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Topic: The Library Tradition (11 msgs / 240 lines)
1) From: Dan Kellgren
Just in time for Thanksgiving, comes the renowned "Coffee Library".  The
Coffee Library consists of 6 books dealing with roasting, brewing, griding,
storing, growing, selecting, and just about any other coffee / espresso
related term you can think of.  I don't know who started the original
collection or how it has evolved, but I was the last winner and it's time
for me to pass it along to the next lucky willing roaster.  The other
veterans of the list probably know the history of it better than I, but the
idea of this one is to pass it along from list member to member.
The six books of this fantastic collection are:
"The Perfect Cup" - 1991
"Coffee, A guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying."  2001
"Espresso - Ultimate Coffee" 1993
"Buzz, The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine" 1996
"Home Coffee Roasting" 1996
"Coffee, It's History, Classification and Description" from 1894!
If you are interested in possessing the library, email me **OFF LIST**.  I
will email you back a confirmation that I received your request.  Who's name
will I pick?  I will be roasting exactly 5.42 ounces of Sweet Maria's
"Nicaragua Matagalpa-Pacamara Peaberry".  Who ever can guess the roasted
weight the closest, will win.  For those of you who don't know, as green
coffee is roasted, the total weight of the beans are reduced.  So my roasted
coffee will weigh less than 5.42 ounces.  Be sure to send your guesses in to
the "hundredths" (just as my greens weigh in at 5.*42* ounces).  In the case
of multiple winners, I'll just do a random drawing from that group of
winners.
Again - email me OFF LIST with your roasted weight guess.  *Deadline is this
Friday, November 17th, 10:00PM Eastern to email me.*
I roast with a stove-top Whirley Pop Jr. on my porch over a gas stove.  A
typical roast for me is 10-14 minutes.  The ambient air will likely be in
the lower 40's when I roast.
(Correct me if I'm wrong here) Anyone interested should realize that this is
a traveling library and should be passed along to another list roaster via
the tradition when they're done reading them.  I don't believe it's meant to
be kept permanently.  It's just too good not to share.
Good luck to all!
Dan K

2) From: Brett Mason
HI Dan and all,
Alfred was an early member of this family, offering tremendous wit, wisdom,
and coffee info.  He passed away a couple years ago, and his family made
several of his coffee items available. In this context is the following
email...
<Snip>
Many on list had great times with Alfred, and he is missed today.  I was one
of the recipients of the library, and treasured it!  I also received an
additional gift from the previous holder of the library, a bar of "coffee"
soap...
Dan, thanks for continuing  Alfred's Library Tradition...
Regards,
Brett
On 11/13/06, Dan Kellgren  wrote:
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-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Les
Brett,
While going through some of my wood inventory this weekend I ran accross two
tamper blanks that I had set aside for Alfred's next two for his
collection.
Les
On 11/13/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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4) From: Dan Kellgren
Thanks Brett.  I knew someone would have the story behind this wonderful
collection.  I've only been around for a year, so please forgive my
ignorance.
Dan K.
On 11/13/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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5) From: Brett Mason
Hi Dan,
No forgiveness required.  I think your carrying on the tradition is exactly
what what Alfred would have liked the most...
Cheers,
Brett
On 11/13/06, Dan Kellgren  wrote:
<Snip>
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

6) From: Brett Mason
Wow Les.  I would have had some misty eyes over that finding the blocks you
pulled for Alfred...
You might consider offering to turn these custom as "Alfred's Tampers" on
list - at a reasonable price to you as well.  I am sure several would like
to add a great tamper to their espresso setup - I love the tamper you turned
for me!
Regards,
Brett
On 11/13/06, Les  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

7) From: Les
I had misty eyes and then a smile.  For the newbies, it was Alfred that gave
me the name Dr. Crema.  I was able to see Alfred almost weekly for the last
4 months of his life. (Long story).  He had a rare zest for life that taught
me some very valuable lessons.
Les
On 11/13/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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8) From:
Les:
I think of the time I spoke with Alfred about the perfect martini...
he was such a wonderful, gentle man.
ginny

9) From: Bill Morgan
Hi Dan
<Snip>
I'll go for 4.44 ounces.
Thanks,
Bill

10) From: Lisa J. Carton, LICSW
hi dan---
i am in for
4.60  oz
thanks!
----- Original M=
essage ----
From: Dan Kellgren 
To: homeroast=
s.sweetmarias.com
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 11:28:59 AM
Subject: =
+The Library Tradition
Just in time for Thanksgiving, comes the ren=
owned "Coffee Library".  The Coffee Library consists of 6 books dealing wit=
h roasting, brewing, griding, storing, growing, selecting, and just about a=
ny other coffee / espresso related term you can think of.  I don't know who=
 started the original collection or how it has evolved, but I was the last =
winner and it's time for me to pass it along to the next lucky willing roas=
ter.  The other veterans of the list probably know the history of it better=
 than I, but the idea of this one is to pass it along from list member to m=
ember.  
 
