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Topic: NYT article on coffee buying (5 msgs / 105 lines)
1) From: rwh
There's an interesting article in today's New York Times business
section. The writer covers a buyer from Intelligentsia coffee at the
2006 Nicaragua COE competition and what Intelligentsia is doing to
promote better coffee. I'm assuming that you need a free account from
NYT to get to the article.
--rickhttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/22/business/worldbusiness/22coffee.html

2) From: Sandy Andina
The link didn't work for me, but going to www.nytimes.com and  
clicking on "Business" in the side menu did. Good story.  I am a fan  
of both Intelly and CCC, though I've never tried Stumptown.
On Jun 22, 2006, at 9:31 AM, rwh wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Stumptown is a quality focused Portland OR operation. Three (or is it =
four)
well run cafés focusing on shot quality executed by trained =
knowledable
dedicated baristas who do a very good job, IMO the best café straight =
shots
and caps' around. They don't even offer foo-foo blender "espresso" =
drinks!
Their roasting operation (Probats, including the oldest Probat still in =
use
outside Probat Central itself, kind of cool!-) supplies their cafes and
other upscale cafes locally and at a distance. Their "hairbender" =
espresso
blend is very good, though I don't buy it for home use;-) They also =
offer SO
coffees in the café both for a cup (press pot to order IIRC) and =
roasted
beans for sale. They are where I direct local people to get their coffee =
if
they don't want to home roast. Tom often co-op buys special lots with =
them,
inluding the recent Panama Auction Trifecta.
If you're ever in the Portland OR area, worth a visit IMO. They also
graciously opened their roasting operation, cupping room and café for =
a PNWG
III tour last year knowing full well we are Sweet Maria's greens die =
hards.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Pacific Northwest Gathering IVhttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I =">http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/pnwgIV.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I =
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
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4) From: Sandy Andina
If I ever get to Portland, I must visit Stumptown. I spent seven  
years in the Great North"wet" (Seattle 1971-8) and still miss it  
terribly. CCC is familiar to me from having played at Pheasant Creek  
Coffee in Apex, NC, which serves their beans (and Greg does them  
proud).  Intelly is local to me, of course, and I took their Home  
Barista class last summer (to which I'm sending my son next week).   
For a long time they were the only game in town for fresh roasts  
(unless you ventured into the burbs for Evanston's Casteel & Co.); a  
couple of years ago Metropolis debuted--Chicago now has an  
embarrassment of riches when it comes to quality artisan roasting.
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

5) From: Michael Dhabolt
Good write up.
Mike (just plain)


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