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Topic: Coffee on the California Riviera (29 msgs / 1226 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Good Morning List!
Our family has driven to Newport Coast, CA, for Thanksgiving Week - and the
coffee is tremendous!  Of course, it's Colombia Excelso 50-50 with Guatemala
Fraijanes.  Roasted 7 days ago in my drum, to FC+.  Travelling Coffee Setup
enhanced by no space limitation - I have a laundry basket with 5lb roasted
coffee, French Press, Zass knee mill, Hamilton Beach cordless kettle, 2L
stainless steel thermos, and my 1950's Kwik Drip pot.  Each morning I make
another 2Litre pot, enough for a couple cups each and sipper mugs throughout
the day.
This morning I am sipping a cup, looking out over the ocean.  Sunshine is
lighting up the jetty at Newport Harbor, and the quiet ocean breeze is
wonderful.  Yesterday was suntan and bodysurfing in 60 degree ocean, 78
degree weather...  Wish you were here!  Glad I am...
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

2) From: Eddie Dove
Oh Yeah ... well ... my screen saver ....
I'M JEALOUS!
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3) From: Tom Ulmer
Hi Brett-
Bite me. It will only get up to 65°F today after a low of 50° in =
southeast
Florida and I'm downright chilled to the bone. Did I mention how much I
despise being cold? The regulator went out on my roaster this weekend =
and I
had to adjust the temperature by raising and lowering the lid. I'm not =
sure
whether it was that or the damned flu shot, but my morning coffee - a =
press
pot of Brasillian Yellow Bourbon and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe - did not =
meet my
expectations. Jan is on the cusp of a good hate-on that appears will be
directed at me and your cheery nature is just one more freaking thing...
On the other hand, I'll be heading to central Texas tonight, =
temperatures
appear that they will be moderate, and I'll have 4 days to spoil my 3 =
year
old granddaughter.
Warmest regards,
Tom

4) From: Lynne
I'm one of the few people in the world who would say, argh - all the 
way up to 65° today!!??
We're hitting the upper, mid 30's. I love it.
Waiting for the snow!!! (However, Tom, my daughter feels the same as 
you, and I worry that she'll be warm every winter..)
But, Brett, this sounds truly beautiful. Enjoy every minute, including =
your well prepared coffee breaks!
Lynne
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5) From: Les
Hey Brett,  remember, you have to go back to Iowa!!!  I grew up just north
of where you now live!  My motto, "The midwest was a great place to grow
up."   I am enjoying a wonderful cup of TV brewed Uganda Busgisu as I type,
enjoying some of that liquid Oregon "Sunshine." today on my birthday.  So
Brett enjoy your warm weather and remember it well in January.
Les
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6) From: Bob
Lynne,
I agree with your daughter! Maybe she & Sam McGee were relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lBkuz1TlVc&NRBob - Parker, CO barely up to 57'f

7) From: Bob
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And a very special happy birthday to you Les! 
Bob

8) From: Tom Ulmer
Happy Birthday Les.

9) From: Sheila Quinn
Nice area - have fun! We're having great weather out here, huh? :)
Sheila
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10) From: Sandy Andina
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Boo frickin' hoo. Here in Chicago we're looking at a Thanksgiving Day  =
high of 58F and everyone is talking about moving dinner outdoors!   
The downtown ice rink may have to delay opening again. Not only isn't  =
Lake Michigan frozen, Lake SUPERIOR (at least its southern shore) 
isn't either!
And believe me, as a Floridian you've been colder.  I was down in  
Boca twice in January when it was so cold I had to zip the winter  
lining back into my leather jacket, wear gloves at night, huddle  
under radiant heaters with the crowd waiting outdoors for restaurant  
tables--and twice I awoke to find frost I had to use an ice scraper  
to get off my car windows.  (Of course, my Mom--alev hasholom--in  
Delray Beach used to bump the thermostat up to 80 all the time and  
kidded me about running the ceiling fan in the guest room).
A month from now, up here we'll look nostalgically at any high above  
40F. And by the end of Jan., we will probably have gone at least a  
week without the temp having climbed above freezing and have had at  
least a couple of subzero nights.
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Boo frickin' hoo. Here in =
Chicago we're looking at a Thanksgiving Day high of 58F and everyone is =
talking about moving dinner outdoors!  The downtown ice rink may have =
to delay opening again. Not only isn't Lake Michigan frozen, Lake =
SUPERIOR (at least its southern shore)isn't either! 
And believe me, as a = Floridian you've been colder.  I was down in Boca twice in January = when it was so cold I had to zip the winter lining back into my leather = jacket, wear gloves at night, huddle under radiant heaters with the = crowd waiting outdoors for restaurant tables--and twice I awoke to find = frost I had to use an ice scraper to get off my car windows.  (Of = course, my Mom--alev hasholom--in Delray Beach used to bump the = thermostat up to 80 all the time and kidded me about running the ceiling = fan in the guest room).
A month from now, up here = we'll look nostalgically at any high above 40F. And by the end of Jan., = we will probably have gone at least a week without the temp having = climbed above freezing and have had at least a couple of subzero = nights. On Nov 21, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Tom Ulmer = wrote:

