Howdy, Another new list member. My coffee journey started in '91 when an enterprising soul opened up an espresso stand at the Student Union - University of Florida. I noticed the long lines between class breaks, and started getting my coffee there. The guy running had great coffee and was happy to talk about espresso. At the time, I thought of espresso as that nasty burnt stuff some people make on their stoves. This was an eye-opening experience. Fast forward to last year. Two friends got together and got me a Miss Silvia for a wedding present (Now those are real friends) and I got the Rocky to go with it. Miss Silvia is perfect for me as I don't drink milk; I have yet to use the steam wand or even press the steam heat button. I have an Iroast 1, but I've found that I don't roast that much -- I'm lazy and you all know about the pain and suffering of the Iroast-1 programming. Offer me a trade for it. So I subscribe to SM's roasted coffee subscription. It's an excellent service, of course, it's Sweet Marias. I use it as the "benchmark" for the blends that he sends out, it's gone from Liquid amber, Italian roas, and last week was the Moka Kadir blend. mmmmm. Shipping is free with a subscription and it's $9/lb. Such a deal. Anyway, good to be on this list -- Gerry Lawrence silvia.rocky
On 6/28/06, Gerry Lawrence wrote: <Snip> Well, not quite, if I read the site correctly. As I interpret Tom's comments correctly, straight roasted coffee is $9/lb plus shipping; subscription coffee is priced in a way that includes shipping. From the website: "We base our price on a discounted price of $12.40/Lb. for the coffee including shipping...". Still a good deal for highest quality coffee, roasted by the master as he roasts for cupping, that periodically shows up automatically at your door. Brian
<Snip> Well, not quite again!-) Tom's Roastmaster's roasts are not "as he roasts for cupping" which is about City, but rather roasted to Tom's interpretation of each individual coffees "peak of flavor" for each specific coffee. Sometimes it might be a City roast, or as is the case with the Monkey he took it to a Vienna roast (medium dark). Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL 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.
Hmm, I'll have to check what I paid -- but I seem to remember it coming out ot $9/lb delivered.... On 6/28/06, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> -- Gerry Lawrence
On 6/28/06, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> From Sweet Maria's site, regarding "Sweet Maria's Small Batch, Craft-Roasted Coffees-of-the-Week": "This is roasted by Tom to the exact "peak of flavor" for the specific coffee on our German Probat drum roaster." Thanks for the clarification, miKe. Brian