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Topic: score one for a noob (9 msgs / 440 lines)
1) From: Jon Olsen
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Hi all! This is my first post. Pardon me while I relocate my shoulder  
after patting myself on the back too hard, but, here's my story...
I've gone a bit coffee mad since finding out about Sweetmarias and  
homeroasting. I've only just begun, ordering a few pounds and  
roasting in an air popper. But man, it's been great! I only drink 1  
or 2 cups a day anyway, why not do it myself and grind the beans by  
hand, right? Well, the coolest validation of what I'm doing just  
happened. I bought a little of each of the wet process and dry  
process Sidamos from sm.com and I've been exploring them. Wow are  
they good. Well I got what was for me a nearly-perfect full city on  
the dry sidamo the other day and brought it in to work on about 36  
hours of rest. One of my co-workers is from Ethiopia--her family is  
from Sidamo.  I asked her if she grew up drinking coffee. She said,  
yes, but not much until she was an adult. Without showing her the  
label on my little canister I opened it up and tilted it toward her.  
In about a second the aroma must have hit her because you could just  
see her light up, "WHERE did you get that?!"
Is that not a nearly-perfect compliment for a nearly-perfect roast?  
When someone from Sidamo is instantly reminded of home, the roast has  
to be somewhere in the vicinity of right. My theory is bolstered when  
I brought in the wet process and opened up for her. Immediately she  
said, "that's not the same thing, is it?" I can't quite tell if she  
was disappointed, but she said "I don't really drink a lot of coffee,  
but that's different." She must have grown up smelling dry process  
all her life, though you really could tell a difference.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Thanks all, thanks Tom & Maria!
JonO
Minneapolis
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Hi all! This is my first post. =
Pardon me while I relocate my shoulder after patting myself on the back =
too hard, but, here's my story...
I've gone a bit coffee mad since finding out = about Sweetmarias and homeroasting. I've only just begun, ordering a few = pounds and roasting in an air popper. But man, it's been great! I only = drink 1 or 2 cups a day anyway, why not do it myself and grind the beans = by hand, right? Well, the coolest validation of what I'm doing just = happened. I bought a little of each of the wet process and dry process = Sidamos from sm.com and I've been exploring them. Wow are they good. = Well I got what was for me a nearly-perfect full city on the dry sidamo = the other day and brought it in to work on about 36 hours of rest. One = of my co-workers is from Ethiopia--her family is from Sidamo.  = I asked her if she grew up drinking coffee. She said, yes, but not much = until she was an adult. Without showing her the label on my little = canister I opened it up and tilted it toward her. In about a second the = aroma must have hit her because you could just see her light up, "WHERE = did you get that?!" 
Is that not a nearly-perfect compliment for a = nearly-perfect roast? When someone from Sidamo is instantly reminded of = home, the roast has to be somewhere in the vicinity of right. My theory = is bolstered when I brought in the wet process and opened up for her. = Immediately she said, "that's not the same thing, is it?" I can't quite = tell if she was disappointed, but she said "I don't really drink a lot = of coffee, but that's different." She must have grown up smelling dry = process all her life, though you really could tell a = difference. 
Anyway, that's my story and = I'm sticking to it. 
Thanks all, thanks Tom = & Maria!
JonOMinneapolis= --Apple-Mail-1--152217959--

2) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Great story Jon! Welcome to the list! Jeremy
---Hi all! This is my first post. Pardon me while I relocate my shoulder
after patting myself on the back too hard, but, here's my story...
I've gone a bit coffee mad since finding out about Sweetmarias and
homeroasting. I've only just begun, ordering a few pounds and
roasting in an air popper. But man, it's been great! I only drink 1
or 2 cups a day anyway, why not do it myself and grind the beans by
hand, right? Well, the coolest validation of what I'm doing just
happened. I bought a little of each of the wet process and dry
process Sidamos from sm.com and I've been exploring them. Wow are
they good. Well I got what was for me a nearly-perfect full city on
the dry sidamo the other day and brought it in to work on about 36
hours of rest. One of my co-workers is from Ethiopia--her family is
from Sidamo.  I asked her if she grew up drinking coffee. She said,
yes, but not much until she was an adult. Without showing her the
label on my little canister I opened it up and tilted it toward her.
In about a second the aroma must have hit her because you could just
see her light up, "WHERE did you get that?!"
Is that not a nearly-perfect compliment for a nearly-perfect roast?
When someone from Sidamo is instantly reminded of home, the roast has
to be somewhere in the vicinity of right. My theory is bolstered when
I brought in the wet process and opened up for her. Immediately she
said, "that's not the same thing, is it?" I can't quite tell if she
was disappointed, but she said "I don't really drink a lot of coffee,
but that's different." She must have grown up smelling dry process
all her life, though you really could tell a difference.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Thanks all, thanks Tom & Maria!

3) From: Eddie Dove
Jon,
Great story!  You are hereby awarded 573 CSA points!
Welcome to the list!
Eddie
On 12/1/06, Jon Olsen  wrote:
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4) From: Sheila Quinn
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Welcome to the addiction, Jon! Great story. :)
Sheila
originally from MN - not in CA
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Welcome to the addiction, Jon! Great story. :)
Sheila
originally from MN - not in CA
  
  On 12/1/06, Jon Olsen <
jolsen> wrote:
  
    Hi all! This is my first post. Pardon me while I
relocate my shoulder after patting myself on the back too hard, but,
here's my story...
    
    
    I've gone a bit coffee mad since finding out about
Sweetmarias and homeroasting. I've only just begun, ordering a few
pounds and roasting in an air popper. But man, it's been great! I only
drink 1 or 2 cups a day anyway, why not do it myself and grind the
beans by hand, right? Well, the coolest validation of what I'm doing
just happened. I bought a little of each of the wet process and dry
process Sidamos from sm.com and
I've been exploring them. Wow are they good. Well I got what was for me
a nearly-perfect full city on the dry sidamo the other day and brought
it in to work on about 36 hours of rest. One of my co-workers is from
Ethiopia--her family is from Sidamo.  I asked her if she grew
up drinking coffee. She said, yes, but not much until she was an
adult. Without showing her the label on my little canister I opened it
up and tilted it toward her. In about a second the aroma must have hit
her because you could just see her light up, "WHERE did you get
that?!" 
    
    
    
    Is that not a nearly-perfect compliment for a
nearly-perfect roast? When someone from Sidamo is instantly reminded of
home, the roast has to be somewhere in the vicinity of right. My theory
is bolstered when I brought in the wet process and opened up for her.
Immediately she said, "that's not the same thing, is it?" I can't quite
tell if she was disappointed, but she said "I don't really drink a lot
of coffee, but that's different." She must have grown up smelling dry
process all her life, though you really could tell a difference. 
    
    
    
    Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. 
    
    
    Thanks all, thanks Tom & Maria!
    
    
    JonO
    Minneapolis
    
  
  
  
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5) From: Sheila Quinn
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Oops - I meant NOW in CA. Not enough coffee yet today, I see.
Sheila
Sheila Quinn wrote:
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Oops - I meant NOW in CA. Not enough coffee yet today, I see.
Sheila
Sheila Quinn wrote:
  
Welcome to the addiction, Jon! Great story. :)
  
Sheila
originally from MN - not in CA
  
    
    On 12/1/06, Jon Olsen <
jolsen> wrote:
    
      Hi all! This is my first post. Pardon me while I
relocate my shoulder after patting myself on the back too hard, but,
here's my story...
      
