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Topic: my grinder, my grinder - it's here!!! (7 msgs / 470 lines)
1) From: Stephen Carey
I don't believe this is possible.  First, I am writing before I have 
even tasted the coffee after being ground in the best grinder I could 
afford, a Maestro Plus, bought from Sweet Maria's.  I know, it can be 
had less expensive other places, I saw the prices, but this boy is 
loyal and also, I trust the service and testing from SMs.
Now, I also have a hand grinder on its way to me, it should be here 
in a week or so, but for now, this is my new baby and will remain so 
for a number of years.
Here is the thing and the reason I am writing before I have tasted 
it.  The smell of the ground coffee was in a different - higher - 
league than my whirly bird (which did good service and I had down 
pretty well, it is staying in a box, just in case), but the smell, it 
is fresher, brighter, more like at my friend's shop in Costa Rica 
when he grinds to made me a cup of coffee.  You know, a deeper sense 
of flavor or flavors, you know it is more than "just a cup of coffee."
By NO means am I knocking anyone who uses a whirly-bird, please don't 
think that.  It is just that I am excited and moved up, if you 
will.  Nothing bad is meant, for I love my whirly-bird, it is what I 
first tasted fresh roasted coffee on.
Oh, the dinger, the coffee is ready, please hold on and let me try it 
- it is Harar Hoarse, which I had this morning, ground on the 
whirly-bird, and it was fantastic.  So, how will this be, there is so 
much to learn, all of the settings, the times, the whole 
thing.  Well, I am going to get a cup, be right back.....
I truly and I would tell you, but it is not my imagination, this 
coffee tastes like it smells, is wonderfully smooth, like the look of 
fresh water rippling over rocks.  I taste the flavors, all of them, 
the roast was right on, as I had hoped, not my imagination.  It was 
very good earlier, I mean very good, but this is fuller, the flavors 
are more distinct, like bookmarks to illustrate where they begin and 
leave off, but they are not hard stops.  No, they merge, one slowly 
moves back and out and the next one or even two come forward, seeping 
their way to help make up the sum of the parts, a wonderful mouthful 
of ever so tasty coffee - as, I believe, it was meant to be tasted, 
if at all possible.
Now, as I zero in on the correct grind for me - but I think it will 
be for each coffee - will the flavor be even better?  I can't say.  I 
claim that this cup of Harar Hoarse is as it should be tasted.  What 
then happens in four or five years, if then, and I get a Rocky, what 
will I say.  How can one improve on perfection.  It might be this 
bean, I have no way of knowing that truth.  I can just share my 
honesty, based on my integrity, with a bit of excitement tossed in 
(never under estimate the power or excitement), that this tastes as 
close to perfect as I can imagine.
And, in five year it won't be a fair comparison, I will be a better 
roaster then (I hope), I will know my grinds better on this machine 
and on the hand grinder on its way to me.  So many variables.  The 
thing for me to always remember that I am not special by this.  It is 
all a gift that I happen to be able to love and also afford at this 
time.  It makes me not a better person, I must do that.  But it makes 
me a more fulfilled person, for roasting is a true passion, one that 
any deity or daemon would approve, or so I believe.
I have rambled and must get back to work and the coffee, yes the 
coffee first, then work.  Thank you all of helping make today happen, 
you inspire without conceit, you teach with much patiences, you show 
without showing off, you share, the good and the bad - you are the inspiration.
Stephen

2) From: Stephen Carey
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I don't believe this is possible.  First, I am writing before I have 
even tasted the coffee after being ground in the best grinder I could 
afford, a Maestro Plus, bought from Sweet Maria's.  I know, it can be 
had less expensive other places, I saw the prices, but this boy is 
loyal and also, I trust the service and testing from SMs.
Now, I also have a hand grinder on its way to me, it should be here 
in a week or so, but for now, this is my new baby and will remain so 
for a number of years.