The six books of this fantastic collection are:
"The Perfe=
ct Cup" - 1991
"Coffee, A guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying."  2001=
"Espresso - Ultimate Coffee" 1993
"Buzz, The Science and Lore of Alcoh=
ol and Caffeine" 1996
"Home Coffee Roasting" 1996
"Coffee, It's History=
, Classification and Description" from 1894!
If you are interested in pos=
sessing the library, email me **OFF LIST**.  I will email you back a confir=
mation that I received your request.  Who's name will I pick?  I will be ro=
asting exactly 5.42 ounces of Sweet Maria's "Nicaragua Matagalpa-Pacamara P=
eaberry".  Who ever can guess the roasted weight the closest, will win.  Fo=
r those of you who don't know, as green coffee is roasted, the total weight=
 of the beans are reduced.  So my roasted coffee will weigh less than 5.42 =
ounces.  Be sure to send your guesses in to the "hundredths" (just as my gr=
eens weigh in at 5.42 ounces).  In the case of multiple winners, I'll just =
do a random drawing from that group of winners. 
 
Again - email me OFF=
 LIST with your roasted weight guess.  Deadline is this Friday, November 17=
th, 10:00PM Eastern to email me.
 
I roast with a stove-top Whirley Pop=
 Jr. on my porch over a gas stove.  A typical roast for me is 10-14 minutes=
.  The ambient air will likely be in the lower 40's when I roast.
 
(Co=
rrect me if I'm wrong here) Anyone interested should realize that this is a=
 traveling library and should be passed along to another list roaster via t=
he tradition when they're done reading them.  I don't believe it's meant to=
 be kept permanently.  It's just too good not to share. 
 
Good luck to=
 all!
 
Dan K=
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Access o=
ver 1 million songs.http://music.yahoo.com/unlimited

11) From: Lisa J. Carton, LICSW
ooops---i thought i did that OFF list---SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!! i just changed my=
 settings........geeez.............
----- Original Message ----
F=
rom: "Lisa J. Carton, LICSW" 
To: homeroast=
sweetmarias.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 8:35:21 AM
Subject: Re=
: +The Library Tradition
hi dan---
i am in for
4.60  oz
 
 =
thanks!
----- Original Message ----
From: Dan Kellgren 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, Novemb=
er 13, 2006 11:28:59 AM
Subject: +The Library Tradition
Just in t=
ime for Thanksgiving, comes the renowned "Coffee Library".  The Coffee Libr=
ary consists of 6 books dealing with roasting, brewing, griding, storing, g=
rowing, selecting, and just about any other coffee / espresso related term =
you can think of.  I don't know who started the original collection or how =
it has evolved, but I was the last winner and it's time for me to pass it a=
long to the next lucky willing roaster.  The other veterans of the list pro=
bably know the history of it better than I, but the idea of this one is to =
pass it along from list member to member.  
 
The six books of this fan=
tastic collection are:
"The Perfect Cup" - 1991
"Coffee, A guide to Buy=
ing, Brewing, and Enjoying."  2001
"Espresso - Ultimate Coffee" 1993
"B=
uzz, The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine" 1996
"Home Coffee Roas=
ting" 1996
"Coffee, It's History, Classification and Description" from 18=
94!
If you are interested in possessing the library, email me **OFF LIST*=
*.  I will email you back a confirmation that I received your request.  Who=
's name will I pick?  I will be roasting exactly 5.42 ounces of Sweet Maria=
's "Nicaragua Matagalpa-Pacamara Peaberry".  Who ever can guess the roasted=
 weight the closest, will win.  For those of you who don't know, as green c=
offee is roasted, the total weight of the beans are reduced.  So my roasted=
 coffee will weigh less than 5.42 ounces.  Be sure to send your guesses in =
to the "hundredths" (just as my greens weigh in at 5.42 ounces).  In the ca=
se of multiple winners, I'll just do a random drawing from that group of wi=
nners. 
 
Again - email me OFF LIST with your roasted weight guess.  De=
adline is this Friday, November 17th, 10:00PM Eastern to email me.
 
I =
roast with a stove-top Whirley Pop Jr. on my porch over a gas stove.  A typ=
ical roast for me is 10-14 minutes.  The ambient air will likely be in the =
lower 40's when I roast.
 
(Correct me if I'm wrong here) Anyone intere=
sted should realize that this is a traveling library and should be passed a=
long to another list roaster via the tradition when they're done reading th=
em.  I don't believe it's meant to be kept permanently.  It's just too good=
 not to share. 
 
Good luck to all!
 
Dan K
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