. Great thing is every batch/order I have bought from them has been extremely consistent and I am able to roast by appearance, aroma and to a degree even time/temp. Honestly don't think I've skipped a beat not being able to hear ANY cracking, which is rather important to understand bean development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIC View Post
    hey Musicphan, personally, I also like gesha. but for you, which processed gesha do you like the most?
    washed? honey or natural?
    I personally liked washed coffees the best... I find sometimes with natural (and offshoots) impart too much sweetness and overshadow the bean taste. It's all subjective for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musicphan View Post
    I personally liked washed coffees the best... I find sometimes with natural (and offshoots) impart too much sweetness and overshadow the bean taste. It's all subjective for sure!
    yes, I also agree. for Gesha, I truly believe that "washed process" brings out all the different flavors in widest range.
    thanks for your comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow745 View Post
    Totally agree with buying green from Sweet Maria's as they are second to none in what they offer. I've had nothing but an extremely positive buying experience from them from day 1, but the past 9-10 months have really caused me to appreciate what they do. Due to a serious illness I lost all hearing and of course that affected how I roast coffee. Great thing is every batch/order I have bought from them has been extremely consistent and I am able to roast by appearance, aroma and to a degree even time/temp. Honestly don't think I've skipped a beat not being able to hear ANY cracking, which is rather important to understand bean development.
    very sorry to hear (no pun intended) that.
    it is a pleasure to listen/hear the first crack when I roast, and for me, normally I pull the beans out from "hearing" the sounds (only when I know the beans and been roasting the same beans for a while). but I can not imagine not being able to hear the sound.
    I will be in Guatemala in about a month (I only roast when I am in Guatemala), so I might try to roast without listening, just by seeing and smelling the beans.

    Just curious.... will your hearing come back later on? I truly hope so.
    take care.

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    It all depends on your mood. If you are not in a good mood then there is not a single coffee in the world that have a good taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieWright View Post
    It all depends on your mood. If you are not in a good mood then there is not a single coffee in the world that have a good taste.
    yes, it could be right. for me, when I am not in a good mood, I make myself a great coffee (chemex or pour over) to make my mood better. YES. coffee still taste good.

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    Hartmann Panama washed - that's the best coffee ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaristaLuke View Post
    Hartmann Panama washed - that's the best coffee ever!
    Maybe for you, but likely boring for me... I really have little use for washed coffees as they end up too clean/clear and lacking the heavy body/notes I shoot for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow745 View Post
    Maybe for you, but likely boring for me... I really have little use for washed coffees as they end up too clean/clear and lacking the heavy body/notes I shoot for.
    heavy body & notes? I wonder what could that be.....Natural or black honey? Ethiopian or Kenyan? or from Sumatra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIC View Post
    heavy body & notes? I wonder what could that be.....Natural or black honey? Ethiopian or Kenyan? or from Sumatra?
    https://www.sweetmarias.com/catalog/.../category/216/
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