      
      I've gone a bit coffee mad since finding out about
Sweetmarias and homeroasting. I've only just begun, ordering a few
pounds and roasting in an air popper. But man, it's been great! I only
drink 1 or 2 cups a day anyway, why not do it myself and grind the
beans by hand, right? Well, the coolest validation of what I'm doing
just happened. I bought a little of each of the wet process and dry
process Sidamos from sm.com and
I've been exploring them. Wow are they good. Well I got what was for me
a nearly-perfect full city on the dry sidamo the other day and brought
it in to work on about 36 hours of rest. One of my co-workers is from
Ethiopia--her family is from Sidamo.  I asked her if she grew
up drinking coffee. She said, yes, but not much until she was an
adult. Without showing her the label on my little canister I opened it
up and tilted it toward her. In about a second the aroma must have hit
her because you could just see her light up, "WHERE did you get
that?!"  
      
      
      Is that not a nearly-perfect compliment for a
nearly-perfect roast? When someone from Sidamo is instantly reminded of
home, the roast has to be somewhere in the vicinity of right. My theory
is bolstered when I brought in the wet process and opened up for her.
Immediately she said, "that's not the same thing, is it?" I can't quite
tell if she was disappointed, but she said "I don't really drink a lot
of coffee, but that's different." She must have grown up smelling dry
process all her life, though you really could tell a difference.  
      
      
      Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. 
      
      
      Thanks all, thanks Tom & Maria!
      
      
      JonO
      Minneapolis
      
    
    
    
  
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Sheila,
I think you've got too much blood in your coffee stream.
Eddie
On 12/1/06, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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7) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
i would like to back you up on this and say that the organic DP 
sidamo we have is a really, really nice lot, the best dp sidamo in a 
few years at least, and better than all but that early lot of 
blueberry harar. there is not a lot of it, and i think people might 
be overlooking it, especially because it is in the shadow of the 
excellent yirgacheffe dry process idido misty valley. (that is, by 
the way, due in mid december but the way the port is working now, it 
might not be truly available until early january ... also bear in 
mind this is a yet-un-cupped new lot, not precisely the same as the 
old - hoepfully it will match but this is coffee, and things are 
always unpredictable!)
tom
--
                   "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

8) From: Les
Jon,
Welcome to the list.  Now did you serve that wonderful gal some brewed
coffee or just tease her!  I grew up in the "land of 10,000 lakes and
5,000 fish!"
Les
In Minnesota we didn't call it coffee, it is Swedish Plasma.
On 12/1/06, Jon Olsen  wrote:
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9) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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First Welcome Aboard!
    and yes that would definatally be a score!!!! Way to go I know the
moments like that make coffee roasting even better than just good
coffee! 
 
 
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
CS/CS-5 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
Man of many hats! 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 154 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!" 
Hi all! This is my first post. Pardon me while I relocate my shoulder
after patting myself on the back too hard, but, here's my story... 
I've gone a bit coffee mad since finding out about Sweetmarias and
homeroasting. I've only just begun, ordering a few pounds and roasting
in an air popper. But man, it's been great! I only drink 1 or 2 cups a
day anyway, why not do it myself and grind the beans by hand, right?
Well, the coolest validation of what I'm doing just happened. I bought a
little of each of the wet process and dry process Sidamos from sm.com
and I've been exploring them. Wow are they good. Well I got what was for
me a nearly-perfect full city on the dry sidamo the other day and
brought it in to work on about 36 hours of rest. One of my co-workers is
from Ethiopia--her family is from Sidamo.  I asked her if she grew up
drinking coffee. She said, yes, but not much until she was an adult.
Without showing her the label on my little canister I opened it up and
tilted it toward her. In about a second the aroma must have hit her
because you could just see her light up, "WHERE did you get that?!" 
Is that not a nearly-perfect compliment for a nearly-perfect roast? When
someone from Sidamo is instantly reminded of home, the roast has to be
somewhere in the vicinity of right. My theory is bolstered when I
brought in the wet process and opened up for her. Immediately she said,
"that's not the same thing, is it?" I can't quite tell if she was
disappointed, but she said "I don't really drink a lot of coffee, but
that's different." She must have grown up smelling dry process all her
life, though you really could tell a difference. 
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. 
Thanks all, thanks Tom & Maria!
JonO
Minneapolis


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