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Topic: Pittsburgh (4 msgs / 69 lines)
1) From: Dan Kellgren
Any list members in the Pittsburgh area?  Reason I ask is, I bought a pound
of coffee from Prestogeorge's down in the strip district and discovered a
coffee roasting place I had never seen before called Fortunes.  Was curious
of any one's opinions of either roasting house.
Dan K

2) From: Ken Mary
Since I started homeroasting, there was no need to buy preroasted from 
anywhere. Prestogeorge (as if you did not know) roasts at 20th and Smallman.
There are several other roasters in the area, Arbuckles, Coffeetree,
Nicholas, and maybe a few more. There is one a few miles from me in
Cranberry, Ed's Beans. I live in Mars.
I am sure that most of us on the list could do as good as or better than
these roasters, given the quality of the greens that we can buy.
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3) From: Brett Mason
Ken, I found the same with my two local roasters.  They have Diedrich's
roasters, and use so-so beans.  Ultimately they produce nicely-roasted so-so
coffee...
Consuming resources and contributing little, at its finest.
I like mine better,
Brett
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4) From: Dan Kellgren
I could not agree more.  I'll roast it up myself.  But I wanted to try what
these guys are roasting to see how it compared to mine.  (mine is better by
the way!)
I was quite turned off too.  While there, I was looking at the roasters and
the old guy that owns it came out and asked if he could help me.  I said,
"No thanks, just admiring your big drum roasters.  I'm a homeroaster."  He
quickly gave me the lecture that I "don't have to do it myself at home
because he's there to do it for me."  LOL  I declined to argue with him out
of respect, but it definitely turned me off to his business.  Wrong attitude
to have I say.
Wow - I didn't know there were that many down in Pittsburgh.  I'm in
Yougstown and there's nothing here.  We have a local coffee shop (not a
roasting place) called Peaberries.  How can you go wrong with a coffee shop
called PEABERRIES?  BLAH!  It is THE WORST place.  Bad service.
Unfriendly.  And the coffee is pure junk.  I asked the employee there if
they "French pressed" at all and she directed me that I could buy one of
their plastic Australian pour-over things if I wanted "pressed" coffee.  Sad
really.
Dan K
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