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Topic: The amazing race coffee challenge (8 msgs / 127 lines)
1) From: Tara Kollas
Not sure how many folks on this list watch the Amazing Race - a reality sho=
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to which I am totally addicted, despite the fact that this season has been
pretty dull (at my house we refer to it as the Amazing Race, Jump the Shark
edition - totally off topic, but a phrase that comes from an episode of
Happy Days in which Fonzie jumped on water skis over a bunch of sharks -
used to describe a show that used to be good, but has neared the end of it'=
s
life span because it has "jumped the shark"). Anyhow - there was a challeng=
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that took place at a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. One person from each
team had to search through 800 pounds of green coffee beans to find one bea=
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that was painted red. Made me wonder if the coffee was going to be sold to
the public after it was crawled through by sweaty folks trying to win the
million dollars.

2) From: Wesley Simon
When I saw Doka Estates, I hoped that there would be a challenge with coffe=
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such as drinking, roasting, picking, etc. I saw the burlap bags laying
around, the plants growing and longed to visit the place myself.
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3) From: Mike Chester
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My guess is yes.

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it was way cool. great show.
we for sure would have found the bean FASTEST.
my sister and I have decided we should apply as the twisted sisters. we laughed about driving the bus, she would not have wanted to but it would have been a piece of cake for me...
with her navigation skills and our combined gall we could do this Tara.
wanna join us?
ginny
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5) From: Tara Kollas
Absolutely - I love, love, love this show. This season was much improved
when they left the US (although they filmed some of it about 15 minutes fro=
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my house and I didn't even know it...). My sister and I have talked about
trying out, but she's way too slow in the morning... Big coffee drinker,
though. She used to work in a coffee house in So. Cal and they actually had
to watch a video about making espresso - had to count while it poured and
everything. Pretty cool.
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6) From: Michael Dhabolt
Tara,
 >>a phrase that comes from an episode of Happy Days in which Fonzie jumped
on water skis over a bunch of sharks<<
 Great! I'm going to use your "jump the shark edition" description. An awfu=
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lot of uses for that. I love it.
 Mike (just plain)
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7) From:
Tara:
We should seriously think about htis. My sister has traveled, hiked nearly the entire world in the last 20 years. She has guessed the Travel and Lesiure where are every month for the same length of time, plus she speak about 7 languages.
Me I will do just about anything, the only place where I may barf is the food thing!
ginny
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8) From: Tara Kollas
My sister is a vegetarian and a health food nut to boot, so I've always
assumed I'd be eating in the food challenges. Some of the past ones have
been pretty nasty. I could always bring along my Turkish grinder and some
fresh roast - might get a little stale later in the game, but probably
better than what you can get elsewhere.
Tara
 On 11/3/05, badabingbadabean  wrote:
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