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Topic: New Bugesu and Dead River Coffee (36 lines)
1) From: DEchelbarg
Myron wrote the following in response to my gushing about the new Bugesu:
"What brought me to write was the story of your local coffee shop. How
wonderful to have someone like that help you out as you begin to rely on him
less and less for your supply of brewed and roasted beans.
best, myron"
Let me expand.  I've always enjoyed coffee and tried to get fresh beans as 
best as I could -- my solution was Peets online. When Dead River Coffee moved to 
town, I started stopping by with a friend.  I was a confirmed French roast 
guy -- but we were curious about other coffees, especially their properties such 
as acidity etc.  We are beer guys, wine guys, and single malt guys, but 
pretty pedestrian about our coffee.  The owner sat us down and brewed us low and 
high acid coffees and really started educating us.  In time, he suggested I get 
into home roasting and connected me with the web sites, Coffeegeek; and Sweet 
Maria's etc.  As a result it has been a wonderful growing experience.  I buy 
beans from him when I can, but he's no Sweet Maria's in terms of variety.
Out of gratitude, and sheer excitement, I bring as many folks as I can to 
that coffee shop and try getting them into the world of fine coffee.  Dead River 
brews by the cup, everything is roasted on the premises.  I've even gotten to 
play with the roaster!  At my church I did  adult education seminars in March 
on Fair Trade Issues; Coffee tasting; and spirituality of coffee preparation 
and had the Dead River owner participate.   
All of which to say, that this person's willingness to help me step into a 
larger world has been wonderful and hopefully is benefiting both of us.  
His web site is a work in process, but here is the link: http://deadrivercoffee.com/Dave Echelbarger
Marquette, Michigian


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