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Topic: New at the SCAA in Atlanta (10 msgs / 177 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
Hey gang, I went to Atlanta and took in the exhibit floor, at the Annual
SCAA Conference yesterday.
Great show with tons of coffee stuff. But what I wanted to tell you is this
I saw the new I-Roast in operation, It is a nice looking coffee roaster is
quiet and will roast 150 grams. I don't know which profile was being used,
but the roast turned out a full city. When the cooling cycle was finished
the beans were just a touch over body temperature. and roasting chamber,
which is glass was cool enough to lay your hand on it. Looks like a nice
home air roaster, and may very well be worth the wait.
The only other home roasters there were the Hot Top and the Alpenrost. The
hot top was demonstrated, but the Alps was just running in the cool cycle to
show the beans moving about.
A bit of news on the Sylvia. It now comes with the professional porta filter
like the commercial units.
Lots of new stuff. The Solis Maestro comes in colors now, I saw a blue one
and a red one.
The Innova grinders have a new look. They have one for home use. conical
burr the top burr is held in a injection molded resin, much stronger then
plastic. The Espresso model is a flat burr design and mounted in a metal
frame
Of course lots of Pro drum units Probat was there along with Ambex, and
Topper, among a few there were more.
I'm telling you I sampled a lot of shots yesterday and only found one that
is better then I can due at home with my little Krupps Gusto.
Had fun, came home with a lot of free green samples.
New year it will be in Seattle Wa.
Cheers
RK

2) From: Ben Treichel
R.N.Kyle wrote:
Yeah, there were rumors of you ghosting in and out without stopping to 
meet the rest of us. Lots of people were talking about your drum, and 
had wanted to meet you.
Ben
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

3) From: Ben Treichel
R.N.Kyle wrote:
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At the C-member workshops which were free to c-members. Saturday they 
kept us busy, and pretty much sunday too. So we weren't on the floor 
much those days.
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

4) From: Bob Yellin
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list
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didn't
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I also wanted to meet you and thank you in person for the Puerto Rico
suggestion you gave me. Meeting those folks was a great experience.
Bob Yellin

5) From: Ben Treichel
R.N.Kyle wrote:
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Well, just to make your misery complete you missed cupping with Don 
Schoelholt (Gillies) & Linsey Bolger of Green Mountain.  The only one 
who could top those would be our own Tom.
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

6) From: Ben Treichel
R.N.Kyle wrote:
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Well I did say Tom wasn't there ;-)
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

7) From: R.N.Kyle
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Ben where were you I walked the floor from 1 to 5 and only run into 2 list
members, Mike Walls, and Wes Tyler. I heard also of other list members in
attendance, I looked at all the name tags as I passed by. I'm sorry I didn't
get to meet anymore of the list members. I really did want to meet y'al.
RK

8) From: R.N.Kyle
.>I also wanted to meet you and thank you in person for the Puerto Rico
suggestion you gave me. Meeting those folks was a great experience.
sorry we didn't meet Bob, I wanted to see all of the list members I could,
but I only went for one day and I didn't attend any of the work shops, I
only went to the floor for the exhibits.
Ed and Susan are extremely nice people.
RK

9) From: R.N.Kyle
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Dang I didn't know the workshops were free to C members, I was there at 8 am
and wandered around until 1pm for the floor to open, Man I hate that I was
so uninformed, and  hate it more I didn't ask.
RK
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10) From: R.N.Kyle
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OH thanks Ben, now  that really did it.
RK


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