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Topic: thank you Tom for the list (9 msgs / 217 lines)
1) From: susan oppenheim
yesterday I had a little gathering of newbies from a singles internet
network i belong to.
it was very interestng
6 people came as well as a fellow toronto roaster who i met here on
homeroasters.
If he wants to come forward -great -but as he lurks I'll just say "he"
brought along books,beans,some roasters-including a  used zach and dani's I
immediately bought from him.This machine is a good one for a small shop as
it has a window to observe bean changes and stages and a built in smoke
eliminator.
and it was great for the two of us "experts!!ha ha!"
to compare how much we have learned from the shared roasting experience we
have had through tom's site and vast expertise..
Our paths of coffee consumption are fairly parallel except he is smart
enough to put variacs in poppers and I still have to plug in small domestic
models or poppers that i watch carefully.I am envious of that talent....
anyhow
it was a great afternoon-people so love to talk coffee.
we had drinks of espresso pump ,drip and bodum prepared coffee to share the
different tastes from the same beans-and I roasted up small bags of
colombian for them using 4 different domestic  machines and they each took a
small bag home.
wanted to share this
cheers
susan
java mama

2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Thank YOU for the list! It's the regulars who make the list what it 
is; without you there would be nothing!
Tom
Semi-off topic tech problems:
I hate to bring up the forum again ... I mean, it's there, but it 
jsut hasn't worked out the way I wanted it to. The issue that makes 
it difunctional is the fact that topics are not filtered into the 
correct categories, and replies to those topics don't integrate back 
into the right thread/right category. Frankly, I cannot believe that 
a truly bridged forum/mail list software doesn't exist. We were 
working with FudForum, and before that I had tried PhPbb with the 
addition of M2F module. The later DID thread everything correctly but 
I could not get the software to work right in terms of checking mail 
etc (required CRON jobs). ANyway, if anybody (and I know the list has 
techies on it) know of a true forum/mail list package that I don't 
know of, let me know. Since it requires some server savvy, its almost 
better for a hosted solution, although I could set up something here 
running off a dedicated PC or MAC.
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

3) From:
See you guy's, I told you Tom lovesus all...
ginny aka the quiet one!
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4) From: raymanowen
Who? [ginny aka the quiet one!] hi hi
Three cheers to Tom and Maria for having the foresight and largesse to
sponsor this medium.
-RayO, aka Opa!
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might=
y
Wichita WurliTzer

5) From: David Lang
I'm the lurker (mostly) that Susan mentioned.  It was a great 
afternoon.  Susan and I kind of tag teamed it.  At least one of us 
usually had the answer to the questions.  And while Java Mama was making 
coffee, I could deal with the people.
They were a nice group and I expect two of them will definitely go on to 
try for themselves.  Of course, we plugged the Sweet Maria's website as 
the best place to start.
The afternoon really did bring home to Susan and I how much we've 
learned.  And how big a part this list has played. 
It's always fun to share with others what a great hobby this home 
roasting is.  And watch their reaction as they watched and smelled the 
magic of the beans progress from green to done.
Dave
Message: 10
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 09:02:55 -0500
From: susan oppenheim 
To: home roasters 
Subject: +thank you Tom for the list
Reply-To: homeroast
yesterday I had a little gathering of newbies from a singles internet
network i belong to.
it was very interestng
6 people came as well as a fellow toronto roaster who i met here on
homeroasters.
If he wants to come forward -great -but as he lurks I'll just say "he"
brought along books,beans,some roasters-including a  used zach and dani's I
immediately bought from him.This machine is a good one for a small shop as
it has a window to observe bean changes and stages and a built in smoke
eliminator.
and it was great for the two of us "experts!!ha ha!"
to compare how much we have learned from the shared roasting experience we
have had through tom's site and vast expertise..
Our paths of coffee consumption are fairly parallel except he is smart
enough to put variacs in poppers and I still have to plug in small domestic
models or poppers that i watch carefully.I am envious of that talent....
anyhow
it was a great afternoon-people so love to talk coffee.
we had drinks of espresso pump ,drip and bodum prepared coffee to share the
different tastes from the same beans-and I roasted up small bags of
colombian for them using 4 different domestic  machines and they each took a
small bag home.
wanted to share this
cheers
susan
java mama

6) From: Gerald and Beth Newsom
Welcome David!  It's great to have another experienced roaster on the list!
It's funny how the "expert" thing works, isn't it?  Around here (my
hometown), I am the local coffee connoisseur, the expert who knows
everything about coffee, but on the list I am the newbie who knows next to
nothing and is trying to learn everything he can from the real experts.
I'm glad you two had some success encouraging others to give homeroasting a
try.  I haven't had any luck in that regard yet.  Though everyone I talk to
about it is very interested and can't wait to try some of my roasted coffee,
they all seem to think that it sounds like way too much trouble for them.
Gerald

7) From: Jared Andersson
Ok I need to jump in here too.  Thank you Tom and Maria and Co. for caring
about people home roasting great coffee.  In my case you have succeed and I
couldn't and likely wouldn't have done it without your site, coffee and
continued efforts.    Jared
On 3/6/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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8) From: Jared Andersson
Welcome to delurk mode David.  Jared
On 3/6/06, David Lang  wrote:
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9) From: Angelo
Welcome to the list. What I want to know is whether there were any 
Love Connections made and, if so, did coffee play a part in it?...
A+ - Viagra???? Who needs Viagra?? I have caffieeeeeeeeene!!!
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