Here is the thing and the reason I am writing before I have tasted 
it.  The smell of the ground coffee was in a different - higher - 
league than my whirly bird (which did good service and I had down 
pretty well, it is staying in a box, just in case), but the smell, it 
is fresher, brighter, more like at my friend's shop in Costa Rica 
when he grinds to made me a cup of coffee.  You know, a deeper sense 
of flavor or flavors, you know it is more than "just a cup of coffee."
By NO means am I knocking anyone who uses a whirly-bird, please don't 
think that.  It is just that I am excited and moved up, if you 
will.  Nothing bad is meant, for I love my whirly-bird, it is what I 
first tasted fresh roasted coffee on.
Oh, the dinger, the coffee is ready, please hold on and let me try it 
- it is Harar Hoarse, which I had this morning, ground on the 
whirly-bird, and it was fantastic.  So, how will this be, there is so 
much to learn, all of the settings, the times, the whole 
thing.  Well, I am going to get a cup, be right back.....
I truly and I would tell you, but it is not my imagination, this 
coffee tastes like it smells, is wonderfully smooth, like the look of 
fresh water rippling over rocks.  I taste the flavors, all of them, 
the roast was right on, as I had hoped, not my imagination.  It was 
very good earlier, I mean very good, but this is fuller, the flavors 
are more distinct, like bookmarks to illustrate where they begin and 
leave off, but they are not hard stops.  No, they merge, one slowly 
moves back and out and the next one or even two come forward, seeping 
their way to help make up the sum of the parts, a wonderful mouthful 
of ever so tasty coffee - as, I believe, it was meant to be tasted, 
if at all possible.
Now, as I zero in on the correct grind for me - but I think it will 
be for each coffee - will the flavor be even better?  I can't say.  I 
claim that this cup of Harar Hoarse is as it should be tasted.  What 
then happens in four or five years, if then, and I get a Rocky, what 
will I say.  How can one improve on perfection.  It might be this 
bean, I have no way of knowing that truth.  I can just share my 
honesty, based on my integrity, with a bit of excitement tossed in 
(never under estimate the power or excitement), that this tastes as 
close to perfect as I can imagine.
And, in five year it won't be a fair comparison, I will be a better 
roaster then (I hope), I will know my grinds better on this machine 
and on the hand grinder on its way to me.  So many variables.  The 
thing for me to always remember that I am not special by this.  It is 
all a gift that I happen to be able to love and also afford at this 
time.  It makes me not a better person, I must do that.  But it makes 
me a more fulfilled person, for roasting is a true passion, one that 
any deity or daemon would approve, or so I believe.
I have rambled and must get back to work and the coffee, yes the 
coffee first, then work.  Thank you all of helping make today happen, 
you inspire without conceit, you teach with much patiences, you show 
without showing off, you share, the good and the bad - you are the inspiration.
Stephen 
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I don't believe this is possible.  First, I am writing
before I have even tasted the coffee after being ground in the best
grinder I could afford, a Maestro Plus, bought from Sweet Maria's. 
I know, it can be had less expensive other places, I saw the prices, but
this boy is loyal and also, I trust the service and testing from
SMs.
Now, I also have a hand grinder on its way to me, it should be here in a
week or so, but for now, this is my new baby and will remain so for a
number of years.
Here is the thing and the reason I am writing before I have tasted
it.  The smell of the ground coffee was in a different - higher -
league than my whirly bird (which did good service and I had down pretty
well, it is staying in a box, just in case), but the smell, it is
fresher, brighter, more like at my friend's shop in Costa Rica when he
grinds to made me a cup of coffee.  You know, a deeper sense of
flavor or flavors, you know it is more than "just a cup of
coffee."
By NO means am I knocking anyone who uses a whirly-bird, please don't
think that.  It is just that I am excited and moved up, if you
will.  Nothing bad is meant, for I love my whirly-bird, it is what I
first tasted fresh roasted coffee on. 
