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Topic: peru travel log and video. (5 msgs / 132 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
hi all ... learned a lot on this expedition to Peru. made a little 
music video too. there are a mere 395 photos (hey, I edited it down 
from 900 or so!) The first photo page has a link to the video 
embedded on our page, and another link to watch it at Google Video:http://www.sweetmarias.com/Peru2006/Peru2006.htmlplease read the apology about typos.
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

2) From: Paul Sack
I clicked through this last night. Fascinating. I hope I get to Peru 
some day. Looks stunningly beautiful.
Tom: Do you ever travel to other parts of the coffee-producing world 
besides Latin America? (Any travelogues I missed?) I imagine it's more 
trouble though. (transportation, distance, language, etc.)
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:

3) From: Ed Needham
Every picture was incredible.  Great storytelling.  I felt like I was there.
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"
ed at homeroaster dot com
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Once again my sincere thanks for taking us on your coffee sojourns. We are
truly blessed to have people like you keep our love of coffee and what it
takes in perspective. It pains me when people ask questions like "where can
I buy the cheapest greens", an all too common theme on some forums. Not
because they do not seek quality in their own cups, but as much or more
because they do not seem willing to pay a fair price to support the farmers
who must make do receiving so very little in return for their efforts.
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.

5) From: Verdova Bishop
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Here's the answer to the Peruvian Spider:
Hi, Verdova--
The spider in the image that Tom Owen sent is called the Golden Silk =
Scientific name: Nephila clavipes, belonging to a newly formed family
It ranges from North Carolina to Argentina geographically. Females grow =
be one of the largest of the non-tarantula spiders in all North America.
As to its venomous nature, according to Jonathan Coddington, a spider
specialist here at the Smithsonian, "It has venom that is presumably bad
for bugs, but it poses zero threat to people."
They will bite if held and pinched, but the bite only causes localized
redness and is less painful than a bee sting.
I called Tom at Sweet Maria's, but could not get ahold of him. Please =
this along to him.
(Robert is a scientist employed by the Migratory Bird Center at the =
National Zoo in Washington DC. vgb)

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