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Topic: Sweet Maria's Coffee 10 year anniversary party! (28 msgs / 444 lines)
1) From: Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hello one and all -
Tom and I find it hard to believe but this fall the business is 10 years old!
To  mark the occasion  we are throwing a small bash here at the 
warehouse. Nothing fancy - we will have some coffees brewed up and 
home brewed beer, maybe some special give-aways (like t-shirts or 
coffee), folks can try their hand at the South American coin tossing 
game called "sapo", and just to make sure that folks who wish to 
embarrass themselves have a chance to - a karaoke machine!
Where: our warehouse located at 1115 21st Street, Oakland CA 94607
When: Friday October 26th, from 3pm to 6pm (or whenever we pull the 
plug on the karaoke machine)
If you think you will stop in, please let us know so we can plan 
ahead.  Please reply off the list to maria
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria

2) From: Frank Parth
Damn, I drive up to the Bay area occasionally but I won't be up there then.
Have fun, and keep us in mind, those of us who don't live nearby.
Frank Parth

3) From: Brian Kamnetz
Coffees brewed up, home brewed beer, embarrassment/karaoke -- God, I
wish I could be there!!!!
On 10/15/07, Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:

4) From: Larry Johnson
My sentiments exactly, Brian. I'll be there in spirit.
Congratulations, Tom and Maria.
On 10/15/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
Larry J

5) From: Michael Wascher
I think the party shouldn't shut down for at least a year. That'd give all
of us a chance to enjoy the celebration.
On 10/15/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." --Mark Twain

6) From: Robert Joslin
Can't be there, but I'll be celebrating here with some mighty fine
coffee, thanks to the two of you!  Congratulations guys.  Hope you are good
for another 10 or 20.  I don't want to imagine how much poorer my life would
be without you.                                                         Josh
On 10/15/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:

7) From: Eddie Dove
So wish I could be there!  I will raise a cup of yours, and wish you
continued success for many years to come!
Love the pictures of Ben on the blog!
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
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8) From: Bob Brashear
Truly wish I could be there. Thanks to you guys for being there for us. 
Happy 10 and many many more to follow.
Best wishes.

9) From: Darliene Stanhope
I wish I could be there too.  Thanks for bringing us such great coffee

10) From: Les
I wish I could be there, but alas I can't.  Way to go Sweet Marias.
Looking forward to another awesome 10 years.
On 10/15/07, Darliene Stanhope  wrote:

11) From: Sandy Andina
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As I'm singing in Pontiac, MI (Detroit suburbs) that night, I'll  
dream of Oakland and dedicate "Caffeine" to you!
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12) From: Dave Kvindlog
Congratulations!  At around 4,000 miles round trip, I don't think I'll be
making the celebration.  Brett and I will celebrate here in Iowa, thinking
of you and drinking a toast to your continued success.  May you find many
more tempting greens to build up our stashes 12#s at a time!
On 10/15/07, Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:

13) From: kofi
Congratulations Tom and Maria!  May the next 10 be even more fun.
Wish I could be with you to celebrate but alas it is not to be, but my
thoughts will be with you.

14) From: Brandon Kolbe
Congratulations Tom & Maria,
     Wish I could be there to celebrate with you.  I will be there in spirit
like so many others.  I toast you for many wonderful years and many more
continued years of successful business.
On 10/15/07, Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:
"We are what we think.
All that we are arises
With our thoughts.
With our thoughts,
We make our world."
       -- Buddha

15) From: Dennis & Marjorie True
I wish I could make it I'll be there in spirit (singing badly no doubt!)
Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:

16) From: Robert Gulley
Congrats! Makes me wish you were still in Columbus - I'd be able to 
make the drive (Cincinnati). As it is, best of celebrations to you, 
post some pics if you can, and here's to another 10 years!
Robert RG
At 06:25 PM 10/15/2007, you wrote:
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

17) From: Dave
Congratulations! Sounds like fun! I'd be there if I could. I've been
looking for good coffee for years, and only learned about homeroast a
year or so ago, and been roasting about 10 months. I've been enjoying
the journey so far, and look forward to learning more.
Congratulations on the first 10, and wishing you continued success.
Thanks for the coffee!
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
On 10/15/07, Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:

