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Topic: Christmas coffee reprise (6 msgs / 279 lines)
1) From: Rick Copple
Had an interesting thing happen this Thanksgiving. Visited at my Mom's 
in Austin, TX, and most of the family was there. Two Christmases ago, I 
roasted coffee for everyone as a present.
Last Christmas, I decided I didn't want to send coffee to everyone, 
especially if I could see them rolling their eyes and thinking, "Oh man, 
not another pound, how predictable." So, I bought regular presence, etc. 
Created a poem for each one as a "card" (they really enjoyed reading 
each one).
This Thanksgiving, my brother Rob told me he wanted another pound of 
coffee for Christmas. Said that was the best tasting coffee he had ever 
had. I told him I would be glad to roast him another pound.
Then my niece mentioned that she really enjoyed the coffee I had given 
her, and told me a story of taking it to her mother's family gathering 
at one point and they were all saying, "Where did you get this? This is 
great!" She told them it was "Copple's Coffee" (the label name I put on 
it). They wanted more.
Well, I guess she'll be getting another pound too. I realized, maybe 
that's a good way to weed out those who really want it and appreciate 
it. If they mention it after two Christmases, it must have made a good 
impression. They won't have to wait two years to get another pound from 
me. :)
I also brought some Costa Rican Dota Dry Processed coffee in a press 
pot, from which I received several good comments from. I do like that 
coffee, and it was a hit there.
Just has to share.
-- 
Rick Copple

2) From: Stephen Carey
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Simply brilliant, Rick.  Bravo, oh what winner you are.  You get to 
make gifts that mean much to others and they get to receive a gift 
that keeps on giving.  That is a gift.  And, when gone, there is the 
bag to save, the taste to savor, and the memories of thanks to 
treasure, now that is a gift.  Bravo.
Stephen
At 03:14 PM 11/23/2007, you wrote:
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Simply brilliant, Rick.  Bravo, oh what winner you
are.  You get to make gifts that mean much to others and they get to
receive a gift that keeps on giving.  That is a gift.  And,
when gone, there is the bag to save, the taste to savor, and the memories
of thanks to treasure, now that is a gift.  Bravo.
Stephen
At 03:14 PM 11/23/2007, you wrote:
Had an interesting thing happen
this Thanksgiving. Visited at my Mom's in Austin, TX, and most of the
family was there. Two Christmases ago, I roasted coffee for everyone as a
present.
Last Christmas, I decided I didn't want to send coffee to everyone,
especially if I could see them rolling their eyes and thinking, "Oh
man, not another pound, how predictable." So, I bought regular
presence, etc. Created a poem for each one as a "card" (they
really enjoyed reading each one).
This Thanksgiving, my brother Rob told me he wanted another pound of
coffee for Christmas. Said that was the best tasting coffee he had ever
had. I told him I would be glad to roast him another pound.
Then my niece mentioned that she really enjoyed the coffee I had given
her, and told me a story of taking it to her mother's family gathering at
one point and they were all saying, "Where did you get this? This is
great!" She told them it was "Copple's Coffee" (the label
name I put on it). They wanted more.
Well, I guess she'll be getting another pound too. I realized, maybe
that's a good way to weed out those who really want it and appreciate it.
If they mention it after two Christmases, it must have made a good
impression. They won't have to wait two years to get another pound from
me. :)
I also brought some Costa Rican Dota Dry Processed coffee in a press pot,
from which I received several good comments from. I do like that coffee,
and it was a hit there.
Just has to share.
-- 
Rick Copple
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3) From: Brett Mason
Perhaps it's time to provide a Copple's Coffee Club brochure, so they know
the cost and eta of each month's delivery - that would tide them over
between Christmases....
2c
Brett
On Nov 23, 2007 2:14 PM, Rick Copple  wrote:
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4) From: Stephen Carey
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With friends it is this easy.  I sit down to get my hair cut - a 
short process, at that.  I am about to ask Mark, my friend (not real 
name) about the coffee and why it wasn't roasted and first I am 
handed a card.  I open it, it is an "I GOOFED" card from 
Hallmark.  It was about the beans.
