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Topic: The Gift of the Year! (20 msgs / 467 lines)
1) From: Sheila Quinn
... I didn't say the BEST gift of the year, however! And yes it's 
coffee-related, so please read on.
My well-meaning (but extremely misguided) husband was all excited about 
the gift he was giving me for Christmas and even wanted me to open it 
early. So a couple of days ago, I opened a giant box. Here I am thinking 
it's some sort of great gadget (or box of gadgets!) or something awesome 
to go with my new espresso machine. It had to be anything on that order 
- or so I though. What could it be? What could it be? ... So I open the 
box. ...Oh, the shock! Oh, the horror! It's a giant gift basket of 
Gevalia coffee! What the HECK??? WHAT, oh WHAT was he thinking??? NO, 
no, no, no, no.... Of course, I had to act happy and completely 
enthralled with the gift - what an acting gig that was. Where's my Emmy? :)
I did try to taste it just to make him feel good and satisfy my own 
morbid curiosity, but it's the worst thing I've ever attempted to drink 
in my life. One sip and it was down the sink. If this is what coffee 
tasted like, I'd not have ever become a coffee drinker. Ever. 
The next day, he asked about it. "So is the coffee any good?"
I did tell him the truth and he took it rather well. (The act was up!) I 
didn't want to lie and end up with even more of it! Had to nip that in 
the bud. He said he bought it because it said it was GOURMET. Yeah, 
okay... LOL! But what a complete waste of money.
Do people who live with us mad coffee fanatics actually *listen* and pay 
attention? I guess not. They still seem to think that "coffee is 
coffee." 
Sheila
p.s. I will *gladly* give this so-called "coffee" away to anyone who 
wants it. (Gee, aren't I the generous one?!! LOL!) Always wanted to try 
some "gourmet" Swedish sludge? Need more mulch for your garden? (I can't 
guarantee it won't wilt your flowers or kill your grass, though!) How 
about holding a tasting for your friends and family over the holidays? 
Brew up this concoction next to your homeroasted beans and have people 
taste them both. You'll look like a HERO!!! ... Or anything else you 
care to do with it, as long as I don't have to drink it! :)

2) From: Linda Ferguson
Is this for real. My kids are bugging me for coffee. But I can't buy any
after the DH had his heart attack and bypass surgery. Heck they would never
know the difference.
Linda in Lakeside, Oregon
mailto:dasofergie
 
Roasting in Cast Iron Skillet
Stitchin on a Treadle

3) From: Scot Murphy
On Dec 16, 2006, at 12:52 AM, Sheila Quinn wrote:
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My sisters, good-hearted as they are, don't seem to grasp that every  
year I give them each a pound of home-roasted and why I give it to  
them. First, they give me in return presents such as Swillstone  
Hazelnut Cream coffee, which I wouldn't even let touch my grinder  
(snob that I am), or the little bags of "International Coffee  
Flavors" such as "Raspberry Swirl" and "Irish Creme," nasty robusta  
with horrible chemical flavors doused in. Meantime, the coffee I give  
them? My sister "remembered" some months after Christmas, when she  
was low on store coffee, that I had given her "Venezuelan  
something" (I've never ordered a Venezuelan coffee) and she still had  
it in her cupboard. "And it was GOOD!!" she said. My other sister  
does the same thing, but worse: she grinds it all at once, portions  
it out into stacked coffee filters, and then drinks it bit by bit  
over the next couple of months.
According to them, I am a coffee freak. Fresh? What's the difference?  
Just drink some of the 8 O'Clock! It's good!
Scot "I'll roast for them again this year, too" Murphy

4) From: Sheila Quinn
Of course it's for real! I just sent you an email in case you really 
want it. :)
Sheila
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5) From: Derek Bradford
You should use the opportunity to teach him about gourmet.
On 12/16/06, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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-- http://www.novernae.comHome of the Wandering Sloth