18) From: Larry Williams
Congratulations on your success.  I live in the Lodi area but won't be 
there - the traffic is too crazy in your part of the world.  You are 
sole reason why I roast greens, and you do a great job that we all 
Larry Williams
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19) From: Dave Huddle
Congratulations!  I hope you guys have many more successful years.
How about a round trip ticket to the party for one of your ORIGINAL
customers here in Columbus.    I remember chatting with you, Tom, before you
opened your place on 2nd. street.
Westerville, Ohio
About 17 miles, 26 minutes, from the ORIGINAL location of SweetMaria's :)
About 2454 miles, 1 day 11 hours, from the current location of SweetMaria's
On 10/15/07, Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote:

20) From: Jim De Hoog
Congratulations Maria & Tom,
Y'all have made my coffee life a lot more=
 interesting.  I would love to be there, but South Texas is a bit away's.  =
Thanks for great coffee and the most excellence in service.
Jim "Ice B=
ucket Roaster" De Hoog
                   "Great coffee c=
omes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  =
-  Tom & Maria
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21) From: Kevin
Congratulations Tom and Maria!  Thank you for enriching each day by bringing
truly wonderful coffee to my breakfast table!  God Bless and here's to
another 10 years !

22) From: Dan Bollinger
Congratulations! I know full well just how challenging running a small business 
can be, the ups and downs, and having so much invested in its success.  Thanks 
to your efforts I now have an interesting and rewarding hobby that I share with 
others. I hope I've steered a little business your way, too.
Dan Bollinger
Clay Critters, 25 years and counting

23) From: Myron J
Maria wrote:
Business????? And i thought it was Life or Love or Mission or all these 
Thank G-d that Sweetmarias was always more than a business!
I continue to envy those who can eagerly wait for Harvey or whoever the chap 
is that brings them those great coffees.
My old classmate has left San Francisco for Jerusalem so no longer 
personally delivers me Monkey Blend, Kona or whatever...Oh, and that Uganda 
whatchamacallit of a couple of years ago.....
There have been some fantastic years...some great years...never a dull one.
Many many more!

24) From: Rick Copple
Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
Wow, 10 years. That's a great accomplishment, but then they way you do 
business, I'm not surprised. May you have another 10, and 
more...hopefully at least as long as I'm alive. :)
Have a great party and we'll drink a cup of java in your behalf.
Rick Copple

25) From:
May you never retire, and I promise to enighten as many people as I can to keep you all around a long, long, long time.
---- Sweet Maria's Coffee  wrote: 

26) From: James Raven
I think we all wish we were going to be in the Oakland area that weekend to=
 attend, I might use my miles and go down but haven't gotten any answers fr=
om Maria about laces to stay the night afterwards. I will attend if possibl=
e but it's not looking good.  
Thanks for your business success which we are responsible for, they should =
just send us all shirts to celebrate???  since we are so spread out away fr=
om the Oakland area. If I show I will be expecting lots of that beer TOM!!!=
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27) From: Barbara Greenspon
You guys are the best! I can't imagine buying my beans anywhere  
else.  We all know the quality and the choices are the best.  But in  
addition to that, you run your business in a way that actually makes  
it fun to shop and spend money!  Yea.
The best to you all, and have a wonderful celebration.  We will all  
be toasting you.
Barbara Greenspon

28) From: Floyd Lozano
You should vac seal and deep freeze some of your best coffee today and serve
it at the 20 year ;)
"To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we will be roasting the IMV '07 and the
Panama Esmeralda Gesha '07 (remember when it used to cost less per ounce
than Kopi Luwak was a pound?  Memories!).  As a special treat, we will also
be featuring the Esmeralda Gesha Jacu Luwak, the high quality bean
experience born of the discriminating tastes of Jacu birds for coffee
cherries, and equally discriminating taste of civets for Jacu birds!"
On 10/19/07, Barbara Greenspon 

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