Bite me. = It will only get up to 65°F today after a low of 50° in = southeast

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11) From: Sandy Andina
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Anyone remember the old folk song about "The Frozen Logger" who was  
so macho that not only did he keep his jacket open at 50 degrees  
below zero but "stirred his coffee with his thumb"?
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Anyone remember the old folk =
song about "The Frozen Logger" who was so macho that not only did he =
keep his jacket open at 50 degrees below zero but "stirred his coffee =
with his thumb"?
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Nice area - have fun! We're = having great weather out here, huh? :) Brett Mason wrote: = Good Morning = List! Our family has driven to = Newport Coast, CA, for Thanksgiving Week - and the coffee is = tremendous!  Of course, = it's Colombia Excelso 50-50 with Guatemala Fraijanes.  Roasted 7 days ago in my = drum, to FC+.  Travelling = Coffee Setup enhanced by no space limitation - I have a laundry basket = with 5lb roasted coffee, French Press, Zass knee mill, Hamilton Beach = cordless kettle, 2L stainless steel thermos, and my 1950's Kwik Drip = pot.  Each morning I make = another 2Litre pot, enough for a couple cups each and sipper mugs = throughout the day. This morning I am sipping a = cup, looking out over the ocean.  = Sunshine is lighting up the jetty at Newport Harbor, and the = quiet ocean breeze is wonderful.  = Yesterday was suntan and bodysurfing in 60 degree ocean, 78 = degree weather...  Wish = you were here!  Glad I = am... Cheers,Brett http://homeroast.freeservers.com= homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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12) From: Lynne
Must have made it w/a  Mr. Coffee machine.
Lynne
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13) From: Brett Mason
Here's a second morning cup, raised to Les on this, his birthday!
We're heading to the beach again today - the boys have ruled unanimously fo=
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more bodysurfing...
Yeah we are returning to Iowa - and frankly I love the seasons there too!
Sheila is dead on right - this is not cold November weather, even for CA...
Brett
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14) From: Tom Ulmer
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Come to think of it, the coldest I think I’ve ever been when I thought =
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would be warm was eating at a place called Ruby’s at the end of the =
Newport
Pier in November.  
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Subject: Re: +Coffee on the California Riviera
 
Boo frickin' hoo. Here in Chicago we're looking at a Thanksgiving Day =
high
of 58F and everyone is talking about moving dinner outdoors!  The =
downtown
ice rink may have to delay opening again. Not only isn't Lake Michigan
frozen, Lake SUPERIOR (at least its southern shore)isn't either! 
 
And believe me, as a Floridian you've been colder.  I was down in Boca =
twice
in January when it was so cold I had to zip the winter lining back into =
my
leather jacket, wear gloves at night, huddle under radiant heaters with =
the
crowd waiting outdoors for restaurant tables--and twice I awoke to find
frost I had to use an ice scraper to get off my car windows.  (Of =
course, my
Mom--alev hasholom--in Delray Beach used to bump the thermostat up to 80 =
all
the time and kidded me about running the ceiling fan in the guest room).
 
