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Topic: first gift a big hit (14 msgs / 798 lines)
1) From: George
Stephen, are you in the Finger Lakes region?  I'm in CNY, just outside of
Syracuse to be exact. 
 
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2) From: George
I have a rather similar saying I use.  Shame me once, shame on me, shame =
me
twice, shame on you, shame me three times and you won't live to try it a
fourth time.
George 
 
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3) From: George
I have a rather similar saying I use.  Shame me once, shame on me, shame =
me
twice, shame on you, shame me three times and you won't live to try it a
fourth time.
 
George 
 
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4) From: George
Stephen, are you in the Finger Lakes region?  I'm in CNY, just outside of
Syracuse to be exact. 
 
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5) From: George
Drats, was hoping to find a fellow roaster in the CNY region, or someplac=
e
around that area.  Just forget NYC, don't want to LEARN how to drive ther=
e. 
 :-)
George 
 
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6) From: Stephen Carey
Well, I did it and I have to thank so many of you.  As I wrote 
earlier, I was roasting one pound, over three roasts, of Costa Rica - 
Vino de Arabia.  It was a gift for my mother, who we were flying to 
the Finger Lake region of NY to visit and to celebrate her 73 
birthday.  This wild, 50 years old looking woman, who just moved up 
there had a blast with the coffee.  She found a good coffee shop up 
there and is happy for that.  But, this roast, as a gift won her 
over.  I did okay.  I wish I had started earlier and roasted many 
more times before I gave it as a gift, but it worked.  She loved it, 
she named the flavors she tasted without me reading them from Tom's 
write up which I took up.
It wasn't perfect, I think I need more than 16 roasts for that, but 
it was a smooth, wine flavored, chocolate finishing sip each and 
every time.  The three roasts to make the pound were not identical 
for I was doing my best to get as close to a true dial in as I could, 
but it was still full of a bouncy, full bodied, yet, what I call 
"tender" taste.
Next thing you know I am taking her all over Sweet Maria's site.  She 
is asking me which coffee maker I wanted from the different 
brands.  She still uses the carafe and ceramic insert from when we 
lived in Germany.  He coffee grinder is 50 years old and works wonders.
She knows I would like to try a vacuum brewer and was reading up on 
them before she took us to the airport.  But more, she was asking 
about roasters, what might be best for her - I suggested she lurk a 
bit, read the various FAQs and ask questions of my limited experience.
The best part, she put away the coffee she had in her airtight 
container and was using just mine in its gold valve bag.
Finally, she looked at all of the types of coffee and wants to order 
some and have it sent here so her still learning son can send it to her.
All in all, on heck of a birthday gift, one with which we both 
received much.  Thank you all for your help.
All the best,
Stephen

7) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Congrats!
Well done sir!
Dennis

8) From: Barry Luterman
I did the same with my daughter. I got her hooked as a home roaster also. 
However, my daughter knows how to play me. Last year, when the great 
Guatemala Blue Bourbon came out, I bought 15 lbs of it and told her to buy 
10 lbs. She has never bought more than 5 lbs of anything. Naturally she 
didn't listen . She soon ran out and Tom was long sold out on the coffee. So 
Dad had to gift her 3 lbs of his private stash. I called her last week and 
told her Tom is getting in this years crop and I was thinking of buying 20 
lbs and she should get a 10 pounder. She said, "gee Dad if you are getting 
20 lbs why would I need to get 10 lbs"?

9) From: Brett Mason
Barry, I would rather call you Dad....
Dad, sis is just playing you.  And I only need a little bit of coffee - say
two pounds...  I am sure you have my address, Dad, and still I am most
pleased to get it to you, cause sis probably swiped it last time we were
over...
Thanks Pops!
Brett
On 8/13/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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10) From: Kevin Creason
Subject: Re: +first gift a big hit
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Because Dad may be an old dog but can learn new tricks, and he follows the adage "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!" 
;-)
Nah. Dads everywhere: hold up a little finger and realize you are wrapped around your daughters' little finger. There is no escape. Better add another 5 pounds.

11) From: Stephen Carey
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No, I am just outside of DC in Virginia, but part of my family lives 
in Canandaigua and Victor.  My mom just moved back up there, but 
still maintains a home in MD.
I am really happy that she liked the coffee so much.  Some is because 
a mother is supposed to like things home made, but this was 
different.   Today, she called to ask about the amounts I was using 
to make the coffee while I was up there and if different coffees are 
better with different amounts of coffee in the brew.  She loved the 
gold valve bag, the work that went into it, but mostly the flavor 
grabbed her, which made me feel good.
At 11:45 AM 8/14/2007, you wrote:
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No, I am just outside of DC in Virginia, but part of my
family lives in Canandaigua and Victor.  My mom just moved back up
there, but still maintains a home in MD.
I am really happy that she liked the coffee so much.  Some is
because a mother is supposed to like things home made, but this was
different.   Today, she called to ask about the amounts I was
using to make the coffee while I was up there and if different coffees
are better with different amounts of coffee in the brew.  She loved
the gold valve bag, the work that went into it, but mostly the flavor
grabbed her, which made me feel good.
At 11:45 AM 8/14/2007, you wrote:
Stephen, are you in the Finger
Lakes region?  I'm in CNY, just outside of Syracuse to be exact.
 
