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Topic: Question for Mike McKoffee . . . or anybody who wants to voice an opinion about "EXPRESSO"! (9 msgs / 396 lines)
1) From: Rose Lee Geiger
OH MY GOSH!!!!! You coffee lovers are TRULY the best!  And just when I had
Bichon Owners at the Top of my "Best People" list . . . now I'm afraid
they'll have to share the spotlight!
I have been laughing so hard, poor John and Nikkee-Tu were beginning to
think I had truly lost it . . . what can I say? . . . I was absolutely
amased . . . (no, I MEAN amazed) at my "Expresso" instead of "Espresso" . .
. The FUNNY part is . . . I truly did NOT know it was spelled with an "S"
instead of an "X" until today. . . Being an old, retired school teacher who
was a stickler for correct spelling, I went to Sweet Maria's site to make
sure I spelled it right . . . Ha Ha!  That's the truly funny part . . .by
the time I got back to writing my note, I obviously FORGOT how to spell it .
. . Growing old is SO MUCH FUN!!!! . . . ANYHOW . . . I think it's safe to
say, I have made another step toward my membership in the CSA, cuz I finally
know how to spell ESPRESSO . . . now if I can only learn to DRINK it!!!!
Thank ALL of you for your caring inputs . . . We have so many decisions to
make!  What FUN!  I've printed everything out so Grand Dad John can
read everything too . . . (No, he doesn't compute! . . . just Kibitzes)
Rose and John
On 6/12/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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2) From: James House
Actually I think they do spell it with an X in Italy, and maybe even
France.  Seems like I remember seeing it with an X when I was over there.
Not that it's really a big deal anyway.  :)
On 6/12/06, Rose Lee Geiger  wrote:
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3) From: Sandy Andina
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C'mon out to almost any of our homes (I'm in Chicago) and we'll show  
you the best espresso you've ever tasted (and heck, maybe even change  
your mind)!
On Jun 12, 2006, at 5:06 PM, Rose Lee Geiger wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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C'mon out to almost any of our =
homes (I'm in Chicago) and we'll show you the best espresso you've ever =
tasted (and heck, maybe even change your mind)!
On Jun 12, =
2006, at 5:06 PM, Rose Lee Geiger wrote:
OH MY = GOSH!!!!! You coffee lovers are TRULY the best!  And just when I had = Bichon Owners at the Top of my "Best People" list . . . now I'm = afraid they'll have to share the spotlight!   I have = been laughing so hard, poor John and Nikkee-Tu were beginning to think I = had truly lost it . . . what can I say? . . . I was absolutely amased = . . . (no, I MEAN amazed) at my "Expresso" instead of "Espresso" . . . = The FUNNY part is . . . I truly did NOT know it was spelled with an = "S" instead of an "X" until today. . . Being an old, retired school = teacher who was a stickler for correct spelling, I went to Sweet Maria's = site to make sure I spelled it right . . . Ha Ha!  That's the truly = funny part . . .by the time I got back to writing my note, I = obviously FORGOT how to spell it . . . Growing old is SO MUCH FUN!!!! = . . . ANYHOW . . . I think it's safe to say, I have made another step = toward my membership in the CSA, cuz I finally know how to spell = ESPRESSO . . . now if I can only learn to DRINK it!!!!  Thank ALL of = you for your caring inputs . . . We have so many decisions to make!  = What FUN!  I've printed everything out so Grand Dad John can = read everything too . . . (No, he doesn't compute! . . . just = Kibitzes) Rose and John   On 6/12/06, Sandy = Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: uh, isn't a Mazzer a burr grinder, as = opposed to a blade grinder? (did you mean "blade" rather than = "burr")? On Jun 12, 2006, = at 4:24 PM, pchforever wrote: I use a mini mazzer, I drink = 97% espresso, I cannot get the grind I want from a burr = grinder. = Sandy www.sandyandina.com   = --Apple-Mail-2-46332028--

4) From: Sandy Andina
yeah, probably for us Yanks!
On Jun 12, 2006, at 5:41 PM, James House wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

