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Topic: I am such a lazy cuss (13 msgs / 226 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
This is a confusing time of year for me, coffee wise. I want to love the 
Centrals. I know I should be able to find some coffee to love from our 
hemisphere, but somehow, I just don't seem to get excited by them. And 
then there is the lazy part. My life has become so much more complicated 
lately that on the weekends, I sorta kinda want to roast a kilo or so, 
and be done with it, without thinking overly much.
In any case, I just ordered 27 pounds of greens. The largest order I 
have ever placed, and I let my inner lazy cuss win. I have 10 pounds of 
moka kadir blend coming, and 10 pounds of FTO Yirgacheffe Oromia. I 
threw in 5 pounds of guilt induced Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua 
Tibia, and a couple pounds of Liquid Amber.
BTW, you guys in the states really do luck out with shipping costs. 
Count your blessings.

2) From: Derek Bradford
Sounds a lot like my current situation.  Bored with the Centrals,
kinda bored with roasting, but ordered anyway, and I think we ordered
the same coffees.  Sadly, when your shipping charges pass your bean
costs, let me know.  For now, I think I reign the high-cost shipping
On 4/22/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

3) From: Dan Mouer
Damn, Vicki!! Twenty-seven pounds??? That should last you a couple weeks, at 
I'm kind of with you in preferring the Old World coffees to the New. In 
fact, Indonesia is the home of origin of most of my stash. However, when I 
can get one of those really outstandingly mellow Sumatrans, it does seem 
that blending in a touch of lively Central American "brightness" rounds it 
up nicely. The Africans and Arabians--especially Moka--are all specialty 
items to me. I keep them on hand and roast them in small batches for the 
occasional cup of "something different." But I really don't generally care 
to have my cup of coffee resemble wine or orange juice or tangerines.
Dan M

4) From: Vicki Smith
I know you do Derek, and I also know that $48 for shipping still keeps 
my SM orders cheaper than ordering less wonderful beans from Canadian 
sources, yet still I b!tch. I am hoping, really hoping, for an 
outstanding Harrar when the time comes. I also know that when the snow 
is gone (we got 40 cm this week, though it came in small amounts at a 
time and was interspersed with rain that washed all but a small amount 
away), I will be more enthusiastic in general.
Derek Bradford wrote:

5) From: Derek Bradford
Mmm... I'm waiting for a good Harar, too.  Though generally speaking,
any good Ethiopian turns my crank.  I seem to be cyclical...I first
went on an Indonesian kick, then on to Central/South Americans, then
Africans.  Through it all I liked the Africans most.
On 4/22/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

6) From: Vicki Smith
I am the coffee person at work for one week a month. The agency provides 
Folgers, which I can't drink. The Folgers is still available (along with 
the lousy coffee maker) during my week, but I also bring a decent 
grinder and my back-up Krups Moka Pot on my week. I'm not in the office 
all that much, but I have "trained" several people to use my equipment, 
and I go through 5 or so extra pounds of coffee that week.
vicki (who roasted in the parking lot at work last week, just to demo--3 
new SM customers on the go)
Dan Mouer wrote:

7) From: Brett Mason
Vicki Coffee-seed?  There's a legend in that story....
On 4/22/07, Vicki Smith  wrote:

8) From: Brett Mason
Would you like to post it on www.homeroasters.org?  If so we can ensure it
is available to as many as would like to read it...
Best regards,
On 4/22/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:

9) From:
dear one, put a cup up for cash for greens or use the folgers...
before I make any more comments does the "coffee person" simply mean you make the coffee?
---- Brett Mason  wrote: 

10) From:
Please email me off list
I would love to have "your story and comments" published at homeroasters.org.
warmest regards,
---- "True wrote: 

11) From: Vicki Smith
Nope. I have kitchen KP that week, washing the tea towels, running the 
dishwasher, wiping down the counter, and general oversight of the 
coffee. I am seldom on site, so it is silly to put me in the rotation, 
but there ya have it. Other folks bring snacks the week they are on. 
I'll bring coffee.
pchforever wrote:

12) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Legend and history?... Oh don't get me started My speech on the history
of coffee is complete and I can tell you that every major step in growth
that coffee has had either theft and/or illict affairs to help the
spread I can trace 90% of the coffee plants in the work back to when it
was just in Ethopia/Yemen I will be happy share my research to anyone
that is interested

13) From: Brett Mason
Dennis True's article on the history of coffee is now available on
Homeroasters.org !  Here is the link to Dennis'
excellent work...http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id&thread_idD4Thanks Dennis for sharing!
Best regards,
On 4/22/07, Brett Mason  wrote:

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