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1) From: Michael Wade
All:
I've finally got the SM 10th photos up on my website.
www.printroom.com/pro/mwade
the gallery name is Sweet Marias 10th Anniv
the password is "probat"
The site is a way for me to sell prints of events that I (very) occasionally 
photograph, but these prints are not for sale.  They are published strictly 
in the spirit of editorial reporting.  If anyone objects to their likeness 
being published on the site, simply contact me and I will remove it 
immediately.
Robert Yoder objected at the event, protested mightily that he was under the 
"witless" protection program but since he was running a batch on Tom's 
nuch-used Behmore prototype I figured he was fair game.
What I did not have the presence of mind to shoot was the background detail, 
the shop is filled with memorabilia from Tom's coffee trips, there are 
strange masks on the walls (check out the one on the door between Tom and 
Jeffrey Pawlan), and lots of other odds and ends (some *very* odd, which I 
imagine is a continung source of amusement for our host).
I love the shot of the young boy figuring out where those sapo tokens go 
after they fall down the holes...  He'll probably be an engineer someday. 
The well-mannered dogs were a source of amazement; if I could only get my 
grandchildren to behave so well...
Our hosts are generous and talented folks who deserve many more decades of 
successful business, but that just doesn't begin to cover it, does it?
Thanks, Tom and Maria, for making Sweet Maria's so much more than just a 
business.
Michael Wade

2) From: Jared
Thanks for the pics Michael.  It is the next best thing to being at the
event and I appreciate your efforts.  Jared
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3) From: Stephen Carey
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Bravo, Bravo, Bravo - oh how it hurt to miss such an event.
Stephen
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Bravo, Bravo, Bravo - oh how it hurt to miss such an
event.
Stephen
At 11:21 PM 10/28/2007, you wrote:
All:
I've finally got the SM 10th photos up on my website.

www.printroom.com/pro/mwade
the gallery name is Sweet Marias 10th Anniv
the password is "probat"
The site is a way for me to sell prints of events that I (very)
occasionally photograph, but these prints are not for sale.  They
are published strictly in the spirit of editorial reporting.  If
anyone objects to their likeness being published on the site, simply
contact me and I will remove it immediately.
Robert Yoder objected at the event, protested mightily that he was under
the "witless" protection program but since he was running a
batch on Tom's nuch-used Behmore prototype I figured he was fair
game.
What I did not have the presence of mind to shoot was the background
detail, the shop is filled with memorabilia from Tom's coffee trips,
there are strange masks on the walls (check out the one on the door
between Tom and Jeffrey Pawlan), and lots of other odds and ends (some
*very* odd, which I imagine is a continung source of amusement for our
host).
I love the shot of the young boy figuring out where those sapo tokens go
after they fall down the holes...  He'll probably be an engineer
someday. The well-mannered dogs were a source of amazement; if I could
only get my grandchildren to behave so well...
Our hosts are generous and talented folks who deserve many more decades
of successful business, but that just doesn't begin to cover it, does
it?
Thanks, Tom and Maria, for making Sweet Maria's so much more than just a
business.
Michael Wade

4) From: JoAnne Phillips
Wonderful pictures Michael.  Thanks for making them available for all  
of us who couldn't be there in person, but just in spirit.  Sweet  
Maria's is a very special operation - much more than just a business.
JoAnne in Tucson
On Oct 28, 2007, at 8:21 PM, Michael Wade wrote:
All:
I've finally got the SM 10th photos up on my website.
www.printroom.com/pro/mwade
the gallery name is Sweet Marias 10th Anniv
the password is "probat"
The site is a way for me to sell prints of events that I (very)  
occasionally photograph, but these prints are not for sale.  They are  
published strictly in the spirit of editorial reporting.  If anyone  
objects to their likeness being published on the site, simply contact  
me and I will remove it immediately.
Robert Yoder objected at the event, protested mightily that he was  
under the "witless" protection program but since he was running a  
batch on Tom's nuch-used Behmore prototype I figured he was fair game.
What I did not have the presence of mind to shoot was the background  
detail, the shop is filled with memorabilia from Tom's coffee trips,  
there are strange masks on the walls (check out the one on the door  
between Tom and Jeffrey Pawlan), and lots of other odds and ends  
(some *very* odd, which I imagine is a continung source of amusement  
for our host).
I love the shot of the young boy figuring out where those sapo tokens  
go after they fall down the holes...  He'll probably be an engineer  
someday. The well-mannered dogs were a source of amazement; if I  
could only get my grandchildren to behave so well...
Our hosts are generous and talented folks who deserve many more  
decades of successful business, but that just doesn't begin to cover  
it, does it?
Thanks, Tom and Maria, for making Sweet Maria's so much more than  
just a business.
Michael Wade

