This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Sorry for the delay in setting a date, but I was waiting til I knew my = kids' schedules and couldn't set a final date until now. I hope most of = the people who said they were interested will be able to come as we've = all had a great time at the last two Bay area gatherings. This summer's gathering will be Sunday, July 30th on my back terrace and = garden in Palo Alto. If we have a hot spell then, we'll want to start = early before the day really heats up, so I'll be ready from 11:00 on, = but you all are welcome to come any time that afternoon, hang out, eat = good food, and drink too much coffee. Spouses, friends, significant = others, etc. are also welcome even if they are not coffee fanatics. If = anyone from outside the Bay area is going to be in town then, please = come join us too. I'll provide: My Giotto Premium should be in full running condition by then and I'll = also have my Mazzer Mini. For anyone who wants to try HotTop or heat = gun dog bowl roasting, I'll have my gear available too. I have a couple = of French presses and a Greek coffee pot. I'll probably do a bit of baking, so let me know if you have any = favorites - brownies, madeleines, biscotti, etc. - as I'm always open to = good suggestions. I do have MiKe McKoffee's biscotti recipe and it is = awesome. I'll also have some lemonade and plenty of ice on hand. What you should bring: Vegetarian goodies ready to eat - I'll have plenty of paper goods = available, but please bring serving dishes. Beans, roasted or unroasted. Drinks, if you want anything more than coffee or lemonade. Your own espresso cups or coffee mugs - I may not have enough. Comfortable shoes you can slip off easily if you want to go inside. A bathing suit and towel if you want to cool off in our Endless Pool. Nice to have: Any other coffee gear you'd like to bring - roasters, grinders, espresso = machines, additional French presses. An electric water pot or a portable burner so we can easily heat water = outside for French presses. RSVP: If you plan to come, please send me your name and a phone number I can = reach you at in case of any last minute changes. I'll send my address = and detailed directions to everyone who rsvp's shortly.