As you can tell by my posts, I am really new to this, with but one roast - and another one coming tonight. Anyway, in waiting for equipment to arrive and just learning about what I was getting into I have read, a number of times, that certain coffees are more popular in particular regions of the U.S. I have to assume that would be due to who emigrated where, and, perhaps, to transportation and shipping issues of the past. My question is this: with the continued growth of the chain stores, the ability to find and try roasts from almost anywhere, plus the travel so many of us do for business or pleasure will the regionalized preferences be displaced by true personal preferences? These could be picked up by a former home city or from business travel or trying something new at a chain or independent store. First, I don't know if what I read is truly accurate, but it makes sense. That's all, just wondering.
My coffee tastes have definitely expanded over the years. But not from visiting different regions of the US, from at one time having 63 different greens in the stash! (Only 35 or so at the moment:-) Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately 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>
With the likes of Starbucks proliferating, along with the ever-popular McDreck Premium, your King-sized fried potato cakes and double egg McPigg, it proves people will eat or drink anything and care not about quality. You put yourself in a different class, as one that can decide for himself just what appeals to your tastes. You are no longer pigeonholed by Madison Avenue into accepting Door #1, 2, or 3. It's good that we all agree to drive on the right side of the road. Other than that, the Good Life doesn't necessitate being a mindless automaton and accepting the hand dealt by a disinterested employee. Pick your own cards and play them your way. Unplanned actions are not necessarily errors when it's your own coffee shop. Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! It's your Laughing Tree. On 7/20/07, Stephen Carey wrote: <Snip> -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
Doug Zell has an excellent article called "American Coffee Culture". It first appeared in Fresh Cup magazine and exists on the web on the site of another coffee site (not sure that I can link to it). The article can be found easily enough if you google. I'm not sure it answers the question what's happening next, but it is still worth reading. Vicki Stephen Carey wrote: <Snip>