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Topic: OT Regional tastes (4 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
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.

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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.
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3) From: raymanowen
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:
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4) From: Vicki Smith
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:
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