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Topic: Hold for Harvey (40 msgs / 932 lines)
1) From: STP
I'm curious, what is "hold for harvey"?  Is that a local delivery method?
Kevin

2) From: Brett Mason
Harvey is the US Postal Servervice carrier.
Hold For Harvey is the best shipping method there!
  = Flat Rate Priority Mail.
  Costs $9.
  Can use it for up to 12 lb of coffee.
  No other merchandise is allowed - except if you want some of Tom's
cloth bags as well.
Harvey is my best friend, I am not afraid to admit it....
Brett
On 10/10/06, STP  wrote:
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3) From: Tom Ogren
Yep. Harvey's fast too. He routinely makes it from Oakland to the Chesapeake
Bay in three days or less.
TO in VA
On 10/10/06, STP  wrote:
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Apparently one drawback to Harvey is that, unlike UPS, you cannot
track the progress of the shipment.
Brian
On 10/10/06, Tom Ogren  wrote:
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5) From: Howell Ite
Made it to Michigan in two days on my last order.  Usually takes him 2 - 4 days.
Brian Kamnetz  wrote:  Apparently one drawback to Harvey is that, unlike UPS, you cannot
track the progress of the shipment.
Brian
On 10/10/06, Tom Ogren wrote:
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6) From: jim gundlach
I remember the UPS tracking, I would watch a shipment make it to  
Jackson, Mississippi in two days and stay there for four or five days  
so it would not get here as quickly as  the more expensive express  
delivery.  I'm much happier to have it in three days rather than  
seven or eight.
   Pecan Jim, La Place, Alabama
On Oct 10, 2006, at 11:11 AM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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7) From: Brett Mason
Harvey'll get there before you are wondering where it is...why track it?
On 10/10/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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8) From: Eddie Dove
Harvey is too fast to track ...
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9) From: Jim Wheeler
We get mail delivery twice a week out here in the west desert of Utah.
 Tracking isn't much of an issue.  Harvey is great.
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Jim in Skull Valley

10) From: Aaron
It was written:
We get mail delivery twice a week out here in the west desert of Utah.
Tracking isn't much of an issue.  Harvey is great.
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Sooo.  if you see hoof prints, you know the pony express made it through 
town and if your mail box is still covered with dust, ya din't git any 
mail.....  gotya :)
aaron

11) From: Jim Wheeler
Yes, there are quite a few head of horses nearby.  We were listening
to them this evening.  We also watched an eagle hunting over the
meadow east of our home.  There are some advantages to life in the
desert.
The original Pony Express route ran about ten miles south of our
house.  The Lincoln Highway (original US interstate highway) runs past
our house.  The nearest town is quite a few miles from here.
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Jim in Skull Valley ;-)
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12) From: Terry Stockdale
At 07:20 AM 10/10/2006, you wrote:
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Kevin,
All joking aside, "Hold for Harvey" is the code name for "ship it in 
a USPostalService flat-rate box that will hold up to 12 pounds of 
green coffee beans and the bags they are in -- no other items 
allowed."  Harvey used to be S.M.'s postman.
Last week, I ordered on Thursday -- Sweet Maria's and Harvey had it 
sitting on my front porch in Baton Rouge on Saturday!  Hurray for Harvey!
Terry Stockdale
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13) From: Leo Zick
:o
Wow.  Im curious, do you have chain stores near you, grocery stores, etc?
Do you have to travel far for things?  Do you have to adjust for the time it
takes to do things? I guess you cant answer the last one unless you've lived
in a metropolitan area..
Must be interesting living there, cool!

