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1) From: Sandy Andina
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Hi,
     Just joined this list. (I'm ChicagoSandy on CoffeeGeek and Home- 
Barista.com; some of you may know me from FountainPenCollecting as  
well).  I roast with an iRoast, mostly espressos. My favorite blends  
to roast are Metropolis Greenline and Decaf Greenline (the home  
versions of Redline and Decaf Redline, respectively, both taken to  
FC), SM's Liquid Amber and Espressso Donkey (FC+ to Vienna), and  
Malabar Gold at City+ to FC (to which I was introduced by Michael  
Guterman).  I've sometimes blended a mixture 2 parts Brazil Fazenda  
Ipanema Dulce at FC with one each of Sumatra Lintong FC+ and Ethiopia  
Sidamo at City+ and gotten a smooth and balanced cup with restrained  
but stable crema. For drip or press, I love Mexican Chiapas and decaf  
Guatemalan Antigua, both taken to FC.   I don't use particular  
roasting profiles or even take notes on temps and times--I prefer to  
roast "by the seat of my pants," paying attention to sight (color and  
size), sound and smell. Age of beans, ambient room or outdoor temp,  
and voltage (depending on which outlet I plug into and whether I'm  
using an extension cord)  can all vary my roasts so much that I have  
to keep an eye and ear on my roaster. Some say the iRoast is noisy,  
but I can still hear first and second crack over the roar.
     I use a Pasquini Livia 90 Auto, with a Mazzer Mini for regular  
espresso beans and a doserless Rocky for decaf.  I drink straight  
shots and soy/heavy-cream lattes and cappuccini, with the occasional  
whole-milk macchiato (gotta watch those carbs!).  For drip I use a  
Starbucks Barista Aroma Thermal and my husband and son (when I'm not  
brewing them cappas and Americani, respectively) use a 4-c. Mr.  
Coffee. (They'll learn). I grind my drip and press coffees in a  
Starbucks Barista (rebadged Solis) grinder, and sometimes my Solis  
Maestro Plus.  For travel, I grind with a Backpacker II hand grinder  
I got at REI. It's very slow but great exercise, and is lightweight  
and cheap.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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this list. (I'm ChicagoSandy on CoffeeGeek and Home-Barista.com; some of =
you may know me from FountainPenCollecting as well).  I roast with an =
iRoast, mostly espressos. My favorite blends to roast are Metropolis =
Greenline and Decaf Greenline (the home versions of Redline and Decaf =
Redline, respectively, both taken to FC), SM's Liquid Amber and =
Espressso Donkey (FC+ to Vienna), and Malabar Gold at City+ to FC (to =
which I was introduced by Michael Guterman).  I've sometimes blended a =
mixture 2 parts Brazil Fazenda Ipanema Dulce at FC with one each of =
Sumatra Lintong FC+ and Ethiopia Sidamo at City+ and gotten a smooth and =
balanced cup with restrained but stable crema. For drip or press, I love =
Mexican Chiapas and decaf Guatemalan Antigua, both taken to FC.   I =
don't use particular roasting profiles or even take notes on temps and =
times--I prefer to roast "by the seat of my pants," paying attention to =
sight (color and size), sound and smell. Age of beans, ambient room or =
outdoor temp, and voltage (depending on which outlet I plug into and =
whether I'm using an extension cord)  can all vary my roasts so much =
that I have to keep an eye and ear on my roaster. Some say the iRoast is =
noisy, but I can still hear first and second crack over the =
roar.
   = I use a Pasquini Livia 90 Auto, with a Mazzer Mini for regular espresso = beans and a doserless Rocky for decaf.  I drink straight shots and = soy/heavy-cream lattes and cappuccini, with the occasional whole-milk = macchiato (gotta watch those carbs!).  For drip I use a Starbucks = Barista Aroma Thermal and my husband and son (when I'm not brewing them = cappas and Americani, respectively) use a 4-c. Mr. Coffee. (They'll = learn). I grind my drip and press coffees in a Starbucks Barista = (rebadged Solis) grinder, and sometimes my Solis Maestro Plus.  For = travel, I grind with a Backpacker II hand grinder I got at REI. It's = very slow but great exercise, and is lightweight and = cheap. Sandywww.sandyandina.com = = --Apple-Mail-6-75924793--

2) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Sandy,
Welcome to SweetMaria's List!  I do recognize you from the CG fora. 
Glad to have you here.  Glad you're a fellow REI-supporter, too.
I'm looking at getting an iRoast for indoor use during the winter. 
Thanks for sharing your info on it.
-- 
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
Espressing myself in a LaPavoni
(and drip/moka/presspots)
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3) From: Les
Welcome Sandy! I am Les also known as Dr. Crema. I have been homeroasting=
 
for a little over 20 years. I graduated to a RK drum about a year and a hal=
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ago. As long as it is a quality bean, I have not met one I didn't like. 
However, I am partial to Uganda , Panama , Brazil, Kona, and Kenya coffee b=
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region. I prefer a good Dry Processed coffee. I really like Pacamara, 
Bourbon, and Typica beans.
 Les
Expobar Office Control
Mazzer Major
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4) From: R.N.Kyle
Welcome to the list Sandy, I like your selection of coffee and =
equipment. I don't take roasting as precise as some on this list do, and =
tend to go by sound, smell and time. I like my quick morning cup from a =
Saeco Vpresso auto, and in the evenings and weekends, espresso from a =
Andreja Premium. Grinder Mazzer Mini, and of course a RK Drum for =
roasting.
RK

5) From: French Lewis
Welcome Sandy.
I also recognize you from Coffeegeek, I post there as
"French_press".   I only drink decaf, my wife and I
cut out caffeine when she was pregnant with our now
almost 3 year old daughter.   I'm partial to central
american coffees for presspot and vac pot, although I
really enjoy a press pot of the indian monsooned.   I
like the Donkey Blend for espresso, and am really
going through it trying to get my new (for me) La
pavoni europiccola dialed in.    
I also like fountain pens, but am not a collector.   I
have a Lamy Al-Star (aluminium Safari) which is my
everyday pen, a cheap Parker and am looking to add a
vintage lever fill if I can find one that is
aesthetically pleasing and not in too bad shape.   On
the fountainpennetwork.com I'm falewis, and I mainly
lurk.
Again, welcome to the list!
French 
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6) From: DEchelbarg
Welcome Sandy,  we've communicated via Coffeegeek when you visited Dead River 
Coffee in Marquette a while back.  
Dave Echelbarger 

7) From: Philip Keleshian
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Hi Sandy,
 
Welcome to the list. I to post on the CG forum and have seen your posts.
 
Phil

8) From: Jared Andersson
Welcome Sandy, I like this quote and pic from your web site. http://www.sandyandina.com/pix11.htm"A morning without coffee is like 
sleep." Jared
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9) From: Sandy Andina
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Live and learn--I never knew there was a "fountainpennetwork.com"!   
(I already belong to four pen lists as it is).  Those Al-Stars are  
terrific everyday pens--never had one fail on me and they take  
incredible abuse (especially outdoors).  A good starter lever filler  
is Esterbrook--you can find them in excellent condition fairly  
cheaply. For a 14K nib model, Venus is a good and inexpensive choice.
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Live and learn--I never knew =
there was a "fountainpennetwork.com"!  (I already belong to four pen =
lists as it is).  Those Al-Stars are terrific everyday pens--never had =
one fail on me and they take incredible abuse (especially outdoors).  =
A good starter lever filler is Esterbrook--you can find them in =
excellent condition fairly cheaply. For a 14K nib model, Venus is a good =
and inexpensive choice.
On Sep 12, 2005, at 7:28 PM, French =
Lewis wrote:

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have a Lamy Al-Star = (aluminium Safari) which is my

everyday pen, a cheap Parker and am looking to add = a

vintage lever fill if I can find one that is

aesthetically pleasing = and not in too bad shape.   = On

the fountainpennetwork.com I'm falewis, and I mainly

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lurk.

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Sandy

www.sandyandina.com

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10) From: Sandy Andina
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On Sep 12, 2005, at 10:31 PM, Jared Andersson wrote:
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That was outside Thunder Brew Coffee Roasters in tiny Crivitz, WI.   
(It's in a double-wide mobile home in front of the Peshtigo River  
Resort (using the term "resort" advisedly).  Using some fluid-bed  
roasters, they roast each batch to order--as little as 1/4 lb. Their  
specialty is their cold-brewed coffee concentrate (I prefer the real  
thing myself).
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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I like this quote = and pic from your web site.   That was = outside Thunder Brew Coffee Roasters in tiny Crivitz, WI.  (It's in a = double-wide mobile home in front of the Peshtigo River Resort (using the = term "resort" advisedly).  Using some fluid-bed roasters, they roast = each batch to order--as little as 1/4 lb. Their specialty is their = cold-brewed coffee concentrate (I prefer the real thing = myself).

