The Great Goodjer Coffee Bean Exchange

Walking the dog this particularly cold morning, I found a treat in my mailbox:
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Portland's Sumptown, a mysterious blend called Hair Bender. The last thing my hair needs is bending, but the first thing my body and soul need is coffee.
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Quite the upgrade from my crisis-bought store-brand brew:
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The results, a fine cup of rich color and medium taste that helped me get though an endless meeting discussing "process" for the umpteenth time.
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Thanks, Rahmen!

That was fast! Yum!

Glad you liked it SpacePPoliceman. Your beans from Caffe Ibis arrived today. I'll look forward to trying them tomorrow.

Excellent! Hope they treat you right.

The images seem to be broken, Symbiotic.

The coffee from Symbiotic arrived this week! It's quite good and seems to have a bit of spice to it -- great for a cold day. I made some thyme, mushroom, and onion scrambled eggs this morning to go along with it.

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My coffee from tuffalo arrived earlier this week.
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After I ground it up, I could smell the strawberry. It was awesome. And seriously, that rosy color looks beautiful. Drinking it I can taste the lemonade, or maybe that's the bergamot. Although I don't know what that is. But it has an interesting tart taste to it. Thanks!

Thanks to SpacePPoliceman for the coffee:

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The taste was very smooth and a nice way to start the morning. I wasn't sure what to expect when I realized my caffeine kick would be coming from Salt Lake City but looks like Caffe Ibis is doing their part to reclaim the wilderness. (For any folks not from the United States, Utah is known for many things including it's beauty but also for Mormons which I understand for religious reasons do not drink caffeine)

Short version: Yummy, +1, will drink again

Awesome, everyone! This is a good week for coffee in the GWJ world!

My beans arrived yesterday!
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Sorry - I can't seem to get my public Skydrive images to work.

Symbiotic wrote:
Sorry - I can't seem to get my public Skydrive images to work. :(

I never figured that out either with Skydrive. I always end up just using imgur. Anyways, I've been enjoying the coffee you sent! Also, Domenic's coffee showed up today, so I have even more coffee!

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Thank you!

I remember liking that blend during my vacation to Seattle. I think Theo even had it out to try during the tour we took there, too.

Edit: I also realized I should have mailed out Blotto The Clown's coffee before USPS rates went up. $13 (2012) to $20 (01/27/13 increase) for Canadian shipments now!

Finished a cup of coffee, walked out to the mailbox, and found this:

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I think that's going to be my travel coffee for this week! Cleveland will be much tastier with that in my hotel room. Thanks, psoplayer! My apologies for the pictures not being of the best quality.

Okay, so I had the chance to try my new coffee, and I wanted to show more pictures.

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Grinding the coffee filled my house with a delicious scent. There's kind of a fruity aspect to this blend.

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Check out that color. It smelled amazing, and tasted really good. Definite fruit tones, but there's a taste of chocolate to it as well. Emily enjoyed a cup, and announced that it was her favorite coffee she's had so far.

Finally, since this thread seems to have degenerated into coffee pron, I give you the following. You're welcome.

You win the thread, Trichy. I think we can call it a wrap.

Glad to hear it was a hit! Don't worry about rationing it; I can bring another batch when I come up for TGD.

I cant wait for mine to show/mine to get to jonfentyler. And I've already scouted out my next coffee for exchange

Blotto The Clown wrote:
I cant wait for mine to show/mine to get to jonfentyler. And I've already scouted out my next coffee for exchange :)

Arrived today! I will post some pictures tomorrow!

The coffee from Blotto The Clown was amazing. Very low acidity, sweet and easily drinkable (so much so, you will want more when you are done with just 1 cup). My wife, who always puts cream and sugar in her coffee, said the coffee was smooth enough without the cream and sugar.

Sorry for the crappy pictures. It's early.

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Awesome! Did you listen to Belle and Sebastian while making and drinking it?

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Awesome! Did you listen to Belle and Sebastian while making and drinking it? :)

No, but now all I can think about is what tiger milk would taste like in coffee.

Spoiler:
probably terrible

So when can we bring the coffee exchange back from the dead?

I was honestly just contemplating that as well this morning while I made a cup.
I'm in.

Rahmen wrote:
I was honestly just contemplating that as well this morning while I made a cup.
I'm in.

Me too.

Yeeessssssah!

Also In

I'll be number 6.

So do we have enough to get this started?

Is there anyone who hasn't had Stumptown yet? I'd be happy to pair up with you and send you some.

Using a random number generator and getting this:

6 3
5 4
2 1

That would give us

tuffalobuffalo - Ranger Rick
SpacePPoliceman - brouhaha
Rahmen - trichy

Does that work or are we duplicating any pairs from prior trades?

Not a duplication for me