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Topic: "28 Seconds" (5 msgs / 105 lines)
In the N Y Times arts and leisure section this past
Sunday the sixth, on the bottom of page 4 is a piece
entitled "The Bard of Dark Roast".  It says in part
that David Rosengarten is "The writer and star of "28
Seconds" a new play offered on Monday nights at the
temporary "galleria" of the italian coffee giant Illy
on West Broadway in SoHo.
The piece which actually lasts 90 minutes,is a hybrid
of seminar,tasting, and performance." 
Apparently, the audience members actually participate
in a ten cup tasting during the performance.  Anyway
if you want to read more about this coffee soaked
performance check out the Times citation.  Now back to
some SM Costa Rican peaberry.
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2) From: John Blumel
On Nov 7, 2005, at 9:37 am, PAUL RIFKIN wrote:
And for those who don't get the paper edition:
   http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/06/theater/06simo.html(free registration required)
John Blumel

3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I saw the ads for this, and the article. Just a personal opinion 
here, but it sounds horrible to me. The last thing coffee tasting 
needs is dramatics. The worst thing I see at competitions is where 
the judges actually start to compete to "have the best thing to say" 
- it makes it about the people, not the coffee. When we start doing 
some group stuff here (ie when the cupping room moves upstairs so 
there is some space) it has to be as important to say "i don't get 
anything from this coffee" as it is to say " this is really complex 
because ..." Anyway, the theater/coffee tasting idea irked me, but at 
least it is something. Illy are pretty slick marketers, that is for 
sure. Now, 28 seconds, whats with that? Personally, I like shorter 
times, but (like roasting) I think watching and responding to what 
the shot is doing is MUCH more important than staring at a watch.
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4) From: Sandy Andina
Not surprised it's Rosengarten's baby.  He used to have a long- 
running series on the Food Network called "Taste," which featured a  
different food or beverage and several recipes for it each episode.  
It was tremendously entertaining because he is such a ham--turns out  
he was a theater major  in college before going into partnership with  
wine guru Joshua Wesson (together they wrote "Red Wine With Fish" and  
published a wine quarterly).  Should get him onto this list if he is  
a homeroaster and on to CoffeeGeek regardless.  I would love to be a  
fly on the wall in any discussion between him and Mark Prince!!!!!
On Nov 7, 2005, at 8:37 AM, PAUL RIFKIN wrote:
Sandy Andina

5) From: Sandy Andina
whoops--knew Dave's theater background but not that he actually  
On Nov 7, 2005, at 8:54 AM, John Blumel wrote:
Sandy Andina

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