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Topic: Fw: +Diedrich final thoughts (7 msgs / 158 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee

2) From: nate white
Wow, I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience!
Very nice of you to put this out there, though, and it
explains nicely how to setup a roast profile and the
chemical changes in roasting. 
You know, I've found many coffee industry people,
mainly roasters, to be irritating, defensive, arrogant
people. I was lucky to find one to teach me a bit. I
hated that aspect of the CoffeeFest in Vegas. Bunch of
irritating schmucks lording their knowledge over what
they consider those not worthy, for the most part.
Maybe their seminar sucks, but I would not hesitate to
buy a Diedrich if the need ever arises.
Nate
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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4) From: Les
I know a guy that took the course and said it was a waste of time.  He
bought a Dietrich and nothing but trouble with customer service.  If
all goes according to plan, this guy is going to be spending a day
with me showing off his new SanFranciscian!
Les
On 10/10/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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5) From: Woody DeCasere
Nothing better than wasting your time on a sales pitch.
On 10/10/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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"And we'd better not risk another frontal assault, that rabbit's dynamite!!"http://www.decasere.blogspot.com/

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
FWIW I re-posted those seminar notes (again) because there is some valuable
roasting tips to be gleaned IMO. Agree a Mfg charging their customers
additional thousands to learn to use their many thousand dollar roasters
seems rather weak. I know both Ambex and US Roaster Corp don't charge their
customers to come to their locations and learn hands on.
 
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Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:44 AM
Nothing better than wasting your time on a sales pitch.
On 10/10/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote: 
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"And we'd better not risk another frontal assault, that rabbit's dynamite!!"http://www.decasere.blogspot.com/

7) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I am a little surprised, but then again not. Since the days I have 
dealt with them (i.e. my Diedrich went to Jovan who worked at SM in 
Columbus 6 years ago) they have hired on a lot of people and become 
much more focused on the bottom line. I think they really need to 
sell a lot of roasters, and it's a limited market. My advice would be 
to pony up, join scaa, join roasters guild, and go to the rg retreat. 
then spend all your time in the roasting tent, and not socializing so 
much, and you can really get your hands dirty comparing 5 different 
small batch roasters side by side. expensive , but probably worth it. 
Then again, you could just take the plunge on a less expensive one, 
then sell it if it doesnt work out and lose a little money, but 
probably a lot less than RG or a D seminar. Tom
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