5) From: James Raven
THANK YOU MR. WADE for those wonderful pics, they were definately worth the=
 download and view. 
However, I do agree with the previous responder,(steve) OUCH how it hurt to=
 miss such a wonderful event and opportunity in life. But THANK YOU AAIN!!!=
!  it made my evening so much better.
Jim
To: homeroast
From: steve
Subject: Re: +Sweet Maria's 10th Anniv - Photos Up
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 23:52:35 -0400
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo - oh how it hurt to miss such an event.
Stephen
At 11:21 PM 10/28/2007, you wrote:
All:
I've finally got the SM 10th photos up on my website.
www.printroom.com/pro/mwade
the gallery name is Sweet Marias 10th Anniv
the password is "probat"
The site is a way for me to sell prints of events that I (very) occasionall=
y photograph, but these prints are not for sale.  They are published strict=
ly in the spirit of editorial reporting.  If anyone objects to their likene=
ss being published on the site, simply contact me and I will remove it imme=
diately.
Robert Yoder objected at the event, protested mightily that he was under th=
e "witless" protection program but since he was running a batch on Tom's nu=
ch-used Behmore prototype I figured he was fair game.
What I did not have the presence of mind to shoot was the background detail=
, the shop is filled with memorabilia from Tom's coffee trips, there are st=
range masks on the walls (check out the one on the door between Tom and Jef=
frey Pawlan), and lots of other odds and ends (some *very* odd, which I ima=
gine is a continung source of amusement for our host).
I love the shot of the young boy figuring out where those sapo tokens go af=
ter they fall down the holes...  He'll probably be an engineer someday. The=
 well-mannered dogs were a source of amazement; if I could only get my gran=
dchildren to behave so well...
Our hosts are generous and talented folks who deserve many more decades of =
successful business, but that just doesn't begin to cover it, does it?
Thanks, Tom and Maria, for making Sweet Maria's so much more than just a bu=
siness.
Michael Wade

6) From: Sheila Quinn
Cool -- thank you for posting these for us!
Sheila
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7) From: Sandy Andina
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Great shots! Wish I'd been there.
On Oct 28, 2007, at 10:40 PM, Jared wrote:
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Sandy
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Great shots! Wish I'd been there.
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Thanks for the pics Michael.  It is the next best thing = to being at the event and I appreciate your efforts.  = Jared On 10/28/07, Michael Wade < mlwade> = wrote:All: I've finally got the SM 10th photos up on my website. = www.printroom.com/pro/mwade Sandywww.sass-music.com
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8) From: Marty Wooten
Michael,
 
Thank you for sharing the pictures and posting them so quick=
ly.
 