Oh, the dinger, the coffee is ready, please hold on and let me try it -
it is Harar Hoarse, which I had this morning, ground on the whirly-bird,
and it was fantastic.  So, how will this be, there is so much to
learn, all of the settings, the times, the whole thing.  Well, I am
going to get a cup, be right back.....
I truly and I would tell you, but it is not my imagination, this coffee
tastes like it smells, is wonderfully smooth, like the look of fresh
water rippling over rocks.  I taste the flavors, all of them, the
roast was right on, as I had hoped, not my imagination.  It was very
good earlier, I mean very good, but this is fuller, the flavors are more
distinct, like bookmarks to illustrate where they begin and leave off,
but they are not hard stops.  No, they merge, one slowly moves back
and out and the next one or even two come forward, seeping their way to
help make up the sum of the parts, a wonderful mouthful of ever so tasty
coffee - as, I believe, it was meant to be tasted, if at all
possible.
Now, as I zero in on the correct grind for me - but I think it will be
for each coffee - will the flavor be even better?  I can't
say.  I claim that this cup of Harar Hoarse is as it should be
tasted.  What then happens in four or five years, if then, and I get
a Rocky, what will I say.  How can one improve on perfection. 
It might be this bean, I have no way of knowing that truth.  I can
just share my honesty, based on my integrity, with a bit of excitement
tossed in (never under estimate the power or excitement), that this
tastes as close to perfect as I can imagine.
And, in five year it won't be a fair comparison, I will be a better
roaster then (I hope), I will know my grinds better on this machine and
on the hand grinder on its way to me.  So many variables.  The
thing for me to always remember that I am not special by this.  It
is all a gift that I happen to be able to love and also afford at this
time.  It makes me not a better person, I must do that.  But it
makes me a more fulfilled person, for roasting is a true passion, one
that any deity or daemon would approve, or so I believe.
I have rambled and must get back to work and the coffee, yes the coffee
first, then work.  Thank you all of helping make today happen, you
inspire without conceit, you teach with much patiences, you show without
showing off, you share, the good and the bad - you are the
inspiration.
Stephen
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3) From: Les
Now that is one of the best reports I have read on why the grinder is so
important to the brew!  I am enjoying a wonderful cup of Harrar Horse Green
Stripe this morning.  All the flavors with a blueberry finish!  It doesn't
get much better.  Thanks for sharing your journey with us Stephen.
Les
On 9/17/07, Stephen Carey  wrote:
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4) From: raymanowen
"...I know, it can be had less expensive other places."
Are you sure about that? The price delivered, is cheaper?
Apples/Oranges:Apples/Oranges -ro
On 9/18/07, Les  wrote:
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5) From: Stephen Carey
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Very sure, I found two that with shipping were $10 less, but I buy 
due to service, quality, and, I admit it, the people who own it, and 
I get great quality, service, and price on 99% of everything.  Not bad.
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Very sure, I found two that with shipping were $10 less, but
I buy due to service, quality, and, I admit it, the people who own it,
and I get great quality, service, and price on 99% of everything. 
Not bad.
At 03:10 AM 9/19/2007, you wrote:
"...I know, it can be had
less expensive other places."
Are you sure about that? The price delivered, is cheaper?
Apples/Oranges:Apples/Oranges -ro
On 9/18/07, Les <les.albjerg> wrote:
> Now that is one of the best reports I have read on why the grinder
is so
> important to the brew!  I am enjoying a wonderful cup of Harrar
Horse Green
> Stripe this morning.  All the flavors with a blueberry
finish!  It doesn't
> get much better.  Thanks for sharing your journey with us
Stephen.
>
> Les
>
>
> On 9/17/07, Stephen Carey <steve> wrote:
> >
> > I don't believe this is possible.  First, I am writing
before I have even
> > tasted the coffee after being ground in the best grinder I
could afford, a
> > Maestro Plus, bought from Sweet Maria's.  I know, it can
be had less
> > expensive other places, I saw the prices, but this boy is loyal
and also,
> I
> > trust the service and testing from SMs.
