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Topic: herb enhanced roasted coffee (16 msgs / 512 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
Hi, all.
My mother sent me an add from her local newspaper, in the Finger 
Lakes region of NY.  The site sells roasted coffee, but it is herb 
enhanced to bring about longevity, immunity from diseases or to build 
up your immune system, also herb roasted coffee for your digestive 
system, to relax, for sinus issues and more.
The Web site is beautiful.  There is a nice paragraph about the 
roaster and roasting process.  I didn't include the site here because 
I don't want to bash them or hurt them, unless you all think it fine.
I am just wondering if you have ever heard of such a thing and how it 
tastes, if you have had the experience.  In all the stores I have 
been in, ordered from, etc.  I have never heard of this.  It may well 
work and be quite healthy and healing, I can't say.  But I was 
wondering if you had ever heard of herb enhanced coffee and how it 
would be done.
I guess in the roasting process, for they must by the beans without 
it - I guess.  They have a decent selection.
Just wondering.
Stephen

2) From: Bob
Stephen Carey wrote:
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I'm gonna get flamed for this but ...
I've seen too many scams, too many wooist/new age herbal enhanced stuff 
to take it seriously. I see claims like the above for longevity blah, 
blah and the BS flag goes to full mast.
Heading for the bunker.
Bob

3) From: Brett Mason
First of all,
Mom is always right!
Mom is also awfully sweet to care about you getting the best nutrition out
of your new hobby!
I would recommend black coffee, from a vac-pot.  Serve with a croissant or a
block of dark chocolate.  Tell Mom it works great!
Brett
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Cheers,
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4) From: Stephen Carey
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I don't know why you would get flamed.  You are just sharing your 
experience and that is as valid as anyone else's.  I just have never 
seen, heard, or visited such a place.  Besides, serenity and coffee 
seem counter intuitive.  I didn't put their name because since I 
don't know anything about them or the process there is no point in 
hurting them.  But my BS meter went up to the warning stage!
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I don't know why you would get flamed.  You are just
sharing your experience and that is as valid as anyone else's.  I
just have never seen, heard, or visited such a place.  Besides,
serenity and coffee seem counter intuitive.  I didn't put their name
because since I don't know anything about them or the process there is no
point in hurting them.  But my BS meter went up to the warning
stage!
At 02:42 PM 7/31/2007, you wrote:
Stephen Carey wrote:
Hi, all.
My mother sent me an add from her local newspaper, in the Finger Lakes
region of NY.  The site sells roasted coffee, but it is herb
enhanced to bring about longevity, immunity from diseases or to build up
your immune system, also herb roasted coffee for your digestive system,
to relax, for sinus issues and more.
I'm gonna get flamed for this but ...
I've seen too many scams, too many wooist/new age herbal enhanced stuff
to take it seriously. I see claims like the above for longevity blah,
blah and the BS flag goes to full mast.
Heading for the bunker.
Bob
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5) From: Stephen Carey
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She sent it because her BS flag flew off of the pole.  As soon as she 
heard about their coffee be "enchanted" did it for her.
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She sent it because her BS flag flew off of the pole. 
As soon as she heard about their coffee be "enchanted" did it
for her.
At 02:48 PM 7/31/2007, you wrote:
First of all,
 
Mom is always right!
 
Mom is also awfully sweet to care about you getting the best nutrition
out of your new hobby!
 
I would recommend black coffee, from a vac-pot.  Serve with a
croissant or a block of dark chocolate.  Tell Mom it works
great!
Brett
 
