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Topic: Tom's take on drip machines begs question: How reliable (2 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Folks - I take no offense at the comments in the post. I don't 
discuss the technivorm because I am hocking it - I discuss it becasue 
I know it, and know it works. I use it everyday. YOU ALL are an 
amazing resource to help inform me about things I don't know, that i 
can't possibly know. Do you ever stop to think that I am one guy 
trying to keep up on WAY too much stuff - green coffee is always my 
first priority because you have to be an absolute hawk to pounce on 
new lots and unexpected arrivals. Equipment is second, I admit it, 
and it it based on trying a lot of stuff and find things I fall in 
love with. I love the technivorm. When something works, when you like 
it, when you use it every day (we do), we sincerely, genuinely can 
recommend it. You can go to other sites and review 50 brewers. I 
don;t know how intimate ANYONE can be with the functionings of the 
huge selections they offer. These sites are a great resource, but 
please acknowledge that we are a different kind of resource - we make 
heartfelt references to things we like, and things we use. BUT it is 
the opinion of a few, mainly me, backed up by the crew here that also 
uses the machine or what have you. We are not an excyclopedia for all 
coffee brewing equipment out there. I don't even care that people use 
our info, then shop elsewhere - why worry about that? People like us, 
or not, and they will do what they do anyway. But my main point is 
that I greattly benifit from list input. I don't jump on every 
suggestion. Every day, I am WAY over my head on projects. I can't 
test every brewer out there. I know some that have really stepped up 
to the bar and rival technivorm in watts, in brew quality. (Be aware 
too that sometimes I test and like an item but so does Target, and 
target will sell it less that my wholesale cost. You cannot believe 
how much the big box store can undercut in price - we all benefit 
from it, and we all know it hurts us as consumers, and for many as 
workers too). So anyway, see it from my perspective, and NEVER read 
SM site as if it is THE last word on whats good in coffe machines. 
Now, with green coffee offerings, I will make some greatter boasts 
about our offerings because I am appalled by the low end crap being 
sold to home roasters ... but hey, it is the weekend! Why be negative!
And on that note; remember that I owe the lsit a big thank you for 
all the new research you do; the list is a 10,000 arm coffee octopus, 
it's so far beyond the abilities of one person, like me, or one 
company. Thank you all!
Tom
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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

2) From: Barbara C. Greenspon
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I have indeed bought a few things other places, but if Sweet Maria's has 
it, that's where I go.  Sure, an occasional item might be a bit more 
costly, but  its rare and worth every extra cent.
I bought my first Technivorm for our office before Sweet Maria's began 
carrying them, but I bought the one I use at home right from them.  I 
figure before toooooo long, I will own one of everything sold there!
We are so lucky to have you, Tom and Maria.  Just wanted to say that.
Barbara
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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