A month from now, up here we'll look nostalgically at any high above =
40F.
And by the end of Jan., we will probably have gone at least a week =
without
the temp having climbed above freezing and have had at least a couple of
subzero nights.
On Nov 21, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Tom Ulmer wrote:
Bite me. It will only get up to 65°F today after a low of 50° in =
southeast
Florida 
 
Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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15) From: Brett Mason
Be honest Tom - Ruby's was worth it right?
Cheers,
Brett
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16) From: Sandy Andina
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One of the coldest moments of my life was a late April day at  
Disneyland--40F and raining, and windy to boot. Also, Tienanmen Sq.  
in late Feb.
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One of the coldest moments of my =
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boot. Also, Tienanmen Sq. in late Feb.
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Come to think of it, = the coldest I think I’ve ever been when I thought I would be warm was = eating at a place called Ruby’s at the end of the Newport Pier in = November. Sandywww.sass-music.com
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17) From: Lynne
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Wow - you've been to Tienanmen Sq???  I envy you!
Can't say what was the coldest day for me - but had many "hottest" in 
Tucson.
Then I came home. Back to Massachusetts, when I was told it was a 
really 'bad' winter - and I'd take the dogs up the beach, in the 
freezing cold, with the snow falling down at a tremendous clip, huge 
waves crashing up against the walkway....
I loved every minute!
Lynne (slightly insane)
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Wow - you've been to Tienanmen Sq???  I envy you!
Can't say what was the coldest day for me - but had many "hottest" in
Tucson.
Then I came home. Back to Massachusetts, when I was told it was a
really 'bad' winter - and I'd take the dogs up the beach, in the
freezing cold, with the snow falling down at a tremendous clip, huge
waves crashing up against the walkway....
I loved every minute!
Lynne (slightly insane)
On Nov 21, 2006, at 6:39 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
One of the coldest moments of my life was a late April day at
Disneyland--40F and raining, and windy to boot. Also, Tienanmen Sq. in
late Feb.
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18) From: Eddie Dove
Slightly?  ;-p
Eddie
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It was on an educational trip to China in 1994--cosponsored by the  
state Medical Societies of Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. (The  
continuing medical education component consisted of an acupuncture  
lecture followed by many rounds of mao tai--the fellowship between us  =
and the Chinese docs got warmer with each toast).  We were shown the  
Forbidden City--the tour started in Tienanmen Sq. Interestingly, as  
we entered the gates of the Forbidden City there were T-shirt,  
souvenir and refreshment vendors with boomboxes blasting disco  
music!  (Sort of disconcerting to be surrounded by history and hear  
"Everybody dance now!" over and over).
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It was on an educational trip to =
China in 1994--cosponsored by the state Medical Societies of Illinois, =
Michigan, and Wisconsin. (The continuing medical education component =
consisted of an acupuncture lecture followed by many rounds of mao =
tai--the fellowship between us and the Chinese docs got warmer with each =
toast).  We were shown the Forbidden City--the tour started in =
Tienanmen Sq. Interestingly, as we entered the gates of the Forbidden =
City there were T-shirt, souvenir and refreshment vendors with boomboxes =
blasting disco music!  (Sort of disconcerting to be surrounded by =
history and hear "Everybody dance now!" over and over).
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Nov 21, 2006, at 6:55 PM, Lynne wrote:
Wow - you've been to Tienanmen Sq???  I envy you! Can't say = what was the coldest day for me - but had many "hottest" in = Tucson. Then I came home. Back to Massachusetts, when I was = told it was a really 'bad' winter - and I'd take the dogs up the beach, = in the freezing cold, with the snow falling down at a tremendous clip, = huge waves crashing up against the walkway.... I loved = every minute! Lynne (slightly insane) On Nov = 21, 2006, at 6:39 PM, Sandy Andina wrote: One of the coldest moments of my life was a late April = day at Disneyland--40F and raining, and windy to boot. Also, Tienanmen = Sq. in late Feb.On Nov = 21, 2006, at 4:19 PM, Tom Ulmer wrote: Come to think of it, the = coldest I think I’ve ever been when I thought I would be warm was = eating at a place called Ruby’s at the end of the Newport Pier in = November. Sandywww.sandyandina.comwww.sass-music.com = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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20) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Ok Now that is just cruel!!!!! But sound so wonderful and here I am in
the middle of the Arabian Sea with no sight of land for the last 2 weeks
and won't see any more for at least another month!!!! But the water is
pretty and well the weather here in the sun is around 95 deg or so every
day... we are in ground hog day syndrome here (every day is just like
the day before) I am so jealous but thankful that I can enjoy it
vicariously through my fellow Home Roasters... only 164 left until I can
finally be back home.
Dennis 
 
 
This morning I am sipping a cup, looking out over the ocean.  Sunshine
is lighting up the jetty at Newport Harbor, and the quiet ocean breeze
is wonderful.  Yesterday was suntan and bodysurfing in 60 degree ocean,
78 degree weather...  Wish you were here!  Glad I am... 
 