Marty
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From: Michael Wade 
To: homeroast
Sent: Sunday, Oc=
tober 28, 2007 11:21:21 PM
Subject: Re: +Sweet Maria's 10th Anniv - Photo=
s Up
All:
I've finally got the SM 10th photos up on my website.=
www.printroom.com/pro/mwade
the gallery name is Sweet Marias 10th Anni=
v
the password is "probat"
The site is a way for me to sell prints o=
f events that I (very) occasionally 
photograph, but these prints are not=
 for sale.  They are published strictly 
in the spirit of editorial repor=
ting.  If anyone objects to their likeness 
being published on the site, =
simply contact me and I will remove it 
immediately.
Robert Yoder ob=
jected at the event, protested mightily that he was under the 
"witless" =
protection program but since he was running a batch on Tom's 
nuch-used B=
ehmore prototype I figured he was fair game.
What I did not have the p=
resence of mind to shoot was the background detail, 
the shop is filled w=
ith memorabilia from Tom's coffee trips, there are 
strange masks on the =
walls (check out the one on the door between Tom and 
Jeffrey Pawlan), an=
d lots of other odds and ends (some *very* odd, which I 
imagine is a con=
tinung source of amusement for our host).
I love the shot of the young=
 boy figuring out where those sapo tokens go 
after they fall down the ho=
les...  He'll probably be an engineer someday. 
The well-mannered dogs we=
re a source of amazement; if I could only get my 
grandchildren to behave=
 so well...
Our hosts are generous and talented folks who deserve many=
 more decades of 
successful business, but that just doesn't begin to cov=
er it, does it?
Thanks, Tom and Maria, for making Sweet Maria's so muc=
h more than just a 
business.
Michael Wade
----- Original=
 Message ----- 
From: "Michael Wade" 
To: 
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 2:38 PM
Subje=
ct: Re: +Sweet Maria's 10th Anniv - early sitrep
> Working on it...=
>
> Michael
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9) From: Vicki Smith
The pictures are wonderful. I wish I could have been there. Can someone 
point out a pic of Derek? He has been so helpful, and I wish I knew what 
he looked like. And how big is Boo!!!! It seems like only yesterday when 
he was born.
Yanno, I have always understood that those of us who post here are only 
a small part of SM's business. We dribble our orders in, a relatively 
small amount at a time, but just think about how many pounds/tonnes of 
beans they have selected for us to buy over the years. I know it's a 
business, not just a labour of love, but the way SM does all this makes 
it seem like we have a neighbourhood store to shop in, with a proprietor 
  who is happy to see us walk through the door and greets us by name.
Thanks Tom and Maria (and Derek and the rest of the crew). Your life's 
work has made my life more enjoyable.
vicki

10) From: Michael Wade
Vicki,
Derek is in shot number 16, pouring water into a Technivorm.
mw

11) From: Robert Gulley
Well said!!
At 07:13 AM 10/29/2007, you wrote:
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

12) From: Brian Kamnetz
Great job, Michael! And you even got the elusive Maria in a few shots.
It was fun to see Jeffrey Pawlan too. All these names that are so
familiar... it's fun to be able to match a couple of them with photos.
Brian
On 10/28/07, Michael Wade  wrote:
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13) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
I put some photos up athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/53751754/sets/72157602640334094 As Michael said "If anyone objects to their likeness being published on the
site, simply contact me and I will remove it immediately.", same goes for
these images.
I'll add my $.02, adding to what Michael posted.
I had a wonderful time meeting people and talking about roasting, grinding,
brewing, drinking, etc, with such passion!   I wish I was better with names
because I instantly forget, but I talked with Robbie, Jason, Barry, Dean,
Zara, Jeffrey, and many others who I apologize about forgetting your name.
People were very reassuring since I was over the top nervous before I got
there.
Learning more about the history of Sweet Maria's, how they lived in the
warehouse upstairs here and in the previous one in Emeryville that had no
heat!
The fellow in the Hawaiian shirt came all the way from Hawaii - it was a
cooincidence, he was in town visiting his daughter.  A few people I talked
to came from Sacramento and Davis, they took the train.  Some people were
not homeroasters but they were customers of SM roasted beans, but they
seemed very interested in trying out home roasting, especially after seeing
the Behmor in action.  People from all over the bay area were there.  One
person I talked to was a wholesale coffee bean vendor.  One person worked
for Apple call center and was here at the party while his coworkers were
busy with the launch of their new OS, he has on the Catpuccino t-shirt, I
apologize again about forgetting your name.  One was a grad student at UC
Berkeley.  I found it very interesting the amount of people who roast coffee
for themselves but their spouse does not drink coffee.
They had some anniversary postcards printed up with green beans on the
front.  I think I dropped mine while I was still there, because it's not in
my bag, I forget exactly what it said, something about all the aching backs
and long nights ... ??
The cake was really delicious.  It was huge.  One part was white cake, the
other was dark, the filling was delicious fresh strawberries.
There were a number of people there with kids, small children and little
babies.  The kids and toddlers had no qualms about singing a little karaoke.
One person wrote a song about coffee and Sweet Marias and performed it, it
was heart warming!
Tom got up and sang "Leaving on a Jet Plane"  -- to Sophie.  That must have
been an inside joke of some sort.
Derek was so friendly and helpful, keeping the Technivorms running all the
time.   There were other people helping Tom and Maria, too, with everything,
it was a great team effort.
I filled up my "to go" mug to the top before I left (the Brazil Moreninha
Formosa WP Decaf) and enjoyed my coffee the entire ride home.
-Bonnie P.
Santa Rosa, CA