6) From: Rich M
You're complaining about Gevalia?!  I work in a firehouse where  
Folgers is a treat.  Try a little Beumont some time.  Especially when  
it's brewed weak (firemen are notoriously---frugal).  Add to that a  
seldom cleaned coffee maker and powdered creamer.  Mmmm.   Any time  
you want to throw a little Gevalia my way I'd be happy to accept.  We  
eat pretty well, but the coffee situation is dire.   Please help!!
Rich
On Dec 16, 2006, at 12:52 AM, Sheila Quinn wrote:
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7) From: Les
Scot,
Stop drinking coffee.  Tell them you drink Homeroast.  There is hope
however, after 3 years of giving my sister in law homeroast for
Thanksgiving, she bought Stumptown for the gathering this year.  I
have become much more selective on what I give to relatives.
Les
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8) From: Lynne
Give cookies & save the homeroast for those who appreciate it.
Just my opinion.
L.
On Dec 16, 2006, at 12:47 PM, Les wrote:
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9) From: Sheila Quinn
Well, I wouldn't say this is a treat - honestly, it was worse than 
Folgers. :(
Sheila
Rich M wrote:
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10) From: Ed Needham
Usually every year, someone gives me a big bag of flavored coffee, thinking 
it is the stuff coffee lovers revere.  I've been very polite but never even 
opened the bags.
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Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
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11) From: Ed Needham
I hope you bring coffee from home.
Yuk
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Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
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12) From: Sheila Quinn
I know what you mean - my hubby is ex-Navy and I'm *still* having a hard 
time with him and his "taste" for coffee! (obviously....)
He often says he wishes he was still in the Navy. He seems to really 
miss it.
Sheila
True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
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13) From: Sheila Quinn
I was thinking the same thing. Rich - you DO bring your own homeroasted 
beans to the firehouse, right?
Sheila
Ed Needham wrote:
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14) From: Brian Kamnetz
Maybe you could roast at the fire station. Of course, you would probably
have to disable the smoke detectors....
Brian
On 12/16/06, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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15) From: Michael Guterman
I was often the coffee maker at various AA meetings.  I used to bring 
pre ground homeroast.  A certain number of people appreciated it, many 
had no idea.  I used to use Unrnex to clean the big 60 cup machines they 
tend to use, and I could make some pretty decent coffee.  I figured that 
if we couldn't have single malt scotch, we might as well drink good coffee.
Michael
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16) From: Rich M
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I definitely bring my own stuff to drink and the occasional batch in  
for the guys.  I almost always roast at the firehouse--constant  
temperature, big open area, and nobody is bothered by the smoke!   
Even with all that, there are a lot of people that think coffee  
shouldn't be some fancy snobby drink.  I of course counter with the  
fact that it shouldn't taste like a toxin, either.  But, there's no  
changing some people.
Rich
On Dec 16, 2006, at 3:01 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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I definitely bring my own stuff =
to drink and the occasional batch in for the guys.  I almost always =
roast at the firehouse--constant temperature, big open area, and nobody =
is bothered by the smoke!  Even with all that, there are a lot of =
people that think coffee shouldn't be some fancy snobby drink.  I of =
course counter with the fact that it shouldn't taste like a toxin, =
either.  But, there's no changing some people. 
Rich
On Dec 16, 2006, at 3:01 = PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
Maybe = you could roast at the fire station. Of course, you would probably = have to disable the smoke detectors....   = Brian   On = 12/16/06, Sheila Quinn <quinngraphics> = wrote: I was = thinking the same thing. Rich - you DO bring your own = homeroasted beans to the firehouse, right? Sheila Ed = Needham wrote: > I hope you bring coffee from home. > = Yuk > ********************* > Ed = Needham® = --Apple-Mail-1--979894017--

17) From: b cook
Oh my wife KNOWS not to buy me coffee unless it's fresh-roasted.  I also
told my kids at school (I teach 4th grade) not to buy me coffee because I
don't want to end up like the other male teacher down the hall who gets
about 10 lbs of crap every year for Christmas.  :)
bc

18) From: Sheila Quinn
Yes, I know teachers get too darned many coffee CUPS, too. A friend of 
ours is a teacher in elementary school and uses them for target practice 
- literally! He just gets too many of them!
I did tell hubby today to NOT EVER buy me coffee. It's just a waste. 
"This is why I roast my own... remember?" He said, "You're right. I 
don't know what I was thinking!"
His big hobby is computer gaming. It would be like me going to the store 
and buying just any stupid game for him. He's picky about his games, and 
I'm picky about my coffee (and pens.) Same thing! I think he understood 
after that analogy.
Sheila
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19) From: Sandy Andina
People now know to give me Intelligentsia gift certificates--they  
come in handy when I don't have enough sufficiently "rested" homeroast.
Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com

20) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
If it wasn't for me everyone would be drinking Hills Brothers from a 5
gal can 
They use about 3 time the grounds they should and let it sit for up to 6
hours until it burns down to a half pot then it is "good" coffee
Some still do...sigh changing the sailors taste for coffee, one at a
time!
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
CS/CS-5
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Persian Gulf
 "On station and on point 139 and counting down..." 
You're complaining about Gevalia?!  I work in a firehouse where  
Folgers is a treat.  Try a little Beumont some time.  Especially when  
it's brewed weak (firemen are notoriously---frugal).  Add to that a  
seldom cleaned coffee maker and powdered creamer.  Mmmm.   Any time  
you want to throw a little Gevalia my way I'd be happy to accept.  We  
eat pretty well, but the coffee situation is dire.   Please help!!
Rich


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