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Topic: Fwd: +Coffee Roasting in Houston (62 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Here's the orginial email, the inception for the Houston Homeroasters ...
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From: Gene Smith 
Date: Oct 19, 2004 9:59 AM
Subject: +Coffee Roasting in Houston
To: homeroast
After receiving Mike womer's kind Stir Crazy offer, I thought I'd better
mention to any newbies from the Houston area that we have a small
homeroaster list going for folks in this area who would like to communicate
and occasionally get together.
You can find us at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HoustonHomeroasters/We just managed our first get together at Manny's, a Greek cafe in the NW
part of town.  Three of us, Dave Ballard, Jamison Smith and myself spent
several very pleasant hours testing out the products of Manny's Cimbali
espresso machine.
We started out with Capuccinos, and then Manny pulled himself an espresso,
so I had to try one, because I was pretty sure I've never had a really
decent shot.  Turned out to be true.  I drank the first half unadulterated,
so I could savor the basic flavor, and then added just a bit of sugar.
So *that's* what espresso is supposed to taste like!  Making no claims to
any godshot experience...just a really good cup of coffee.
My companions turned up their noses at adding sugar, but Manny sweetens his,
too, so I figured, as a fellow Mediterranean, I was entitled.
At that point I was beginning to feel I should speed up my wingbeat rate and
hover around some nice flowers, so we all got back down to earth with gyros
sandwiches.
We are pledged to try again in a month, venue to be determined, and any
folks from the greater Houston area are certainly invited.  Come to think of
it, if you want to fly in from Alaska...or anywhere in between...you're
invited, too!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston


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