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Topic: justifying expenditures (4 msgs / 276 lines)
1) From: conradarms
 Again, I love roasting green coffee beans at home.  I feel the enjoyment I get from doing this far outweighs the cost I have spent so far.  But yet, I don't think the costs have been too much because:
 
       I don't buy cups of coffees from Starbucks or any of those expensive coffee shops
       I think the coffee I brew is so GREAT that I don't waste any of it (I make just enough
         for my morning cup or two....if by some odd chance any is left over I put it in
         the fridge and save it for iced coffee) 
       The green beans from SM averages $5.00 to $6.00 a pound with shipping included (I usually
         order approx. 15 pounds at a time)
        I'm able to give TO DIE FOR GIFTS of my roasted beans as gifts (approx. 1/2 pound per
          per gift, very inexpensive but what a delight to be able to share this homemade gift
          of love)
        I've been doing this for almost 3 years.. I have an I Roast, a Chemex, and a swiss gold
          one cupper and have bought lots of GREAT coffee from SM..I usually order the
          8 pound sampler with my order..I get so excited when the sampler is delivered, not
          knowing what the sampler will include....it's always a surprise and always sooooo good 
 
I think in the long run I have saved a lot of money by home roasting....Have you seen the prices of roasted coffee beans from Ethiopia, Columbia, Kenya, etc. in the gourmet shops??????? $13.00 plus a pound...and who knows how long they have been sitting there?????????????
 
I don't know what made me decide to home roast, I never knew what the world of coffee had to offer me.  But now that I do, I can't settle for anything less...............Dorothy

2) From: Wesley Simon
I took a little vacation to Table Rock lake near Branson Missouri a couple
weeks ago.  Corporate America has moved into Branson creating a lake front
open-air mall (that doesn't face the lake).  I took my girlfriend there to
check it out.  Some ice cream store wanted $5.99 for a frozen mocha drink
that was probably some powdered mix and ice; there was no espresso machine
to be seen.  Needless to say, we didn't purchase it.  Instead, we went up to
the old downtown area to a small diner.  There, we each had a shake and
waffle cut french fries for just over the cost of one of those fake mocha
drinks.  On my way home, I went through Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  It sure
has changed in the last 13 years since I've been there.  We went into a
small place offering ice cream, coffee, and espresso drinks.  They had a
plumbed in Rancilio machine of some sort (single head) and a Rocky grinder.
I asked what a mocha for my girlfriend would cost as it wasn't on the price
list on the wall.  She did some calculations and came up with $5.99!  Holy
golden espresso batman!  Needless to say that the only coffee drank on this
trip was the coffee brewed in the cabin.
At these prices, paying $50 for a pound of coffee isn't that bad.  The
profit margins on some of these items must be in the thousands of percent.
I skipped the Panama trifecta.  I don't know that I can fully appreciate it
at this time.  However, I did pick up 5 lbs of the Carmen Estates.  I took
along a pound of it on vacation.  I can appreciate it and its smooth buttery
wonderful flavors.
Wes
On 6/17/06, conradarms  wrote:
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3) From: Sandy Andina
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Isn't "Branson" Cherokee for "tourist trap?"
On Jun 30, 2006, at 12:41 PM, Wesley Simon wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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Isn't "Branson" Cherokee for =
"tourist trap?"
On Jun 30, 2006, at 12:41 PM, Wesley Simon =
wrote:
I took a little vacation to Table Rock lake = near Branson Missouri a couple weeks ago.  Corporate America has moved = into Branson creating a lake front open-air mall (that doesn't face the = lake).  I took my girlfriend there to check it out.  Some ice cream = store wanted $5.99 for a frozen mocha drink that was probably some = powdered mix and ice; there was no espresso machine to be seen.  = Needless to say, we didn't purchase it.  Instead, we went up to the = old downtown area to a small diner.  There, we each had a shake and = waffle cut french fries for just over the cost of one of those fake = mocha drinks.  On my way home, I went through Eureka Springs, = Arkansas.  It sure has changed in the last 13 years since I've been = there.  We went into a small place offering ice cream, coffee, and = espresso drinks.  They had a plumbed in Rancilio machine of some sort = (single head) and a Rocky grinder.  I asked what a mocha for my = girlfriend would cost as it wasn't on the price list on the wall.  She = did some calculations and came up with $5.99!  Holy golden espresso = batman!  Needless to say that the only coffee drank on this trip was = the coffee brewed in the cabin.  At these prices, paying $50 = for a pound of coffee isn't that bad.  The profit margins on some of = these items must be in the thousands of percent.  I skipped the Panama = trifecta.  I don't know that I can fully appreciate it at this time.  = However, I did pick up 5 lbs of the Carmen Estates.  I took along a = pound of it on vacation.  I can appreciate it and its smooth buttery = wonderful flavors. Wes On 6/17/06, conradarms <conradarms > = wrote:  Again, I = love roasting green coffee beans at home.  I feel the enjoyment I get = from doing this far outweighs the cost I have spent so far.  But yet, = I don't think the costs have been too much because:   =        I don't buy cups of coffees from Starbucks or = any of those expensive coffee shops        I = think the coffee I brew is so GREAT that I don't waste any of it (I make = just enough          for my morning cup or = two....if by some odd chance any is left over I put it in =          the fridge and save it for iced = coffee)         The green beans from SM = averages $5.00 to $6.00 a pound with shipping included (I = usually          order approx. 15 pounds at a = time)         I'm able to give TO DIE FOR = GIFTS of my roasted beans as gifts (approx. 1/2 pound per =           per gift, very inexpensive but what a = delight to be able to share this homemade gift       =     of love)         I've been doing this = for almost 3 years.. I have an I Roast, a Chemex, and a swiss gold =           one cupper and have bought lots of = GREAT coffee from SM..I usually order the        =    8 pound sampler with my order..I get so excited when the sampler = is delivered, not           knowing what = the sampler will include....it's always a surprise and always sooooo = good    I think in the long run I have saved a = lot of money by home roasting....Have you seen the prices of roasted = coffee beans from Ethiopia, Columbia, Kenya, etc. in the gourmet = shops??????? $13.00 plus a pound...and who knows how long they have = been sitting there?????????????   I don't know = what made me decide to home roast, I never knew what the world of coffee = had to offer me.  But now that I do, I can't settle for anything = less...............Dorothy             =       

4) From: Justin Marquez
On 6/30/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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We've never made it to Branson.... we can't get past Mountain View,
Arkansas!  The Ozark Folk Center is like Mecca for old-time style
music.  It is the real thing.http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/We stay at the Ozark RV park which is adjacent to the Folk Center. The
Center has multiple concerts during the days and longer concerts most
nights. The RV park sponsors indoor (A/C!) jams in the park 2x a week
and makes the jam building available for residents' use as well.  We
go up there and usually get invited to play day concerts in the Center
with some friends who are contract performers there and we jam 2-5x a
week in the RV park. It is almost like a mini-festival. This goes on
ALL SUMMER LONG there.
Our impending move to Houston in Sept or so is likely going to get in
our way of making our usual pilgimage there this year.  I'll just bank
the vacation days and see if we can't stay an extra week next summer.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)


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