5) From: James House
Hahaha, good point, I didnt think of it that way.  One way to tell would be
to visit someplace off the beaten path that visitors would not normally go,
and see how they spell it there.  Let's see, can I justify a trip to Europe
for this test..... :)
On 6/12/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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6) From: Rose Lee Geiger
Now here's yet another funny story . . . Back in 1967, I took my 12-year-old
daughter to Europe for the summer . . . (did it with Frommer's "See Europe
on $10 a Day book"  . . . Yes, it worked!) On several occasions while
in Italy, we watched them make Espresso  . . . or Expresso . . . at the many
little coffee stands and shops . . . I even remember trying to buy a cup,
but didn't have a CLUE as to what I wanted.  Aside from the fact that I
couldn't speak Italian, I had no idea about what I was trying to do.  I was
fascinated with the process . . .those wonderful looking machines . . .the
buzzing, whistling, steaming, etc. etc.  I finally managed to get a cup of
something, but it seemed so unbelievably bitter, I couldn't imagine why
there were so many people standing in line to to get a cup.  Now, I have to
laugh again, that was probably the best cup of Espresso I ever had, and
didn't even know it!
Rose Geiger
On 6/12/06, James House  wrote:
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7) From: javafool
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Rose and John,
 
I have an espresso machine but I really like, and almost exclusively =
drink,
drip coffee. I think the grinder makes a huge difference in the flavor =
of
the coffee. With an even grind, you don't waste coffee by grinding with
chunks and you don't get the bitter coffee taste from over extraction =
due to
a fine grind (powder) that comes with a whirley blade grinder. The Solis
Maestro would be my choice for a good burr grinder at a modest price. It
really does make a difference in the flavor of those 6 cups of drip =
coffee
you asked about.
 
Terry

8) From: Sandy Andina
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cue commercial theme music............"everybody doesn't like  
something...."
My singing partner cannot stand coffee without half-and-half,  
sweetener and preferably sugar-free flavorings--she says that  
otherwise, all she can taste is the bitterness. (And she claims that  
aspartame--which I just found out is the mirror image of a certain  
mold toxin molecule and thus its antagonist--tastes moldy to her,  
whereas I don't notice that). All but the sweetest dessert wine  
tastes sour to her, though she can discern the nuances in good dark  
beers and ales. And to her, chocolate has to be milk chocolate (to  
me, if it ain't dark, it ain't chocolate). Not everyone has the same  
number or proportion of taste buds for the four taste divisions  
(sweet, salty, sour, bitter); and even stuff like nasal or sinus  
congestion can affect the nature of one's sense of taste (I will not  
be snobbish enough to say "ability to taste").
Now that you are aware that good espresso exists, you might want to  
give it another try. But if you still don't like it, that's okay.  
Doesn't make you any less sophisticated.
On Jun 12, 2006, at 5:56 PM, Rose Lee Geiger wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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music............"everybody doesn't like something...."
My singing partner cannot = stand coffee without half-and-half, sweetener and preferably sugar-free = flavorings--she says that otherwise, all she can taste is the = bitterness. (And she claims that aspartame--which I just found out is = the mirror image of a certain mold toxin molecule and thus its = antagonist--tastes moldy to her, whereas I don't notice that). All but = the sweetest dessert wine tastes sour to her, though she can discern the = nuances in good dark beers and ales. And to her, chocolate has to be = milk chocolate (to me, if it ain't dark, it ain't chocolate). Not = everyone has the same number or proportion of taste buds for the four = taste divisions (sweet, salty, sour, bitter); and even stuff like nasal = or sinus congestion can affect the nature of one's sense of taste (I = will not be snobbish enough to say "ability to taste").
Now that you are aware that = good espresso exists, you might want to give it another try. But if you = still don't like it, that's okay. Doesn't make you any less = sophisticated. On Jun 12, 2006, at 5:56 PM, Rose Lee Geiger = wrote:
Now here's yet another funny story . . . Back in = 1967, I took my 12-year-old daughter to Europe for the summer . . . (did = it with Frommer's "See Europe on $10 a Day book"  . . . Yes, it = worked!) On several occasions while in Italy, we watched them make = Espresso  . . . or Expresso . . . at the many little coffee stands and = shops . . . I even remember trying to buy a cup, but didn't have a CLUE = as to what I wanted.  Aside from the fact that I couldn't speak = Italian, I had no idea about what I was trying to do.  I was = fascinated with the process . . .those wonderful looking machines . . = .the buzzing, whistling, steaming, etc. etc.  I finally managed to get = a cup of something, but it seemed so unbelievably bitter, I couldn't = imagine why there were so many people standing in line to to get a cup. = Now, I have to laugh again, that was probably the best cup of Espresso = I ever had, and didn't even know it!    Rose = Geiger   On 6/12/06, James House <jhouse7> = wrote: = Actually I think they do spell it with an X in Italy, and maybe = even France.  Seems like I remember seeing it with an X when I was = over there.  Not that it's really a big deal anyway.  :) =  = On 6/12/06, Rose Lee Geiger <roselee.geiger > wrote: = OH MY = GOSH!!!!! You coffee lovers are TRULY the best!  And just when I had = Bichon Owners at the Top of my "Best People" list . . . now I'm = afraid they'll have to share the spotlight!   I have = been laughing so hard, poor John and Nikkee-Tu were beginning to think I = had truly lost it . . . what can I say? . . . I was absolutely amased = . . . (no, I MEAN amazed) at my "Expresso" instead of "Espresso" . . . = The FUNNY part is . . . I truly did NOT know it was spelled with an = "S" instead of an "X" until today. . . Being an old, retired school = teacher who was a stickler for correct spelling, I went to Sweet Maria's = site to make sure I spelled it right . . . Ha Ha!  That's the truly = funny part . . .by the time I got back to writing my note, I = obviously FORGOT how to spell it . . . Growing old is SO MUCH FUN!!!! = . . . ANYHOW . . . I think it's safe to say, I have made another step = toward my membership in the CSA, cuz I finally know how to spell = ESPRESSO . . . now if I can only learn to DRINK it!!!!  Thank ALL of = you for your caring inputs . . . We have so many decisions to make!  = What FUN!  I've printed everything out so Grand Dad John can = read everything too . . . (No, he doesn't compute! . . . just = Kibitzes) Rose and John   On 6/12/06, Sandy = Andina <sandraandina > wrote: = uh, isn't a Mazzer a burr grinder, as = opposed to a blade grinder? (did you mean "blade" rather than = "burr")? On Jun 12, 2006, at 4:24 PM, = pchforever wrote: I use a mini mazzer, I drink = 97% espresso, I cannot get the grind I want from a burr = grinder. = Sandy www.sandyandina.com     = = = = --Apple-Mail-3-47994268--