14) From: James Raven
Nce post Vicki, you expressed my sentiments exactly. 
Hava Happy Day up north,
Jim
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15) From: Larry Johnson
Excellent photos, Michael. Thanks for sharing. Next best thing to being there.
On 10/28/07, Michael Wade  wrote:
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Larry J

16) From: Michael Wade
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Bonnie, nice shots!
I'm looking at your picture of the sunset on the way home and thinking =
of you drinking Sweet Maria's coffee on the way after attending that =
wonderful party...  What a day!  Does it get any better than that?
See you at the next one,
Michael

17) From: Brian Kamnetz
Bonnie,
Thank you very much for your glimpse into the party. Sure wish I could
have been there, but that was not possible and it's fun seeing a bit
of what I missed.
Brian
On 10/30/07, Michael Wade  wrote:
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18) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Thanks Brian and Michael,
I'm glad you enjoyed the shots.  I also wish I would have taken more
pictures.  I saw other people with cameras snapping away, I hope they are
able to post them.
There was a great photo op that I missed when I first got there.  The big
brown UPS truck was there and they were loading it up with the forklift, and
I thought of the shipments going out to all of you at that moment.
Bonnie P.
On 10/30/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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19) From: Marty Wooten
Bonnie,
 
I am glad to hear you had a safe trip. Great pictures and gre=
at report thank you for sharing them with us.
 
Marty
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ginal Message ----
From: Bonnie Polkinghorn 

20) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Thank you Marty, for both the good vibes going out there and coming back!
Bonnie
On 10/30/07, Marty Wooten  wrote:
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21) From: Gary Townsend
Looked like a great time was had by all at the party...
Even lil' Ben was having a good time :-)
Wish I was there!
Gary

22) From: Marty Wooten
You are very welcome. It is the least we can do (those of us who cannot mak=
e it in person) especially since you allow us to live vicariously through y=
our coffee adventures ;o)
 
Marty
----- Original Message ----=
From: Bonnie Polkinghorn 
To: homeroast@=
lists.sweetmarias.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 5:48:58 PM
Subjec=
t: Re: +Sweet Maria's 10th Anniv - Photos Up
Thank you Marty, for b=
oth the good vibes going out there and coming back!
 
Bonnie
 =
On 10/30/07, Marty Wooten  wrote: 
Bonnie,=
 
I am glad to hear you had a safe trip. Great pictures and great repo=
rt thank you for sharing them with us.
 
Marty

23) From: Robert Yoder
 
Thanks, Bonnie!
"The fellow in the Hawaiian shirt" helped me with the Behmor roaster and I,=
 too, cannot remember his name (Oldtimer's Disease is a drag). (Sometimes I=
 make myself so mad)  I am so sorry that I didn't write his name down; he w=
as very gracious and helpful and I would love to thank him.  As it happened=
, he roasted after Michael Wade and got a pretty successful roast with the =
Behmor.  I wanted to go a little darker and missed the critical point, prod=
ucing Peet's.  This fellow sat with me as we studied the roaster and it was=
 with his help that I achieved a roast I really like.  I am really enjoying=
 the coffee brewed with this roast and think I may prefer it to the uber-po=
pper roasts, but haven't had the opportunity to do an A B Comparison.
 
