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Topic: Brown delivers the greens. (20 msgs / 372 lines)
1) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
As I sit sipping a cup of Sidimo (Full City+) and perusing the 
internet, I hear a familiar sound in front of the house.  Could it be?  
A peek through the blinds at the large brown panel truck confirms it.  
It is here!  Trying to remain calm (but failing miserably) I casually 
stroll through the living room while my daughter glances up from her 
own computer.  "What's up, Dad?"  "They are here!"
The lovely brown box sits on the stoop, with the whimsical Sweet 
Maria's logo smiling up at me.  (I swear it was smiling!)  I snatch the 
parcel up and fairly run back into the house.  My daughter keeps 
furtively glancing in my direction, as if perhaps I am a suspected 
escapee from the looney bin.  I manage to open the box quickly, and 
glee escapes me in the form of a giggle.  I inventory the entire box:  
19 pounds of glorious green coffee beans, including the much coveted 
Kona.
After a bit, the daughter speaks:  "Dad, you have had how many 
shipments of coffee now?  Why is it you get so excited each time it 
arrives?"
The uninitiated just couldn't possibly understand.
Michael
L. Michael Fraley, MD

2) From: Coffeenut
Doc,
I had to smile just reading your post...it's true, a box from Sweet Maria's
brings out the "kid" in you and you can't help but be ecstatic when it
arrives.  It also doesn't take much to amuse me at my age (53) and what
often amuses me mind be interpreted as goofy by others.
Rick

3) From: David F Iseminger
tis true it brings out the kid in you.  I watch it all the way in as soon
as I get a tracking number.  Check it daily and give my wife daily
reports as to where my coffee is,

4) From: Barry Luterman
Michael You can save money and time by using Harvey

5) From: Sam Tregar
On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Barry Luterman wrote:
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I saw that in the shipping options list - what does it mean?
-sam

6) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
I wasn't sure how that system works when I placed this order.  And I am 
still confused about a couple of things.  The coffee limit for Harvey 
is 12 pounds, correct?  Can I then add in any bags I want to order and 
still get them in with Harvey?
Michael
On Feb 1, 2007, at 3:53 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
Michael You can save money and time by using Harvey

7) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 2/1/07, Coffeenut  wrote:
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Similarly, when I used to feel wild and crazy, I'd decide whether to have
another 6-pack. Now when I'm feeling wild and crazy, I decide whether to
have a second cup of coffee....
Brian

8) From: Peter Zulkowski
Hello!
If you go to package mapping: http://www.packagemapping.com/It will also give you the speed it is traveling in miles per hour :)
PeterZ
David F Iseminger wrote:
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9) From: Barry Luterman
Sam and Michael
You can order up to 12 lbs of greens and bags but nothing else. The package 
comes priority mail. About 3 days to Kentucky cost is $9. Never had a 
problem with it. My savings here in Hawaii is about $30 a shipment . 
Furthermore, brown takes a week and Harvey 3 days

10) From: Coffeenut
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So true.when I was younger, if I wasn't wild and crazy, I could easily get
that way with some Wild Turkey or Tequila.  Those days are gone, but my
coffee consumption has actually grown, so now I am crazy and caffeinated.  
Rick  
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Subject: Re: +Brown delivers the greens.
On 2/1/07, Coffeenut  wrote:
It also doesn't take much to amuse me at my age (53) and what
often amuses me mind be interpreted as goofy by others.
Similarly, when I used to feel wild and crazy, I'd decide whether to have
another 6-pack. Now when I'm feeling wild and crazy, I decide whether to
have a second cup of coffee.... 
Brian

11) From: Sam Tregar
On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Barry Luterman wrote:
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Wow, good to know!  Thanks!
-sam

12) From: Sheila Quinn
Not here - in Southern California, it's cheaper to use UPS. In fact, a 
shipment arrived just a few minutes ago - it normally takes two days, 
but this time it was ONE day! Cool!
Sheila
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13) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
That is fantastic!  I will have to do that.  Thanks Barry.
Michael
On Feb 1, 2007, at 4:32 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
Sam and Michael
You can order up to 12 lbs of greens and bags but nothing else. The 
package comes priority mail. About 3 days to Kentucky cost is $9. Never 
had a problem with it. My savings here in Hawaii is about $30 a 
shipment . Furthermore, brown takes a week and Harvey 3 days

14) From: Peter Zulkowski
Brown brought my beans yesterday :)
Only sixty two pounds and they came in a cube box.
At least it started out as a cube, when it got here it was pretty much 
spherical :(
It was broken in the corners and split along a side,
but the beans inside were in burlap bags so they arrived just fine :)
Could not detect even one bean spilled or lost.
Thank you Sweet Maria's for a truly exceptional job of packaging!
PeterZ
Wonders why brown punishes all their freight, here in LHC
Sheila Quinn wrote:
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15) From: Les
Brown should be here tomorrow with the new CoE's  The RK is just
waiting for Brown to arrive.  Beans will be roasting less than 15
minutes after Brown gets here!
Les
On 2/1/07, Peter Zulkowski  wrote:
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16) From: Cameron Forde
Hi Peter,
I know what you are talking about when you say the box arrived
spherical.  I normally order 40 lbs of greens at a time to keep my
shipping costs down around $1/lb (to Canada).  The boxes always arrive
like they rolled half the way here.  Only in this most recent shipment
did I get any of the bags spilling beans -- the bag of Highland decaf
split across the entire width about 1/3 of the way down from the top.
The Misty Valley also came open at the top and I ended up with about
two pounds of a new Highland decaf/Misty Valley blend that I'm looking
forward to roasting -- looks pretty close to 50:50.
Cameron
On 2/1/07, Peter Zulkowski  wrote:
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17) From: Larry Johnson
Brown's not the only culprit. My 10# bag of Misty Valley, part of a 12#
Harvey, was split all the way down the side. At least the 2# Peru Norte held
up, so I don't have a UN blend to work out.
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
-- 
"I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I
understand."    -- Confucius
On 2/1/07, Cameron Forde  wrote:
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18) From: Cameron Forde
Hi Larry,
Didn't mean to give the impression that UPS was at fault with my
shipment.  It was shipped by regular post and so it was either USPS,
Canada Post, or the gorillas that (man)handle packages at SFO/YVR that
nicely round off the corners on my packages (perhaps my bias is
showing here).
Cameron
On 2/2/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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19) From: Les
Brown was right on time today with my nine pounds of beans.  The two CoE
winners from Columbia and some of the last of the Kona.
The CoE from Columbia is resting until Monday.  Of course my beans talk to
me like they do to Mike McKoffee, so they may get sampled sooner.
Les
On 2/2/07, Cameron Forde  wrote:
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20) From: Eddie Dove
Les is right.  Make sure you listen to the voices ... they talk to me all
the time and they are always right!
Eddie
On 2/2/07, Les  wrote:
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