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Topic: And espresso blends roasting > RE: +Re: OT: RE: copyright issues was Newb Dives In! (2 msgs / 167 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Illegal immigrants earning wages from a legal source versus illegal =
income
earned by a US Citizen seems apples and oranges. Tax evasion exactly how
some notorious organized crime lords finally got locked up. Illegal
immigrants doing migrant labor nobody else wants to do anyway not quite =
the
same thing in my mind.
Regardless still enjoying a quite wonderful linger from a (standard) =
double
shot of Zoka Paladino I pulled about a half hour ago, excellent... =
(Recently
had to opportunity to acquire espresso blends Artisan roasted from five
different sources for nada.)
Which leads to some thoughts I've had recently concerning home roasting =
and
people then getting into espresso. (Versus being way into espresso than
getting into home roasting.) I can about guarantee most "stock" home
roasting appliances are not capable of matching a good Artisan roast for
shots. None of the stock roasters can IMO especially air roasters, with =
the
possible exception of the new hybrid Gene Café but don't know, haven't =
had
an opportunity to sample Gene Café roasts yet. My advise to people =
buying
their first real espresso machine is to get some quality Pro roasted to =
set
your taste benchline, be it Tom's Probat espresso roast of the week or =
from
one of the many excellent Artisan roasters out there.
No I'm not saying home roasting isn't capable of matching good Artisan
roasts, saying stock roasting appliances aren't. The deeper I get into
coffee the more it becomes apparent. Talking to Greg today he mentioned =
he
talked to Aaron this morning while getting a morning on the way to work
cappuccino (Aaron is River Maiden Café owner, uses Stumptown coffees). =
He's
been given home roast a number of times and only twice has it been up to
par, usually tasting out of balance or burned (roast scorched, tipped =
etc.)
Once some Horse 30 Greg CCR HotTop roasted and Aaron mentioned he just =
got
some Kona from some home roaster that was the best he's ever had. Which =
is
why Greg called, he guessed corrrectly. Twas' some Rosto 12min profile
roasted Mt. Thunder Kona. I know stock the Rosto was/is not capable of =
near
the quality of roast.
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.
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2) From: Leo Zick
There are people willing to sweep floors, just not for $4 an hour.
There are also people willing to lay stone walks for $2,000, or mexicans =
for
$80/day.
Im not saying if its right or wrong to pay someone min wage or a mexican
wage, im commenting on the fact that he said illegal sources of income
(immigrant cash in hand should very well be included in this) should be
taxed.
Btw, who is the one (or many) that find out that there is illegal income
being procured by someone? And, how much additional money from the =
taxpayer
does it cost to find, arrest, prosecute, imprison, etc?  Probably more =
than
taxes in most cases, which is why we still have clean floors.
Lol


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