14) From: Ken Bozarth
In reality, the hold for Harvey flat rate box will easily hold 15 pounds of
(approximately) 95% of any the beans offered.  If it is a small peaberry, it
will hold up to 17 pounds and sometimes more.
Ken Bozarth

15) From: John Blumel
On Oct 11, 2006, at 11:04 pm, Ken Bozarth wrote:
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How much Monsooned Malabar?
John Blumel

16) From: Brett Mason
In reality, Tom asked that we keep the order to 12 lb or less when using
"Hold for Harvey" as a shipping option....
On 10/11/06, Ken Bozarth  wrote:
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17) From: Ken Bozarth
You or someone else would have to answer that, as I am not interested in
buying old crop beans (in the same manner that someone else may not be
interested in Kona coffee because of price) and so have never even seen
Monsooned Malabar, but I believe that that is probably one of a very very
very very very very few coffees in the world that 15 pounds will not fit
into a flat rate box.  And in reality, as someone else has stated, Tom has
decided that 12 pounds is what Sweet Maria's will do, and that is the rule I
live by.  
Ken Bozarth
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Subject: Re: +Hold for Harvey
On Oct 11, 2006, at 11:04 pm, Ken Bozarth wrote:
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How much Monsooned Malabar?
John Blumel

18) From: Leo Zick
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
LOL. :)  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 11:24 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Hold for Harvey
In reality, Tom asked that we keep the order to 12 lb or less when using
"Hold for Harvey" as a shipping option....
On 10/11/06, Ken Bozarth  wrote: 
In reality, the hold for Harvey flat rate box will easily hold 15 pounds of 
(approximately) 95% of any the beans offered.  If it is a small peaberry, it
will hold up to 17 pounds and sometimes more.
Ken Bozarth

19) From: STP
Thanks for the info on Harvey. I just placed a 10# order with delivery
via Harvey!
On 10/11/06, Leo Zick  wrote:
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20) From: Jim Wheeler
Leo,
The nearest town (with stores of any sort) is a bit over 40 miles from
here.  We generally make a 180-mile round trip for supplies every
couple of weeks, sometimes less frequently.  We came here from
Portland, Oregon, (a reasonably metropolitan area) and easily adjusted
to this way of life.  The only time adjustment is for the travel time
to town.  If nothing else, it cuts down on impulse purchases.  We
maintain a sizable pantry, a good wine cellar, library of books and
movies, shop, spare gas, etc.  We are on the mains for power, but have
a whole house backup generator.  Internet access was via satellite,
but we are now on fiber optic.  The county bookmobile even stops by.
Not exactly roughing it are we?
Home roasting is even more important when the nearest commercial
coffee roaster is more than 80 miles from here.  Tom and Maria are
life savers because they are a reliable supplier of excellent greens.
Harvey usually takes three to five days to get here.  The longer time
is because of the twice-weekly mail delivery.
To our way of thinking, living out here is blessing.  Although we have
a few neighbors, none are physically close.  However, most are good
friends and we enjoy their company.  Our north fence is 3/4-mile from
the house and the next ranch beyond that is five miles away.  Mule
deer, antelope, coyotes, hawks, owls, rabbits, etc. add to the fun of
living here.
-- 
Jim in Skull Valley, sipping a cup of Yirgacheffe this morning.

21) From: STP
Jim,
180 miles round trip to town is not so bad.  I do 170 round trip to
work every day; burning more than my fair share of fossil fuel :((
But fresh roasted from SM helps pass the trip, thanks Tom!
Kevin
   Bought a decafinated table, you can't even see the difference!
       -- Steven Wright
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22) From: Jim Wheeler
Kevin,
We used to work with people who drove more than 200 miles a day to
work (mostly van pools) and that is a difficult life.  They spent more
waking time with their coworkers than their families.  When we lived
and worked in the Portland area, our commuted from our home in
Beaverton to the office in downtown Portland could easily take an hour
(traffic jams) to travel a few miles.
For a couple of years, I lived in Arkansas and worked in Minnesota
during the week.  Commuting was by aircraft (commercial and private)
and I really used more than my share of fossil fuel.
We chose to retire to this isolated valley in the west desert of Utah
and have no problem with the drive for supplies.  Having seven
mountain ranges in our field of view is certainly a benefit.
All this talk of Harvey and distances puts me in the mood to order
more greens from Tom and Maria.  Any suggestions for thermos coffee to
drink on these long drives?
-- 
Jim in Skull Valley

