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http://www.csnews.com/csn/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id03547795ginny

2) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
A mere 80 miles down the road from these folks and I have never heard of
them. But elegant coffee from a gas station/truck stop/convienience
store....Ehhhh, probably NOT...
I will watch for one of their locations next time I visit my daughter in
Norman...But I will NOT be buying any coffee..."Hey how olds the coffee?"
"Made fresh today, sometime."
On 2/21/07, pchforever  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
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(I'm the tall guy in the middle)

3) From: Leo Zick
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I was in a little town outside of vegas last week and ate at this place
called blueberry hill. Sort of a diner/truck stop type of joint.  They had
single origin fresh Columbian coffee. I thought it was pretty good!
Then again, everyone knows, outside of home brew, best place to get coffee
is in a diner.
From: TERRY TITSWORTH [mailto:terryatrae] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:42 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +laugh for the day
A mere 80 miles down the road from these folks and I have never heard of
them. But elegant coffee from a gas station/truck stop/convienience
store....Ehhhh, probably NOT...
I will watch for one of their locations next time I visit my daughter in
Norman...But I will NOT be buying any coffee..."Hey how olds the coffee?"
"Made fresh today, sometime."
On 2/21/07, pchforever  wrote: http://www.csnews.com/csn/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id03547795ginny-- 
Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
[|:{O....[|:{U...
(I'm the tall guy in the middle) 

4) From: Larry Johnson
Everything's relative. If you compare what they're serving to the cups that
you pros are used to (not us newbies...we're still floundering around,
trying to figure it all out), then I'm sure it's laughable. But if you
compare it to most c-store/truck stop coffee, then it probably shines like
new money. If it catches on, then maybe decent (not great....decent) coffee
will become common. Then maybe, to stand out from the others, one of the
chains will figure out how to serve even better coffee, and so on, and so
on.....
Baby steps, now, baby steps......
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Larry J
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5) From: Dan Bollinger
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The joke is the SCAA 'Golden Cup' award qualifications.  All it says is =
that a certain amount of dissolved solids are present in a cup of =
potable hot water.  Get this, the coffee isn't cupped. There is no taste =
component to the award. I could brew ten year old Robusta in tap water =
and pass the SCAA quals.  The program is a good idea, just poorly =
executed.http://www.scaa.org/awards_golden_cup.aspDan

6) From: Brett Mason
Dan I think you're wrong.  The Golden Cup goes for "well-executed" coffee.
They executed well - it's just that they executed three Fridays ago,
and the same coffee is still simmering in the same pot...
Cheers,
Brett
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7) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Ginny,
I read it, but didn't see what was funny.... am I missing something?
Michael
On Feb 21, 2007, at 7:19 AM,  wrote:http://www.csnews.com/csn/news/article_display.jsp?
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ginny

8) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
You have got to be kidding me...
Thank you for the laugh!!!!
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 92 and counting down..." http://www.csnews.com/csn/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=10035=4
7795
ginny

