This weekend, I had the opportunity to show homeroasting to the masses! I work for an edu and had showed a friend a while ago who hooked me up to do the demo. It was Parent's Weekend and I was set up with a table and ample power, in the shade. I brought along 2 poppers (one for show, one to use), a Chemex for brewing, hot water kettle, fan, colander, pre-roasted and green beans, and grinder. I started with a crowd of about 10-12, chatting while setting up. Once I was ready to start the roast, I started describing what I was doing. Once the beans were down, it was back to chatting and prepping a Chemex of freshly roasted Colombia. Bottom line: many were impressed. One had actually homeroasted before. The name "sweetmarias.com" was mentioned several times; someone actually wrote it down. So, there may have been converts among the masses! Jason -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com
Great job, Jason! You also get extra credit for getting Sweet Maria's name out there. You are hereby granted 8,317 CSA points for your efforts! Respectfully, Eddie Disclaimer: CSA points are not refundable for cash or merchandise. On 9/24/07, Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip>
Does that mean my local homeroast group counts for a few points? ...with a link to Sweetmarias? :::grin::: ********************* Ed Needham "to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************
Jason where are the pictures. Email me off list. ginny ---- Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip>
OK...call me a Newbe. Call me gullible. But what does CSA stand for? Dave On 9/24/07, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
--Apple-Mail-3--223688017 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Coffee Snobs of America. I really don't think someone should be able to award more points than they have accumulated. And this looks like a bit of CSA point inflation going on here. But since we make up the rules as we go. pecan jim On Sep 24, 2007, at 8:23 PM, Dave Kvindlog wrote: <Snip> --Apple-Mail-3--223688017 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 Coffee Snobs of America. pecan jim On Sep = 24, 2007, at 8:23 PM, Dave Kvindlog wrote:
Oh dear - I have failed in a proper edumacashin..... Mike, help me out here... Brett On 9/24/07, Dave Kvindlog wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Pat - that's worth points, helping lead another down the primrose path - I'd say worth at least 50 for the leading, and 50 more for knowing where to find the original source! Cheers, Fellow CSA, Brett On 9/24/07, Patrick R. Sklenar wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
or confederate states of America Jim Gundlach wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Agree, CSA point awards getting rather inflated. I'll have to revise the planned redemption schedule at the (soon to be) Roastery Cafe... There will also be a schedule of points to be awarded TO mcKona Koffee when we hold our first SM List open house. Just wait 'til you see the number of points we'll get for each person who get to not just see or even touch (or even hug:-)but actually operate the 3 group Linea and the US Roaster Corp "Bad Boy"! Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee www.mcKonaKoffee.com 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/ From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Jim Gundlach Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 6:40 PM Coffee Snobs of America. I really don't think someone should be able to award more points than they have accumulated. And this looks like a bit of CSA point inflation going on here. But since we make up the rules as we go. pecan jim On Sep 24, 2007, at 8:23 PM, Dave Kvindlog wrote:
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Is it anything like my car radio?
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Barry, Actually you'd likely have little problem with either. Approach the PID'd Linea like you would your Brute (except for steaming, hold on tight!) and went bonkers and ordered the touch screen PLC profile controller with the USRC "Bad Boy"! miKe From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry Luterman Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 9:41 PM To: homeroast Subject: Re: +Homeroasting Demo Is it anything like my car radio?
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I'll be there. You will recognize me I am the fat guy with a biscotti in = my teeth.
Brett, Thank you very much. But please understand, I wasn't asking for points, just pointing out that some of us like this ... endeavour even if we don't have any points. I am SOOOOOOOOO far behind the likes of you, Mike, miKe, Ed, Ginny, Vicki, Ray and the all so many more that I can't name them all at this early hour that I feel honored to be allow to read and learn from all of your posts. :) But I *do* have two coworkers who are most thoroughly addicted to my coffees and will no longer touch the stuff served in the cafeteria at work and while they always use cream & sugar elsewhere ... they refuse to with my coffees so that they can taste the real flavors. In fact, I know get requests for regional coffees from them ... I roasted up two different Panamas this weekend at the request of one of them so that he can see that even coffee from the same area can taste different. I *think* I may be getting one of them close to trying either HG/DB or HG/BM roasting. he's asking a LOT of questions about what's involved lately. :) pat---- Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
Anybody who demands good brown in their cup is at the same place as me. I've just done a little more tinkering than some - that's all... Brett On 9/25/07, Patrick R. Sklenar wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Jason Brooks wrote: <Snip> And if it means anything for the hobby, I heard today that there were some props for the demo. So, maybe we're not all alone in our little neck of the woods :-) Jason -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia
Please, what do the initials HG/DB and HG/BM stand for? Most of the time I can follow or figure out the shorthand used in this list, but not this time. Incidentally, I am now sure I have made the right decision to switch away from the digest as I find the individual messages, without the huge amounts of garbage, much easier to follow. JoAnne On Sep 25, 2007, at 3:11 AM, Patrick R. Sklenar wrote: I *think* I may be getting one of them close to trying either HG/ DB or HG/BM roasting. he's asking a LOT of questions about what's involved lately. :)
hg/db heat gun dog bowl. hg/bm heat gun bread machine.