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From: Stephen
Carey
Date: 8/13/2007 10:20:10 PM
To:

homeroast
Subject: +first gift a big hit
 
Well, I did it and I have to thank so many of you.  As I wrote
earlier, I was roasting one pound, over three roasts, of Costa Rica
-
Vino de Arabia.  It was a gift for my mother, who we were flying
to
the Finger Lake region of NY to visit and to celebrate her 73
birthday.  This wild, 50 years old looking woman, who just moved
up
there had a blast with the coffee.  She found a good coffee shop
up
there and is happy for that.  But, this roast, as a gift won
her
over.  I did okay.  I wish I had started earlier and roasted
many
more times before I gave it as a gift, but it worked.  She loved
it,
she named the flavors she tasted without me reading them from Tom's
write up which I took up.
 
It wasn't perfect, I think I need more than 16 roasts for that, but
it was a smooth, wine flavored, chocolate finishing sip each and
every time.  The three roasts to make the pound were not
identical
for I was doing my best to get as close to a true dial in as I
could,
but it was still full of a bouncy, full bodied, yet, what I call
"tender" taste.
 
Next thing you know I am taking her all over Sweet Maria's site. 
She
is asking me which coffee maker I wanted from the different
brands.  She still uses the carafe and ceramic insert from when
we
lived in Germany.  He coffee grinder is 50 years old and works
wonders.
 
She knows I would like to try a vacuum brewer and was reading up on
them before she took us to the airport.  But more, she was
asking
about roasters, what might be best for her - I suggested she lurk a
bit, read the various FAQs and ask questions of my limited
experience.
 
The best part, she put away the coffee she had in her airtight
container and was using just mine in its gold valve bag.
 
Finally, she looked at all of the types of coffee and wants to order
some and have it sent here so her still learning son can send it to
her.
 
All in all, on heck of a birthday gift, one with which we both
received much.  Thank you all for your help.
 
All the best,
 
Stephen
 
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12) From: Les
Stephen said, "She is asking me which coffee maker I wanted from the
different
brands."
 So Stephen why didn't you take her over to the espresso machine section and
ask for an Andreja?
Les
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13) From: Stephen Carey
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Well, the $1450 may have slowed me down, maybe after my next roast to her!
At 12:10 PM 8/14/2007, you wrote:
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Well, the $1450 may have slowed me down, maybe after my next
roast to her!
At 12:10 PM 8/14/2007, you wrote:
Stephen said, "She is
asking me which coffee maker I wanted from the different
brands." 
 
 So Stephen why didn't you take her over to the espresso machine
section and ask for an Andreja?
 
Les 
 
On 8/13/07, Stephen Carey
<steve
> wrote: 
Well, I did it and I have to thank so many of you.  As I
wrote
earlier, I was roasting one pound, over three roasts, of Costa Rica -
Vino de Arabia.  It was a gift for my mother, who we were flying
to
the Finger Lake region of NY to visit and to celebrate her 73
birthday.  This wild, 50 years old looking woman, who just moved
up
there had a blast with the coffee.  She found a good coffee shop
up 
there and is happy for that.  But, this roast, as a gift won
her
over.  I did okay.  I wish I had started earlier and
roasted many
more times before I gave it as a gift, but it worked.  She loved
it,
she named the flavors she tasted without me reading them from Tom's
write up which I took up.
It wasn't perfect, I think I need more than 16 roasts for that,
but
it was a smooth, wine flavored, chocolate finishing sip each and
every time.  The three roasts to make the pound were not
identical 
for I was doing my best to get as close to a true dial in as I
could,
but it was still full of a bouncy, full bodied, yet, what I call
"tender" taste.
Next thing you know I am taking her all over Sweet Maria's
site.  She 
is asking me which coffee maker I wanted from the different
brands.  She still uses the carafe and ceramic insert from when
we
lived in Germany.  He coffee grinder is 50 years old and works
wonders.
She knows I would like to try a vacuum brewer and was reading up on
them before she took us to the airport.  But more, she was
asking
about roasters, what might be best for her - I suggested she lurk
a
bit, read the various FAQs and ask questions of my limited
experience.
The best part, she put away the coffee she had in her airtight
container and was using just mine in its gold valve bag.
Finally, she looked at all of the types of coffee and wants to
order
some and have it sent here so her still learning son can send it to
her. 
All in all, on heck of a birthday gift, one with which we both
received much.  Thank you all for your help.
All the best,
Stephen
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14) From: Barry Luterman
Will do, Might adopt Brett Mason and add another pound.


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