Cheers,
Brett
 

21) From: Rob Stewart
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Brett,  Have you tried the Wedge?  Ask around if you don't know.  That's =
some real body surfing and don't forget to tie that string on your =
trunks tight if you want to keep them.
Rob

22) From: Brett Mason
Hi Rob,
I am from Iowa now, but I cut my teeth in Orange County, graduated Corona
Del Mar H.S., and have bodysurfed the wedge several times.  Very Very
powerful waves there, actually propelling you forward out of the wave, and
making you more like road kill...  I also spent plenty of time at Doheny
before Dana Point harbor went in, as well as Sunset, Huntington, Little
Corona, Ventura, Manhattan Beach, Laguna, etc.  Yeah I like the wedge,
because there is power, but the waves are just more fun at other places...
There's something neat about watching 5 of your kids all bodysurfing where
you bodysurfed...  Oh and I just poured another cup o' joy, my
Colombia/Fraijanes blend...
Cheers,
Brett
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way cool place to be Brett, I do miss Laguna  Beach!
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24) From: Brett Mason
Update ...
So we had a nice week in OC - seeing old friends, swimming old beaches,
drinking good coffee.  Fast forward past the turkey, dressing, triptophan,
and we drove yesterday to Stockton, CA.  Two nights in the Residence Inn,
and all day with my mom...  Nice visit, but good to get going too...
Tomorrow we trek to Salt Lake City...  Monday we drive to Ogallala, NE.
Yes, you are all welcome there!  And Tuesday we head to Cedar Rapids, where
we go out for dinner, unpack the van, and roast some fresh roasted coffeee -
ASAP...
Tomorrow to find some Beans at a Trader Joe's - best temp beans on the
road.  UNLESS anyone can point me to fresh roasted beans on the US Highway
80...
Thanks,
Brett
On 11/21/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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25) From: Michael Dhabolt
Brett,
Try these guys:
Salt Lake Roasting Co & Cafe
320 E. 400 S.  Salt Lake City
It's been a few years, but they used to be quite good.
Mike (just plain)

26) From: Scott Morrison
Hi from SLC.
Brett, SL Roasting is not bad, although I do not like to see there bins in
the supermarkets (who knows how long the coffee sits there).  I would offer
some accept that my roaster is out of comision for a few days. I am at about
4500 S and 3000 E in SLC.
Scott, another one.
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27) From: Brett Mason
Thanks for the great offer!  We are out of here early in the morning.
There's a coffee shop across the street here in Cottonwood Heights.  I will
pick up a pound tomorrow - as fresh as I can get, and I'll be on my way.  We
beat the blizzard through Tahoe and Donner Pass - amazing - it was coming
down a lot!
Tomorrow same - beat the storm to Nebraska...
Thx,
Brett
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28) From: raymanowen
Nubraska-
On 11/26/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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29) From: Brett Mason
Picked up a pound of Sumatra this morning from a local coffee shop.  They
bought it last Friday - so it's about 6 days old.  Was fresh, but wasn't
mine.  I made another 18 cup drip, poured for breakfast, then loaded the
1.7Litre thermos, and we were off...
Same as yesterday, snow hitting just as we started driving.  Took two hours
to out-run the storm, with lots of swirling snow during that time.  Brief
pass through Wyoming - OMG - that state is more than 400 miles across...
And we are in Ogallala!  Half-way to Cedar Rapids...  Comfort Inn - not
quite as nice as the Marriott Residence Inns we have been enjoying.
Tomorrow we get home - can't wait!
This has been a real nice trip, and seeing this great country has been
amazing.  There's room for a few more trailers in Wyoming - and Nevada as
well...  What a BIG place!
Cheers,
Brett
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