HomeRoast Digest


Topic: A Catchy Title Needed (19 msgs / 488 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
Folks,
   Sometime ago, I dropped a line about a possible coffee education
seminar.  Well, I'm in.  Parent's Weekend here and the edu where I
work, this September.  I just received word from my friend who brought
me up to the committee.  Now they need a title and a brief description
on what I'm doing.  I know fairly well what I'm doing, but titles are
my schtick.  Any suggestions?
My presentation will be outside (don't know about rain plans now).  I'll
be doing a roasting demo with a popper.  I may have a BBQ grill roaster up
by that time, but no guarantees there.  I'll also likely show off the
various ways to brew coffee and brew some samples.  I'll be borrowing from
Tom's public wealth of knowledge as well.
Let me know if someone has a catchy, creative title.
Jason
-- 
Jason Brooks
jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com

2) From: Eddie Dove
From Bean to Brew, Coffee for You.
On 4/26/07, Jason Brooks  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Docendo Discimus
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/

3) From: Brett Mason
Titles:
  Gourmet Coffee Starts Green
  How Much Did That Wretched Swill Cost You?
  Recaffeination - Adding Art to Life
  Jason does the Popper
  Second Hand Coffee is Best
Good Luck,
Brett
On 4/26/07, Jason Brooks  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Jason Brooks
Good one, Eddie.
Thanks,
Jason
<Snip>
-- 
Jason Brooks
jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com

5) From: john nanavati
Jason,
You might consider paraphrasing Brett's titles. ;- )
On 4/26/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
<Snip>
--
John Nanavati, DHI
Plainfield, New Jersey

6) From: miKe mcKoffee
How 'bout
"Green Beans 'Ain't For Casseroles, They're For Roasting!"
with subtitle "The Coffee Bean: roasting, grinding and brewing"
with possibly additionally after the word 'brewing' "equals freshness in the
cup".
The title to get their attention and get 'em wondering and subtitle to
clarify. And the subtitle even tells the committee what you'll be doing.
Good luck and have fun with it!
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
<Snip>

7) From: Eddie Dove
The popper does Jason
On 4/26/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Docendo Discimus
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/

8) From:
Congratualtions Jason:
You will have a great time. Get some help around your space, you will need a few extra hands.
I would keep it simple; I saw Eddie's thought and it really sound good.
ginny
take pictures
---- Jason Brooks  wrote: 
<Snip>

9) From: raymanowen
You say, "I may have a BBQ grill roaster up by that time, but no guarantees
there.  I'll also likely show off the various ways to brew coffee and brew
some samples."
Unless you are conducting a two semester class at the culinary arts
institute, this is way too broad a subject to cover.
Tom does have a wealth of information to share. You going to digest it and
share it all in an hour? How long has it taken Tom
How long will you have, an hour? Attention will wane in half that time.
Just make a snippet of a presentation, and leave them with questions and
your email addy. The Coffee Hoons among the group will make themselves known
to you and the committee that arranged the meet. The Hoons will make sure
they keep it going.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
K.I.S.S..

10) From: miKe mcKoffee
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
OTH having an hour "high level" presentation broken into a segment with
short introduction on the bean and it's history which could be partially
concurrent with the roast demonstration segment; a segment demonstrating a
couple brewing methods including over view of grind quality, brew temps,
infusion times etc.; followed by an interactive tasting and Q&A period just
might keep some people's attention for a full hour. Might also include a
hand-out with some high level information on the various segments so they
can somewhat follow along. Possibly with some more detailed information like
from Tom's roast pictorial narratives including pic's, but not too much or
depth of details overall. (stuff used from SM site with Tom's permission of
course, which I've no doubt he'll happily give.) I'd be sure and have the
interactive tasting portion (if there will be one) on the handout so they
have something to look forward to should their attention begin to stray.
Maybe even include a ringer of typical home consumer coffee for them to
compare for themselves. (you know like Foulgers or something) Coffee for
tasting wise I'd stick with a "coffee coffee" rather than some of the more
wild or acquired taste coffees like most Africans. (except for Rwanda which
would be a good coffee choice for a public tasting IMO)
 
How much time to allocate to what is of course up to you and what you think
the audience would be most interested in.
 
I would agree probably a good idea to limit roasting demonstration to one
type of roaster though sure talk about various methods and even have more
than one available for them to see.
 
Really sounds like fun, and video it! :-)
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of
raymanowen
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 3:17 PM
You say, "I may have a BBQ grill roaster up by that time, but no guarantees
there.  I'll also likely show off the various ways to brew coffee and brew
some samples."
Unless you are conducting a two semester class at the culinary arts
institute, this is way too broad a subject to cover. 
Tom does have a wealth of information to share. You going to digest it and
share it all in an hour? How long has it taken Tom
How long will you have, an hour? Attention will wane in half that time.
Just make a snippet of a presentation, and leave them with questions and
your email addy. The Coffee Hoons among the group will make themselves known
to you and the committee that arranged the meet. The Hoons will make sure
they keep it going. 
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
K.I.S.S..

11) From: Brett Mason
Mike is right!
You could offer several small snippets of home roasting.
AND
You can use all of my suggested titles...  I have thought of some more,
since most folks didn't offer lots of titles to help you out...
Brett
On 4/26/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

12) From: miKe mcKoffee
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Brett,
 
First, you're not supposed to be agreeing with me!
 
Second, some may feel the need to suggest a long list of titles while others
one really good one with a subtitle will suffice:-)
 
Third, uh, now what was third? And again who's on first? I don't rightly
recall but my first O roast in a very long time though a bit dark didn't hit
third crack!
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 3:54 PM
Mike is right!
You could offer several small snippets of home roasting.
AND
You can use all of my suggested titles...  I have thought of some more,
since most folks didn't offer lots of titles to help you out... 
Brett

13) From: Jason Brooks
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1
True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
<Snip>
Dennis,
	Thanks for the authorization.  And thanks for all the suggestions
everyone, names and education wise.  My tentative plan, as of now, is as
follows:
Brief history of coffee - 5 minutes tops
Introduction to the bean - >5 minutes (feel, taste, touch)
Roasting with a popper (possible Q there for illustration of alt
techniques) - 15 minutes
Brewing: probably Chemex and FP - 10 minutes
Tasting to follow
Discussion to follow
Good idea on handouts.  Not sure what to expect and I may see if the
hosts will print.  And I'll ping Tom as I find what I would like.
Jason
- --
Jason Brooks
jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- -------------------------------
Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFGMUqWvsJkiMz+UPsRAkeiAKDD0IPw9Lg5bGx1KpIXrcwQSF8nAgCgoRkd
1LyOynufIZfivr8aCVxJQ0I=
kY
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

14) From: miKe mcKoffee
One more thing. During the "History of Coffee" segment be sure and
demonstrate the dancing goat phenomena:-)
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
 
<Snip>
<Snip>

15) From: Demian Ebert
There's another title:
"What do dancing goats and coffee have in common? or, Is home roasted coffee
really that good?" ala Rocky and Bullwinkle...
On 4/26/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
<Snip>

16) From: john nanavati
I really like the goats. That would peak my interest ;- )
On 4/26/07, Demian Ebert  wrote:
<Snip>
--
John Nanavati, DHI
Plainfield, New Jersey

17) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Feel free to Plagiarize my speech title from Kaldi to your cup.
Dennis

18) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
I like it! that is sort of what I was going for with my into... good
title!

19) From: Vicki Smith
Or "Dancing with Goats: The Enjoyment of Home Roasted Coffee"
v
<Snip>


HomeRoast Digest