23) From: STP
Jim,
Wow, you've some miles under your belt!  I have a cousin who live
outside of Salt Lake City.  He moved there a few years back and loves
it.
As for coffee's, I really enjoyed SM's Nicaraguan Lemoncello,
Ethiopian Yirg, and the Bolivian Organic Peaberry De Montana.  I've
also heard really good things about the Brazilian Yellow Bourbon and
have 2 lbs. en route.  I'll let you know how it roasts up.
What roast method do you use?
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24) From: Eddie Dove
Jim,
Where you live sounds like a dream to me.
Recommendations:
Brazil Fazenda Brauna Peaberry
Ethiopia FTO Yirgacheffe - Oromia
Ethiopia Organic Idido Misty Valley DP
Still waiting to roast the other new arrivals that I have on hand.
Eddie
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25) From: Jim Wheeler
We use a Freshroast, current model, and roast out on the kitchen deck.
I agree with your cousin about loving the area.  We moved to Utah
nearly 30 years ago and planned to stay a few years.   Obviously, that
plan failed.  The jobs were fascinating and let two high-tech people
live way out in the desert.  When we retired, there was no choice but
build on the land we owned and stay the rest of our lives.
My supply run this morning will be done with Yirgacheffe in the
thermos.  However, we are always experimenting and will try the
suggestions.
Thanks.
-- 
Jim in Skull Valley

26) From: Jim Wheeler
Thanks Eddie.  Yirgacheffe has been one of our most reliable thermos
coffees and I look forward to trying the others.
This is a dream place for us, but not for all people.  My wife and I
enjoy sitting with a cup of home-roasted coffe, even when working on
the north fence and the house is nearly a mile away.  The view,
company, and coffee are all excellent.
-- 
Jim in Skull Valley

27) From: John Blumel
On Oct 12, 2006, at 10:03 am, Jim Wheeler wrote:
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Don't forget to tell them about the camo jacket that your cat wears  
when hunting.
John Blumel

28) From: Chad
Yea, I'm trying to get the best of both worlds too- 150 miles round trip 
to work. I like the money as an Engineer in Orange County (CA) but I get 
out of town before everyone gets off work and I head to my mountain 
house at 6k elevation where my backyard is 100's of acres of snowy 
forest. When I show up to work with a truck bed full of snow, people are 
very confused. But, SM knows where I live and hopefully I will be giving 
Ann my address soon for that 5 pounder of Harar!
Chad
Running Springs, CA
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 6:23am, STP wrote:
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29) From: Leo Zick
thats not so bad, and probably a way of life i can see enjoying.  i  
commute around 60 miles each way to work, or 90minutes on a train, and  
thats just about daily. needless to say, its wearing thin. lol.
anyway, sounds like a good life, im sure you do enjoy it. :)
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30) From: Brett Mason
Harvey's my best friend too.  I moved away from SoCal and found a balanced
medium in the midwest.  No, not an acrobatic fortune teller.
I work in Aerospace, drive 3 minutes to work, and can get to the countryside
in less than 4 minutes driving.  We get deer, rabbits, squirrels,
groundhogs, birds, cats and kids across our yard...
I miss the 2 hours in a car every day.  Yeah, lots.  Never realized my
family paid for my commute, every day.
Lekempti for breakfast!
Brett
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31) From: Jim Wheeler
Actually, the calico cat (no camo needed for a calico) sat on the
kitchen deck with me while we waited for a mule deer to walk too
close.  Thus, the she did go hunting with me.  However, no mule deer
were foolish enough to walk too close.  Just as well, we prefer
watching the wildlife and enjoy the fact that most are used to us.
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Jim in Skull Valley

