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Topic: Ah Gevalia... (13 msgs / 274 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
BAD COFFEE! Last night when we checked in Tom of the B&B we're staying
commented they use *good* coffee when I inquired about hot water, Gevalia.
The common area doesn't have a stove but has a nuker so I told him I'd just
heat water with it. First press pot this morning was Australian Skybury.
Then had a nice breakfast of fresh tropical fruits and pastries. Time for
another cup, decided to see how the *Gevalia* was. One sip and immediately
grabbed the Zass Turk'! Handed the cup to Debi and she who grew up drinking
about anything remotely called coffee wouldn't even drink it. (not just bad,
but weak too.)
Sipping a rather delightful Guatemalan Antiqua Filadelfia roasted Saturday
before we left brewed in our travel press pot as I type... Life's too short
to drink bad coffee!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Wireless WAN List Roaming Hawaiian Style
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

2) From: Bill Martin
Invite Management at the B&B to taste YOUR coffee.  Ask him why, since 
they're located in coffee-land, they would even consider purchasing 
coffee packaged in and exported from somewhere else....  especially BAD 
coffee like Gevalia, and well-known source of Carafes and Coffee Makers 
they have to give away FREE in order to move their coffee.
Bill
On Jan 20, 2004, at 8:49 AM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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 From the fertile slopes of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island

3) From: Archeobob
Not much better on the Kona side of the island either ~ Last Feb. we had
"Royal Kona Blend" offered on the menu at one of the larger hotels. Needless
to say, we imbibed in green tea for breakfast after trying it once. As Bill
the Cat would say - ACK!
Bob

4) From: Ed Needham
If I remember correctly, Gevalia buys huge amounts of Hawaiian coffee.  I
think they even sponsor the Kona Cupping Festival.
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Ed Needham
To Absurdity and Beyond!
"Nunc Aut Nunquam"
homeroaster ... d.o.t ... com
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5) From: Bill Martin
Ed,
I know you must be joking...either that, or you're dead serious, but 
they are buying the lousy, wormy stuff no one else will buy.
I used to get their brochures/junk mail in my mail box, and actually 
signed up for their "Introductory Offer" a few times when I was stumped 
for some cheap gift to give to someone for Christmas...  (the Gevalia 
coffee "makers").  Then cancelled immediately.
Never saw Hawaiian coffee offered in their brochure.  Tried cleaning, 
drying and roasting some beans several years ago, that grew on a 
girl-friends beach-level property up on the Waianae Coast- Northwest 
O`ahu.  Lots of Arabica coffee trees grow around that end of the 
island...wild.  Nasty bad stuff!!!  Bitter.  Worse even than anything 
Gevalia sells.  BUT....  thats why the Coffee industry never got off 
the ground on O`ahu.
Bill
On Jan 20, 2004, at 4:55 PM, Ed Needham wrote:
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 From the fertile slopes of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island

6) From: Ed Needham
http://www.konacoffeefest.com/sponsors.htmlhttp://www.konacupping.com/
My guess is that they buy some pretty good stuff.  What they do with it is
another story.
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Ed Needham
To Absurdity and Beyond!
"Nunc Aut Nunquam"
homeroaster ... d.o.t ... com
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yup, 2003 was 8th year Gevalia is a major sponsor of the Kona Cupping
Competition. One of the judges is now always from Gevalia IRRC.
Unfortunately they can still buy top quality Kona, pre-roast pre-grind
pre-package and turn it to... fodder for the masses...
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Wireless WAN List Roaming Hawaiian Style
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

8) From: miKe mcKoffee
I did exactly that. It must be remembered some people just aren't into
coffee. MM;-)

9) From: Kenneth Roberts
Isn't Gevalia a Philip Morris, er, uh Altria Group company?  
What did you expect?

10) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I think there is "trophy coffee" syndrome developing among some big 
companies. They get a cup of excellence lot, they offer a fair trade 
selection, or a kona, but thats not the bulk of what they sell. Its 
symbolic, for image. Is Gevalia Kraft? Phillip Morris? One of 
those....
Tom
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11) From: Larry Palletti
At 09:56 AM 1/21/2004, Kenneth Roberts wrote:
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It's part of Kraft Foods International.
Larry P.
Atlanta

12) From: Larry Palletti
At 09:27 PM 1/21/2004, Larry Palletti wrote:
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Let me finish, dammit. Kraft Foods Int'l was acquired by Philip Morris Inc. 
in 1988.
Larry P.
Atlanta

13) From: Lars Lindholm
Originally Gevalia was from Sweden. If I remember right, the company was 
established in the 1850´s in a little town called Gavle (100 miles north 
from Stockholm). They´ve gone a long way.
Lars Lindholm
Helsinki
Finland
At 09:27 PM 1/21/2004, Larry Palletti wrote:
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Let me finish, dammit. Kraft Foods Int'l was acquired by Philip Morris Inc.
in 1988.
Larry P.
Atlanta
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