> >
> > Now, I also have a hand grinder on its way to me, it should be
here in a
> > week or so, but for now, this is my new baby and will remain so
for a
> number
> > of years.
> >
> > Here is the thing and the reason I am writing before I have
tasted it.
> > The smell of the ground coffee was in a different - higher -
league than
> my
> > whirly bird (which did good service and I had down pretty well,
it is
> > staying in a box, just in case), but the smell, it is fresher,
brighter,
> > more like at my friend's shop in Costa Rica when he grinds to
made me a
> cup
> > of coffee.  You know, a deeper sense of flavor or flavors,
you know it is
> > more than "just a cup of coffee."
> >
> > By NO means am I knocking anyone who uses a whirly-bird, please
don't
> > think that.  It is just that I am excited and moved up, if
you will.
> > Nothing bad is meant, for I love my whirly-bird, it is what I
first tasted
> > fresh roasted coffee on.
> >
> > Oh, the dinger, the coffee is ready, please hold on and let me
try it - it
> > is Harar Hoarse, which I had this morning, ground on the
whirly-bird, and
> it
> > was fantastic.  So, how will this be, there is so much to
learn, all of
> the
> > settings, the times, the whole thing.  Well, I am going to
get a cup, be
> > right back.....
> >
> > I truly and I would tell you, but it is not my imagination,
this coffee
> > tastes like it smells, is wonderfully smooth, like the look of
fresh water
> > rippling over rocks.  I taste the flavors, all of them,
the roast was
> right
> > on, as I had hoped, not my imagination.  It was very good
earlier, I mean
> > very good, but this is fuller, the flavors are more distinct,
like
> bookmarks
> > to illustrate where they begin and leave off, but they are not
hard stops.
> > No, they merge, one slowly moves back and out and the next one
or even two
> > come forward, seeping their way to help make up the sum of the
parts, a
> > wonderful mouthful of ever so tasty coffee - as, I believe, it
was meant
> to
> > be tasted, if at all possible.
> >
> > Now, as I zero in on the correct grind for me - but I think it
will be for
> > each coffee - will the flavor be even better?  I can't
say.  I claim that
> > this cup of Harar Hoarse is as it should be tasted.  What
then happens in
> > four or five years, if then, and I get a Rocky, what will I
say.  How can
> > one improve on perfection.  It might be this bean, I have
no way of
> knowing
> > that truth.  I can just share my honesty, based on my
integrity, with a
> bit
> > of excitement tossed in (never under estimate the power or
excitement),
> that
> > this tastes as close to perfect as I can imagine.
> >
> > And, in five year it won't be a fair comparison, I will be a
better
> > roaster then (I hope), I will know my grinds better on this
machine and on
> > the hand grinder on its way to me.  So many
variables.  The thing for me
> to
> > always remember that I am not special by this.  It is all
a gift that I
> > happen to be able to love and also afford at this time. 
It makes me not a
> > better person, I must do that.  But it makes me a more
fulfilled person,
> for
> > roasting is a true passion, one that any deity or daemon would
approve, or
> > so I believe.
> >
> > I have rambled and must get back to work and the coffee, yes
the coffee
> > first, then work.  Thank you all of helping make today
happen, you inspire
> > without conceit, you teach with much patiences, you show
without showing
> > off, you share, the good and the bad - you are the
inspiration.
> >
> > Stephen
> >
>
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6) From: Larry Johnson
Fabulous post, Stephen. You do have a way with words.
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7) From: Stephen Carey
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Thank you, you are very kind.  Trust me, it is all of you who help me 
in this passion, as fun as it is, you all make it a true passion of the heart.
Stephen
At 09:28 PM 9/21/2007, you wrote:
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Thank you, you are very kind.  Trust me, it is all of
you who help me in this passion, as fun as it is, you all make it a true
passion of the heart.
Stephen
At 09:28 PM 9/21/2007, you wrote:
Fabulous post, Stephen. You do
have a way with words.
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