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Topic: now OT: Bragging on kids was Re: +Crotchless portafilter (8 msgs / 136 lines)
1) From: Jared Andersson
I am impressed.  Whether it is your genetics or parenting you
apparently have done things right.  (or at least not messed them up
too much.)  I can't wait to see where my Ella's interests and
abilities will take her.  Hopefully not too far away.  Jared
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 13:14:50 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach

2) From: Phil Ferrante-Roseberry
If we're going OT to brag about our kids' coffee skills, how can I resist!
My daughter Talia (now 3-1/2) has been helping me roast since I 
started a year ago. She's an expert at picking out first crack, and 
delights in giving a satisfied "mmmmm... smells good!" after a roast. 
She also used to be in charge of holding one of the colanders during 
cooling, but that was before I discovered that electric fans are more 
reliable than little kids.  Brew-wise, she *has* to be the one who 
turns on the Solis grinder, and is in charge of telling me when the 
Chemex is full enough.
Now, if I could only get her to start eating coffee berries, I could 
produce and market a simulated Kopi Luwak!

3) From: Michael Corbett
Phil Ferrante-Roseberry wrote:
 > and market a simulated Kopi Luwak!
	My 4 year old has no interest in my roasting.  At least not yet
but I've only been doing it a month or so, so there is still hope.
It is a requirement that he gets four coffee beans to chew on whenever
I make coffee.  It was three beans efore he turned 4.  He hasn't tried any
green ones yet so I don't know if the simulated Kopi Luwak is an
option. :)
Mike Corbett

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
FYI FWIW, the pulp of a ripe coffee cherry is actually rather sweet. But be 
warned, the seed (coffee green bean as we know it) if chewed has the pucker 
power of a dill pickle times 100! But then, the paradoxurus doesn't chew the 
seed/bean either...
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

5) From: Aaron
Ok this is interesting now. If the fruit is sweet that implies it has a 
lot of sugar in it.  I need to get my beans growing and try to make a 
mead or wine from the pulp... then when I get drunk off that, I can 
drink the coffee from the roasted bean to sober up!!  now THAT is a plan!!
miKe mcKoffee wrote:

6) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Aaron  wrote:
 A far as I know about the history of coffee, it was used to
make wine a lot longer than it has been used for brewing the
roasted seeds. Mike's comment about chewing the raw greens makes
me wonder if he has titanium teeth... Straight from the ripe
cherry they are very thirst quenching when just sucked on.
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Well, I only "chewed" the whole cherry once. Yeah, the seed (green bean) was 
way hard, more like ground it with my teeth than chewed it. Of course, I did 
it because Tommy warned me not too! (Tommy Greenwell, while visiting 
Greenwell Kona Estate & Mill)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

8) From: Mark Tosiello
What's a coffee cherry taste like, Mike?

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