9) From: Brett Mason
Hi Michael,
Next time you have to gas up your vehicle, go inside.  Pour a cup of
their very best brew.  Now offer them a Golden Cup award from the
SCAA...
OK, so now make the place a truck stop on Interstate 10 ...
THat seemed funny enough to me.
Brett
On 2/21/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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10) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hello Brett,
Well, actually, I stopped at a gas station in Snowshoe, West Virginia 
the last time I was up there skiing (about a month ago) and the coffee 
there was supposedly made fresh every 30 minutes, and there were 
several varieties available (and these were supposed to be roasted 
fresh and delivered every week.)  They said that they were making an 
effort to improve the coffee experience for their customers.  They 
apparently change the selections based on what fresh beans come in each 
week.  They made a point of saying that they grind the beans just prior 
to brewing.  As the only other choice for coffee in the area was other 
gas stations, and a charbucks, I decided to give it a try.  I also had 
not had any decent coffee that entire weekend, so that might have had 
something to do with me choosing to try it, and might have influenced 
my opinion of it, as well!  Anyway, the coffee I chose was a single 
origin, but I do not remember what it was.  The coffee was not what 
most on here are used to, and I must admit, even my own is better.  
However... it was pretty darn good!  It did not taste like it had been 
sitting around for ages, and it was not bitter or weak.  It was a 
decent cup of coffee.
I guess my point is, that ANYPLACE can make an effort to make a better 
cup of coffee.  I seriously do not ever expect that gas stations or 
truck stops to ever roast their own beans, rest them properly, grind 
them in a top notch grinder and them prepare them in a TV brewer.  
However, I appreciate that this particular place makes an effort to 
improve their brew.  And like Larry said in an earlier post, maybe 
other places will catch on to the idea.  I cannot (or maybe it is 
simply that I DO NOT) take all of my coffee paraphernalia everywhere I 
go, so sometimes a DECENT cup of coffee is better than nothing, and is 
always better than a bad cup of coffee.
Michael
On Feb 21, 2007, at 5:11 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
Hi Michael,
Next time you have to gas up your vehicle, go inside.  Pour a cup of
their very best brew.  Now offer them a Golden Cup award from the
SCAA...
OK, so now make the place a truck stop on Interstate 10 ...
THat seemed funny enough to me.
Brett
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11) From: Brett Mason
Hi Michael,
Point taken, and I know you're correct...  I am still waiting for
Zagat's to rate the local Burger King.  I am certain that on any given
Sunday, the Burger King Chef can outcook Emeril...  Don't know if he
can out-brew the local truck stop though - there's a high calling
there....
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12) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Ha ha, Brett!  Now the Burger King is entirely different ball of wax!
Michael
On Feb 21, 2007, at 5:46 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
Hi Michael,
Point taken, and I know you're correct...  I am still waiting for
Zagat's to rate the local Burger King.  I am certain that on any given
Sunday, the Burger King Chef can outcook Emeril...  Don't know if he
can out-brew the local truck stop though - there's a high calling
there....
On 2/21/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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13) From: Justin Marquez
On 2/21/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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Mickey-D's outbrews most truck stops.  It certainly isn't homeroasted
quality, but it is almost always decent when I have had rare occasion
to buy a cup there.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

14) From: Barry Luterman
Michael you are still a relative newbie. After you have been home roasting a 
year or so. You wouldn't be caught dead traveling without your coffee 
paraphernalia. In May I am going on cruise that advertises a 4 star kitchen 
and espresso bar. I will take my home roast, Zass and French Press with me. 
I will sit at the breakfast and dinner service and tell the waiter to just 
bring me a pot of hot water and will proceed to grind and prepare a cup of 
coffee far superior to anything the cruise kitchen can produce.

15) From: Brett Mason
Barry, My wife says you guys are just snobs...  But, she has her
acrylic french press that she takes backpacking, along with a Zass, so
I don't think we are alone...
Brett
On 2/21/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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16) From: Dave
By the time that hot water gets to you it will be what, 160 degrees? I guess
it's worth a try though. I was on a cruise last year, the food was
outstanding, there was an espresso bar, but no place on the ship was there
drinkable coffee, and I tried everyplace that served it.
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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17) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Hi Barry,
Yeah... maybe I will.  And I do, sometimes.  But, for a quick weekend 
run up to the mountains with the guys.. it just wasn't practical.  We 
were all crammed into the same car, and I just didn't have room.  And I 
am not really a relative newbie.. I am a total newbie!  : )
Michael
On Feb 21, 2007, at 6:31 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
Michael you are still a relative newbie. After you have been home 
roasting a year or so. You wouldn't be caught dead traveling without 
your coffee paraphernalia. In May I am going on cruise that advertises 
a 4 star kitchen and espresso bar. I will take my home roast, Zass and 
French Press with me. I will sit at the breakfast and dinner service 
and tell the waiter to just bring me a pot of hot water and will 
proceed to grind and prepare a cup of coffee far superior to anything 
the cruise kitchen can produce.