If my SM10 Behmor roasting-partner reads this, I would love to hear from hi=
m and/or thank him for helping me learn the roaster.
 
Thank you, Tom and Maria, for bringing us all together!
 
robert yoder
From: bonnie.polkinghorn: homeroast=
t: Re: +Sweet Maria's 10th Anniv - Photos UpDate: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 10:43:20=
 -0700
I put some photos up at
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/53751754/sets/72157602640334094 
As Michael said "If anyone objects to their likeness being published on the=
 site, simply contact me and I will remove it immediately.", same goes for =
these images.
 
I'll add my $.02, adding to what Michael posted.
 
I had a wonderful time meeting people and talking about roasting, grinding,=
 brewing, drinking, etc, with such passion!   I wish I was better with name=
s because I instantly forget, but I talked with Robbie, Jason, Barry, Dean,=
 Zara, Jeffrey, and many others who I apologize about forgetting your name.=
  People were very reassuring since I was over the top nervous before I got=
 there. 
 
Learning more about the history of Sweet Maria's, how they lived in the war=
ehouse upstairs here and in the previous one in Emeryville that had no heat=
!
 
The fellow in the Hawaiian shirt came all the way from Hawaii - it was a co=
oincidence, he was in town visiting his daughter.  A few people I talked to=
 came from Sacramento and Davis, they took the train.  Some people were not=
 homeroasters but they were customers of SM roasted beans, but they seemed =
very interested in trying out home roasting, especially after seeing the Be=
hmor in action.  People from all over the bay area were there.  One person =
I talked to was a wholesale coffee bean vendor.  One person worked for Appl=
e call center and was here at the party while his coworkers were busy with =
the launch of their new OS, he has on the Catpuccino t-shirt, I apologize a=
gain about forgetting your name.  One was a grad student at UC Berkeley.  I=
 found it very interesting the amount of people who roast coffee for themse=
lves but their spouse does not drink coffee. 
 
They had some anniversary postcards printed up with green beans on the fron=
t.  I think I dropped mine while I was still there, because it's not in my =
bag, I forget exactly what it said, something about all the aching backs an=
d long nights ... ??  
 
The cake was really delicious.  It was huge.  One part was white cake, the =
other was dark, the filling was delicious fresh strawberries.
 
There were a number of people there with kids, small children and little ba=
bies.  The kids and toddlers had no qualms about singing a little karaoke.
 
One person wrote a song about coffee and Sweet Marias and performed it, it =
was heart warming!
 
Tom got up and sang "Leaving on a Jet Plane"  -- to Sophie.  That must have=
 been an inside joke of some sort.
 
Derek was so friendly and helpful, keeping the Technivorms running all the =
time.   There were other people helping Tom and Maria, too, with everything=
, it was a great team effort.
 
I filled up my "to go" mug to the top before I left (the Brazil Moreninha F=
ormosa WP Decaf) and enjoyed my coffee the entire ride home.
 
-Bonnie P.
Santa Rosa, CA
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24) From: Brad Rogers
Aloha Folks,
My name is Brad (konabrad) and I have been a lurker on this list for about
10 months. I am the guy in the Hawaiian shirt. I live in Hawaii and had made
plans to visit my daughter in the Bay Area before Maria posted the 10th
Anniv. party.
The Behmor 1600 roaster takes a few roasts to get the feel of how it roasts
and what settings to use. My daughter loved the Peet's like "dark" roast we
were going to throw away. Thanks Tom for letting us use your green beans
and the roaster.
Thank you Tom and Maria for supplying us with green beans and roasters. I
may be buying a Behmor when you start selling them.
- KonaBrad
On Oct 30, 2007 4:54 PM, Robert Yoder  wrote:
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25) From: Brian Kamnetz
Thanks for introducing yourself, Brad. Welcome to the list (though you
have been here as a while).
Brian
On Nov 2, 2007 2:19 PM, Brad Rogers  wrote:
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