32) From: jay hobaugh
eddie wrote
  
  
man me too 7 mountain ranges wow what a view. I hope to live in as nice a place as that someday too. I live in the country now but my closest neighbor is on the other side of my duplex (grin) its about 15 min to town
   
  Steve 
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I just got my Harvey package! I put the order in late last Friday - 
knew it was a holiday, so I knew it wouldn't go out until Tuesday - 
here it is Friday, and I've got my precious package already!!
Wow - Harvey is great.
We've all said it before, but I have to say it again - Tom & Maria, you =
are the BEST! To run a good company, and be GOOD people, too - that is =
all too rare today.
As for my coffee - this is such a dilemma! I have all these green 
coffees before me - I ordered mostly 1 lbs, w/a couple of 2 lb'ers, so =
I can try dif. types (work out of my comfort zone, too). But here I am =
w/a horrible head cold - do you guys know what that means?
I CAN'T TASTE VERY WELL!!!!!!!!!
Argh - I am going to wait to roast them (also don't trust my roasting 
capabilities w/the way I feel, too).
So I have to wait...
: > (
Lynne (sniffle..)
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I just got my Harvey package! I put the order in late last Friday -
knew it was a holiday, so I knew it wouldn't go out until Tuesday -
here it is Friday, and I've got my precious package already!!
Wow - Harvey is great. 
We've all said it before, but I have to say it again - Tom & Maria,
you are the BEST! To run a good company, and be GOOD people, too -
that is all too rare today.
As for my coffee - this is such a dilemma! I have all these green
coffees before me - I ordered mostly 1 lbs, w/a couple of 2 lb'ers, so
I can try dif. types (work out of my comfort zone, too). But here I am
w/a horrible head cold - do you guys know what that means?
I CAN'T TASTE VERY WELL!!!!!!!!!
Argh - I am going to wait to roast them (also don't trust my roasting
capabilities w/the way I feel, too).
So I have to wait...
: > (     
Lynne (sniffle..)
On Oct 12, 2006, at 12:05 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
Harvey's my best friend too.  I moved away from SoCal and
found a balanced medium in the midwest.  No, not an acrobatic fortune
teller.
 
I work in Aerospace, drive 3 minutes to work, and can get to the
countryside in less than 4 minutes driving.  We get deer, rabbits,
squirrels, groundhogs, birds, cats and kids across our yard...
 
I miss the 2 hours in a car every day.  Yeah, lots.  Never realized =
my
family paid for my commute, every day.
 
Lekempti for breakfast!
Brett
 
On 10/12/06, Leo Zick
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thats just about daily. needless to say, its wearing thin. lol.
anyway, sounds like a good life, im sure you do enjoy it. :)
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34) From: Kevin
I plan on ordering a Silas Maestro burr grinder today.  Does anyone know if
it can be shipped Hold for Harvey?  It weighs 9 lbs. packaged.
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Kevin

35) From: Eddie Dove
Harvey only, ONLY delivers coffee and associated cloth bags.
Eddie
On 10/17/06, Kevin  wrote:
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36) From: Kevin
Okay,  thanks for the info.  I just figured I'd check.  UPS it is.  Now I
have to wait a week! :((
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37) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/17/06, Kevin  wrote:
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On something costing that much, go with UPS so that it can be tracked.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

38) From:
Hey, maybe we should re-name "ho9d for Harvey", with hold for and put in the baby's name?!!
ginny

39) From: Brian Kamnetz
I knew that "Hold for Harvey" was gone, but assumed there was a replacement
that was similar in cost. I selected a 12-pound order and my cheapest option
appears to be UPS ground for $13.80. USPS Priority is $29.45. Am I missing
something, or did USPS rates go up this much?
Thanks,
Brian

40) From: Jim Carter
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
"Hold for Harvey" is now "USPS Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box". It is $9.85 
for up to 12 lbs green coffee only.
Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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