When he read what I had written on the bag of beans: the two profiles 
to make a melange, all of it working toward going well with the 
pumpkin cheesecake pie we brought, it all hit him.  This wasn't like 
a host gift, it was for the meal (which is what he had asked me to 
bring, but, and I give him the benefit of the doubt, as would any 
friend, he forgot, he is used to me bringing him beans each 
week.)  The card was short, not mushy, to the point and he 
apologized.  I hadn't gotten to say a thing, it was over.
Friends and friendship wins out again, just as it would have if I had 
brought it up first, for my friendships are predicated on kind 
honesty.  They have to start somewhere and that works for me.
So the saga of the coffee and the meal is over, all are fine, though 
I am still sad others didn't taste the beans, but so what.  How big 
of a deal is that in my life or anyone's.  I should be happy about 
the wonderful food we had to eat and even the DD coffee, for we could 
all afford such things.  That is the gift, being around friends, 
sharing what we take for granted, but many can't.  How lucky I am.
Stephen
At 05:57 PM 11/23/2007, you wrote:
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With friends it is this easy.  I sit down to get my
hair cut - a short process, at that.  I am about to ask Mark, my
friend (not real name) about the coffee and why it wasn't roasted and
first I am handed a card.  I open it, it is an "I GOOFED"
card from Hallmark.  It was about the beans.
When he read what I had written on the bag of beans: the two profiles to
make a melange, all of it working toward going well with the pumpkin
cheesecake pie we brought, it all hit him.  This wasn't like a host
gift, it was for the meal (which is what he had asked me to bring, but,
and I give him the benefit of the doubt, as would any friend, he forgot,
he is used to me bringing him beans each week.)  The card was short,
not mushy, to the point and he apologized.  I hadn't gotten to say a
thing, it was over.
Friends and friendship wins out again, just as it would have if I had
brought it up first, for my friendships are predicated on kind
honesty.  They have to start somewhere and that works for
me.
So the saga of the coffee and the meal is over, all are fine, though I am
still sad others didn't taste the beans, but so what.  How big of a
deal is that in my life or anyone's.  I should be happy about the
wonderful food we had to eat and even the DD coffee, for we could all
afford such things.  That is the gift, being around friends, sharing
what we take for granted, but many can't.  How lucky I am.
Stephen
At 05:57 PM 11/23/2007, you wrote:
Simply brilliant, Rick. 
Bravo, oh what winner you are.  You get to make gifts that mean much
to others and they get to receive a gift that keeps on giving.  That
is a gift.  And, when gone, there is the bag to save, the taste to
savor, and the memories of thanks to treasure, now that is a gift. 
Bravo.
Stephen
At 03:14 PM 11/23/2007, you wrote:
Had an interesting thing happen
this Thanksgiving. Visited at my Mom's in Austin, TX, and most of the
family was there. Two Christmases ago, I roasted coffee for everyone as a
present.
Last Christmas, I decided I didn't want to send coffee to everyone,
especially if I could see them rolling their eyes and thinking, "Oh
man, not another pound, how predictable." So, I bought regular
presence, etc. Created a poem for each one as a "card" (they
really enjoyed reading each one).
This Thanksgiving, my brother Rob told me he wanted another pound of
coffee for Christmas. Said that was the best tasting coffee he had ever
had. I told him I would be glad to roast him another pound.
Then my niece mentioned that she really enjoyed the coffee I had given
her, and told me a story of taking it to her mother's family gathering at
one point and they were all saying, "Where did you get this? This is
great!" She told them it was "Copple's Coffee" (the label
name I put on it). They wanted more.
Well, I guess she'll be getting another pound too. I realized, maybe
that's a good way to weed out those who really want it and appreciate it.
If they mention it after two Christmases, it must have made a good
impression. They won't have to wait two years to get another pound from
me. :)
I also brought some Costa Rican Dota Dry Processed coffee in a press pot,
from which I received several good comments from. I do like that coffee,
and it was a hit there.
Just has to share.
-- 
Rick Copple
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5) From: Brett Mason
You have picked good friends Stephen!
Glad it all worked out!
Brett
On Nov 24, 2007 9:31 AM, Stephen Carey  wrote:
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6) From: Rick Copple
Stephen Carey wrote:
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That is indeed a good friend. Obvious misunderstanding and glad it 
worked its way out.
And thanks for the kind words too. May you find many blessings in store 
for you and yours.
-- 
Rick Copple


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