18) From: Eddie Dove
Michael,
Simple solution.  Next time, just before you leave, say "Oh wait!  Lemme
check something in the trunk!"  Then, you replace someone's gear with your
coffee paraphernalia.  When you get to your destination and the guy is
really bummed because he forgot his stuff, you can console him and let him
know you will share with him your amazing coffee.  By the end of the trip he
will be so grateful and hooked on your coffee, that he will become a
customer.  Win - win!
Eddie
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Errare humanun est - sed perseverare diabolicum
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19) From: Barry Luterman
I was being gentle. Wait soon you will be amassing CSA points. The next 
thing you will notice is that when you go out for dinner, to a restaurant, 
you will stop ordering coffee. You or your spouse will say let's have coffee 
when we get home.That will be worth your first 5 CSA points.

20) From: Barry Luterman
Of course you will get 100 CSA points if you leave one of your friends home 
so as to make room for your coffee supplies.

21) From: Vicki Smith
I travelled this fall with an entire suitcase of coffee related
paraphernalia: iRoast2, heat gun, KMB pot, green beans, moka pot, solis
maestro grinder. I used other people's bread machines (was going to say
BMs, but that was just too strange).
vicki
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22) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
HA HA!!!  Or scenario #2... he kills me even before I get the first pot =
going.
Michael
On Feb 21, 2007, at 8:24 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Michael,
Simple solution.  Next time, just before you leave, say "Oh wait!  =
Lemme check something in the trunk!"  Then, you replace someone's gear =
with your coffee paraphernalia.  When you get to your destination and =
the guy is really bummed because he forgot his stuff, you can console 
him and let him know you will share with him your amazing coffee.  By =
the end of the trip he will be so grateful and hooked on your coffee, 
that he will become a customer.  Win - win!
Eddie
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Errare humanun est - sed perseverare diabolicum
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/21/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 2/21/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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23) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Then chalk up my first 5 points, 'cause that has been happening for a 
while.  : )  And maybe I should get extra points, because it was 
actually my wife who suggested it the first time, and she isn't the 
real coffee fan in this family.  She said: "What you roast is just so 
much better."  That made me smile!  And the second time, we were with 
another couple, and we talked them into dessert at our place, so we 
could have my coffee... made them fans too.
Michael
On Feb 21, 2007, at 8:27 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
I was being gentle. Wait soon you will be amassing CSA points. The next 
thing you will notice is that when you go out for dinner, to a 
restaurant, you will stop ordering coffee. You or your spouse will say 
let's have coffee when we get home.That will be worth your first 5 CSA 
points.

24) From: Brett Mason
Hey Doc,
Eddie gave you somewhat distorted advice.  The proper method for
portable coffee is to put your friend in the trunk, and then use his
seat to transport your green or roasted beans at a  more optimal
temperature.
Hope this helps clarify.  You may even acquire more CSA points with
such a methodology...
Brett
On 2/21/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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25) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Thanks for the advice, Brett.  My only fear is:  if I continue 
following this advice, I may not have any friends left.  'Cept you 
guys, of course!
Michael
On Feb 22, 2007, at 7:57 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
Hey Doc,
Eddie gave you somewhat distorted advice.  The proper method for
portable coffee is to put your friend in the trunk, and then use his
seat to transport your green or roasted beans at a  more optimal
temperature.
Hope this helps clarify.  You may even acquire more CSA points with
such a methodology...
Brett
On 2/21/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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26) From: Brett Mason
SM's is a strange cult.
We are all the friends you need....
On 2/22/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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27) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Agreed... and agreed!  
Michael
On Feb 22, 2007, at 10:03 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
SM's is a strange cult.
We are all the friends you need....
On 2/22/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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28) From: Eddie Dove
Brett is correct ... "you can check out any time like, but you may never
leave."
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29) From: an iconoclast
On 2/21/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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Since starting home roasting 2 years ago next month, except while visiting
Germany, I've had coffee in a restaurant once.  And even while in Germany, I
brought my swiss gold one cup with home roasted decaf for a nightly cup. I
just can't do regular coffee.  We bring our tiramisu and carrot cake home
with us on New Year's eve and rev up our KMB. Luckily, even when visiting
relatives, I've provided them with regular home roast and a KMB. No OCD
here, just CSA.
Take care,
Ann
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