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Date: 10 Aug 2007 20:54:53
From: Zeek!
Subject: Latest green shipment arrived in this heatwave...
Immediately off the UPS van I popped into the box, a thermometer, and
took a temperature reading... 93. The afternoon temp. here in TN was
103 at the moment. I sort of expected a higher reading, considering
the inside of a vehicle can really be a roaster on a sunny day. So far
the beans aren't what I was hoping for. I wonder how much they
deteriorated in this heat since Tom cupped them. Maybe I should ship a
few scoopfuls back to him for an evaluation. It's a long, hot journey
from Ethiopia to Tennessee in a burlap sack! ~~~Zeek!~~~




 
Date: 11 Aug 2007 07:10:48
From: NSN
Subject: Re: Latest green shipment arrived in this heatwave...
On Fri, 10 Aug 2007 20:54:53 -0500, Zeek! <Zeek!@bellsouth.net > wrote:

>Immediately off the UPS van I popped into the box, a thermometer, and
>took a temperature reading... 93. The afternoon temp. here in TN was
>103 at the moment. I sort of expected a higher reading, considering
>the inside of a vehicle can really be a roaster on a sunny day. So far
>the beans aren't what I was hoping for. I wonder how much they
>deteriorated in this heat since Tom cupped them. Maybe I should ship a
>few scoopfuls back to him for an evaluation. It's a long, hot journey
>from Ethiopia to Tennessee in a burlap sack! ~~~Zeek!~~

I reside in Indian Wells (near Palm Springs). In the summer, the
outside temp often reaches 120 F .. IN THE SHADE !

The UPS drivers really suffer .. no air conditioning and a dark truck.
I never order drugs or anything heat sensitive during the summer via
UPS. I have used a temp probe many times to check the interior temps
of UPS packages during this weather. 115F to 120F package temps are
not unusual. Some of the packages I receive are almost too hot to
handle.

The Fed-Ex trucks are white and their interiors are MUCH cooler ..
probably 20F to 30F cooler than UPS.

Norm



  
Date: 11 Aug 2007 07:01:10
From:
Subject: Re: Latest green shipment arrived in this heatwave...
On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 07:10:48 -0700, NSN <nsn@mail.com > wrote:

>On Fri, 10 Aug 2007 20:54:53 -0500, Zeek! <Zeek!@bellsouth.net> wrote:

>I reside in Indian Wells (near Palm Springs). In the summer, the
>outside temp often reaches 120 F .. IN THE SHADE !
>
>The UPS drivers really suffer .. no air conditioning and a dark truck.
>I never order drugs or anything heat sensitive during the summer via
>UPS. I have used a temp probe many times to check the interior temps
>of UPS packages during this weather. 115F to 120F package temps are
>not unusual. Some of the packages I receive are almost too hot to
>handle.
>
>The Fed-Ex trucks are white and their interiors are MUCH cooler ..
>probably 20F to 30F cooler than UPS.
>
>Norm
Wow, and we keep our green beans, when we have them, comfortably about
67 degrees. The green beans having to live through 100+ must be
shrieking.

Not all coffee has to live through the rigors of sailing from South
Africa. I wonder if that affects there taste? Just musing.

aloha,
Cea
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


 
Date: 10 Aug 2007 23:56:16
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Latest green shipment arrived in this heatwave...
On Fri, 10 Aug 2007 20:54:53 -0500, Zeek! <Zeek!@bellsouth.net > wrote:

>Immediately off the UPS van I popped into the box, a thermometer, and
>took a temperature reading... 93. The afternoon temp. here in TN was
>103 at the moment. I sort of expected a higher reading, considering
>the inside of a vehicle can really be a roaster on a sunny day. So far
>the beans aren't what I was hoping for. I wonder how much they
>deteriorated in this heat since Tom cupped them. Maybe I should ship a
>few scoopfuls back to him for an evaluation. It's a long, hot journey
>from Ethiopia to Tennessee in a burlap sack! ~~~Zeek!~~~

Having made it from the Horn of Africa, across the equator to the U.S.
by ship, I doubt the coffee was much traumatized by its UPS visit
through Tennessee.

Marshall