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espresso-neveropened

A funny footnote - I brought 1/2 lb of espresso I had roasted, our Monkey blend that has about 50% Brasilian dry-processed coffee as a base, and I carried it around the entire time. I told Neto and Bruno and Tulio about it, and we all wanted to try it at different times. But remarkably, it never worked out. So I cam back with this unopened bag of 2 week old coffee, coffee that had been chilled at night and cooked in the trunk of the car every day, hauled on 4 flights, carried in my bag to every cupping, up dusty roads to farms, and out onto the sandy beach at Santos. So when I returned to Emeryville, I hastily tore it open and fired up a shot. It was good to be home, and you know it was a damn fine espresso too.