9) From: B. Scott Harroff
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Sandy,
You've just been added to my contact list.   I find myself frequently
traveling on business, and the next time I find myself in the Chicago area,
I'll drop you an email.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sandy Andina
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 6:44 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Question for Mike McKoffee . . . or anybody who wants to voice
an opinion about "EXPRESSO"!
C'mon out to almost any of our homes (I'm in Chicago) and we'll show you the
best espresso you've ever tasted (and heck, maybe even change your mind)!
On Jun 12, 2006, at 5:06 PM, Rose Lee Geiger wrote:
OH MY GOSH!!!!! You coffee lovers are TRULY the best! And just when I had
Bichon Owners at the Top of my "Best People" list . . . now I'm afraid
they'll have to share the spotlight! 
I have been laughing so hard, poor John and Nikkee-Tu were beginning to
think I had truly lost it . . . what can I say? . . . I was absolutely
amased . . . (no, I MEAN amazed) at my "Expresso" instead of "Espresso" . .
. The FUNNY part is . . . I truly did NOT know it was spelled with an "S"
instead of an "X" until today. . . Being an old, retired school teacher who
was a stickler for correct spelling, I went to Sweet Maria's site to make
sure I spelled it right . . . Ha Ha! That's the truly funny part . . .by the
time I got back to writing my note, I obviously FORGOT how to spell it . . .
Growing old is SO MUCH FUN!!!! . . . ANYHOW . . . I think it's safe to say,
I have made another step toward my membership in the CSA, cuz I finally know
how to spell ESPRESSO . . . now if I can only learn to DRINK it!!!! Thank
ALL of you for your caring inputs . . . We have so many decisions to make!
What FUN! I've printed everything out so Grand Dad John can read everything
too . . . (No, he doesn't compute! . . . just Kibitzes) 
Rose and John
On 6/12/06, Sandy Andina  wrote: 
uh, isn't a Mazzer a burr grinder, as opposed to a blade grinder? (did you
mean "blade" rather than "burr")?
On Jun 12, 2006, at 4:24 PM, pchforever wrote:
I use a mini mazzer, I drink 97% espresso, I cannot get the grind I want
from a burr grinder.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com  
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com


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