On 7/31/07, Bob
<rjbrash>
wrote: 
Stephen Carey wrote:
> Hi, all.
>
> My mother sent me an add from her local newspaper, in the Finger
Lakes 
> region of NY.  The site sells roasted coffee, but it is
herb enhanced to
> bring about longevity, immunity from diseases or to build up
your immune
> system, also herb roasted coffee for your digestive system, to
relax, 
> for sinus issues and more.
>
>
I'm gonna get flamed for this but ...
I've seen too many scams, too many wooist/new age herbal enhanced
stuff
to take it seriously. I see claims like the above for longevity blah,
blah and the BS flag goes to full mast.
Heading for the bunker.
Bob
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6) From: Scott Marquardt
http://www.thedalaijava.com ?
If the coffee's good, that's one thing. As for the rest, it seems a
complication to get the benefits (if any) from the Chinese herbs by putting
'em in the coffee. It just seems a bizarre, arbitrary pairing. I mean, why
not in one's yogurt? Or sprinkled on a banana? The list of herbal items
doesn't say much about what they may add to the coffee aesthetic, with one
exception that cites aromatic qualities.
As for boosting your immune system, just stop cleaning your house for a
couple weeks. Repeat the cycle at least quarterly. The dust alone will boost
your immune system significantly.
Although I'm kidding about what you should do, I'm not kidding that it would
have that effect.
- Scott
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7) From: Lynne Biziewski
That means I should have the best immune system on the planet.
; > })
Lynne
As for boosting your immune system, just stop cleaning your house for a
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8) From: Brett Mason
I like her even more now!
Any chance she can have a chat with my mom?
B.
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9) From: Stephen Carey
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www.thedalaijava.com - "mindfully roasted herb enlightened 
coffees.  Looking for Enlightenment? Find it by the Cup!  We only 
roast Fair Trade and Organic Beans".
That is from their ad.  My mom got a hoot out of it for the same 
reasons you site.  Sure, some teas have certain effects on the body, 
coffee, by itself does for some people, but I just have never heard 
of "enlightened" coffee.  You know, maybe it works for some people 
and they get something out of it - wow, I do cut people some 
slack.  But, to me, it seems like a way to sell more coffee by making 
it a spiritual experience (which I think it can be without adding 
herbs) or whatever.
There is a job for just about anyone in this country.  They found 
something that may work for them.  They don't list an actual store, 
so it must be an Internet only business, which is fine, just odd for 
the paper it was in, which is all ads about local businesses.  I 
would have expected a brick and mortar store.  Who knew, maybe it 
works for them and those that buy their coffee.  I think I will stick 
to SM's, makes more sense to me.
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www.thedalaijava.com - "mindfully roasted herb enlightened
coffees.  Looking for Enlightenment? Find it by the Cup!  We
only roast Fair Trade and Organic Beans".
That is from their ad.  My mom got a hoot out of
it for the same reasons you site.  Sure, some teas have certain
effects on the body, coffee, by itself does for some people, but I just
have never heard of "enlightened" coffee.  You know, maybe
it works for some people and they get something out of it - wow, I do cut
people some slack.  But, to me, it seems like a way to sell more
coffee by making it a spiritual experience (which I think it can be
without adding herbs) or whatever.
There is a job for just about anyone in this country.  They found
something that may work for them.  They don't list an actual store,
so it must be an Internet only business, which is fine, just odd for the
paper it was in, which is all ads about local businesses.  I would
have expected a brick and mortar store.  Who knew, maybe it works
for them and those that buy their coffee.  I think I will stick to
SM's, makes more sense to me.
At 03:12 PM 7/31/2007, you wrote:
http://www.thedalaijava.com  ?
If the coffee's good, that's one thing. As for the rest, it seems a
complication to get the benefits (if any) from the Chinese herbs by
putting 'em in the coffee. It just seems a bizarre, arbitrary pairing. I
mean, why not in one's yogurt? Or sprinkled on a banana? The list of
herbal items doesn't say much about what they may add to the coffee
aesthetic, with one exception that cites aromatic qualities. 
As for boosting your immune system, just stop cleaning your house for a
couple weeks. Repeat the cycle at least quarterly. The dust alone will
boost your immune system significantly.
Although I'm kidding about what you should do, I'm not kidding that it
would have that effect. 
- Scott
On 7/31/07, Stephen Carey
<steve
> wrote:
Hi, all.
My mother sent me an add from her local newspaper, in the Finger
Lakes region of NY.  The site sells roasted coffee, but it is
herb
enhanced to bring about longevity, immunity from diseases or to build
up your immune system, also herb roasted coffee for your
digestive
system, to relax, for sinus issues and more.
The Web site is beautiful.  There is a nice paragraph about
the
roaster and roasting process.  I didn't include the site here
because 
I don't want to bash them or hurt them, unless you all think it
fine.
I am just wondering if you have ever heard of such a thing and how
it
tastes, if you have had the experience.  In all the stores I
have 
been in, ordered from, etc.  I have never heard of this. 
It may well
work and be quite healthy and healing, I can't say.  But I
was
wondering if you had ever heard of herb enhanced coffee and how
it
would be done. 
I guess in the roasting process, for they must by the beans
without
it - I guess.  They have a decent selection.
Just wondering.
Stephen
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10) From: Bob
Stephen Carey wrote:
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I like your mom! I'm hoisting a cup in her honor as I type (damn, almost 
spilled some).
Bob

11) From: Robert D. Crawford
Stephen Carey  writes:
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I've had herb with coffee and, from what I remember, it was an
experience.  
Not what they are talking about, I'd imagine, but some say it can bring
about a sense of enlightenment and I was certainly relaxed.
rdc
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Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw
You are confused; but this is your normal state.

12) From: Bob
Stephen Carey wrote:
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Still in pain from the assault from a wooist faction on another site. So 
I'm a tad gunshy.
Bob

13) From: Scott Marquardt
One thing about any growth in an industry -- the fringe gets wider. I 'spect
there'll be plenty of entertainment to come outside the mainstream of
commonsense roasters and purveyors of decent product.
On 7/31/07, Stephen Carey  wrote:
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14) From: Bob Holland
Here in Woo-Woo land, Eugene Oregon, we had a local roaster who was
featuring "herb enhanced, wood fired coffee". He was getting about $15-20 a
pound for it! I am told he "injected the herb in a glycerin/alcohol
solution" through the "trier" of the roaster. Seems to me it would vaporize
before it could influence the taste of the bean. I am sure those that bought
it were Mesmerized and Mida-sized!
Bob
Dexter, Oregon

15) From: Floyd Lozano
bottom of their order page:
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any
disease.*
=(
 And what if i want longevity AND immunity??  I guess that's 2 pots of
coffee.
-F
On 7/31/07, Scott Marquardt  wrote:
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16) From: Robert Joslin
.....serenity and coffee seem counter intuitive.....         some of my most
serene (and even sublime) moments have been spent while enjoying a cup or
cups of coffee.  It is part of relaxing ritual in which I savor the drink
and the leisure time and reflect on affairs of the day (week, month, or
year).  Of course, I am one of those lucky individuals not much affected by
caffeine.  I can drink four cups of moderately strong coffee at bedtime and
retire and sleep soundly the entire night.     Josh
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