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Topic: JavaMama was: +fairly traded sugar (4 msgs / 120 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
Susan,
It must be, what, two years now since you opened your shop? How are
things going at JavaMama?
Brian
On Nov 7, 2007 11:15 AM, susan oppenheim  wrote:
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2) From: Brett Mason
Visited there earlier this year - what a great shop.
Anyone thinking of a nice drive or reasonable flight - Toronto and Java
Mama's is the place to go!
Brett
On 11/7/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: susan oppenheim
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:55:02 -0500
Susan,
"It must be, what, two years now since you opened your shop?"
hi brian
I opened it the 1st of august 2006, very quietly, as I had been hit by a car
not too long before and at 58 the bones take their own time to heal up
 "How are things going at JavaMama?"
I have increased my sales by 40% and yet managed to still keep my hours
partime at 1-7 daily-closed tuesdays-and have not had to hire a second
person
I have increased my stock by offering baked goods from my daughters' 2
bakery outlets and a good selection now also of dried fruits,nuts and
chocolate for bakers as well as fair trade teas,coffee,sugar,chocolate
I continue to roast very small quantities at home with my iroast 2  of
sample coffees to sell by the cup-mostly all of these beans I get from tips
on this list and order from sweet marias-and i don't sell too much of these
unfortunately-people maybe just don't get it  on this street that every
coffee has an individuality as well as a history of origin and story of
arrival
i sell a lot of fair trade roasted that i get in bulk from a local roaster
and i roast greens on my 2 hottops in the shop that  i can also get in bulk
in canada from my transfair coffee supplier
As a community worker I offer my space and time for social justice projects
or find numerous ways to offer support of local artists and artisans
I won't get rich here but as time goes on things will get better
i happily lose clients to home roasting and i refer everyone to tom's notes
and site as it's still the very very best coffee resource on the net
i have been roasting now for over 5 years thanks to Tom's site  and Dan The
Scarlet Wombat's support and help
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Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:12:55 -0600
From: "Brett Mason" 
"Visited there earlier this year - what a great shop."
thanks so much for the email of support brett-
yes-brett and almost entire family came in their van for a night during
their road trip  and stayed at my bouse for a night and brett taught me a
lot about coffee  and coffee preparation at my shop
enthusisam is his middle name and his family is amazing
"Anyone thinking of a nice drive or reasonable flight - Toronto and Java
Mama's is the place to go!"
and anyone thinking of a barter-please come on
a night or two at my house for anything you can think of that is coffee
related-i am all ears-now that my money is worth so much more than
yours--sorry.....-barter is the best system of course
i can think of a lot of great stuff here on this list -chocolate
-tampers-greens-grinders-whatever
we should be doing a lot more one on one fellowship and trading-what a rich
resource we are collectively
cheers
susan-java mama-toronto

4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Susan,
Sorry to hear about the car accident. I am in the same age range as
you are and know that increased aches and pains are part of the deal,
even without being hit by a car.
Thanks for the update on JavaMama. It's nice to hear that you are able
to do your thing in your own way. Sounds very rewarding.
Brian
On Nov 8, 2007 12:08 PM, susan oppenheim  wrote:
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