Okay, I don't have to feel too bad about following the digression because I also just got a pound of Moplaca. Happily, I don't feel any pressure at all to use it in the first roast in the Nesco, so I'll be watching to see what you find out about the roast color, too!
As for the email notice, I didn't see any value in it, but it was easy to turn off, so it's not a problem. Contrary to expectations, I'm finding these forums more consistently interesting than the mail list, though the latter has its points (and apparently there's enough non-overlap to keep it from being boring, perusing both).
Sweet Maria's, Behmor, Maestro, Bonmac, CCD, Pavina - fun AND good coffee