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Topic: Now OT Re: +Re: Coffee High (197 lines)
1) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
One of my kids had a job a Walmart.   Hired with a promise of all kinds  
of benefits.  Turned out that he, and all the other younger workers,  
never got scheduled for more than 29 hours so they never got treated as  
full time and never got any of the benefits.  And, he could have been  
fired for "looking" unhappy.
     Jim Gundlach
On Apr 26, 2005, at 6:30 PM, Michael Guterman wrote:
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"The espresso machine is an accessory to the grinder, not the other way  
around."
One of my kids had a job a Walmart.   Hired with a promise of all
kinds of benefits.  Turned out that he, and all the other younger
workers, never got scheduled for more than 29 hours so they never got
treated as full time and never got any of the benefits.  And, he could
have been fired for "looking" unhappy.  
    Jim Gundlach
On Apr 26, 2005, at 6:30 PM, Michael Guterman wrote:
 Brett Mason wrote:Or you could roast peanuts...  I
suggest that smoke and aroma are part
and parcel of roasting...  Stamp collecting has no such side
effect. 
But who wants to collect stamps... ?
Brett
  
 Michael
On 4/26/05, HeatGunRoast heatgunroast
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Thanks, Nancy- - -
I suppose that it's fair to surmise that roasting 8lbs in a relatively
confined space can
1.  Add significant caffeine to one's system.
2.  Add a lot of other stuff to one's system.
Also, your conclusion is worth remembering the next time someone
presents roasting buzz as bothersome: "I could always use a mask if I
continue to have problems."
Martin
On 4/26/05, zigzagmolly
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From coffeegeek forums:
I did a Google search for "caffeine in coffee roasting smoke"  and
found this website
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this info:
Caffeine
1,3-7 trimethylxanthine-is the most famous ingredient in coffee, but
coffee also contains the related stimulant chemicals theobromine (also
found in chocolate) and theophylline (also found in tea). Coffee is
not the only source of caffeine, however it’s present in the
cola nut and South American teas mate and guarana. Caffeine is an
anti-fungal agent and is assumed to be part of the plant’s
defense mechanism.
90% of the caffeine in ground coffee is extracted in the first 60
seconds of contact with hot water. Some caffeine evaporates into the
air during roasting, which is one reason coffee roasters are careful
to send roasting smoke up through chimneys –otherwise workers
would have caffeine overdoses all day long.  A 1977 study found
detectable levels of caffeine coming from coffee-roasting plants in
New York City air.
Excerpt from: Los Angeles Times, Sept. 12, 1991, The Coffee Revolution
Theophylline is a medication used for asthma, so no wonder I felt like
I just used my albuterol inhaler... both are bronchodilators.  I think
I will try to make sure the wind is blowing the smoke away from me.  I
could always use a mask if I continue to have problems.
Take care,
Nancy
On 4/26/05, R.N.Kyle
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YES but it a nervous kind of buzz for me. I don't like
it.
RK


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