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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:54am
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Yeah, you meant Chris, Jason...but point taken - keep that wine in your cellar (and beer in your fridge and scotch et al in your cupboard) rotating...ha!

as for substituting caffeine for alcohol...don't worry, it'll rebalance after a while. :)

 
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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:49am
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Yeah, ooops . . . not enough coffee this morning, and too much wine last night?

 
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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012, 6:36am
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Jason and Ron,  You guys are funny!

And for the record, happy hour yesterday!

But, since this is a thread about coffees, specifically, the OP asked for chocolate overtones, Jim's beans at 1st line are pretty good.  He sells two, I believe, and one is darker and has some chocolate flavor and is very good.

I actually prefer his lighter roast, no chocolate at all, but like you both have been telling me, there are so many coffee flavors it boggles the mind.  The lighter roast is smooth and crisp with A LOT of caffeine!

The price of the coffee is very good, around $10/lb. but the shipping is also $10.  So, you need to buy more than a pound to get a really good price.  Or, if you live close enough, Jason, that counts you out, you can pick it up.  I have friends north of 1st line so the trip is easy for me.

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012, 10:40am
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I have not tried Jim's coffees.  Oh, yeah...my profile doesn't say it, but I'm in Houston...so, shipping from them would be a must.  I guess $10 isn't too steep in my opinion (especially if it's through anyone other than UPS), since when I order from Klatch it's about $10 (USPS Priority mail) for about 5 pounds - I typically get 4 12-oz bags of WBC and 2 12-oz bags of FTO house decaf (still don't know why Wayne doesn't like the FTO house there?).

 
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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012, 7:31pm
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Coming down with a cold and nothing taste good even my Deep Cello. Guess I'll drink down some Night Quill and head off to bed, may even call out sick from work tomorrow.......hehehe

 
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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012, 12:37am
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ccolton Said:

I received my order of samples from Deep Cello - tried the decaf last night and it is incredible.

Posted February 14, 2012 link

+1 to that, though I like Justin's Deep Cello Nostromo even more for espresso. I think his Black Ties are at their terrific best for pour-over.  Also if you're called upon to make milk drinks, Nostromo is the single best blend I've ever encountered.

If you're searching for superb decaf, try also Water Avenue's El Toro blend, which to me is more about toffee/nut/vanilla (beautifully selected and roasted, sophisticated, balanced and delicious) than the heavy chocolate of this OP, but sometimes you want a change if style.  If you get some, to my taste go for a very fine grind and 15g dose, pull a little longer than usual at around 201F.
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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012, 7:37am
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Hi Ron,

I corresponded with Jim yesterday.  Hi coffees are:  Light one is MEDIUM and dark one is MID-MORNING.  

emradguy Said:

I have not tried Jim's coffees.  Oh, yeah...my profile doesn't say it, but I'm in Houston...so, shipping from them would be a must.  I guess $10 isn't too steep in my opinion .

Posted February 21, 2012 link

I am planning to buy more - it really is good coffee.

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012, 7:38am
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Hi Gery,

gbastiani1952 Said:

Coming down with a cold and nothing taste good even my Deep Cello. Guess I'll drink down some Night Quill and head off to bed, may even call out sick from work tomorrow.......hehehe

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Sorry to hear that - have a great day off!
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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012, 7:42am
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Hi Tony,

TonyVan Said:

+1 to that, though I like Justin's Deep Cello Nostromo even more for espresso. I think his Black Ties are at their terrific best for pour-over.  Also if you're called upon to make milk drinks, Nostromo is the single best blend I've ever encountered.

Posted February 22, 2012 link

I have Nostromo in the freezer and, yes, I admit it, I only drink espresso with some form or milk!

TonyVan Said:

+If you're searching for superb decaf, try also Water Avenue's El Toro blend, which to me is more about toffee/nut/vanilla (beautifully selected and roasted, sophisticated, balanced and delicious) than the heavy chocolate of this OP, but sometimes you want a change if style.  If you get some, to my taste go for a very fine grind and 15g dose, pull a little longer than usual at around 201F.

Posted February 22, 2012 link

Thanks for the recommendation - I'll look into it!

Chris
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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012, 9:17pm
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emradguy Said:

I have not tried Jim's coffees.  Oh, yeah...my profile doesn't say it, but I'm in Houston...so, shipping from them would be a must.  I guess $10 isn't too steep in my opinion (especially if it's through anyone other than UPS), since when I order from Klatch it's about $10 (USPS Priority mail) for about 5 pounds - I typically get 4 12-oz bags of WBC and 2 12-oz bags of FTO house decaf (still don't know why Wayne doesn't like the FTO house there?).

Posted February 21, 2012 link

Why not get that order at roaste you will get free shipping at least and if you don't mind signing up for a subscription to that order and canceling it you take ten percent off.

 
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