Sandy

www.sandyandina.com

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11) From: Rick Copple
And I'll add a welcome too!
You don't know me. I'm not at CG, don't collect fountain pens, and have 
only been home roasting since Dec., not even a year yet. So....Howdy!
Sounds like good coffee you are using and good equipment. I'm a "zen" 
roaster myself, but I do it the hard way, with a wok. Use to use a 
popper, but the wok makes such better coffee, usually.
In coffees, I especially like Costa Rican coffees, Central American's, 
Brazils, Indian, Tanzanian and Keynas...oh, OK, there isn't too many 
I've found that I don't care for. Probably only a couple that I've tried 
that I later gave the rest away because it wasn't my cup of coffee. 
Harrars I like a lot too.
Look forward to your input on the list!
-- 
Rick Copple
Marble Falls, TX

12) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Jared Andersson wrote:
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Hey Sandy. The other thing I noticed was the music reference. We have 
close friends who's' son plays the fiddle, along with his cousin. Both 
are good enough to be playing at some sort of fiddle festival in 
Layfette IN, next year. Do you all do that?
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Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

13) From: Les
Sandy,
It sounds like Thunder Brew has been influenced by Sivetz Coffee. Sivetz 
builds fluid bed roasters and promotes cold coffee brewing. I learned to 
roast coffee from Mr. Sivetz. I find it ironic that the guy who promotes a=
 
method of roasting that brings out the brightness of a coffee promotes a 
method of brewing that deminishes the brightness. One of the most awesome=
 
aspects of ordering from Sweet Marias, is Tom cups everything. You will 
always get primium coffee from Sweet Marias. It is amazing how many folks=
 
who are into coffee are into pens. I make pens. I just got some stablized=
 
coffee burl yesterday for making pens. Here is a link to a couple of pens I=
 
have made.http://tinyurl.com/bmyw4
 Les
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14) From: Sandy Andina
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You talking about Bean Blossom? That's a major bluegrass fest around  
here. I'm a folkie, not a 'grasser (not much call in bluegrass for  
mountain dulcimer, and my singing partner doesn't consider herself  
enough of an instrumentalist to play stuff sans vocals--or even cover  
tunes, alas).  I do love to jam, however; and when I gig solo I am  
certainly open to doing songs I did not write. We play folk festivals  
and coffeehouses (and folk music bars that let us have a no-smoking  
policy for our shows).
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You talking about Bean Blossom? =
That's a major bluegrass fest around here. I'm a folkie, not a 'grasser =
(not much call in bluegrass for mountain dulcimer, and my singing =
partner doesn't consider herself enough of an instrumentalist to play =
stuff sans vocals--or even cover tunes, alas).  I do love to jam, =
however; and when I gig solo I am certainly open to doing songs I did =
not write. We play folk festivals and coffeehouses (and folk music bars =
that let us have a no-smoking policy for our shows).  
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Hey Sandy. The other = thing I noticed was the music reference. We have close friends who's' = son plays the fiddle, along with his cousin. Both are good enough to be = playing at some sort of fiddle festival in Layfette IN, next year. Do = you all do that?

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15) From: J.W.Bullfrog
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It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
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The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

16) From: Sandy Andina
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Les,
     I KNEW your name sounded familiar!  I bought a cocobolo Thor  
Hammer from you last Feb.! She's a beauty, and draws oohs and aahs  
from friends who come over.
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Les,    I KNEW your =
name sounded familiar!  I bought a cocobolo Thor Hammer from you last =
Feb.! She's a beauty, and draws oohs and aahs from friends who come =
over.
On Sep 13, 2005, at 11:12 AM, Les wrote:
Sandy, It sounds like Thunder Brew has = been influenced by Sivetz Coffee.  Sivetz builds fluid bed roasters = and promotes cold coffee brewing.  I learned to roast coffee from Mr. = Sivetz.  I find it ironic that the guy who promotes a method of = roasting that brings out the brightness of a coffee promotes a method of = brewing that deminishes the brightness.  One of the most awesome = aspects of ordering from Sweet Marias, is Tom cups everything.  You = will always get primium coffee from Sweet Marias.  It is amazing how = many folks who are into coffee are into pens.  I make pens.  I just = got some stablized coffee burl yesterday for making pens.  Here is a = link to a couple of pens I have made.  http://tinyurl.com/bmyw4  =   Les   On 9/12/05, Sandy = Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: On Sep 12, 2005, at 10:31 PM, Jared = Andersson wrote: I like this quote and pic from your web site.  http://www.sandyandina.com/pix11.htm=   "A morning without coffee is like = sleep."   That was outside = Thunder Brew Coffee Roasters in tiny Crivitz, WI.  (It's in a = double-wide mobile home in front of the Peshtigo River Resort (using the = term "resort" advisedly).  Using some fluid-bed roasters, they roast = each batch to order--as little as 1/4 lb. Their specialty is their = cold-brewed coffee concentrate (I prefer the real thing myself). = Sandywww.sandyandina.com = = = = --Apple-Mail-17-158003593--

17) From: Les
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