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Topic: Newbie Intro + Stash Reduction Opp (4 msgs / 199 lines)
1) From: Loyd Blankenship
Just a quick hello -- I had no idea this was such an active list :) I
recently got a Silvia (having used a Krups for a year), which
necessitated a new Rocky grinder (the old Baratza didn't cut it with
the Silvia). While I was ordering, I thought "What the hell, get ani
Roast2 as well."
I've now roasted a bunch of different batches of Sweet Maria's Classic
Italian Espresso blend, and can't believe I didn't do this sooner.
Which brings me to... when I was researching my Silvia purchase, I ran
across this video http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=jtilden1969)of
Chief Warrant Officer Tilden Morgan making espresso with his Silvia in
Iraq. I found out that he was from Fort Hood, which is about an hour
from my house, and is really into coffee
http://www.kwtx.com/forthood/headlines/10840266.html).I swapped some
email with him, and promised to send him some fresh-roasted coffee. A
pound goes into the mail today!
Anyway, he's heading home in January, and gave me permission to post
his address on the list. If you're feeling so inclined, please roast a
pound and stick it in the mail. Think of it as a perfect chance to
free up some stash space! He says anything sent by December 5 will get
there before he ships home.
Tilden Morgan
Bco, 15th BSB
Unit #42520
APO AE 09348
Thanks for reading, and I'm looking forward to the list!
loydb, in Austin, TX
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2) From: Stephen Carey
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Lloyd,
Welcome.  This is such a great idea about sending some coffee to 
Chief Warrant Officer Morgan.
While I am not sure how fresh it will be when it arrives, it will be 
much fresher than they get in mess - that I know.  So, count me in on 
roasting a pound or so this weekend and mailing it on Monday.  I have 
a lot of roasting to do this weekend, and with an IR2, which I love, 
that is a lot of roasts, 3 for every pound with the amount I put in 
the chamber.  I just don't know if there is a bean that holds up 
better than others over time, but I thought I would send some Mexico 
FTO Oxaca Pluma, which roasts up nicely and has a good taste well 
into the first week.  My gut says that this will be a good one to 
send and that it will beat out the mess hall even after two weeks.
Thank you for your posting.
Stephen
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Lloyd,
Welcome.  This is such a great idea about sending some coffee to
Chief Warrant Officer Morgan.
While I am not sure how fresh it will be when it arrives, it will be much
fresher than they get in mess - that I know.  So, count me in on
roasting a pound or so this weekend and mailing it on Monday.  I
have a lot of roasting to do this weekend, and with an IR2, which I love,
that is a lot of roasts, 3 for every pound with the amount I put in the
chamber.  I just don't know if there is a bean that holds up better
than others over time, but I thought I would send some Mexico FTO Oxaca
Pluma, which roasts up nicely and has a good taste well into the first
week.  My gut says that this will be a good one to send and that it
will beat out the mess hall even after two weeks.
Thank you for your posting.
Stephen
At 08:47 PM 11/7/2007, you wrote:
Just a quick hello -- I had no
idea this was such an active list :) I
recently got a Silvia (having used a Krups for a year), which
necessitated a new Rocky grinder (the old Baratza didn't cut it with
the Silvia). While I was ordering, I thought "What the hell, get
ani
Roast2 as well."
I've now roasted a bunch of different batches of Sweet Maria's
Classic
Italian Espresso blend, and can't believe I didn't do this
sooner.
Which brings me to... when I was researching my Silvia purchase, I
ran
across this video
(http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=jtilden1969)of
Chief Warrant Officer Tilden Morgan making espresso with his Silvia
in
Iraq. I found out that he was from Fort Hood, which is about an hour
from my house, and is really into coffee
(http://www.kwtx.com/forthood/headlines/10840266.html).I swapped
some
email with him, and promised to send him some fresh-roasted coffee.
A
pound goes into the mail today!
Anyway, he's heading home in January, and gave me permission to post
his address on the list. If you're feeling so inclined, please roast
a
pound and stick it in the mail. Think of it as a perfect chance to
free up some stash space! He says anything sent by December 5 will
get
there before he ships home.
Tilden Morgan
Bco, 15th BSB
Unit #42520
APO AE 09348
Thanks for reading, and I'm looking forward to the list!
loydb, in Austin, TX
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3) From: Sandy Andina
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collection to send him a Rocky and a Thor.  Great video‹I donąt know what
shows more coffee dedication:  taking a Silvia to (or buying one in) Iraq,
or homeroasting while in first stage labor!  What a list we have here!
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4) From: Sean Cary
Man, nobody offered to send me a Rocky!  It would be abused by the
heathens I serve with anyway - and the same would apply to the CWO
also...so no loss!  I am surprised he chanced a $500.00 + Silvia with
our wonderful 50 cycle power here.
I get the "aren't we special" look when I am grinding with my
Zassenhaus and brewing with my press mug - I can only imagine the
looks that he gets.  Can't watch the video - blocked by, well blocked
by me.
Sean
91 and counting...sigh
The IA buzzkill.
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