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Topic: Alfred's Library Tradition (7 msgs / 180 lines)
1) From: Demian Ebert
Good Evening-
It is time that I pass Alfred's Library on to the next deserving coffee
aficionado. I have read most of these and found them at time entertaining,
informative, or annoying depending on the topic. This tradition started a
couple of years ago and the history is in an email presented below that
Brett sent out over a year ago.
I have the following books that were part of the original library:
         "The Perfect Cup" - 1991
          "Coffee, A guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying."  2001
           "Espresso - Ultimate Coffee" 1993
           "Buzz, The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine" 1996
            "Home Coffee Roasting" 1996
            "Coffee, It's History, Classification and Description" from
1894!
To this I will add the following from my own library:
        "The Coffee Book" Nina Luttinger and Gregory Dicum,
2006 (autographed)
         "Home Coffee Roasting" Kenneth Davids, 2003 Revised and updated
edition
         "Coffee, A Dark History" Anthony Wild, 2005.
Here's how this will work. You guess the weight of the turkey we're cooking
on Thanksgiving. Closest guess wins and I ship the books to that person. In
case of a tie, a random drawing will determine the winner. All I'll tell you
is that there will be more than two people, fewer than 50, and we're only
cooking one turkey. Please email me off list if you're interested. Entries
must be received by 5 PM Pacific Time on Monday Nov 26 (to give folks
traveling over the holiday a chance). A winner will be chosen that evening.
The other catch is that you've got to pass the library on back to the list
via another tradition when you've had time to absorb the information. Don't
worry, someone will remind you.
Good Luck
Demian
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From: Brett Mason 
Date: Nov 13, 2006 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: +The Library Tradition
To: homeroast
HI Dan and all,
Alfred was an early member of this family, offering tremendous wit, wisdom,
and coffee info.  He passed away a couple years ago, and his family made
several of his coffee items available. In this context is the following
email...
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Many on list had great times with Alfred, and he is missed today.  I was one
of the recipients of the library, and treasured it!  I also received an
additional gift from the previous holder of the library, a bar of "coffee"
soap...
Dan, thanks for continuing  Alfred's Library Tradition...
Regards,
Brett

2) From: Jim De Hoog
WOW I Won,
Thanks Demian,   I am looking forward to reading Alfred's Library and the contributions that you have made to it.  Drinking some El Salvador - Orange Bourbon Cultivar roasted 5 days ago to City+.  Enjoying every sip and gulp.
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog

3) From: Jim De Hoog
Alfred's Library Tradition was waiting for me when I got home today.  It arrived safe and sound.  I am looking forward to reading it.  A couple of the books might just have to take a trip with me to Iowa this Christmas.
Thanks Demian. 
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog

4) From: Demian Ebert
Hi Jim-
Glad to hear it made it. Enjoy. There's certianly enough reading there to
keep you busy for a couple of days...
Demian
On Dec 3, 2007 7:59 PM, Jim De Hoog  wrote:
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5) From: Jim De Hoog
Good Evening-
It is time that I pass Alfred's Library on to the next deserving coffee afi=
cionado. I have read some of these and found them at time entertaining, i=
nformative, or annoying depending on the topic. This tradition started a =
couple of years ago and the history is in an email presented below that Bre=
tt sent out over a year ago. =
I have the following books that were part of the original library:
         "The Perfect Cup" - 1991
          "Coffee, A guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjo=
ying."  2001
           "Espresso - Ultimate Coffee" 1993
           "Buzz, The Science and Lore of Alcohol and=
 Caffeine" 1996
            "Home Coffee Roasting" 1996
            "Coffee, It's History, Classification and=
 Description" from 1894!
Demian Ebert added the following from hislibrary:
        "The Coffee Book" Nina Luttinger and Gregory Dicum, 2=
006 (autographed)
         "Home Coffee Roasting" Kenneth Davids, 2003 Re=
vised and updated edition  =
         "Coffee, A Dark History" Anthony Wild, 2005.
I was working on my dryer tonight when I found a paper clip, a button and=
 lots of change at the bottom of it.  The winner of Alfred Library will b=
e the person who guesses closest to the amount that I found.  Please em=
ail me off-list at jdehoog by Wednesday, Dec. 17 @ 7:00 PM CS=
T.  Include your snail mail to facilitate a faster delivery. 
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog
From: Brett Mason 
Date: Nov 13, 2006 9:21 AM =
Subject: Re: +The Library Tradition
To: homeroast
HI Dan and all,
Alfred was an early member of this family, offering tremendous wit, wisdom,=
 and coffee info.  He passed away a couple years ago, and his family made=
 several of his coffee items available. In this context is the following em=
ail... =
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Many on list had great times with Alfred, and he is missed today.  I was =
one of the recipients of the library, and treasured it!  I also received =
an additional gift from the previous holder of the library, a bar of "coffe=
e" soap...  =
Dan, thanks for continuing  Alfred's Library Tradition...
Regards,
Brett
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6) From: Demian Ebert
I was just wondering about this the other day. Thanks for keeping the
tradition alive Jim.
Demian
On 12/13/08, Jim De Hoog  wrote:
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7) From: g paris
I have actually never seen beloved Alfred's Library. I remember very well my
conversations with Alfred. What a gentleman he was...
delighted to see it is still moving around.
ginny
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Demian Ebert  wrote:
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