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Topic: They asked me to bring the coffee! (4 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: an iconoclast
We are having our department holiday party this month as it was just
too busy in December.  Everyone is being asked to bring some food to
contribute.  The planners of the party called me and asked if I would
bring the coffee!  I stood up and cheered! Since probably 2/3 of the
clinic has had samples of my coffee, word is, I'm the one to go to for
coffee.
I love just thinking about what beans to roast!  Luckily, I have 3
extra Krups Moka Brews.  I think I will take two of them, my carafe
and a pump dispenser. I told them I would bring all the trimmings, but
since I drink my coffee black, I'll have to do some research.  Of
course, I'll bring sugar, cream, and hot cocoa, so my husband will
feel at home.  I stopped at the store today and saw some coffee
creamers.  I bought a vanilla hazelnut and a butter pecan.  What else
do people use?
I'll have to bring decaf at least for me as I'll need to keep my Type
A-ness under control.  (I think I produce endogenous stimulants,
especially when passionate about something...which is just about all
the time.)  I'm not really good at parties, so I can hide behind the
coffee.
The doc who's having the party at his house has a very small kitchen,
so I am going to grind before I go and store the coffee in Vacuvin
containers.  The aroma from releasing the vacuum on the containers and
the aroma from the KMB will lure them in.  I'll even have some samples
they can take home.
This is going to be so much fun.  I'll get to talk about coffee for
hours. What a perfect way to get new recruits!  My goal is to lure
someone into home roasting.
This list certainly has been busy since I went back to work. I  miss
it. I am back working OT every week for the next 2-3 months training
more nurses, so barely have time to open my email.  But it's been
raining cats and dogs for a month now (3 inches expected here in the
foothills tomorrow), so might as well make some money for my coffee
habit.
Life is good.
Ann

2) From: Matthew Price
You might want to have a pot of warm water for those who will want to
dilute and cool your brew.  If you can execute it without coming off
as a snob a sign that reads to the effect "TASTE IT FIRST" would also
be good.
I have used air pots with good results: they retain the temperature
and flavor well and are easier for a group to self-serve than carafes.
Matthew
On 1/13/06, an iconoclast  wrote:
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3) From:
Ann,
My Celtic Critic was an RN. She supported my school habit for years after w=
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got married. Now, I have an appreciation for her endurance. The ubiquitous
Mr. Coffee and it's hot plate in the nurses' station might have been a fres=
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pot at the start of the shift- or any time 2 or 3 hours before you get a
break!
My TechniVorm and Major would stay home and feed my 3L Air Pot. The 3L job
keeps coffee blazing hot for many hours. I preheat it with hot tap water an=
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it's a surprise when someone wants 'one for the road'.
I know "coffee mill" is a bad word, but lots better than oxidizing coffee
grounds prior to brewing, IMO.
Cream? Sugar? Elmer's Glue? I second the hot water and "TASTE IT FIRST"
motion, but that other stuff is like letting your teenager use your 750i fo=
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a street sleeper.
Specialty coffee is every bit as unique as fine wines or a good ale. If you
need to be the caterer of coffee, *$ sells their product in handy cubes- or
they used to.
I know an RN that used to smoke, and most coffee is a turn-off, too...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Wichita WurliTzer

4) From: an iconoclast
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Ray,
You and my husband have paralell lives...RNs and BMWs (We're on our
second 325is).  I've worked with many of these people for the last 15
years and they have heard and put up my various intense passions over
the years, so they actually deserve some fine coffee as a reward.  I
quit smoking 18 years ago and substituted coffee (mostly decaf). 
Thank goodness I found the champange of coffee...home roasted.
Take care and give my regards to your Celtic Critic.
Ann


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